British Baroque culture is focus of Tate exhibition opening Feb. 4

Antonio Verrio, The Sea Triumph of Charles II, circa 1674 The Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

LONDON – British Baroque: Power and Illusion is the first ever exhibition to focus on baroque culture in Britain. From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, Tate Britain’s exhibition opening February 4, 2020, explores the rich connections between art and power in this often-overlooked era. The show includes many new discoveries and artworks displayed in public for the first time, many on loan from the stately homes for which they were originally made.
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Gallery Report: Paul Henry painting crosses auction block at $45,750

NEW YORK – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

Paul Henry painting, $45,750, Alderfer’s

A painting by Paul Henry, titled Lough Derg, sold for $45,750 at an auction event held Dec. 11-17 by Alderfer Auction in Hatfield, Pa. Also, a 14K gold solitaire ring with a 3.19-carat brilliant-cut diamond brought $25,740; an oil on board painting by Jack Butler Yeats, titled Sea and Lake, topped out at $49,725; a Jean Halter winterscape work went for $26,325; and a Joseph Greenberg gilt with undertone and gesso scrolled frame mirror fetched $3,100.

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LiveAuctioneers & ARTA announce auction industry’s first integration for streamlined shipping

Photo Credit: Molly Messersmith/ARTA

NEW YORK – Today, LiveAuctioneers and ARTA announce a new partnership that redefines the experience of purchasing art, antiques and luxury items auctioned online. Innovative leaders in auction technology and logistics solutions, respectively, LiveAuctioneers and ARTA have joined forces to provide automated shipping solutions for auction houses and buyers on the world’s largest online auction marketplace for one-of-a-kind items. Leveraging ARTA’s API to streamline the logistical complications that come with selling high-value, oversized, or fragile goods online, LiveAuctioneers enables auction-house partners with the ability to offer buyers instant shipping quotes that can be booked during the checkout process. ARTA will also provide white-glove fulfillment on behalf of the auction houses under this partnership.

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