Art Deco, pietra dura highlighted at Carstens auction Aug. 13

Rare silver Art Deco centerpiece, Atelier Hoffmann, Vienna, 4in x 6.2in diameter. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Carsten Galleries image

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Carstens Galleries will present a varied selection of contemporary paintings, impressive jadeite sculptures, Art Deco pieces and excellent panels in the Florentine art of pietra dura in their Aug. 13 auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Continue reading

Jerry Garcia artwork, music to aid in pandemic relief

Jerry Garcia, the late guitarist and cofounder of the Grateful Dead. Image courtesy of the Jerry Garcia Foundation

LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) – Jerry Garcia, guitarist and cofounder of the Grateful Dead, referred to himself as “an artist who played music.”

Today, his visual art maintains a following of its own. As part of a COVID-19 relief project, the Jerry Garcia Foundation presents the artist’s California Mission, a watercolor painting, available as a limited edition giclée on the Charity Buzz website.

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Dragonfly motif prevalent in antiques, art

Clara Driscoll debuted this Tiffany lamp in 1899 in Grafton Galleries in London. The model was called ‘Dragonfly and Water Flowers (Marsh Marigolds)’ and is now at the Corning Museum of Glass. Photo courtesy of Macklowe Gallery

NEW YORK – Dragonflies have long been a popular symbol in art and literature signifying power, victory and change. Japanese art in particular is rife with dragonflies and is a national symbol. Also a popular motif in Art Nouveau art, dragonflies have graced any manner of antiques and artwork from paintings, furniture and silver to vases, jade carvings and lamps.

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