What you see: The Race, a 1942 Thomas Hart Benton lithograph based on his oil painting titled Homeward Bound. Swann Auction Galleries estimates it at $10,000 to $15,000.
NEW YORK – The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art is a newly opened online museum specifically designed for the digital age. This cutting-edge, online platform provides a space for artists and art of all mediums to be showcased while providing visitors and members with a unique experience.
NEW YORK – From his groundbreaking envelope-form slab vessels that jumpstarted his career as a ceramicist to his larger-than-life figurative works, Japanese-American artist Akio Takamori (1950-2017) was a leading figure in the ceramics world whose influence is still felt today. Read more
CINCINNATI – The Feb. 18 African Americana auction at Cowan’s, a Hindman company, realized over $250,000 with institutional and international bidders showing strong interest in a range of historically significant lots. A number of influential figures including Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey, Madam C.J. Walker, Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver were represented in the first dedicated various owner auction for the category. The sale included books, manuscript archives, early photography, posters and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRNewswire) – For the first time, aficionados of fine antique and contemporary tribal and textile art can attend the 35th annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show virtually. In response to COVID-19, the organizers have taken the show – usually held at Fort Mason in San Francisco – online this year. The event runs Feb. 24-28.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Norway’s National Museum says a small, barely visible sentence written with a pencil on Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece The Scream was penned by the Norwegian painter himself.
ROME (AP) – The artist who sculpted Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York which became an iconic symbol of Wall Street, has died in his hometown in Sicily at age 80. Read more
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Five times a year, Everard Auctions presents an outstanding selection of fully vetted paintings and objets d’art in live online sales that have become great favorites with collectors. For their first major event of 2021, Everard takes pleasure in announcing a bonus offering to take place over two consecutive weeks. The first of the two auctions, with absentee and Internet live bidding in progress through March 4, features property from retired New Orleans antiques dealer Angelo “Andy” Cassimus. The second auction, which closes over March 9 and 10, showcases fine and decorative art from several distinguished collections and Southern estates. In both sales, bidders may participate absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.