WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – When the doors open to Milestone’s auction gallery on Saturday, October 15th, an energized – and eclectic – group of bidders is expected to rush in, grab a coffee and take a last-minute look at the merchandise they hope to bring home.
LOS ANGELES — John Moran Auctioneers will hold its American Indian Art + Objects auction on Tuesday, October 4, starting at noon Pacific time. With close to 300 lots, this sale will feature a wide variety of art and objects made by indigenous North Americans, including both historic and contemporary pottery, jewelry, baskets, bronzes and fine art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
WASHINGTON — John Singer Sargent’s (American, 1856–1925) decades-long captivation with Spain yielded a remarkable body of work depicting the rich and diverse culture he encountered. Sargent and Spain is the first exhibition to reveal the depth of this engagement and the intentional approach the artist adopted there. Presenting some 140 oils, watercolors, drawings and never-before published photographs, several almost certainly taken by the artist himself, the exhibition is on view from October 2 through January 2, 2023, in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.
NEW YORK — The arts and objects made by native and indigenous peoples in North America have long been of interest, not just in region where they were made but by collectors and admirers everywhere. This is no less true for the works of the Native American communities of the Northwest Coast of the continent.
NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, October 6 sale of African American Art offers a selection of the best in the genre as the house marks its 15th year of dedicated auctions to work by African American and Black artists. The fall 2022 sale will present a survey of American art history with art by Black artists ranging from late 19th-century artist Henry Ossawa Tanner through the current era with Chakaia Booker. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
JACKSON, Wyo. – The National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) will open For the Love of Canines, an exhibition dedicated to wild canines, on Saturday, October 22. The exhibition questions humans’ relationship and fascination with canines, whether loving or loathing, through works of art from NMWA’s permanent collection. It will be open through September 30, 2023.
PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s September 21 Books and Manuscripts auction inaugurated Freeman’s fall auction season with the remarkable $277,200 sale of New Englands First Fruits. The extremely rare first edition on early colonial New England includes the first printed account of Harvard University — and garnered considerable interest, with competitive bidding driving the sale price more than nine times above its high estimate of $30,000.
NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on September 23 that it has received a gift of a rare American weathervane from Michael and Patricia Del Castello. Produced by an unidentified maker between 1909 and 1913, it was likely commissioned for the Poland Spring House in Poland Spring, Maine, where it was installed on its rooftop by 1914 and remained on view until 1973. The commanding and distinctive weathervane joins the Met’s growing collection of American vernacular sculpture and will be on view in Gallery 732 in the American Wing starting September 29.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s monthly gallery auction, which took place September 17, comprised decorative arts spanning an array of cultures and styles, including painted Russian icons, African masks and figures, framed Disney celluloids, a variety of designer jewelry and many genres of Chinese pottery and carvings.
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – The estate of Larry T. Clemons announced a Purvis Young painting recently donated to the Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education is now on display at Auburn University as part of the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection exhibit at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art through December 30.