Entries by Tom Hoepf

Chinese artist Wu Qingxia’s paintings worth watching

NEW YORK – Born on the cusp of a change in attitudes about education for women in China, Wu Qingxia (1910-2008) became one of the 20th century’s leading Modernists working in the traditional style. She is renowned for studies of smoothly painted, brightly colored carp – symbols of challenge and challenge overcome.

Cloisonné: dazzling colors, elegant craftsmanship

NEW YORK – The vivid colors dazzle your eyes, whether you are looking at a bright yellow flower, a sapphire-blue peacock against a cerulean blue sky, or a golden dragon breathing fire. This is the nature of cloisonné, which was mastered by Chinese and Japanese artisans centuries ago and found acclaim all over the world.

Distant lands within reach at Jasper52 map auction Feb. 21

NEW YORK – Maps often provide more than a representation of an area on paper. The antique maps in a Jasper52 online auction Feb. 21 show landmarks, discoveries, shipping routes and political divisions – glimpses of the time when the cartographers sent their work to press. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

PBA auction Feb. 22 fusion of rare books, psychedelic rock

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, Feb. 22, PBA Galleries will host an auction of Fine Books – Science & Medicine, Art, Illustration & Children’s Literature with nearly 500 lots of rare, interesting, unusual and captivating material, ranging from charming illustrated children’s books to anatomy, with art, science, fine printing, occult, finely bound books, early religious […]

Rare Honus Wagner baseball card on deck at Winterhur

WINTERTHUR, Del. — A Honus Wagner baseball card, one of the most desirable of all sports-related objects, will be on view at Winterthur this spring. In this “Eye on the Iconic” exhibit, a prized Wagner card from the New York Public Library will be displayed alongside a “Hans Wagner” cigar box label from the Winterthur […]