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The Met acquires sculptures by Wangechi Mutu

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Tuesday the acquisition of new works by Wangechi Mutu. Two sculptures, The Seated I (2019) and The Seated III (2019) have been acquired from Mutu’s series of four bronze sculptures collectively titled The NewOnes will free Us, originally created for the museum’s inaugural commission for The […]

Chinese porcelain plaque achieves $96,250 at Bruneau & Co.

CRANSTON, R.I. – Several weeks before Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Antiques & Fine Art auction on Thursday, July 23, a seller strolled into the gallery on a walk-in appraisal Tuesday holding what appeared to be a nice Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain famille rose plaque with calligraphy. Bruneau slid it into the sale, assigning it […]

Slotin Auction features nearly 450 lots of folk art Aug. 8

BUFORD, Ga. – For 27 years, Slotin Auction has been the premier auction house bringing self-taught art, outsider art and folk art to the market. Slotin’s Aug. 8 sale is guaranteed to deliver fun, affordable, colorful, creative pieces to the auction block. In addition, the sale of 50 lots will benefit the good work that […]

Mose Tolliver: self-taught folk art master

NEW YORK – One of the most renowned self-taught artists, Mose Tolliver (1918-2006) painted pictures that were deceptively simple – a red bird, a dancing woman, self-portraits or a figure on a cross – but when considered together, paint a picture of life in the American South as well as explore themes of race, religion […]

Turner to sell lifelong San Francisco resident’s estate Aug. 8

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Violet Taaffe Estate on Saturday, Aug. 8. Mrs. Taaffe, a long-time San Francisco resident, presided over a stately turn-of-the-century home that featured fine art, exquisite jewelry, Asian pieces and decorative items. This online auction offers over 270 lots, many with the provenance and […]

WWI Museum commemorates centennial of 19th Amendment

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment, prohibiting the denial of voting rights on account of gender, with a new exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the women’s suffrage movement.