March 28 program to honor studio furniture legend Wharton Esherick

Wharton Esherick (American, 1887-1970), founder of the studio furniture movement. Image provided by Rago Arts and Auction Center and Moderne Gallery

NEW YORK – “Wharton Esherick: Synthesizing Art, Design, Crafts, Architecture,” a program honoring the founding father of the studio furniture movement, will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the New York School of Interior Design.
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Antique show joins Lyndhurst Mansion flower fest April 7-8

Historic Lyndhurst Mansion, site of the new Antiques on the Hudson show. Image courtesy of Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio Inc.

RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio Inc. will present a new event, Antiques on the Hudson, at Lyndhurst, on April 7-8, 2018. The antique, vintage and fine art show and sale will take place as part of Lyndhurst Mansion’s Spring Blossoms Flower Show, the 2018 season opener at the historic site.

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Master Drawings NY returns to Upper East Side Jan. 27-Feb. 3

Winslow Homer (1836-1910), ‘The Breakwater,’ (1883), pencil and watercolor on paper,
14.7 in x 21.8 in. Courtesy: Findlay Galleries

NEW YORK – Master Drawings New York returns to the Upper East Side for its 12th year from Saturday, Jan. 27, to Saturday, Feb. 3, at a time when all eyes are on the Old Masters market.

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stARTup Art Fair LA turns hotel into art haven

Krisztina Lazar, performance artist, stARTup Art Fair

LOS ANGELES — stARTup Art Fair will present its third Los Angeles edition opening on Friday, Jan. 26, with a new location at The Kinney Hotel – Venice Beach. The fair will run through Sunday, Jan. 28, with a kickoff celebration on the opening night from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring hotel room exhibitions, performance art and music.

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SAG Awards red carpet bleacher seats up for auction

Image courtesy Screen Actors Guild Awards® LLC

LOS ANGELES – The SAG Awards Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Auction, the second in a trio of online auctions benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is open now at sagawards.org/auction.

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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair returns Jan. 11

Jason Newsted, Rockstar Triptych, Courtesy 55Bellechasse

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will return January 11, 2018 for its second edition at West Palm Beach’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd., W. Palm Beach) located directly behind the new Restoration Hardware.

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Bacharach, Costello team up on wildfire benefit, auction for horses

Burt Bacharach (shown here) and celebrity friends including Elvis Costello, Bo Derek and Anjelica Huston will take part in the benefit concert and auction on Jan. 17, 2018 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, Calif. Image courtesy of Belly Up

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello are teaming up for a musical benefit for victims of the San Luis Rey Downs training track fire this month that killed nearly 50 horses and injured their caretakers.

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Exhibit features 18th C. Philadelphia ceramics discovered during dig

Decorative items from a remarkable assemblage of 18th-century slipware ceramics uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Robert Hunter

PHILADELPHIA A remarkable assemblage of 18th-century slipware ceramics uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia will soon be revealed to the public for the first time. Nearly a dozen pieces of slipware, a form of decorative lead-glazed pottery, will be on view at the 2018 New York Ceramics & Glass Fair from Thursday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.

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Drake, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel parties

L to R: Drake photographed performing in August, 2017. Photo by Anton Niger Fagoito, The Come Up Show, CC Attribution 2.0 Generic license; Miguel performing in September 2017. Photo by The Come Up Show, CC Attribution 2.5 Generic license

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Musicians, actors and fashion icons descended on Miami for a whirlwind week of glamorous parties to celebrate some of the world’s best artists during Art Basel.

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Bowers Museum opens exhibition on China’s Empress Dowager Cixi

“H.I.M The Empress Dowager of China, Cixi” 戴泽 after the original by Hubert Vos, 1905. Image credit: Bowers Museum

 

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) stands in the center of modern Chinese history. While most commonly viewed as a politician, this formidable matriarch was also introduced to Western audiences or readers as a connoisseur, patron and even creator of art in the early 20th century, a phenomenon that interestingly fell unnoticed in modern scholarship.

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