Clare Leighton’s

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2011 | In 1948 Josiah Wedgwood and Sons commissioned printmaker and author Clare Leighton to make wood engravings for a set of twelve plates depicting New England industries. Leighton was in many ways a perfect choice with strong appeal to audiences in both England and the United States. She had established her reputation in Britain …

The decorative arts on paper at Ursus Books

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A charming array of original prints and watercolors from rare design books and folios is currently on view at the print gallery of Ursus Books in Manhattan in the exhibition The Decorative Arts on Paper.  Ranging from early works such as Thomas Sheraton’s The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book and Ackermann’s Repository of Arts to designs for art deco fabrics …

This Week’s Top Lots: November 2 – 6

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* Sotheby’s New York/November 2, Russian ArtThe sale total was just under $13.8 million, with 98 of 122 lots sold. The top lot was Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev’s Mother and Child that sold for $1.3 million (estimate $500,000-700,000). Other top lots were an award portrait miniature of Peter the Great that sold for $1.3 million (estimate $80,000-120,000), and Konstantin Alexeevich Korovin’s …

Jerry Bywaters at the Blanton Museum of Art

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Jerry Bywaters (1906-1989) was a seminal figure of 20th-century art in Texas. In addition to the prominent role he played as a faculty member for more than forty years at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and as director of the Dallas Museum of Art for over twenty years (1943-1964), throughout his career he was also an artist, curator, and critic. Considered …

This Week’s Top Lots: July 20 – 24

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*  The sale of Aboriginal art at Sotheby’s Melbourne on July 20 totaled over 2.5 million AUD. The top lot was Corroboree by William Barak that sold for 504,000 AUD (estimate 180,000-250,000 AUD). Other top sales—also painted works—included an untitled work by Shorty Lungkata Jungurrayi sold for 168,000 AUD (estimate 90,000-120,000 AUD), Awelye by Emily Kame Kngwarreye that sold for …

The Graham Arader Sale: An auction of rare prints, maps, and books with a charitable twist

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On Friday June 19 Sotheby’s New York will offer a special single-owner auction, The Graham Arader Sale, which comprises 202 lots of rare prints, books, maps, and paintings that document European and American history from the 16th through the 19th centuries. W. Graham Arader III has been a dealer of this material for thirty-seven years. With galleries located in Philadelphia, …

Of etchings and Edward Hopper

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What collector of American art, new or experienced, would not relish owning a work by Edward Hopper?  Given the six- to eight-figure prices Hopper’s paintings command, is this a pipe dream for anyone except the very wealthy? Not necessarily. Because etchings are printed in multiples, they offer the new collector an opportunity to own work by a desirable artist for …

Jay A. Clarke appointed Manton Curator at the Clark Art Institute

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Michael Conforti, director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., recently announced the appointment of Jay A. Clarke as Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Clarke was previously associate curator of prints and photographs at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she curated several exhibitions, including, most recently, the acclaimed Becoming Edward Munch: Influence, Anxiety, …