Williford Collection Hightlights from Heritage Auction

The room was full for a recent American art auction at Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The evening brought paintings from the Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust. Together with the morning session, which offered works from Lexington Trust of Los Angeles, the sale brought in more than $5 million. It was the collection of … Continue reading Williford Collection Hightlights from Heritage Auction

Buy The Case, Return The Pearl

The frames made by Hermann Dudley Murphy, more rustic and burnished, demonstrated the right balance between the societal sophistication necessary for the high art in elite circles and the yearning toward a simpler and modern form in the Gilded Age. They also carry both a distinguished American straight-forwardness and a unique personal style; thus adding another humane touch to the appreciation of those paintings. [Read more...]