Fort Worth Circle Goes to West Texas — Part 1: George Grammer at the Old Jail Art Center

George Grammer Old Jail Art Center

It has been six years since the Amon Carter Museum of American Art mounted the exhibition Intimate Modernism. The show, for the first time, put the Fort Worth Circle under a national spotlight. The group were together just for a few years, near the end of 1940’s. But their influence is long and their reach is … Continue reading Fort Worth Circle Goes to West Texas — Part 1: George Grammer at the Old Jail Art Center

Robert Mapplethorpe’s Shoe (Melody), 1987 Brings $47,800 In Heritage New York Photography Auction

A gelatin silver print of Robert Mapplethorpe’s sultry Shoe (Melody), 1987, was the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 19 Vintage & Contemporary Photography Signature® Auction, easily beating its pre-auction estimate of $30,000+ to finish the auction with a final price realized of $47,800. The auction, which realized $521,588 on 213 lots, took place at … Continue reading Robert Mapplethorpe’s Shoe (Melody), 1987 Brings $47,800 In Heritage New York Photography Auction

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Bell Achieves $482,500 at Doyle Sale

Doyle New York's Asian Works of Art auction on September 12, 2011 attracted intense competition from an international audience of bidders in the crowded salesroom, on the telephones, and live on the Internet. In all, the sale totaled a strong $2,805,906 against a pre-sale estimate of $2,228,400-3,299,100 with 63 percent sold by lot and 75 … Continue reading Chinese Gilt-Bronze Bell Achieves $482,500 at Doyle Sale

New Show Replaces TAAS, Adds Photography and Design to Americana

The Art Fair Company recently announced the launch a new art and antique fair in place of The American Antiques Show (TAAS), formerly organized by the American Folk Art Museum. The event adds to the line-up for Americana Week, New York for 2012. “The Art Fair Company will build upon the strength of The American Antique Show, which has … Continue reading New Show Replaces TAAS, Adds Photography and Design to Americana

Metropolitan Museum Announces 5.68 Million Attendance, Highest in 40 Years

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that 5.68 million people visited the Met during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. The number, which includes attendance at The Cloisters museum and gardens, is the highest recorded in 40 years. The total was more than 400,000 greater than in Fiscal Year 2010. "We are … Continue reading Metropolitan Museum Announces 5.68 Million Attendance, Highest in 40 Years