Stories for May '18

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Lost Portrait of Forgotten Hero of American Revolution Rediscovered
by M.A.D. staff

Research on both sides of the Atlantic has unlocked the identity of a portrait of a French general wearing a Spanish uniform with medals including a Society of the Cincinnati eagle insignia. He’s a forgotten hero of the Revolutionary War. The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati in ... (Read More)

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Farrin’s Launches Parking Lot Show
by M.A.D. staff

Farrin’s Country Auctions of Randolph, Maine, is launching an outside antiques show in the parking area of the auction house. Farrin’s Country Antique Show and Vintage Market will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date, June 24) at 36 Water Street. The new ... (Read More)

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American Folk Art Museum Establishes the Anne Radice Education Fund
by M.A.D. staff

To honor Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, who stepped down after five and a half years as executive director of the American Folk Art Museum, a fund for educational programming has been created. “During Dr. Radice’s tenure, more than 15,000 New York City public school students visited the museum, where folk and self-taught ... (Read More)

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Books Received, May 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse by Arthur D. Hittner (Apple Ridge Press, 2017, 348 pp., softbound, $19.95). Arthur Hittner worked for eight years on a catalogue raisonné and biography of Harold J. Rabinowitz, a talented young Social Realist who died in 1944 at age 29 after being held by the Japanese for ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions: May 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Sally Mann (b. 1951), untitled (Scarred Tree), from the “Deep South” series, 1998, gelatin silver print. National Gallery of Art, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund. —Through May 28 —Washington, D.C. The National Gallery of Art (NGA) presents Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings. The exhibition of over 100 photographs reflects ... (Read More)

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The Chester County Antiques & Arts Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Exton, Pennsylvania The 36th annual Chester County Antiques & Arts Show took place March 9-11 and was held in a new place—the gymnasium of the Church Farm School in Exton, Pennsylvania. It was held earlier in March than in the past and was six weeks before the Philadelphia Antiques & Art ... (Read More)

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Americana
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Skinner, Boston, Massachusetts Arriving at Skinner in Boston for the March 3 Americana sale, one couldn’t help noticing three men in Colonial dress among the crowd waiting to be admitted upstairs to the auction gallery. Had we stepped into the past? One thought was “How nice. Skinner is presenting men in ... (Read More)

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American Indian Art Show: Marin
by Alice Kaufman

San Rafael, California As at every show, there were winners and not winners. At the 34th annual American Indian Art Show: Marin held February 17 and 18 in San Rafael, California, the balance seemed to tilt toward the nots. Many dealers were not willing to be quoted about their sales at ... (Read More)

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Photo Sale Offers Iconic Americana, Including Lewis W. Hine’s Child Laborers, Immigrants, and Men
by Jeanne Schinto

Swann Galleries, New York City Jeanne SchintoPhotos courtesy Swann Galleries A collection of photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), each with the hand stamp for his studio in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, was the undisputed highlight of Swann Galleries’ “Icons & Images” sale on February 15 in Manhattan. The auction house offered two ... (Read More)

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Heart of Tennessee Show: An Antiques Valentine
by Karla Klein Albertson

Lebanon, Tennessee The third annual Heart of Tennessee opened with a Valentine-themed flourish at the festive preview party on the night of February 14. The crowd of collectors, which filled the parking lot, were obviously devoted to the pursuit of Americana, but they also enjoyed a most generous buffet provided to ... (Read More)

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Lebanon Antique Show
by Don Johnson

Lebanon, Ohio Shortly before the opening of the Lebanon Antique Show, held January 27 and 28, Deborah Fisher stopped to pet a pig for luck. It was an interesting gesture but also totally unnecessary. An enthusiastic crowd forming outside the doors would soon see to that. Deborah Fisher bought the cast-iron pig ... (Read More)

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Americana and International Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook When Pook & Pook’s warehouse is overflowing, a sale is necessary. That’s why Pook & Pook scheduled a catalog sale for Saturday, January 27, and an online sale on the following Monday, January 29. It was just two weeks after Pook ... (Read More)
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