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African-American Fine Art at Swann
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Swann Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Galleries Swann Galleries, New York City, is the only major auction house to hold dedicated African-American fine art sales, and its spring sale on April 5, which set records for artists Beauford Delaney, Charles White, and Hale Woodruff, among others, was the house’s highest-grossing ... (Read More)

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Dealers In and Out of the Philadelphia Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show, April 20-22 at the Navy Yard, will jointly benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s initiative for global access through digital engagement and interpretive programs and Penn Medicine’s investment in the conservation and digitization of the records of Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded ... (Read More)

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Folk Art Exhibition at San Francisco Airport
by Ian Berke

San Francisco, California Photos courtesy SFO Museum Collectors and fans of traditional American folk art living in California know that it’s easier to collect moon rocks than folk art on our left coast. There are only a few major folk art dealers along the West Coast, and there is very little folk ... (Read More)

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Letter from London; April 2018
by Ian McKay,

This column, as it says at the top of the page, is called “Letter from London,” but with some of the capital’s salerooms rather slow getting into their full stride, this month’s copy also draws additionally on a couple of provincial sales and another held in Hong Kong by Bonhams, ... (Read More)

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Tim Isaac’s Easter Monday Sale
by Peter Smit

Tim Isaac Antiques Art & Auctions, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada All prices in Canadian funds; U.S. funds in parentheses On April 2 Tim Isaac Antiques Art & Auctions had a great sale at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John, New Brunswick, featuring the collection of the Reverend ... (Read More)

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Future Farmer by Falter
by M.A.D. staff

An oil on panel painting by artist and illustrator John Philip Falter (1910-1982) sold for $92,400 (including buyer’s premium) in a sale held on March 31 by Ripley Auctions in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rendered around 1955, the painting depicts a Future Farmers of America student, with his father, receiving a check ... (Read More)

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Maritime History Prevails at Hap Moore Auction
by Mark Sisco

Hap Moore Antiques Auctions, York, Maine The most historically significant items in Hap Moore’s March 31 auction in York, Maine, came from a single New England family. Among the top lots was a signed miniature watercolor of U.S. Navy Captain Edward Trenchard (1784/85-1824), paired with an engraving of his son Rear ... (Read More)

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Pook & Pook: A Family Partnership in Pennsylvania
by Karla Klein Albertson

Head of the House Photos courtesy Pook & Pook, Inc. All prices include buyer’s premium. In 1984, Ronald and Debra Pook made the transition from touring the show circuit as antiques dealers to running their own auction house in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Best known for their presentation of distinguished Americana collections, the firm ... (Read More)

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

Artist unknown (Mexico), Saint Michael the Archangel, 18th century, oil on canvas, 61 5/8" x 41 5/16". Collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. —Through April 22—Middlebury, Vermont Middlebury College Museum of Art presents Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art. The museum’s website notes that “Spain, a formidable colonial power, kept a ... (Read More)

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Institutions are Heavy Buyers at Printed and Manuscript African Americana Sale
by Jeanne Schinto

Swann Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Galleries At the podium before the start of Swann Galleries’ auction of printed and manuscript African Americana on March 29, Nicholas D. Lowry, the house’s president and chief auctioneer, congratulated book department director Rick Stattler. The kudos were due for successfully “stepping into the ... (Read More)
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