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American Fine Art Magazine

American Fine Art Magazine

January - February 2020/ No.49

American Fine Art Magazine is the first publication to offer complete and comprehensive coverage of the upcoming shows, auctions and events of this market so deeply tied to American history, society and culture.

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International Artist Publishing, Inc.
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record breaking

It warms our hearts to say this as we take great pride in being a part of this fair, so here we go: the results are still coming in for The American Art Fair, held this past November 16 to 19, saw record attendance—especially on opening night—and unprecedented sales throughout the duration of the fair. The rumor we heard was no less than 17 paintings sold on opening night alone, which more than triples the amount sold on the same night in previous years. Also, the opening gala saw 700 attendees, made up mainly of serious art collectors, curators from museums around the country and other fans of American art. “We had our best attendance in the fair’s 12 years, and audiences for our lectures presented by Avis Berman, Barbara Haskell,…

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american fine art magazine

PUBLISHER Vincent W. Miller EDITORIAL EDITOR Joshua Rose editor@AmericanFineArtMagazine.com MANAGING EDITOR Rochelle Belsito rbelsito@AmericanFineArtMagazine.com DEPUTY EDITOR Michael Clawson ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa M. Tidwell ASSOCIATE EDITOR Taylor Transtrum CONTRIBUTING EDITORS John O’Hern, Jay Cantor EDITORIAL INTERN Maia Gelvin CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Francis Smith ADVERTISING (866) 619-0841 TRAFFIC MANAGER Britton Courtney traffic@AmericanFineArtMagazine.com PRODUCTION MULTI MEDIA MANAGER Adolfo Castillo ART DIRECTOR Tony Nolan PRODUCTION ARTIST Dana Long PRODUCTION/EMAIL ARTIST Justin Kessler SUBSCRIPTIONS (877) 947-0792 SUBSCRIPTIONS MANAGER Emily Yee service@AmericanFineArtMagazine.com ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES SPECIALIST April Stewart astewart@AmericanFineArtMagazine.com ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Kimberly Vickers admin@americanartcollector.com…

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JAY E. CANTOR Jay E. Cantor started the American Art Department for Christie’s in the late ’70s, is on the board of the Winter Antiques Show, the Art Committee for The Century Association, the board of directors of The Century Archives Foundation, and recently retired as the chairman of the Collections Committee and a member of the Steering Committee for Friends of American Arts at Yale University. He also served as the founding president of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. JOHN O’HERN John O’Hern retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico, after 30 years in the museum business, specifically as the Executive Director and Curator of the Arnot Art Museum, in Elmira, New York. John was chair of the Artists Panel of the New York State Council on the Arts.…

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art show calendar

THROUGH DECEMBER 22 Will Barnet: Early WorksMUSEUM OF ART DELANDDeLand, FLwww.moartdeland.org THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Heroines of Abstract ExpressionismFENIMORE ART MUSEUMCooperstown, NYwww.fenimoreartmuseum.org THROUGH JANUARY 5 Winslow Homer: EyewitnessHARVARD ART MUSEUMSCambridge, MAwww.harvardartmuseums.org JANUARY 8 Western American Art SymposiumDENVER ART MUSEUMDenver, COwww.denverartmuseum.org JANUARY 10-12 Washington Winter ShowTHE KATZEN ARTS CENTERAMERICAN UNIVERSITYWashington, D.C.www.washingtonwintershow.org THROUGH JANUARY 12 Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of FlowersMENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ARTOrlando, FLwww.mennellomuseum.org THROUGH JANUARY 12 Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of FlowersORLANDO MUSEUM OF ARTOrlando, FLwww.omart.org THROUGH JANUARY 12 John Singer Sargent: Portraits in CharcoalTHE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUMNew York, NYwww.themorgan.org THROUGH JANUARY 12 N.C. Wyeth: New PerspectivesPORTLAND MUSEUM OF ARTPortland, MEwww.portlandmuseum.org JANUARY 16-19 FOG Design + ArtFORT MASON FESTIVAL PAVILIONSan Francisco, CAwww.fogfair.com THROUGH JANUARY 18 Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract ExpressionismMICHAEL ROSENFELD GALLERYNew York, NYwww.michaelrosenfeldart.com JANUARY 21-JUNE 7 Drawing on a Legacy: Highlights from the John Driscoll American Drawings CollectionPALMER MUSEUM OF ARTPhiladelphia, PAwww.palmermuseum.psu.edu JANUARY 23-24 American & European Works…

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barrie and deedee wigmore gift

In 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City celebrates a monumental milestone of 150 years. As part of this celebration, Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore have gifted the museum 88 magnificent examples of American aesthetic movement and Gilded Age decorative arts and contemporaneous paintings from their collection of 19th century American art. The Wigmores’ holdings are a testament to their commitment to collecting works of the highest quality. The collection, which was assembled over four decades, features outstanding works by luminaries of American art, including members of the second generation of the Hudson River School—Albert Bierstadt, Sanford R. Gifford, John Kensett, Alfred Thompson Bricher and Jervis McEntee. A number of other historic artists are included in the collection as well. “In the aesthetic movement, art infused every aspect of…

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what we’re hearing from galleries, auction houses and museums across the country

CAREY L. VOSE Gallery Director Vose Galleries As the sixth generation of our family firm, I’m honored to carry on the tradition of specializing in American realist paintings from the 18th to 20th centuries, as well as representing a select group of contemporary (realist) New England painters and sculptors. In general, I would say that paintings with more activity, color and dramatic light generally fare better than more subtle, tonalist scenes in the current market. Prize-winning works that were exhibited during an artist’s lifetime are also typically more sought after, as are artists that were affiliated with a number of respected arts clubs and organizations. I’m also very pleased with the resurgence of interest from museum curators in acquiring examples by notable women artists of the early 20th century; in just the past year…