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Art & Antiques February 2019

The Art of Excellence. Art & Antiques is tailored to readers who are actively involved in the international art market. Our editorial policy places special emphasis on the interests of the serious art aficionado—a collector whose passion is acquiring and living with art, antiques and high-end collectibles.

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10 Issues

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1 min
palmy days

THE PALM BEACH Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will be held from February 13–19 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, coinciding with President’s Day weekend. The show, which is celebrating its 16th edition, features more than 170 international exhibitors and boasts over a billion dollars’ worth of fine art, antique furniture, jewelry, photography, rare books and sculptures. This year’s edition will also feature “Contemporary Focus,” a special section for exhibitors dealing in modern and contemporary art. London gallery Gladwell & Patterson will feature L’Allée des Peupliers, a 1905 oil on canvas by French Post-Impressionist painter Gustave Louiseau. The bright and airy painting features a sunlit grove of trees. Meanwhile, Steidel Fine Art of Wimberley, Texas, will be showing work by Deborah Falls, including Poppies with Pod (2018). Falls paints multiple…

1 min
native landscape

CHARLES BURCHFIELD grew up in Salem, Ohio. He lived primarily in the same house there until he moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1921, when he was nearly 30. The house and its environs played a critical role in the artist’s work, often serving as subject matter for his abstracted landscapes, a unique style he developed in the 1910s and returned to later in his career after a prolonged dalliance with Regionalism. “Charles Burchfield: The Ohio Landscapes, 1915–1920” runs at the Cleveland Museum of Art through May 5. It features some 30 drawings and traces the artist’s early life in Salem, his time at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art and his self-described “golden year” of 1917, when he painted more landscapes than ever before. Watercolors such as the jubilant The Sun…

1 min
springs eternal

PRESIDENTS’ DAY weekend is the busiest time of the year in the Coachella Valley, and Art Palm Springs, a fair devoted to modern and contemporary art, attracts some 15,000 art enthusiasts. Palm Springs, long a destination for the Hollywood and business elite, has also become a cultural oasis in the desert, with over 20 galleries and a major institution, the Palm Springs Art Museum. Produced by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions—the company that organizes SOFA Chicago, Art Aspen, and the Houston Art Fair—Art Palm Springs takes place from February 15–18, with an opening night on Valentine’s Day. Some 80 dealers from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America will be in attendance. Among the offerings at Art Palm Springs: Uncanny, surreal works by Dain Yoon, including Drawer, apparently a rendering of the contents…

1 min
buy the world a coke

EVER SINCE its invention in the 1880s, Coca-Cola has had power over the imagination. Today, it is considered the world’s third-most valuable brand, after Apple and Google. On February 11, Michaan’s Auctions of Alameda, Calif., will be offering, for the first time at auction, a major single-owner collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia and ephemera that was put together over a 60-year period. One of the most interesting parts of the collection is a selection of Coca-Cola branded trays from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, highlighted by an 1897 serving tray, one of the first to be produced by the Atlanta-based company. Estimated at $60,000–80,000, it depicts a genteel Victorian lady sipping the coveted beverage, framed by the words “refreshing” and “delicious.”…

1 min
no great women artists?

ON FEBRUARY 24, the Dallas Museum of Art opens “Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist,” a traveling exhibition the Texas institution co-organized with the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Barnes Foundation, and the Musée d’Orsay (it makes its final stop at the Paris museum in June). The show features some 70 paintings by Morisot, with nine exclusive to Dallas’s installation. During her lifetime, Morisot was able to rise above the crushing gender bias of the 19th-century Parisian art world, becoming a founding member of the French Impressionists and a favorite of dealers and collectors. However, in the ensuing years her legacy has not grown to the proportions of her male counterparts. With luscious paintings such as Woman at Her Toilette (1875–80, oil on canvas) and In England (Eugène Monet on the…

10 min
the inner landscape

IN BERNARD MALAMUD’S 1969 comic novel, Pictures of Fidelman, Bronx-born painter and aspiring writer Arthur Fidelman travels to Italy to continue researching his life’s work—a fresh critical perspective on Giotto—and reinvigorate his painting practice. From the moment he arrives he is beset by a series of particularly Italian calamities including con games and desperate romantic entanglements. Along the way, his manuscript is stolen, his painting gains new life, and he questions just about every long-held belief regarding decency and sanity that a person possibly could. Fidelman’s agony makes for great comedy, but there is something achingly true about his radical shift in perspective. In a far less salacious manner, the modern American painter Arthur Osver (1912–2006) underwent a similar fate. In 1952 Osver, whose paintings consisted mainly of moody industrial cityscapes,…