Issue 38

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American Fine Art Magazine #38

March 2018

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Gallery Shows


64

The Birth of Abstraction

In a showcase of works on paper, Menconi + Schoelkopf highlights the American push into modernism

68

Washington Color

D. Wigmore explores Paul Reed’s color and transparency work from 1962 to 1967

72

By the Sea

Meredith Ward Fine Art presents 20 works by Edith Schloss from her time in Italy

74

Paint the World

Questroyal hosts its anticipated annual exhibition of Hudson River School paintings

78

Mystic Light

LewAllen Modern presents a curated survey of works from the Southwest modernist movement

82

Milestones

Jerald Melberg Gallery celebrates 50 years of Wolf Kahn’s art on the occasion of his 90th birthday

Departments


22


26

Art Market Updates



30

Market Reports



32

New Acquisition



34

Museum News



36

People & Places


Columns


38

Seen & Unseen



56

Deep Collections

Collectors bring together two different forms of art in their New England home

Features


42

Ghost in the Gearbox

Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art at the de Young Museum

50

American Fables

Grant Wood’s most famous painting travels to the Whitney Museum along with a full range of his works

Events & Fairs


86

East Coast Antiques

This April, the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show will hold its 56th annual exhibition and sale to benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine

90

30 Years of Art

During its 30th annual exhibition, The Art Show presents solo exhibitions, group shows and new works from celebrated contemporary artists and galleries

Museum Exhibitions


93

Adopted Home

Nevada Museum of Art highlights German-born Nevadan artist Hans Meyer-Kassel

94

Light, Space and Color

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum highlights a decade of Wayne Thiebaud’s early works

98

Art in Progress

Arkansas Arts Center stages John Marin exhibition after receiving a major gift of his work

102

Birds of a Feather

Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris series now on exhibition at the Met

106

Wilson’s Birds

Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson’s Birds of the United States opens at the Toledo Museum of Art in April

110

Establishing an Identity

Works acquired in 1968 by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art show the diversity and trajectory of contemporary American art

Auctions


114

Philanthropic Pledge

Christie’s landmark auction of the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller will benefit charitable causes important to the couple

118

Collecting with Passion

Freeman’s presents a single-owner sale of fine and decorative arts from the collection of Mrs. Dorrance “Dodo” H. Hamilton

120

Across the Categories

During Shannon’s April 26 sale, 19th-century through contemporary works of art will cross the block

122

Mountains and Snow

Top Western works hit the auction block at the Scottsdale Art Auction April 7 in Arizona

126

Land and Sea

Traditional California and American art offerings dominate John Moran Auctioneers’ March 27 sale

130

Hunting Buffalo

Some of Charlie Russell’s most iconic imagery available at Russell Live in Great Falls, Montana

132

Joint Preview



134

Joint Report


Galleries in this Issue


Mitchell Brown Fine Art, Inc.

Mitchell Brown Fine Art, Inc.

AZ




Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

CT

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

CT






Burchfield Penney Art Center

Burchfield Penney Art Center

NY



Debra Force Fine Art, Inc.

Debra Force Fine Art, Inc.

NY








The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show

PA


A.J. Kollar Fine Paintings, LLC

A.J. Kollar Fine Paintings, LLC

WA