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An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition March 14

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Art Deco Experts Jim Parsons, David Bush Headline Heritage Auctions’ Art & Design Speaker Series

An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition to be Discussed March 14

Dallas-basedHeritage Auctions recently launched a new Art & Design Speaker Series and the second installment will be heldMarch 14, at the Dallas Design District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street. Entitled An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition the event will feature award-winning Art Deco authors Jim Parsons and David Bush speaking about art and architecture of Fair Park – the public spaces, buildings, sculptures and murals that were designed for the 1936 exposition.  The authors will bring the Centennial Exposition to life in their illustrated lecture, discussing Fair Park’s distinctive buildings and artwork and the stories behind their design.

“Creating the Art Deco art and architecture of Fair Park for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition was a monumental task in the depths of the Great Depression — in fact, the exposition’s promoters coined a word, ‘Texanic,’ to describe its scope,” said Jim Parsons. “Today, Fair Park houses one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco buildings, and it is the only surviving fairgrounds from the golden age of world’s fairs.”

A native of Baytown, Texas, Jim Parsons, puts a passion for the state’s history and architecture to work as director of special projects and walking tours chairman for Preservation Houston who has also written about and photographed cities across the United States. David Bush was born and raised in New Orleans, where he developed his lifelong interest in historic architecture. Jim and David are co-authors of three award-winning books about Art Deco architecture in Texas: Houston Deco, Hill Country Deco and Fair Park Deco. Their fourth book, Dallas-Fort Worth Deco, is due for a late summer release by TCU Press of Fort Worth.

“Our goal with the speaker series is to engage the North Texas design community with thoughtful and informative presentations relating to design trends and key influencers. The March event featuring award-winning authors and Art Deco experts Jim Parsons and David Bush will further elevate the Speaker Series as a must-attend event for North Texas designers and collectors,” said Ed Beardsley, Vice President of Heritage Auctions.

The Art & Design Speaker Series is designed to entertain and inform North Texas designers and art collectors about new design trends, discuss developments in the art community and introduce clients to interesting art and designer personalities. The March 14event which will begin at 6 p.m. will also highlight the upcoming March 17-19 Through the Modernist Lens: A Distinctive Hollywood Collection of Art Deco and 20th Century Art auction. A book signing will follow the presentation and Q&A session.

The inaugural event of 2017 featured nationally known interior designer John Phifer Marrs speaking about Clients with a Dream: Creating Beautiful Interiors for Collectors in February and was a resounding success.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members, and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Heritage’s February Fine & Decorative Art Auction Reaches Almost $2 Million

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Chinese carved coral, Tiffany lamp, Lapini marble, works by Dali, Mapplethorpe top expansive list of decorative pieces

DALLAS, Texas (March 2, 2017) – The Fine & Decorative Art Signature Auction held this past weekend by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions boasted a wide variety of pieces and generated nearly $2 million in sales concludingTuesday with a total price realized of $1,872,215. Fresh-to-market pieces from renowned collectors, as well as work from artists around the world, were available without reserve.

“We were pleased to see robust interest from more than 1,700+ bidders, culminating in strong results for both Fine Arts and the Decorative Arts,” said Karen Rigdon, Director of Silver and Decorative Arts at Heritage Auctions.

Two spectacular large Chinese carved coral groups finished in the top three for lots sold. The top lot was a Large Chinese Carved Coral Group with Avian Motifs on Carved Wood Stand (pictured), which sold for $35,000, and an equally impressive Chinese Carved Coral Figurai Group of Eight Immortals, which reached $25,000. The massive pieces dramatically outdistanced their respective pre-auction estimates.

An exquisite Cesare Lapini marble statuette entitled L’Amore degli Angeli from a Dallas, TX collection sold for $30,000. The piece which stands 31-1/2 inches tall, was inscribed Galleria Lapini/Firenzi on the base and tripled its pre-sale auction estimate.

A beautiful Tiffany Studios table lamp, descended from the family of Major General John Porter Lucas, who led U.S. forces in WWI and WWII, and was made available at auction for the first time, garnering $17,500.

Other top lots included but were not limited to:

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members, and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Belle Époque paintings soar in Heritage’s Fine European Art auction

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Masterworks by Bouguereau, de Schryver, Béraud and Degas achieve top prices in $2+ million sale

DALLAS — The saleroom witnessed lively bidding for William Adolphe Bouguereau’s Bohémienne au tambor de Basque, which realized $334,000, and pushed the total auction value over $2 million in HeritageAuctions’ Dec. 7 Fine European Art auction in Dallas.

Jean Béraud’s Sur les Champs Élysées, circa 1892, fetched $322,000, while Louis Marie de Schryver’s Paris – La rue du Havre, circa 1893, sold for $225,000.

“The energy of turn-of-the-century Paris is evident in several of the paintings in this auction,” Heritage Auctions Consignment Director for European Art Ariana Hartsock said. “We are proud to have offered a collection that drew such strong interest from so many knowledgeable collectors of French art.”

Bidders drove the price for one of Edgar Degas’ last-known portraits, Esquisse pour un portrait de M. et Mme. Louis Rouart, circa 1904, to $150,000, while Paul César Helleu’s Madame Helleu aboard the yacht ‘Bird’ fetched $125,000. The six-figure returns did not stop there, as Gustave Courbet’s 1872 Le Lavoir brought in $112,500, and another Bouguereau offering, his 1879 La frileuse, realized $100,000.

Other top lots included, but were not limited to:

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $800 million, and over one million online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

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Competitive bidding, record-setting results drive American Art past $2.5 million at Heritage Auctions

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Competitive bidding, record-setting results drive American Art past $2.5 million at Heritage Auctions.

 

Remington’s The Broncho Buster #17 fetches $346,000; Leyendecker’s Saturday Evening Post cover realizes $200,000 at November auction in Dallas

 

DALLAS – Frederic Remington’s iconic The Broncho Buster #17 realized $346,000 in Heritage Auctions’ $2,529,669 million American Art Auction Nov. 12 in Dallas. With a sell-through rate reaching 90 percent, the sale established new auction records for Mort Künstler and for Bruce Braithwaite, solidifying Heritage’s position as a leader in the field of American Art.

“This was a well-edited and lively sale, full of diverse, fresh-to-market offerings we knew our audience would embrace,” said Aviva Lehmann, Heritage Auctions’ Director of American Art, New York. “The auction records set are by living artists, and I am glad that they can enjoy the success as well.”

Illustration Art surpassed expectations as Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s To the Vanquished, a Saturday Evening Post cover from March 1934, sold for a solid $200,000. A new auction record was set with Mort Künstler’s Launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia, April 12, 1981, after bidders pushed the auction price to $125,000. Steven Dohanos’ The Vacationers, a SaturdayEvening Post cover from August 1951, realized $87,500

A Ride in Autumn by Walter Ufer sold for $175,000, highlighting a robust group of Western Art. Maynard Dixon’s Bronco Buster, 1920, realized $55,000, and Frank Tenney Johnson’s The Forest Ranger, Alhambra, California, 1929, ended at $50,000.

Early American Modernism was led by Milton Avery’s  Green Meadow, 1957, fetching $137,500, and George Inness’ breathtaking Evening Glow fetched $100,000, affirming continued interest in masterworks from the Hudson River School.

Additional highlights included, but were not limited to:

 

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $800 million, and over one million online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

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