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VIDEO: It’s Elvis auction day at Graceland

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Thursday, 14 August 2014 16:36

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Going into today’s Auction at Graceland, the five Elvis items generating the highest pre-auction bids are revealed in LiveAuctioneers’ “The Daily Bid.”

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Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 15:42
 

VIDEO: David Rago discusses the work of potter David Voulkos

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Written by Auction House PR   
Monday, 02 June 2014 11:08
Courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Born to Greek immigrant parents in Bozeman, Montana, Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) was one of America’s most important sculptors of the 20th century. During his lifetime, Voukos exhibited in nearly 100 solo shows around the world. His works are held in many major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Click to view an informative video presentation about Voulkos’ work, as narrated by pottery and decorative arts expert David Rago, of Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Peter Voulkos from David Rago Auctions on Vimeo.

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Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 15:43
 

VIDEO: Dean Nicyper talks at Rago's on consigning risks, rewards

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Written by Auction House PR   
Friday, 16 May 2014 16:26

Dean Nicyper. Courtesy of Rago Auctions.

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Attorney Dean Nicyper, speaking at the Rago Arts and Auction Center on Wednesday, presented to an open house audience: "Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards." Many sellers are unaware of the risks they may be taking in the art world. Similarly, buyers may be surprised by some details of the risks to which they may be exposed, despite the adage, buyer beware. Nicyper's lecture addressed many of those risks by citing actual events in the art world and identifying certain rewards that may exist on the other side of the transaction. Nicyper is a partner at Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP and chair of the Art Law Committee of the Association of the Bar for the city of New York.

http://vimeo.com/95403854

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 12:28
 

VIDEO: Full-size car made of Legos powered by compressed air

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Thursday, 02 January 2014 17:46

The plastic car is composed of a half-million Lego pieces.

MELBOURNE, Australia – Imagine a full-size car made of Lego pieces and powered by compressed air. The hot rod, which tops out at a blistering 30 kilometers per hour, is the brainchild of Raul Oaida, a 20-year-old self-taught technology genius from Romania, and Steve Sammartino, a Melbourne entrepreneur.

Oaida and Sammartino met on the Internet and formed the Super Awesome Micro Project. With the support of 40 patrons they produced this car made out of a half-million Lego pieces.

View their video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ObE4_nMCjE#t=5

 


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The plastic car is composed of a half-million Lego pieces.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 16:33
 

VIDEO: 'Chihuly in Seattle' features interview with famed glass artist

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Monday, 05 November 2012 09:57

 Dale Chihuly, Artist

RICHMOND, Va. - Today, Nov. 5, 2012, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VFMA) launches "Chihuly in Seattle” on its YouTube channel. Filmed by May Lily Lee in August 2012 at the Chihuly Studio in Seattle, the video includes an interview with renowned artist Dale Chihuly, whose exhibition "Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts" is on view at the museum through February 10, 2013.

The video is made possible with the help of VMFA's promotional partner, WCVE, Community Idea Stations.

The exhibition "Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts" is organized by VMFA in cooperation with Dale Chihuly. The presenting sponsor is Altria Group. Major sponsors of the exhibition are The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation, and Fred T. and Roddy P. Tattersall. Contributing sponsors include Eda Hofstead Cabaniss, Mrs. Frances M. Dulaney, Frances Lewis, and Andy and Ginny Lewis, True and Charlie Luck, Steve and Kathie Markel, Norfolk Southern Corporation, RBC Wealth Management, The Anne Carter and Walter R. Robins, Jr. Foundation and Dr. and Mrs. Harry A. Wellons, Jr. The Banner Exhibition Program at VMFA is made possible by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund. Media partners are Richmond Magazine and NBC12

About Dale Chihuly:

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.

In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. There he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971, Chihuly cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. With this international glass center, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.

His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including 11honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-known series of works, among them Cylinders and Baskets in the 1970s; Seaforms, Macchia, Venetians, and Persians in the 1980s; Niijima Floats and Chandeliers in the 1990s; and Fiori in the 2000s. He is also celebrated for large architectural installations. In 1986, he was honored with a solo exhibition, Dale Chihuly objets de verre, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, in Paris. In 1995, he began Chihuly Over Venice, for which he created sculptures at glass factories in Finland, Ireland and Mexico, then installed them over the canals and piazzas of Venice.

In 1999, Chihuly mounted a challenging exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem; more than 1 million visitors attended the Tower of David Museum to view his installations. In 2001, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London curated the exhibition Chihuly at the V&A. Chihuly’s lifelong affinity for glass houses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical settings. His Garden Cycle began in 2001 at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Chihuly exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London, in 2005. Other major exhibition venues include the de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2008, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2011. Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012.

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts:

VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus fun after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.

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Persian Ceiling, 2002 40 x 6’ © Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo: Terry Rishel

 Tangerine Macchia with Celadon Lip Wrap, 2000, 26 x 37 x 38

Temperature House Tumbleweed, 2006, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Photo: Terry Rishel

Blue Ridge Chandelier (detail), 2012, 216 x 160 x 84” Photo: Nathaniel Willson

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 13:37
 

VIDEO: Chihuly installation under way at Virginia museum

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Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:40

‘Mille Fiori,’ 2011 127 x 696 x 94 inches, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. Photo by Scott Mitchell Leen © 2012 The Chihuly Studio, Seattle.

RICHMOND, Va. – A team from Dale Chihuly’s Seattle studio is in Richmond this week to install Red Reeds, in VMFA’s 60-foot-long reflecting pond. The internationally renowned artist created 200 red glass reeds as part of this fall’s exhibition, “Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,” opening Oct. 20.

The reeds were blown by team Chihuly in Finland because of the excellent clarity of glass and to take advantage of the bigger annealing ovens used to facilitate the curing of these large-scaled elements, which are as much as 10 feet high.

Water lilies, lotus and grasses will be positioned throughout the installation. Chihuly’s work is frequently informed by nature and the artist has exhibited his work at major botantical gardens and natural settings internationally.

The full Chihuly presentation at VMFA is the artist’s third major U.S. museum exhibition in recent years. Chihuly is recognized for his ambitious architectural installations around the world. Ninety-seven exhibitions in seven countries have presented artworks by the artist during the last decade, which have been enjoyed by more than 10 million visitors. He is credited with revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating the medium of glass from the realm of craft to fine art.

The exhibition will run through Feb. 10. For details visit www.vmfa.museum.

View a video of Chilhuly and his team Playing with Fire. The YouTube link is:

http://www.vmfa.museum/exhibitions/chihuly.aspx



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 ‘Mille Fiori,’ 2011 127 x 696 x 94 inches, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. Photo by Scott Mitchell Leen © 2012 The Chihuly Studio, Seattle.

‘Blue Polyvitro Crystals,’ 2005, © Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Fla. Photo by Terry Rishel. 

‘Persian Ceiling,’ 2008, 290 x 178 inches, © de Young Museum, San Francisco. Photo by Teresa Nouri Rishel.

Float Boat, 2008, 41 inches x 14 feet 3 inches x 58 inches, © de Young Museum, San Francisco. Photo by Terry Rishel.

‘Ikebana Grouping,’ 2008, © de Young Museum, San Francisco. Photo by Terry Rishel

Dale Chihuly, ‘Macchia Forest’ (detail), Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, 2012. Photo by Terry Rishel.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 November 2012 10:29
 

VIDEO: London show features art by chimps, apes, elephants

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Written by AFP Wire Service   
Friday, 03 February 2012 11:52

'Flower Pot,' painted by Boon Mi, a former logging elephant from Thailand. Image copyright AFP.

LONDON – Can animals be creative? Chimpanzees, elephants and apes are involved in one of London's most unusual art exhibitions. The animals, rather than being the subjects, are in fact the artists.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:05
 

VIDEO: High Noon auctions Pancho Villa saddle for $718K

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Written by Auction House PR   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:37

Silver-laden Pancho Villa saddle that sold for $718,000 at High Noon's Jan. 28 auction. Image courtesy of High Noon.

MESA, Ariz. — On Saturday evening, Jan. 28, 2012, the much-anticipated High Noon Western Americana Auction was held in Mesa, Ariz., before a standing-room only crowd inside the ballroom of the Marriott Mesa Hotel. Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The key offering of the sale, which received worldwide media attention, was the rare, historic, silver-embroidered saddle that belonged to the infamous Mexican renegade and revolutionary hero Pancho Villa. The saddle was offered without reserve.

The magnificent saddle was created for Villa by renowned Mexican artisans prior to his assassination in 1923. It would be last saddle he owned.

Smothered in silver-wrapped threads over leather stump work with boldly domed silver conchos, the saddle bears the marks of the craftsmen who made it. Each silver stirrup is carved with the styled initials of Francisco Villa (Villa’s given name).

The saddle's consignors were present in the audience as the historic relic of the Old West was announced. With a presale estimate of $150,000 to $250,000, auctioneer Troy Black opened the bidding at $125,000. Bids quickly escalated before boiling down to a two-bidder war at the $500,000 level. The competition continued till the hammer dropped on the winning bid of $718,000 (inclusive of 15% buyer's premium) -- a new world record for a saddle at auction.

Applause and cheers filled the ballroom in honor of the new owner, a passionate South Texas-based collector who plans to display the saddle in a museum yet to be named.

Overall, the Annual High Noon Western Americana auction realized nearly $2 million on just 300 lots of Western and Native Americana, fine art, artifacts, historic property and Hollywood memorabilia.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.

Click below to view a video of the actual proceedings as the Pancho Villa saddle was auctioned:



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Silver-laden Pancho Villa saddle that sold for $718,000 at High Noon's Jan. 28 auction. Image courtesy of High Noon.

Silver detail on Pancho Villa saddle. Image courtesy of High Noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:22
 

VIDEO: Views and commentary from the Winter Antiques Show

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Written by AFP Wire Service   
Monday, 23 January 2012 12:42

Image copyright AFP.

NEW YORK – Sumptuous relics of times past are on display and available to purchase at the Winter Antiques Show in New York this week. Dealers from around the world have come to the 58th edition of the event, which is held at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:43
 

VIDEO: Enter the dragon, symbol of Chinese New Year 4710

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Written by AFP Wire Service   
Monday, 23 January 2012 11:50

19th-century Chinese school color engraving on wood of a Japanese dragon. Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.

HONG KONG - The Chinese Lunar New Year 4710, which begins today, ushers in the Year of the Dragon. The only mythical character in the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is considered the most powerful creature of all represented in the calendar.

In Chinese culture, dragon years are widely believed to be good for marriage, birth and achieving great success, but they also have their dark side -- the mythical creature holds potent powers over water and rain, bringing good harvests but also floods and other natural disasters.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:43
 

VIDEO: Britain remembers Scott of the Antarctic

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:40

Photo credit: AFP

CAMBRIDGE, England - Laying bare their dejection and determination, the story of Robert Scott's bid to become the first to reach the South Pole is being told by the men themselves, 100 years on from the ill-fated expedition.

Letters, diaries and photographs from the Terra Nova expedition are on show in Britain to mark the centenary of Captain Scott's doomed attempt, many being seen for the first time.

Click below to view an AFP video report about this fascinating exhibition, with commentary from naturalist Sir David Attenborough:



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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:06
 
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