Archive for the 'Prints' Category

19
Jun
18

Learn More About the Andy Warhol Museum

When it comes to art auction houses, you can find a variety of art that is inspired by Andy Warhol. However, if you want to really immerse yourself in his work, you are in luck because this creative genius has an entire museum dedicated to it. There are so many different types of art that you can explore that he did while he was actively creating. Before visiting, taking a little time to learn more about the museum ensures that you can properly plan for your trip.

Andy Warhol Museum

Museum Basics

This museum was created to be a shrine to the work that Andy Warhol created. You surely know that he is responsible for creating a new genre of art, so his pieces have been used to inspire people for decades. Once you step foot into this museum, it is almost like you are entering his mind. The largest collection of his art is placed in this museum. Nowhere else in the world even compares in terms of the sheer amount of work that is available for you to see. In addition to art, there are also archives for you to take a look at.

This museum is relatively easy to find. All you have to do is head to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once you are there, have a local point you in the direction of 117 Sandusky Street.

Touring the Museum

This is a museum that will honestly take several trips if you really want to be able to take your time and look at all of the art that is present. There is an underground, as well as seven floors, giving you a total of eight floors of his art to consume. If you only have a day, you want to make sure that you arrive as soon as they open and make sure to plan the pieces that you want to see the most so that you do not leave without seeing the work that inspired you the most.

Programs to Know About

In addition to the regular collection and opportunities that are always available, you can also find special programs that you might be able to take part in. If you are a student, educator, teen or a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you can talk to someone at the museum to learn more about the special programs that are offered.

You can see that heading to the Andy Warhol museum allows you to immerse yourself in his art like no other way can. In addition, however, you can also look for pieces that are being sold at art auction houses if you have a goal of owning something that he created.

Keyword: art auction houses

 

09
Feb
15

Going, Going…Gone? No!

Missed Michaan’s last estate auction? For the following 5 business days post sale, you now have the opportunity to purchase unsold lots. Michaan’s presents “Buy It Now,” giving you a second chance at owning an unclaimed treasure. For more information and to view unsold estate auction lots, please click here.

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10
Nov
14

2014 December Fine Sneek Peek

The end of the year means bringing the best property to bidders at Michaan’s, in the form of two fine auctions.  The first is scheduled on Monday, December the 8th, encompassing jewelry, fine art, furnishings and decorations.  The second event will be held on Monday, December the 15th as a stand-alone Fine Asian Works of Art auction.  The following provides a first look into each department’s offerings with a selected auction highlight; a sneak peek into what is looking to be a noteworthy December fine season.

Fine Art – “Angels with Flower (from In the Bottom of the Garden),” $6,000-8,000.

The Andy Warhol signed watercolor upon lithograph will be joined in the December 8th fine auction by two additional works in the series (“Deux Cherubins – Two Cherubs and a Flower” and “The End”).

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Furniture & Decorative Arts – Daum Nancy Cameo Pictorial Glass Lamp, $8,000-10,000.

Daum Nancy is favored by many amongst Art Nouveau lighting, with this lamp bearing the delicate foliage motifs coveted by many collectors.

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Jewelry – Pierre Touraine Diamond & 18k Yellow Gold “Ram’s Head” Ring, $6,000-9,000.

This particular ring was declared the winner of the 1974 “Diamond Today Competition” as published in the April 1978 issue of “Arizona Highways” magazine.

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Asian – Pair of Champlevé Enamel & Gilt Bronze Jardinières, $10,000-15,000.

From each Qianlong period jardinière springs forth a painstakingly assembled rendition of a fruit-bearing tree, glistening in amber, glass and hardstone elements.

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The illustrated auction catalogs will be posted online at www.michaans.com when they become available.  Previews for the fine art, jewelry, furnishing and decoration auction will be held on December 5th to December 8, 2014, the day of sale.  Previews for the Fine Asian Works of Art auction will be held on December 5th to December 8th, in addition to December 12th to December 15, 2014, the day of sale.  For general information please call (510) 740-0220 ext. 0 or e-mail info@michaans.com.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

 

 

 

 

14
Mar
13

Pack Your Bags, We’re Taking an Auction Journey! Part 1

Take a highlight journey into Michaan’s April Estate Auction with me.  The featured items for the month are not only quality pieces, but are varied and highly collectible.  Are you ready?  Ok, here we go…

Leroy Neiman serigraph print

LEROY NEIMAN (American 1921-2012) “McRory’s Whiskey Bar” Serigraph on paper Estimate: $2,000/3,000

One usually doesn’t think of “fine art” and “whisky bar” in the same context, but hey, anything is possible on this trip. Acclaimed artist Leroy Neiman’s “McRory’s Whiskey Bar” will be offered in April at an estimate of $2,000-3,000.  The serigraph depicts a packed bar full of revelers, merrily taking delight in the festivities of the pub.  Neiman’s signature style is apparent as the use of bold, saturated colors further bring a palpable energy to the image.  Wildly popular the world over for his lively and vibrant paintings of sporting events and leisure activities, Neiman’s work has been revered by millions. Bottoms up!




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