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  • MASTERPIECE Fair, London

    June 29, 2017

    For the sixth year, Collisart is participating at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 29 through July 5 (preview is on June 28).  Stand A30. The fair is located on the South grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

  • "Bellows and the Body" exhibition opens at The Barber Institute

    October 21, 2016

    "Bellows and the Body; the real, the ideal and the nude" opens on October 21st 2016 and runs to January 22nd 2017 at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham UK.

    READ MORE >>
  • Collisart's display at Masterpiece 2016

    June 30, 2016

     
      
     

  • MASTERPIECE Fair in London

    June 30, 2016

    For the fifth year, Collisart is participating at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 30 through July 6 (preview is on June 29).  Stand A31.

    READ MORE >>
  • George Bellows in Great Britain

    June 23, 2016

    Collisart, LLC is exhibiting two works by Bellows at Masterpiece, Stand A31.

    “Clouds and Hills” 1909

    “Village on the Hill, Camden, Maine” 1916

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  • Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

    July 1, 2015

    'The Steeple Times' asks father and daughter art dealing duo Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders: "What's on your mantelpiece?"

    READ MORE >>
  • Artelligence Podcast: American Paintings at Masterpiece in London

    June 24, 2015

    Fred Hill and Daisy Sanders of Collisart discuss the growing international demand for American paintings and their experiences at Masterpiece, the London art fair.
    Listen to this episode of Artelligence here.

    READ MORE >>
  • Collisart LLC Featured in Hedge Magazine

    April 1, 2015

    "How to Master the Arts". p. 78-80.

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  • Philadelphia Museum acquires rare still life by Chester Harding

    January 1, 2015


    Chester Harding (1792-1866)
    Still Life: Mountain Dew
    Oil on panel, 14-5/8 x 17 ¾"
    Inscribed on reverse: “C. Harding Pinxit”

    We were excited recently to discover this rare still life – one of only two known by the noted 19th Century portraitist – and place it with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  It is one of the earliest American still life paintings and exceptionally beautiful, and is well documented in the artist’s oeuvre as having been exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum in 1827 and more recently at the National Portrait Gallery in the Chester Harding retrospective of 1985.  It will be featured in the Philadelphia Museum’s major forth-coming exhibition, Audubon to Warhol: the Art of American Still Life, Oct. 27, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016, curated by the Museum’s distinguished scholar Mark Mitchell, the first survey of American still life in many years that will present the finest examples of the genre from the its origins in the early 1800s to Pop Art in the 1960s.

     

  • Apollo, The International Art Magazine

    June 12, 2014

    Masterpiece London Preview

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  • GEORGE BELLOWS in London

    April 24, 2014

    The National Gallery, London has just announced its landmark acquisition of the famous George Bellows painting Men of the Docks of 1912, a much admired treasure that for many years was a proud feature of the Maier Museum of Randolph College in Virginia, for a published price of $25,500,000.

    READ MORE >>
  • The Antiques Trade Gazette

    May 29, 2013

    Shopping for art and antiques at The Masterpiece Fair.

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  • Calder Foundation purchases rare wooden Calder "Cow"

    March 1, 2017

    Collisart, LLC is pleased to announce that we have placed this enchanting, rare and early Calder wooden Cow with the Calder Foundation in New York. Dating from 1928, it was created, along with several other animals (including the Horse in MoMA's collection) at a friend's farm in Peekskill, New York, in the summer of 1928, on a New York visit during the period when Calder was based in Paris.  This sculpture has remained, until now, in the family of George D. Pratt, who acquired it in 1930, and has been exhibited and published widely, starting with its inclusion in one of the first group shows, in 1930, at the newly established Museum of Modern Art, on loan from George Pratt.  In the section of the 1998 National Gallery exhibition catalogue by Sandy Rower, he writes of Calder's fondness for the cow ('languid, long-suffering animal'), and continues: "he clearly favored the cow for its innately comic nature... Wood, Calder said, 'has a grain that must be reckoned with,' and he skillfully carved 'Cow' from one block, exploiting the grain to suggest a marking on the animal's neck."  This Cow was shown at the 1929 Weyhe Gallery exhibition and a prominent critic (The New Yorker's Murdock Pemberton) observed that "his cow is a cow with all of her pathos left in."  It was and remained one of the artist's favorite pieces and was equally beloved of George Pratt who used her image as the logo of his Schaghticoke Farm in Bridgewater, Connecticut (nearby the Calders’ house), a research dairy farm now operated as the Sunny Valley Reserve under the auspices of the Nature Conservancy.  

  • Collisart, LLC featured in the Steeple Times

    July 1, 2016

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  • “Is Money Art’s Master?”

    June 30, 2016

    Coinciding with the seventh edition of the Masterpiece fair, Fred Hill will be one of four art world experts on a panel debating “Is Money Art’s Master” organized by The Steeple Times on June 30th at 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair.

    READ MORE >>
  • Special mini exhibition at Collisart stand A31 at Masterpiece

    June 24, 2016

    Collisart is including in their stand this year at Masterpiece a very special mini exhibition of work by the leading American impressionist painter Robert Vonnoh and his wife the celebrated sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh.

    Robert Vonnoh "Bessie Potter Vonnoh as Mme Vigee-Lebrun"

    Robert Vonnoh “Edge of the Garden”

    Robert Vonnoh “Landscape Study #2, Autumn among the Willows”

    Bessie Potter Vonnoh "The Intruder"

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  • Collisart LLC featured at Masterpiece 2015

    December 22, 2015

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  • Five of the Best: Highlights of Masterpiece

    June 25, 2015

    "Five of the Best: Highlights of Masterpiece", The Steeple Times.
    Collisart painting Barrels of Money by Victor Dubreuil featured in list of "Spectacular items, art and objects at Masterpiece 2015".

    READ MORE >>
  • MASTERPIECE Fair in London

    April 8, 2015

    For the fourth year, Collisart is participating at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 25 through July 1 (preview is on June 24).  Stand A31.

    READ MORE >>
  • The Barber Institute, UK, acquires monumental early George Bellows

    February 3, 2015

    The important Nude: Miss Bentham of 1906 by George Bellows has been acquired by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, England, where it joins their distinguished collection of Old Master and Impressionist masterpieces.  Thus, there are now two major Bellows paintings in significant British museum collections as this purchase follows London’s National Gallery’s acquisition last year of Men of the Docks.  In announcing the addition of Miss Bentham Nicola Kalinsky, the Barber’s Director, said that “this is a thrilling departure for the Barber Institute and our first major purchase for some years.  It fits in extremely well with the strengths of our gallery as a historical collection, but it takes us into new areas too.  The painting is very American and very much of its time, strengthening and expanding our representation of early 20th-century art.”

    Nicola Kalinsky said further that “this acquisition is so important for the Barber as it’s only our second painting by an American, and our Whistler – which was purchased in 1939 – was painted in London and sits within a very different tradition. In many ways, Bellows is the archetypal American artist, and he is considered the key American painter of the first decade of the 20th century.  His work is very well known in the States, but he is too little known across the Atlantic. Bellows’s vision is not avant garde in the manner of his European contemporaries – you can see that he is obviously aware of the great painters of the past, such as Velazquez and Manet, and he would have considered himself very much part of that tradition of painterly realism.  However, he is an artist who looked forward as well as back, and for him and the rest of the Ashcan painters, their subject matter is radical and modern.  Bellows painted slum kids, boxing matches, building sites – the nitty-gritty side of urban life rather than the genteel middle classes at leisure as favoured by many of the preceding generation.”

    Miss Bentham is currently displayed at the Barber alongside some of the Collection’s most significant and visually arresting late 19th century paintings, including Manet’s portrait of the artist Carolus-Duran (1876), Renoir’s Young Woman, Seated (ca. 1876) and Jockeys before the Race (1879) by Degas.

  • Antiques Trade Gazette - London Summer Capital of Art

    June 13, 2014

    Shopping at Masterpiece
     

    READ MORE >>
  • MASTERPIECE Fair in London

    April 24, 2014

    For the third year, Collisart is exhibiting at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 26 through July 2 (preview on June 25).  Stand A31.

    READ MORE >>
  • Apollo: The International Art Magazine: Fairs' fare

    June 1, 2013

    Apollo previews some of the highlights at Masterpiece London and Art Basel

    READ MORE >>
  • MASTERPIECE Fair, London

    June 29, 2017

    For the sixth year, Collisart is participating at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 29 through July 5 (preview is on June 28).  Stand A30. The fair is located on the South grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

  • Calder Foundation purchases rare wooden Calder "Cow"

    March 1, 2017

    Collisart, LLC is pleased to announce that we have placed this enchanting, rare and early Calder wooden Cow with the Calder Foundation in New York. Dating from 1928, it was created, along with several other animals (including the Horse in MoMA's collection) at a friend's farm in Peekskill, New York, in the summer of 1928, on a New York visit during the period when Calder was based in Paris.  This sculpture has remained, until now, in the family of George D. Pratt, who acquired it in 1930, and has been exhibited and published widely, starting with its inclusion in one of the first group shows, in 1930, at the newly established Museum of Modern Art, on loan from George Pratt.  In the section of the 1998 National Gallery exhibition catalogue by Sandy Rower, he writes of Calder's fondness for the cow ('languid, long-suffering animal'), and continues: "he clearly favored the cow for its innately comic nature... Wood, Calder said, 'has a grain that must be reckoned with,' and he skillfully carved 'Cow' from one block, exploiting the grain to suggest a marking on the animal's neck."  This Cow was shown at the 1929 Weyhe Gallery exhibition and a prominent critic (The New Yorker's Murdock Pemberton) observed that "his cow is a cow with all of her pathos left in."  It was and remained one of the artist's favorite pieces and was equally beloved of George Pratt who used her image as the logo of his Schaghticoke Farm in Bridgewater, Connecticut (nearby the Calders’ house), a research dairy farm now operated as the Sunny Valley Reserve under the auspices of the Nature Conservancy.  

  • "Bellows and the Body" exhibition opens at The Barber Institute

    October 21, 2016

    "Bellows and the Body; the real, the ideal and the nude" opens on October 21st 2016 and runs to January 22nd 2017 at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham UK.

    READ MORE >>
  • Collisart, LLC featured in the Steeple Times

    July 1, 2016

    READ MORE >>
  • Collisart's display at Masterpiece 2016

    June 30, 2016

     
      
     

  • “Is Money Art’s Master?”

    June 30, 2016

    Coinciding with the seventh edition of the Masterpiece fair, Fred Hill will be one of four art world experts on a panel debating “Is Money Art’s Master” organized by The Steeple Times on June 30th at 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair.

    READ MORE >>
  • MASTERPIECE Fair in London

    June 30, 2016

    For the fifth year, Collisart is participating at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 30 through July 6 (preview is on June 29).  Stand A31.

    READ MORE >>
  • Special mini exhibition at Collisart stand A31 at Masterpiece

    June 24, 2016

    Collisart is including in their stand this year at Masterpiece a very special mini exhibition of work by the leading American impressionist painter Robert Vonnoh and his wife the celebrated sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh.

    Robert Vonnoh "Bessie Potter Vonnoh as Mme Vigee-Lebrun"

    Robert Vonnoh “Edge of the Garden”

    Robert Vonnoh “Landscape Study #2, Autumn among the Willows”

    Bessie Potter Vonnoh "The Intruder"

    READ MORE >>
  • George Bellows in Great Britain

    June 23, 2016

    Collisart, LLC is exhibiting two works by Bellows at Masterpiece, Stand A31.

    “Clouds and Hills” 1909

    “Village on the Hill, Camden, Maine” 1916

    READ MORE >>
  • Collisart LLC featured at Masterpiece 2015

    December 22, 2015

    READ MORE >>
  • Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

    July 1, 2015

    'The Steeple Times' asks father and daughter art dealing duo Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders: "What's on your mantelpiece?"

    READ MORE >>
  • Five of the Best: Highlights of Masterpiece

    June 25, 2015

    "Five of the Best: Highlights of Masterpiece", The Steeple Times.
    Collisart painting Barrels of Money by Victor Dubreuil featured in list of "Spectacular items, art and objects at Masterpiece 2015".

    READ MORE >>
  • Artelligence Podcast: American Paintings at Masterpiece in London

    June 24, 2015

    Fred Hill and Daisy Sanders of Collisart discuss the growing international demand for American paintings and their experiences at Masterpiece, the London art fair.
    Listen to this episode of Artelligence here.

    READ MORE >>
  • MASTERPIECE Fair in London

    April 8, 2015

    For the fourth year, Collisart is participating at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 25 through July 1 (preview is on June 24).  Stand A31.

    READ MORE >>
  • Collisart LLC Featured in Hedge Magazine

    April 1, 2015

    "How to Master the Arts". p. 78-80.

    READ MORE >>
  • The Barber Institute, UK, acquires monumental early George Bellows

    February 3, 2015

    The important Nude: Miss Bentham of 1906 by George Bellows has been acquired by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, England, where it joins their distinguished collection of Old Master and Impressionist masterpieces.  Thus, there are now two major Bellows paintings in significant British museum collections as this purchase follows London’s National Gallery’s acquisition last year of Men of the Docks.  In announcing the addition of Miss Bentham Nicola Kalinsky, the Barber’s Director, said that “this is a thrilling departure for the Barber Institute and our first major purchase for some years.  It fits in extremely well with the strengths of our gallery as a historical collection, but it takes us into new areas too.  The painting is very American and very much of its time, strengthening and expanding our representation of early 20th-century art.”

    Nicola Kalinsky said further that “this acquisition is so important for the Barber as it’s only our second painting by an American, and our Whistler – which was purchased in 1939 – was painted in London and sits within a very different tradition. In many ways, Bellows is the archetypal American artist, and he is considered the key American painter of the first decade of the 20th century.  His work is very well known in the States, but he is too little known across the Atlantic. Bellows’s vision is not avant garde in the manner of his European contemporaries – you can see that he is obviously aware of the great painters of the past, such as Velazquez and Manet, and he would have considered himself very much part of that tradition of painterly realism.  However, he is an artist who looked forward as well as back, and for him and the rest of the Ashcan painters, their subject matter is radical and modern.  Bellows painted slum kids, boxing matches, building sites – the nitty-gritty side of urban life rather than the genteel middle classes at leisure as favoured by many of the preceding generation.”

    Miss Bentham is currently displayed at the Barber alongside some of the Collection’s most significant and visually arresting late 19th century paintings, including Manet’s portrait of the artist Carolus-Duran (1876), Renoir’s Young Woman, Seated (ca. 1876) and Jockeys before the Race (1879) by Degas.

  • Philadelphia Museum acquires rare still life by Chester Harding

    January 1, 2015


    Chester Harding (1792-1866)
    Still Life: Mountain Dew
    Oil on panel, 14-5/8 x 17 ¾"
    Inscribed on reverse: “C. Harding Pinxit”

    We were excited recently to discover this rare still life – one of only two known by the noted 19th Century portraitist – and place it with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  It is one of the earliest American still life paintings and exceptionally beautiful, and is well documented in the artist’s oeuvre as having been exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum in 1827 and more recently at the National Portrait Gallery in the Chester Harding retrospective of 1985.  It will be featured in the Philadelphia Museum’s major forth-coming exhibition, Audubon to Warhol: the Art of American Still Life, Oct. 27, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016, curated by the Museum’s distinguished scholar Mark Mitchell, the first survey of American still life in many years that will present the finest examples of the genre from the its origins in the early 1800s to Pop Art in the 1960s.

     

  • Antiques Trade Gazette - London Summer Capital of Art

    June 13, 2014

    Shopping at Masterpiece
     

    READ MORE >>
  • Apollo, The International Art Magazine

    June 12, 2014

    Masterpiece London Preview

    READ MORE >>
  • MASTERPIECE Fair in London

    April 24, 2014

    For the third year, Collisart is exhibiting at Masterpiece in London, taking place June 26 through July 2 (preview on June 25).  Stand A31.

    READ MORE >>
  • GEORGE BELLOWS in London

    April 24, 2014

    The National Gallery, London has just announced its landmark acquisition of the famous George Bellows painting Men of the Docks of 1912, a much admired treasure that for many years was a proud feature of the Maier Museum of Randolph College in Virginia, for a published price of $25,500,000.

    READ MORE >>
  • Apollo: The International Art Magazine: Fairs' fare

    June 1, 2013

    Apollo previews some of the highlights at Masterpiece London and Art Basel

    READ MORE >>
  • The Antiques Trade Gazette

    May 29, 2013

    Shopping for art and antiques at The Masterpiece Fair.

    READ MORE >>