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American Paintings Expert at Bonhams This Thursday

April 23, 2012

Childe Hassam Woman with Parasol in Park oil on canvas. Sold for $512,000 (Photo by: Bonhams) Childe Hassam Woman with Parasol in Park oil on canvas. Sold for $512,000

Bonhams Auctioneers' Director of American Paintings, Alan Fausel will be in Georgetown Thursday, April 26th to meet with clients (by appointment) for upcoming sales in New York and Los Angeles.  

In addition to overseeing American Paintings sales at Bonhams New York, Mr. Fausel has been a veteran appraiser on the PBS series 'Antiques Roadshow' since their first season in 1997. He has discovered dozens of treasures over the years, including a James Henry Beard painting valued at $500,000, one of the most valuable paintings to be uncovered on the Roadshow.

Norman Rockwell Cousin Reginald Plays Pirates oil on canvas. Sold for $612,000 (Photo by: Bonhams) Norman Rockwell Cousin Reginald Plays Pirates oil on canvas. Sold for $612,000

"Washington D.C. is home to many of the leading collections in American Art in the United States, and is reflected in the exceptional holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Galleries," said Dr. Martin Gammon, Bonhams Managing Director in Washington. "As the only international auction house specializing in American Paintings to have an office in Washington, D.C., we are thrilled to be able to bring our global expertise to local collectors and estates, for subsequent sales in New York, Los Angeles, London or Hong Kong."  

Paul Howard Manship Dancer with Gazelles bronze. Sold for $434,000 (Photo by: Bonhams) Paul Howard Manship Dancer with Gazelles bronze. Sold for $434,000

To make an appointment for a free consultation regarding American Paintings & Sculpture, call Martin Gammon at 202.333.1696.

Bonhams is at 2902 M Street.


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The Water Street Project Launches April 19th

April 18, 2012

Eleven days of art and entertainment on Georgetown’s waterfront starts April 19th.

No Kings Collective and The Popal Group (owners of Cafe Bonaparte and Napoleon Bistro) are hosting The Water Street Project, a flash art exhibition and temporary gallery at 3401 Water Street.

The property will be converted into creative space filled with art, fashion and entertainment daily between 1:00 and 7:00 pm, with special evening programming throughout the 11 days. See the full schedule here.


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Sneak Peek: DC Design House Open April 14th-May 13th

April 5, 2012

Final preparations are underway for The 2012 DC Design House set to open on April 14th. The region's foremost annual residential design month-long event, is also a leading fundraiser for Children’s National Medical Center.

Space 17 Susan Nelson's Daughter's Bedroom (Photo by: MokiMedia) Space 17 Susan Nelson's Daughter's Bedroom

The DC Design House is located at 4951 Rockwood Parkway in Northwest, Washington.

Space 4 Kelley Proxmire' L'Orangerie (Photo by: MokiMedia) Space 4 Kelley Proxmire' L'Orangerie

For more information and tickets, contact DC Design House.


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