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Say Happy Mother's Day The Ultra Violet Way

May 7, 2014

Someone you know deserves an exquisite arrangement by Fabio for Mother's Day. It's not too late to order Ultra Violet Flowers.

Stop in at 1218 31st Street for wedding planning and graduation celebrations too.

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Bonhams Hosts Spring Preview at Cosmos Club

April 16, 2014

John Singleton Copley  (American, 1737-1815)  Portrait of Captain Gabriel Maturin  36 x 28in  $500,000-700,000 (Photo by: bonhams.com) John Singleton Copley (American, 1737-1815) Portrait of Captain Gabriel Maturin 36 x 28in $500,000-700,000

Bonhams was pleased to host their annual Spring Reception at the Cosmos Club on Sunday, April 13th. The exhibition included highlights from upcoming auctions in New York, including newly discovered works by Bougeureau, Semenowsky, De Chirico, Emil Nolde, Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero, Keith Haring, among others, as well as a magnificent painting by Frieseke and a long-lost 1771 New York Portrait by John Singleton Copley.

Fernando Botero (b. 1932)  La Fille du Régiment, 1996  39 1/2 x 35 (Photo by: bonhams.com) Fernando Botero (b. 1932) La Fille du Régiment, 1996 39 1/2 x 35" $250,000-350,000

Included in this stunning mix of bronzes, sculpture, and paintings, were highlights from the prominent DC collectors Bernard and Sherley Koteen, who helped found the James Renwick Alliance at the Smithsonian.

Many important DC collectors were in attendance, including Wilhelmina Holladay, Nina & Philip Pillsbury, Carolyn Alper, Thomas Mansbach, and Sachiko Kuno, straight from the Easter Egg hunt at Evermay.

The John Singleton Copley, a major new discovery of one of his New York portraits, which was found in a box of estate contents at a Philadelphia auction house, before being conserved and researched to determine its illustrious origin.  The Copley and Frieseke with be sold in New York on May 21st, and the Botero on May 13th.

Bonhams' Georgetown office is always available to appraise similar treasures. Please call Martin Gammon, at 202.333.1696.

Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939)  The Garden Chair  28 1/4 x 35 3/4 (Photo by: bonhams.com) Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939) The Garden Chair 28 1/4 x 35 3/4" $1,000,000-1,500,000

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) Ettore e Andromaca (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) Ettore e Andromaca

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) Monica Nude with Transparent Curtain, 1987 (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) Monica Nude with Transparent Curtain, 1987

Tiffany Lamp (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Tiffany Lamp

Diego Rivera (1886-1957) El Amigo de Frida (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Diego Rivera (1886-1957) El Amigo de Frida

Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (1857-1911) A Harvest Festival (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (1857-1911) A Harvest Festival

 

 


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Celebrating Cherry Blossom Season in Georgetown

April 3, 2014

Check out Georgetown Business Improvement District's list of businesses celebrating Cherry Blossom Season with specials on everything from drinks to hotel stays, concerts, art shows and, for the aquatically inclined, a three-hour Cherry Blossom Paddle.


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