Americana

January brings Americana Week to New York, including a slate of auctions that focus on a range of all-American antiques. Three strong results at Sotheby’s stand out.

Before the Shot, an iconic painting by Norman Rockwell, was one of the top lots at Phillips New York’s 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 14. Estimated at $2,500…

From September 21, 2019 to January 19, 2020, the Art Institute of Chicago presents Photography + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s, an examination of American art at the height of the Great…

Two Day Auction featuring Virginia and the South

Day 1: The Marsh Collection

Single-owner auction of over 500 lots of country Americana and folk art from the collection of Jack and…

Last week Christie's and Sotheby's held their Americana Week auctions, featuring a range of folk art, fine furniture, decorative arts, and other treasures. Featured below are highlights of these…

The 19th-century Quaker artist Edward Hicks painted some of American folk art’s most cherished works. In this film, Christie's Specialist Sallie Glover explains how, in a series of works featuring…
Dr. Mindy Besaw, curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Dr. Steven Zucker discuss Richard Caton Woodville's War News from Mexico (1848, oil on canvas) at the Crystal Bridges Museum of…