Category Archives: Art Auctions

A MAN OF STATE AND A MAN OF WOOD WALK INTO AN AUCTION: RAGO’S $1.7M OCTOBER SALE

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s October Great Estates and Curiouser and Curiouser Auctions brought in $1,720,006 in sales on October 21-22. This two-day, 998 lot auction series saw the sale of works of art and design, as well as a healthy serving of exceptional objects and artifacts, spanning centuries and continents. Saturday’s Great Estates […]

DIAMONDS, ART AND ANTIQUITIES DRIVE RAGO’S JEWELRY AND REMIX AUCTIONS, JUNE 9-11

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s June Jewelry and Remix Auctions brought $1,874,413 in sales over the weekend of June 9-11, 2017. The David Taylor Collection of Georg Jensen Jewelry – a masterfully curated collection of rare and early examples of Georg Jensen jewelry, including exceptionally rare works in gold, amassed by the world’s […]

RENE LALIQUE, MID-CENTURY DESIGN AND AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS STEAL THE SHOW IN RAGO’S $4M MAY DESIGN AUCTIONS

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s May Design Auctions brought $4,000,188 in sales over the weekend of May 20-21, 2017. The Solana Collection of Lalique Glass enjoyed strong sale prices through-out, earning a sell through rate of 97% and hammering at 16% above high estimate. Works of Mid-Century and Modern Design, including designs by […]

JEWELRY AND INTERIOR DESIGN, BOTH SINGULAR AND TIMELESS, AUCTION AT RAGO ON JUNE 9-11

Lambertville, NJ – On June 9-11, 2017, Rago hosts auctions of fine jewelry and design from the early 19th century through today, including a fine selection of reserved and unreserved jewelry, a rare collection of Georg Jensen jewelry from author Dr. David Taylor and a perfectly blended Remix auction melding timeless classics with today’s favorite […]

LONG ISLAND MUSEUM DIRECTOR JOSHUA RUFF TO SPEAK ON LEGACY OF JUDITH AND GERSON LEIBER AT RAGO

Lambertville, NJ: On Tuesday, June 6, Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house with Joshua Ruff titled “Brilliant Partners – Judith and Gerson Leiber.” Ruff will explore the life and times of these two creative souls who pursued their respective paths – Judith as an internationally-renowned handbag designer, and Gerson as an ingeniously versatile modern artist […]

RECORD SETTING PRICES AND ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTIONS IN RAGO’S $2.8M MAY FINE ART AUCTION

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s May Fine Art Auctions brought in $2,887,000 in sales on Saturday, May 6. The highest price achieved by a single lot went to Lot 223, Yves Klein’s Venus Bleue which sold for $137,500 against an estimate of $60,000-90,000. Several other fine works defied expectations and shattered estimates, including […]

MARK SFIRRI TO SPEAK ON 20TH C. AMERICAN STUDIO FURNITURE AT RAGO

Lambertville, NJ: On Thursday, May 17, Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house with Mark Sfirri speaking on “The Development of the American Studio Furniture Movement in the 20th Century.” Sfirri will trace the historical roots and evolution of the American Studio Furniture Movement – from the early days of the Arts and […]

PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, HANS WEGNER, CARLO BUGATTI, FULVIO BIANCONI, CARLO SCARPA, YOICHI OHIRA, DALE CHIHULY, LINO TAGLIAPIETRA, LALIQUE, ERNEST BATCHELDER, AND ADELAIDE ROBINEAU AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF RAGO’S MAY 20-21 AUCTIONS

Lambertville, NJ – On Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 the Rago Arts and Auction Center holds auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. The Solana Collection of Lalique Glass: Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 AM EST, 115 lots Rago’s is honored to present this single-owner collection which features many rare pieces in […]

PAFA CURATOR KELLI MORGAN SPEAKS ABOUT BLACK WOMEN’S FIGURATIVE ART AT RAGO ON MAY 3

Lambertville, NJ: On Wednesday, May 3, Rago Arts and Auction Center presents a talk by scholar and curator Kelli Morgan entitled, “In Similar Likeness: Black Women’s Figurative Art.” Morgan will discuss the works of African American artists, such as Edmonia Lewis, Elizabeth Catlett, Meta Warrick Fuller, and Laura Wheeler Waring who, despite living during an […]

PRIZED WORKS BY 20th C. MASTERS BECKON IN RAGO’S MAY FINE ART AUCTIONS

Lambertville, NJ – On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. This auction series will also include the sale of Property from an Important New York Collection which contains art, furniture, sculpture, and objets d’ vertu representing a life-time of considered and masterful collecting. […]

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