Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Christie's American Art Auction This Thursday

Rendezvous With Destiny by Mort Künstler
Rendezvous With Destiny, an original Künstler oil painting, and two illustrations from Künstler's private collection are up for auction at Christie's American Art Auction this Thursday, May 21. Künstler has been collecting art from prominent American illustrators for most of his career, and has made the difficult decision to part with two exceptional pieces by Dean Cornwell and Joseph Christian Leyendecker.



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Four Original Künstler's at Auction Wednesday, May 20th

The Dallas Auction Gallery is holding a live webcast Fine Art auction tomorrow and four original Künstler paintings are up for bidding! The auction will take place at 6:00 PM CST, and bidding is open now. Visit https://dallasauctiongallery.hibid.com/auctions/current?tab=2&q=kunstler&group=0&submit=  for more information about the paintings, the auction, or to register to bid.
Lot #31
The Scouts of Fredericksburg:
Maj. Von Borcke with Gens. Lee and Jackson, Dec. 12, 1862

mixed media on paper, 1995
Signed and dated lower left, "M Kunstler 95 ©"
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD
Link to Auction
Lot #32
Night Crossing: Lee and Jackson,
September 19, 1862

mixed media on paper, 1995
Signed and dated lower right, "M Kunstler 95 ©"
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD
Link to Auction
Lot #33
His Supreme Moment:
Lee at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863

mixed media on paper, 1995
Signed and dated lower right, "M Kunstler 95 ©"
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD
Link to Auction

Lot #34
...War is so Terrible: Longstreet
and Lee, December 13, 1862

oil on canvas, 1995
Signed and dated lower right, "M Kunstler 95 ©"
Estimate : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD
Link to Auction

Monday, May 11, 2015

Memorial Day Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift to bring to a barbecue, picnic, or get-together? Here are a few ideas that your friends and family are sure to love.


The American Spirit Jigsaw Puzzle will keep everyone entertained on those long, lazy summer evenings. It's patented easel style, pop-up cover is ideal for upright viewing. It's light, portable, and requires minimal work space (the finished size is 18" x 24"). At only $12.99, you can't go wrong with this beautiful puzzle. 


The American Spirit Show Catalogue, signed by Mort Künstler, features 46 paintings from Künstler's blockbuster 2006 exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art. Each painting is accompanied with text from historians and the artist. This book is a sure-fire conversation starter, time and time again.


While flags are being hung across our nation, so too could be the Old Glory giclée
Old Glory, the Kunstler painting of the Stars and Stripes with flowing folds of character and honor, moved thousands of Americans when first issued in the wake of September 11 as a fund-raiser for the American Red Cross. Now this endearing symbol of our nation is available in a collectible giclée limited edition. Only 100 signed and numbered giclées have been produced. 




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Exhibition Opening: An Evening with Mort Künstler

Exhibition Opening: An Evening with Mort Künstler
Saturday, May 9, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Join artist Mort Künstler at this reception celebrating the MSV opening of Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure. On view at the MSV from May 9 through August 2, 2015, Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure will highlight Künstler’s career with the display of more than 70 works. Don’t miss this special after-hours event! Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Künstler will also be signing prints at the museum earlier in the day. For more details about the signing event, click here. 
 

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