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This art lovers' destination on the Upper East Side houses an outstanding exhibition of American Impressionist Art. Warren Adelson has been buying and selling American and European art for over 30 years, and has one of the foremost collections of works by such artists as Frederick Childe Hassam,Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler,Thomas Eakins, John Sloan and George Bellows. Besides Impressionists, the Luminists, the Hudson River School and other genres of the 19th and 20th centuries are represented. Come to buy or just browse.
Established in 1963 and noted for its collection of antique furniture, fine art and jewelry, William Doyle is mainly known as an auction house; its galleries hold over 60 auctions per year. The privately owned gallery boasts of hosting the "World's First Film Auction" of independently produced movies. It also provides appraisal services. Bids can be placed at the gallery, as well as through absentee and telephone bidding. Admission is free.
Acquavella Galleries was first established in 1921 by Nicholas Acquavella and remains, to this date, a family-owned business. When the gallery first opened, it dealt exclusively with Renaissance art work by Italian artists before diversifying their collection to include major art works produced in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Boasting an international clientèle of museums and private collectors, the name Acquavella has come to be synonymous with exceptional taste. Housed within a French townhouse, the Acquavella Galleries continue to host prestigious exhibitions featuring works by artists like Monet, Picasso, Degas, Matisse, Thiebaud, Bonnard and Dubuffet.
If abstract figural sculptures and etchings interest you, then this gallery has to be on your list of must visits. Famous artists have displayed their work here and the gallery always has expositions to make your visit worthwhile. Anthony Caro, assistant to sculptor Henry Moore had his exhibition here in January-February, 2005 which was a big success and the real highlight of this place.
Those with a lot of spare change and an obsession with the world's most celebrated figures can throw down thousands of dollars for the extremely rare books, letters and manuscripts here. Many of them dating from the Renaissance or earlier and all signed by a famous hand. Hundreds of items are available at Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery, including such finds as Ernest Hemingway's lengthy note detailing his efforts on writing For Whom the Bell Tolls, a signed photo of Sigmund Freud and a signed picture of Winston Churchill.
The Jane Kahan gallery has established a reputation for exhibiting and marketing unusual works by famous artists. Started in 1973, the firm has helped many museums, corporations and private clients round out their collections. They specialize in paintings, prints, sculpture, tapestries, and other works of art by 19th and 20th century European and American masters.Geniuses like Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, Joan Miro and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are all presented.
This impressive Fifth Avenue mansion was once the home of coke and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick. It was the Frick family's wish that his art collection remain on display there after his death. Built in 1914, the mansion was made to look much older. The gilded, ornamental décor is the perfect setting for exhibits which include masterpieces by Vermeer, Goya and Rembrandt. Stroll in the tranquility of the beautiful outdoor garden. Please note children under the age of 10 are not permitted in the collection.