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Bringing Down The Hammer On Great Art

Art Collecting | Posted by Harvey November 19th, 2015

Founded in 1928, Hammer Galleries fills a six-story, turn-of-the-century townhouse at 33 West 57th Street. This beautiful, expansive space showcases Hammer’s exceptional selection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings, including works by Renoir, Sisley, Grandma Moses and Marthe Grant, as well as one of the largest collections of Picasso ceramics. Hammer currently features a special exhibition of paintings by French Provencal artist Pierre Boncompain, whose lyrical compositions recall work by Matisse and Milton Avery. The gallery provides advisory services regarding acquisitions and sales, appraisals and installations.

At Ursus Books and Prints, Ltd., fall brings an exciting series of exhibitions. On view in October are paintings by Sarah Chermayeff. November marks the opening of a collection of photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes. Drawings by Joan Berg Victor fill the gallery in December just in time for the holiday season. Look for Ursus at the International Fine Art and Antiques Fair in New York, from October 15-21, where the gallery presents exceptional works on paper, including