Alameda, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Michaans Auctions is proud to announce the Treasures of Louis C. Tiffany from the Garden Museum, Part 2 auction to take place on Saturday, May 18.
Japans famed Garden Museum Collection was known for the assembly of the finest Tiffany masterworks ever produced. Michaans held the honor of presenting a portion of the collection in the first Treasures of Louis C. Tiffany from the Garden Museum, Japan Auction held on November 17, 2012. The auction led to an unprecedented sales figure for Michaans, becoming its highest grossing sale to date with a total of over $ 4 million. Over 75 fine lots originating from the Garden Museum will be featured, accompanied by additional Tiffany consignments from other private sources. Discriminating buyers from around the world will now have yet another exclusive opportunity to bid on magnificent Tiffany treasures.
Two important Tiffany floor lamps lead the Garden Museum highlight selections. Both are in excellent condition and are exceptional glasswork examples in their own right. An Oriental Poppy floor lamp standing 79 inches in height is a spectacular example of Tiffanys brilliant mastery of color. Petals were executed in ample cuts, allowing large sections of concentrated color to shine through. The red blossoms in this piece wonderfully reflect technique and bring the flowers to life in quite an inspiring way ($ 600,000-800,000). Another top-tier example is found in a Yellow Rose floor lamp ($ 750,000-900,000). The lamp is an exceedingly rare piece, sure to be coveted by the most knowledgeable of Tiffany collectors as only one other example is known. Branched, lemon yellow blooms spray out amongst a trellis backdrop, creating a beautiful juxtaposition of intricate design.
An additional piece of Tiffany lighting is offered in a geranium table lamp ($ 150,000-200,000). The conical shade is fashioned with standing geraniums, peeking out from broad leaves. The lamp is completed by a bulbous bronze base decorated with a blue and green palette of mosaic tiles. The mosaic bases are highly coveted, considered the most desirable by Tiffany enthusiasts.
Several original paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany also make an appearance at this auction. Included is a 1925 oil on canvas titled Painting on the Beach at an auction estimate of $ 40,000-60,000. Tiffanys personal nurse, Sarah Hanley, and a fellow artist are depicted painting on a South Florida beach. The bright and airy composition incorporates expressed color and light, playing out the idyllic scene. Another Tiffany artwork in the auction is found in a watercolor on paper deemed Desert Scene ($ 35,000-50,000). Tiffany was fascinated by North Africas intriguing combination of exoticism, daunting vistas and intense sunlight. He credited his painting excursions to Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and the Levant with awakening him to the importance of color. In painting Desert Scene, Tiffany combined opaque and transparent watercolor pigments to create the effect of heat haze, giving the work marked depth and perspective.
An outstanding Tiffany armchair is to be included in the offered lots ($ 120,000-140,000). The massive oak and quilted silk velvet chair was originally designed for the New York residence of sugar refining magnate Henry O. Havemeyer. A repeating, interlaced strapwork design is utilized throughout the carved oak frame as well as the quilted upholstery, giving nod to Celtic and Norwegian Viking prototypes. The mate to this chair is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Decorative works of art from the Garden Museum Collection are quite varied in the sale, providing an exciting representation of artistic disciplines produced by Tiffany Studios. Amongst the offered lots is a circa 1900 Calla Lily and Poppy enamel-on-copper vase ($ 70,000-90,000), also an enamel-on-copper Sagittaria vase whose lip displays a foliage form ($ 70,000-90,000), a bronze candlestick decorated with Favrile glass balls ($ 30,000-40,000), a Scarab humidor ($ 35,000-40,000), a bronze Casket inkwell inset with Favrile glass turtleback tiles ($ 30,000-40,000) and an important set of Tiffany & Company mixed metal silver exhibited at the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Rounding out the highlighted Tiffany selections are many examples of vases and blown glass, as well as several Tiffany windows.
An addition to this sale will be four extraordinary modern works in glass by Steven Stelz as well as a contemporary stained glass window in the style of Tiffany by Michael Mattei.
For more information on the Tiffany & 20th Century Design Auction please call 510-740-0220 or visit http://www.michaans.com. Previews will be held at Michaans Auctions from May 3-5, 17 and the day of sale. Michaans Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.
About the company:
Michaans Auctions is a leading full service auction house on the West Coast with one of the largest facilities in Northern California. Specializing in antique appraisal s and sale of fine art, Michaans has specialists in the fields of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern, Contemporary Art, European and American Paintings and Prints, Jewelry, Asian Works of Art and Ethnographic Art. Established in 2002, Michaans Auctions holds up to 30 sales each year attracting a broad base of buyers and consignors from all over the world. Michaans offers buyers and sellers the opportunity to preview and bid on many unique and desirable properties. Michaans holds art auctions, estate auctions, offers free art appraisal, and sells antiques. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.michaans.com.
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Small Businesses Use Roland Large-Format Printers to Create Unique Digital Graphics That Help Them Stand Out
Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
With 2013 expected to be another challenging year economically, more and more small business owners are recognizing the need for innovative creative solutions to help them stand out from the competition. Illustrating this trend are two Golden Image Award winners from the recent international Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in Las Vegas entrepreneurs that are using advanced large-format printers to differentiate themselves and attract consumers.
Jim Dileva enjoyed building birdhouses and selling them out of the back of his nail salon in East Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Build a Birdhouse was mostly a hobby until one of Dilevas salon clients asked him to create a birdhouse decorated to look like her favorite cartoon character. Dileva asked a friend in a printing company to print some decals. The client loved it, Dileva said. Soon, Dileva was producing dozens of custom designs on his own digital printer and applying them to his unique aviary abodes.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest Jr.) and partners were looking to start a new restaurant chain specializing in salads and wraps in the highly competitive Los Angeles area. It was less than auspicious timing for the opening of Saladish, as hundreds of restaurants were laying off staff or closing due to a poor economy. So they turned to Gamut Media, a design and printing firm located in Brea, Calif. The result was a botanical-themed interior in addition to window, signage and menu graphics. But the element that attracts customers by the hundreds is the restaurants stunning floor-to-ceiling mural featuring a bold, illustrated garden scene.
A common denominator for these two businesses is standing out and driving business through the use of colorful digital printing. And, according to Dileva, its not coincidental that both Gamut Media and Build a Birdhouse chose Roland large-format printers for their businesses. Dileva noted that he chose Roland because of the companys excellent reputation for reliability. We have had absolutely no problems with our printer, he said. Its sped up our production tremendously and already paid for itself.
John Kim of Gamut Media said, The prints from our Roland came out rich and vibrant and, thanks to the Rolands eco-solvent inks, they can be washed and still standout years from now. The massive wall mural is a signature graphic that makes Saladish both a memorable brand and a truly awesome place to eat.
Todays large-format printers can deliver images and graphics of almost any shape and size, in vivid color, with amazing speed, precision and accuracy. Theyre also extremely versatile tools, opening up a world of creative opportunities for digital imaging specialists. Nowhere was this more apparent than at this years SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, where professionals from around the world vied for coveted Golden Image Awards recognizing industry-leading excellence.
The things these state-of-the-art machines can do are nothing short of amazing, said Dileva. My large-format inkjet lets me print precision graphics with special metallic and white ink effects that really give my customized birdhouses that wow factor.
For information on Roland products, please visit http://www.rolanddga.com.
About Roland DGA Corp.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Roland DGA Corp. serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corp. in Hamamatsu, Japan. Celebrating 30 years of innovation, Roland provides business-critical solutions every day to professionals across the sign, grand-format, sublimation, UV inkjet, digital graphics, vehicle graphics, fine art, dental, photography, packaging, label, engraving and 3D modeling industries. Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified.
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Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
Empire State Development and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise today announced that Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP, a Canadian manufacturer of portable garden center structures, products and merchandise display systems for local, regional and national garden centers, will establish operations in Buffalo. The project will create 57 new jobs over the next five years and the company will invest more than $ 2 million for real estate acquisition, construction/renovation and the purchase of machinery and equipment. The investment is expected to generate more than $ 2 million in new payroll wages per year to spur local economic growth.
New York State will provide up to $ 450,000 in Excelsior tax credits to Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP. The manufacturer will also receive $ 61,000 in sales tax abatements through the Erie County IDA.
Governor Cuomos promise of a new New York is demonstrated today by Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LPs commitment to establishing its operations in Buffalo, said Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy. OutFront has purchased a Buffalo manufacturing company that was about to go out of a business and is now refurbishing and upgrading the plant, maintaining the existing employees and drawing additional employees from an impoverished, urban area, creating a win-win solution for New York State.
I am pleased to be able to bring manufacturing jobs to the City of Buffalo, said Tony Van Es, President, Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP. My company is dedicated to ensuring the Buffalo OutFront MetalWorks Company has state of the art equipment, utilizes the best in green processes and that a multitude of high quality jobs result. This could not be possible without the support of the leaders in New York State government like Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Mark Grisanti who ensured that we received monetary assistance. I greatly appreciate all they have done to get this project off the ground.
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise assisted OutFront with their acquisition of the former Buffalo Metal Fabricating by facilitating its access to incentives, and assisting with accounting, immigration and workforce needs. Expanding into the region through acquisition and having such a meaningful impact on an inner city neighborhood distinguishes this project from many of BNEs past Canadian successes.
It is because of our consistent Canadian marketing efforts and relationship building on the other side of the border that we were in a position to connect a Canadian buyer with this opportunity, said BNE President & CEO Thomas A. Kucharski. I want to congratulate and thank all of our partners including Empire State, our state legislators, the ECIDA and National Grid. This project is a great example of how private and public efforts can combine to create new jobs, retain existing ones and spur investment that will revitalize older neighborhoods in our city.
OutFront Metalworks LP is starting the process to refurbish, renovate and make into a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant the former Buffalo Metal Fabricating plant located on the East Side of Buffalo. This updated facility will then provide the company access to the U.S. marketplace and will utilize local U.S. steel and galvanizing suppliers for production. Plans for the future include renovating all the existing buildings and retrofitting with green equipment needed to run a steel fabricating operation.
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the Northern Border Caucus and the U.S. Canada Interparlementary Exchange, said, Our proximity to the Canadian border provides limitless economic opportunities for Western New York. We are thrilled that the leadership of Buffalo OutFront Metalworks recognizes Buffalos great potential as a City with a dedicated workforce and a community on the rise.
Senator Mark Grisanti said, Tony Van Es and the OutFront organization are committed to bringing jobs to the City of Buffalo. His company will provide good high quality, high paying manufacturing jobs to people who greatly need this opportunity as well as training for the unemployed, veterans and the disabled. I applaud his vision and dedication to making this conversion happen. We need more businesses to recognize the opportunity for success that are present here in New York State and our elected leadership needs to offer appropriate incentives to recruit businesses to our area.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LPs decision to locate a facility in Buffalo fits in well with my administrations goal to attract Canadian businesses to Erie County. Our region provides the skilled workforce and easy access to U.S. markets that Canadian businesses are looking for, and we look forward to Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LPs success, which will serve as a model for other businesses interested in locating in Erie County.
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said, My administration was very involved with bringing Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP to the East Side of Buffalo, where we are pleased to welcome this leading Canadian manufacturer to its new U.S. home. The creation of 57 new jobs and over $ 2 million of investment for the local economy is great news as we continue to see progress and job growth in Buffalo.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, I congratulate Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP on recognizing the benefits of locating its business in Buffalo, New York. Western New York boasts proximity to an international border, access to the U.S. market and a well established metal fabricating industry. I also applaud the company for its decision to maintain and improve an existing manufacturing plant in the region. It clearly demonstrates the regions strengths in growing the manufacturing industry and employment.
Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP is one of three existing subsidiary divisions of All Cover Portable Systems, the other two being XL Shelter and Easy Fence Rental and Sales. The addition of the manufacturing facility in Buffalo will add a new division to the all Cover Portable Systems group of companies.
All Cover Portable Systems head office is located in Beamsville, Ontario, Canada. This location provides easy access to the Ontario Market, as well as close proximity to the Canadian and U.S. border. All Cover Portable Systems is a privately-held corporation that has operated in Ontario since its inception in 1997. Its head office houses manufacturing facilities and new office space. The company also has storage facilities located in Ontario and Alberta.
Empire State Development (ESD) is New Yorks chief economic development agency (http://www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomos Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of I Love NY, the States iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit http://www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and http://www.esd.ny.gov.
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), a private, non-profit, marketing, business and economic development organization, is the point of contact for business attraction and investment in the eight counties of the Buffalo Niagara region. Working with local economic development groups, real estate & development professionals, governmental agencies, utilities and private sector business leaders, BNE assists businesses seeking to re-lo
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