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New Work: Thiago & Marianela in Rehearsal by Richard MacDonald

Dawson Cole Fine Art is pleased to announce the latest new work by sculptor Richard MacDonald – Thiago & Marianela in Rehearsal by Richard MacDonald.

Should you have any questions regarding this new edition, please contact the gallery at (888) 972-5543.


Richard MacDonald. Thiago & Marianela in Rehearsal. Bronze. 22.50 x 15 x 13.25. Edition of 55. 2012.

Richard MacDonald. Thiago & Marianela in Rehearsal. Bronze. 22.50 x 15 x 13.25. Edition of 55. 2012.


Art Group Ltd. Launches Online Auction for Richard MacDonald Works

Art Group Ltd. Launches Online Auction for Richard MacDonald Works:

A new platform for the online auctioning of fine art has been developed by Art Group Limited and offers Richard MacDonald collectors an exciting new way to acquire works through the online auction process.  The new auction site, aglauctions.com offers clients an array of different media including sculpture, works on paper, and original drawings and paintings, together in an online venue that facilitates the type of secondary market activity generated by successful artists of wide reputation and depth of experience.

There is no source better versed than AGL in all aspects of Richard MacDonald’s work—it is an unimpeachable authority regarding authenticity, condition, and provenance.  Both sellers and buyers will be brought together with the benefits of privacy to participate in the competitive online auction process.  The international reach and reputation of Richard MacDonald Jr. and AGL, and the broad scope of their marketing efforts, ensure that sellers will reach motivated buyers.  Buyers will find well-presented, well-vetted items from a trusted and knowledgeable source.  As Richard MacDonald’s long-standing and illustrious career continues to expand and develop AGL steps into the marketplace to fulfil the needs of collectors from around the world.


New Mobile App Features Artwork by Richard MacDonald

The mobile app market is heating up.  With the number of smartphones on the market today, staying connected to the world can happen in the palm of your hand.  For those who are fans of the sculptural works of Richard MacDonald, there is a new mobile app on the market that allows users to stay up to date with the artist’s ongoing projects.  Within the app, users can watch the latest video clips featuring the

New Mobile App Featuring Artwork by Richard MacDonald

artist at work in-studio.  Currently,  the latest “time-lapse” video shows a week in the life of Richard MacDonald working feverishly with his apprentices to complete the final touches on his project for the Royal Ballet in London, England.  There is a also an audio section in the app which enables users to listen to the latest audio clips of MacDonald discussing new gallery openings, current projects, and works in progress.  In addition to an image gallery, a section which displays Mr. MacDonald’s work by category, there is also a special “featured” section on the front page of the app which highlights the latest works by the artist.  According to the Director of Dawson Cole Fine Art, Richard MacDonald Jr., this section will change on a weekly basis providing fresh content for regular visitors.  The app is currently only available to iPhone and Android users free of charge.  To download the app search “Dawson Cole” in the iPhone app store or Android Marketplace.   For any questions, users can contact the gallery at (949) 497-4988.






A Night to Celebrate Life, Luxury, & Art: L’Arte du Soleil at Dawson Cole Fine Art

Dawson Cole Fine Art and Aston Martin Newport Beach create a new partnership marked by the launch of this exclusive event. The event will take place at the Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery in Laguna Beach and will feature works by renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald along with Chuck Close and Wayne Thiebaud. Acrobatic dancers will be on-hand with Cirque inspired performances. Nolet Spirits will pour signature cocktails from their Silver Dry Gin Ice Bar. Broadway by Amar Santana will provide catering for the evening. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Home Aid – a nonprofit organization providing dignified housing for homeless men, women and children.

We look forward to celebrating an evening of life, art, and luxury with you May 19th!

Please call 949-497-4988 to RSVP to this unique event.




Strong Results for Richard MacDonald Sculpture at Christie’s Auction, New York

In an overflowing salesroom at Christie’s, six bidders vied for MacDonald’s “Cheetah Bust, Life Size” which depicts a life-size bust of a male cheetah used as a study to the larger “Diana and the Coursing Cheetahs.”  When the bronze was originally created in 1997 it sold for $4,500. But this time, the sculpture brought $11,250.

For several minutes, bidding rose steadily, with five people still competing at $9,000.  Taking bids from the floor, as well as from the telephones, the Christie’s auctioneer took the winning bid for an unidentified buyer.

“Cheetah Bust, Life Size” is considered a seminal work from an important point of MacDonald’s career and represents one of the few depictions of animals.

With 986 lots on offer, the sale totaled just under $2.4 million. Final prices include the buyer’s commission to Christie’s: 25 percent of the first $50,000, 20 percent of the next $50,000 to $1 million and 12 percent of the rest. Estimates do not reflect commissions.

“Cheetah Bust, Life Size” was being sold from the estate of Morton Swinsky. Mr. Swinsky was a long-time admirer and collector of MacDonald’s works.  His home in New York was a showcase for his art collection.

After hearing the results of the auction, Richard MacDonald Jr. stated “We are starting to see a momentum with sales of Richard’s work at the auction houses, and today’s strong results at Christie’s auction certainly injected an enormous amount of confidence.”


Pelican Hill Magazine Features “The Human Theater of Richard MacDonald”

Janine Robinson of Pelican Hill Magazine, Newport Coast recently caught up with sculptor Richard MacDonald.  Her article highlights the most recent developments with the sculptor’s monumental project for the Royal Ballet in London, England as well as the significant positive impact the the artist’s sculptures made in the lives of one particular family.

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Lido Goes Pop! Dawson Cole Fine Art Displays at Riviera Magazine Artist Loft

For collectors and admirers of Dawson Cole Fine Art: this Saturday the gallery will be participating in Riviera Magazine’s “Lido Goes Pop!” event, which is being held in conjunction with the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach.

Dawson Cole Fine Art will present a collection of works by internationally renowned artists including Richard MacDonald, Chuck Close, Nancy Bush, Jim Lamb and Jian Wang at the Riviera Artist Loft this Saturday, April 30th from 10 am to 8 pm.  We invite you to visit us at the Lido Marina Village during the 12th Annual Film Festival for this celebration of the Arts in Orange County.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Invitation for Lido Goes Pop!


The Art of Richard MacDonald Artist Reception, Carmel CA

Artist Reception
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
1PM -4PM

Carmel Gallery

Corner of Lincoln and Sixth Ave

Carmel, CA 93921

Call to RSVP 800-972-5528


New Work: Nightfall, Third Life by Richard MacDonald

Dawson Cole Fine Art is pleased to announce the latest new work by sculptor Richard MacDonald – Nightfall, Third Life. Cloaked in mystery, the female form of “Nightfall” intrigues us. Concealed is a beautiful face, but like nightfall itself, all is not revealed. The globes in each hand lend activity and movement to the figure, while also suggesting the eternally repeated cycles of nature, and the endlessness of nature’s rhythms. Our eye follows the flow of the drapery from top to base — a device that generates movement in the piece, countering the direction of the stride and creating dramatic visual tension. Poised on a crescent moon, the figure strides with strength and purpose, conveying the unstoppable nature of time. MacDonald creatively combines the use of texture, patina, and the classical Baroque spiral to create a truly unique work. Should you have any questions regarding this new edition, please contact the gallery at (888) 972-5543.