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A Picasso painting, snatched more than a decade ago from a storeroom in Paris, has surfaced in New York and will be returned to the French government, U.S. officials said Thursday. The century-old Cubist oil was smuggled into the United States last December from...Full story

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MT. CRAWFORD, Va. –

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will offer a large group of desirable collectible and historical objects in a country store and variety auction on Feb. 28. One of the main focuses of the sale is the offering of approximately 15,000 postcards comprising the...Full story

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BEIJING (AP) –

China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry declared the ban in a public notice...Full story

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Upscale decorative arts offered by Roland Auctions NY, March 7

Upscale decorative arts offered by Roland Auctions NY, March 7

NEW YORK – On March 7 Roland Auctions NY presents its Magnificent March Auction featuring over 600 lots of fine and decorative arts selected from choice estates throughout New York City including...

Stevens Auction to sell famed Ala. dealers' collection March 7

Stevens Auction to sell famed Ala. dealers' collection March 7

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The living estate of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson of Birmingham, Ala. – a couple who was renowned nationwide for having operated as Hudson’s Antiques & Auctions for over...

Sworders toasts Orpen portrait of scandalized countess March 10

ESSEX COUNTY, UK – She looks the image of the refined Edwardian lady, but this portrait by Ireland’s pre-eminent portrait painter of the era hides a rags-to-riches tale of scandal. On Tuesday,...

Mid-century modern at forefront of Kamelot auction Feb. 28

PHILA., Pa. – Kamelot Auction House will host their annual mid-century furniture and design sale on Saturday, Feb. 28. This design-focused sale will feature a breadth of 20th century furnishings...

LBJ's condolence letter to Coretta Scott King in Quinn's March 5 auction

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Thursday, March 5, Quinn’s Auction Galleries will offer to the highest bidder one of the most significant documents in US history – the letter President Lyndon Baines Johnson...

Native American items star in Allard’s Big Spring Phoenix, March 7-8

Bertoia's gears up for Mar. 27-28 auction of Max Berry toys, banks

Tibetan bronze figure stands out in I.M. Chait auction March 8

Regal sarcophagus will hold court in Ancient Resource’s March 8 auction

Material Culture casts Eileen Ford estate items in auction March 1

Jeffrey S. Evans stocks up on country store items for Feb. 28 sale

Myers offers fine art from Borghese Palace, European nobility, March 8

Stephenson’s to host Feb. 27 estate-quality Firearms & Militaria Auction

Furniture, Chinese jewelry prized in Leighton sale March 5

Kaminski to sell lifetime collection of Asian antiques March 1

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Conn. town pursues museum honoring Maurice Sendak

Conn. town pursues museum honoring Maurice Sendak

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Three years after Maurice Sendak's death, his Connecticut hometown is pursuing a museum honoring the author of Where the Wild Things Are. The town of Ridgefield has its sights...

Louvre museum condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing

Louvre museum condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing

PARIS (AFP) – Paris's famed Louvre museum on Friday reacted in shock to the destruction of priceless artifacts by jihadists in Iraq, saying they hit at the heart of "humanity's memory." A video...

Stolen 17th century Italian books found in San Francisco area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) –Two Italian history books from the 17th century have been discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be returned to their country of origin. The San Francisco Chronicle...

Charges dropped against retiree who had antique pistol in car

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) – Weapons charges have been dropped against a retired New Jersey teacher who was caught with a 300-year-old pistol in a car. The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office announced...

Stolen Picasso painting discovered in New York

NEW YORK (AFP) – A Picasso painting, snatched more than a decade ago from a storeroom in Paris, has surfaced in New York and will be returned to the French government, U.S. officials said Thursday. The...

China imposes one-year ban on ivory imports, effective now

Met’s director condemns destruction of artifacts by jihadists

World art sales hit new record in 2014; China tops market

Video shows jihadists destroying artifacts in Iraq museum

Duke of Wellington portrait goes on UK display for first time

007 production moves to Rome after surviving Sony hack

Mass. museum acquires early Helen Keller photo, letter

Rare ‘First Folio’ to visit Shakespeare's Globe theater

Plains Indian artistic masterworks on view at Met museum

VIDEO: Warhol documentary to be bankrolled through Kickstarter

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Banquet lamp sparks bidding to $18,400 at Jeffrey Evans sale

Banquet lamp sparks bidding to $18,400 at Jeffrey Evans sale

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ auction of 19th and 20th century glass and lighting on Jan. 31 presented strong evidence that prices in the decorative arts markets for...

Diverse offerings spur strong sales at Moran’s Feb. 17 auction

Diverse offerings spur strong sales at Moran’s Feb. 17 auction

PASADENA, Calif. – Presenting a catalog peppered with a number of pleasant surprises, Moran’s Feb. 17 decorative art auction proved attractive for collectors across a number of specialties, including...

PBA Galleries sets house record for single-session auction, Feb. 8

SAN FRANCISCO - A 1632 Second Folio edition of William Shakespeare would qualify as headline news at any book auction. Yet there was an even bigger story to report at PBA Galleries, where the rare...

Portraits in high demand at Case Antiques auction Jan. 24

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Portraits proved to be among the most sought-after lots at the Winter Case Antiques Auction, held Jan. 24 at the company’s gallery in Knoxville. The top selling lot was a 1963...

Philadelphia Chippendale tea table hits $1.9M at Keno auction

NEW YORK – Keno Auctions’ Winter Sale on Jan. 31 provided a dramatic conclusion of Americana Week in New York. The sale, which was composed of only 13 lots, totaled an impressive $3,456,500 with...

Morphy's back-to-back sales of advertising & art hit $2.2M

Halaby painting soars at Gray's Jan. 28 Modern & Contemporary auction

Famous collection gets overwhelming reception at Clars

Noel Barrett’s $1.1M auction ventured into obscure and offbeat territory

Estate jewelry, Simonetti painting big draws at Kaminski auction

Jackie O's mystique, online bidding yield $900K at Palm Beach Modern sale

20th century design shows staying power at Kaminski Auctions

Treadway-Toomey's Arts & Crafts auction a resounding success

Le Pho painting the toast of Kaminski's New Year's auction

Purple Heart awarded to war hero earns $5,100 at Mohawk Arms

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Catherine Futter named to new leadership position at KC museum

Catherine Futter named to new leadership position at KC museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – During opening week for two special exhibitions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the museum has announced that Catherine L. Futter – responsible for both exhibitions – has...

In Memoriam: actor Leonard Nimoy, 83

In Memoriam: actor Leonard Nimoy, 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of Star Trek fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage...

Prof. Thomas Crow presents A.W. Mellon Lectures beginning March 15

WASHINGTON – Thomas Crow, professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, will give the 64th annual A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in a series titled “Restoration...

Annette Schlagenhauff earns promotion at Indianapolis museum

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Museum of Art has announced that Dr. Annette D. Schlagenhauff, the IMA’s associate curator for research, has been promoted to a newly created position indicative...

India Prime Minister Modi's suit auctioned for charity

NEW DELHI (AP) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dark suit with its unique monogram pinstripes went up for auction Wednesday in his home state of Gujarat, officials said. The money raised...

In Memoriam: artist Tomie Ohtake, 101

Composer Yehudi Wyner elected president of arts academy

In Memoriam: Walter Liedtke, Metropolitan Museum curator

Author Stephen King visits Florida to support libraries

Egypt’s Indiana Jones-style antiquities showman resurfaces

Secretary Kerry to award 2014 U.S. State Dept. Medal of Arts

Guggenheim names Sara Raza for curatorial residency

NY Met Museum's spokesman Harold Holzer to retire

Film director Peter Jackson helping to open WWI museum

Museum director who helped protect Detroit's art to retire

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Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Le ceramiche di Marcello Fantoni

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Le ceramiche di Marcello Fantoni

PARIGI – Tra i maestri italiani della ceramica un nome di rilievo è quello di Marcello Fantoni, nato a Firenze nel 1915 e scomparso nel 2011. La sua carriera è iniziata molto presto: a soli 12...

Art Market Italy: Marcello Fantoni's ceramics

Art Market Italy: Marcello Fantoni's ceramics

PARIS –Among the masters of Italian ceramics an important name is that of Marcello Fantoni, born in Florence in 1915 and died in 2011. His career began early. Just 12 years old, Fantoni began attending...

Miscellaneana: Hold your bets on Beswick

LONDON – We met a dealer this week who used to deal only in high value, Royal Doulton and Beswick pottery figures. Oddly, all he’s selling now are modern reproductions of Art Nouveau and Art Deco...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Feb. 23, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – To enjoy the wine lifestyle, the accessories must be as great as the vintage wine. Today, the status symbol is a wine cellar with bottles of carefully selected wine stored in racks...

Miscellaneana: Felines in art

LONDON – Ours is a cat loving household, currently – and sadly – sans cat, but what’s all this about the pets becoming Internet superstars? There’s even self-help books on how it’s done...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Feb. 16, 2015

Miscellaneana: Valentine greetings

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Asta di San Valentino

Art Market Italy: Valentine's Day Auction

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Feb. 9, 2015

Miscellaneana: Whitby jet, once a staple of mourning jewelry

Furniture Specific: Parts and pieces

London Eye: January 2015

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Feb. 2, 2015

Gallery Report: February 2015

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Philip and Kelvin Laverne: Bright ideas in heavy metal

Philip and Kelvin Laverne: Bright ideas in heavy metal

NEW YORK – Philip Laverne (1908-1988) and his son Kelvin (b. 1936) sought to create pieces that were both functional furniture and expressions of fine art. Their approach, their designs, their techniques...

Iowa teacher continues the art of making hooked rugs

Iowa teacher continues the art of making hooked rugs

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A length of burlap-colored linen is stretched taut across a square wooden frame on a pedestal. In one hand, Beth Anne Smiley holds a thin strip of colorful wool under the...

Younger generation finding enjoyment shopping for antiques

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) – Antique stores used to be known as the place where older generations shopped for floral china and dusty relics. Now, grandma is hunting for treasures alongside young...

An invitation to celebrate with Mardi Gras memorabilia

NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras celebrations are in full swing in New Orleans this week. Daily parades with lavish floats began on Jan. 31 and continue until Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17, when the major krewes...

Pa. German fraktur subject of exhibits, comprehensive catalog

PHILA., Pa. – Fraktur is the name used for documents and religious texts that – in the hands of Pennsylvania German artists – became an important expression of American folk art. The name is derived...

Art is a powerful tool to help healing process in hospitals

'Cast Iron Charlie' of Oregon is a seasoned expert

Campers let the good times roll in their vintage travel trailers

Living in and decorating a 100-year-old Craftsman home

An American classic, Barrel of Monkeys opens up about turning 50

Pittsburgh old-school booksellers thrive in digital age

Style yourself: Holiday dressing at auction

Owner of Little Norway prepares to sell historic property

Couple renovates Carnegie library into art museum

From Kovels: Great tips on setting a Thanksgiving table

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