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ESSEX COUNTY, UK –

A brand of desk, designed in 1959 and which shot to fame when it appeared in two James Bond films, is being sold at the largest ever decorative art and design sale held by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers on July 29-30...Full story

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LONDON –

“A common trait of modern life is that the existence of a market for any kind of valuable object almost always encourages the production of counterfeits — such is the case with banknotes, drugs and designer handbags. It is also the case with works of art.”...Full story

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. –

The Speed Art Museum’s satellite space for programming and exhibitions, Local Speed, will open an exhibition titled “Discovering the Earth: African Pottery from the Speed's Collection,” featuring examples of traditional African pottery on...Full story

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Potential bargains beckon in Gray’s Warehouse Auction Aug. 6

Potential bargains beckon in Gray’s Warehouse Auction Aug. 6

CLEVELAND – Gray’s celebrates the summer with a fun offering of affordable furniture, art, decorative items and rugs in their Summer Warehouse Auction taking place on Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. Eastern....

Top names in design represented at Nova Ars auction July 31

Top names in design represented at Nova Ars auction July 31

ASTI, Italy – An interesting collection of contemporary art and design of 20th and 21st century will cross the block at Nova Arts Auction on July 31. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live...

Art, Americana stand out in Thomaston Place sale Aug. 23-24

THOMASTON, Maine – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction of Fine Art & Antiques on Aug. 23 and 24 will present a vast selection of important American and International art, including...

Tim’s Auctions to sell contents of large Conn. home Aug. 3

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The contents of a gorgeous 4,000-square-foot home on Silver City Road in Newtown valued at over $500,000 – 10 rooms, all of them beautifully decorated with quality items purchased...

Vintage guitars to take center stage at Capo Auction July 26

NEW YORK – The current “Instruments of C.F. Martin” guitar exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art isn’t the only place you’ll find some of these rare instruments. Capo Auction Fine...

Bruhns has 1,000 high-end lots lined up for auction July 27

Heritage July 30 auction a highlight of political items convention

Morphy's to auction 1,200 toys, trains, cast-iron novelties July 26-27

Mumbling Muse to auction fine Asian, European & Canadian art, July 27

Ewbank’s militaria sale coincides with anniversary of WWI

Find the unexpected at Artemis Gallery’s July 23 Discovery Auction

Jeffrey S. Evans to auction 19th/20th century glass, July 26

Sworders to hold their largest ever art and design sale July 29-30

John Moran presents Euro. art, Continental furnishings, July 22

Jewelry, silver and objets d’art offered at Stephenson’s, July 18

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Met Museum to unveil Benton’s mural ‘America Today’ Sept. 30

Met Museum to unveil Benton’s mural ‘America Today’ Sept. 30

NEW YORK – The exhibition “Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered,” which opens Sept. 30, celebrates the gift of the artist’s epic masterpiece America Today from AXA Equitable...

Michaan’s sponsors seminar for appraisers Aug. 28-29

Michaan’s sponsors seminar for appraisers Aug. 28-29

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s Auctions will host nine presentations over the course of two days, Aug. 27-28, in the San Francisco Bay area. The Foundation for Appraisal Education has put together...

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit after museum quarrel

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan's first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan which was postponed after a diplomatic spat over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artifacts, officials said Monday. Chow...

Comic-Con: Wrap-Up

SAN DIEGO – Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Comic-Con International: San Diego, saw the Hollywood PR machine in full force, literally thousands of attendees in costume, and plenty of transactions...

Amon Carter Museum acquires Raphaelle Peale painting

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has acquired a Raphaelle Peale painting called Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket. Museum officials in Fort Worth...

Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts 6.2 million visitors

Divers explore, preserve Lake Superior shipwrecks

Museums plan Piero di Cosimo exhibit in US, Italy

Yaddo artists’ retreat gets plaque marking historic status

Lasers key to restoring Gen. Anthony Wayne statue

African pottery exhibit at Speed Museum’s ‘Local’ venue Aug. 1

Heritage to sell art from Watterson-Pastis collaboration Aug. 8

Special Report: Comic-Con: Day 2

'Little Dancer' back in spotlight at National Gallery of Art

Greece’s antiquities protection department arrests one of its own

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Busy preview foretells success for Morphy’s July 19 Firearms sale

Busy preview foretells success for Morphy’s July 19 Firearms sale

DENVER, Pa. – Staff members assisting previewers the day before Morphy’s July 19 Firearms Auction were all in agreement – they had never before seen the gallery so full or so continuously busy...

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Mid-Summer in south Florida is hot and steamy but it was a large selection of 20th century art that created the heat at Kodner Galleries’ July 16 auction. The highlighted...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury manuscripts auction strong from the start

LONDON – Top prices were achieved across a number of specialist disciplines in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Printed Books, Maps and Manuscripts auction on July 17-18, including manuscripts,...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury achieves high prices for silver, jewelry

LONDON – Jewelry and silver from the second half of the 20th century stole the hearts of bidders at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on July 9, proving the huge international demand for works...

Famille rose plaques achieve $463,000 at Michaan’s

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s Fine Asian Works of Art auction on June 23 was a resounding success, raking in over $2.4 million. Over 400 lots of fine Asian antiquities were presented to the world...

Bronzes among top lots in Capo's June 28 auction

Moran’s June 17 sale heats up summer auction season

Mohawk Arms auctions Civil War cannonball, other relics

Rare English clock rings up $109,250 at Jeffrey Evans auction

Queen Anne highboy reigns at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Calif. gold quartz pocket watch tops $37,000 at Cowan's sale

Chinese porcelain screen brings $126,900 at Elite Decorative Arts

Chinese huanghuali furniture leads Clars' to $1.6M auction

Russian buyers drive up icon prices at Jackson’s International

Miniature lamps spark big bids at Jeffrey S. Evans auction

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Kim Gattle named to Indianapolis Museum of Art position

Kim Gattle named to Indianapolis Museum of Art position

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Museum of Art has named Kim Gattle Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This new addition to museum’s senior leadership...

Mississippi father, son sculpting Civil War monument

Mississippi father, son sculpting Civil War monument

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) – Kim Sessums and his son Jake Sessums work in a room of giants. Three eight-foot Confederate soldiers tower over the men as they form and shape clay around the giant bodies. Kim...

Texas blues/rock legend Janis Joplin honored on US postage stamp

WASHINGTON – On August 8th, the USPS will release a Forever stamp honoring the groundbreaking Texas blues/rock singer Janis Joplin (1943-1970). The latest in the postal service’s Music Icons...

Australian mogul James Packer gives away $188M to arts

SYDNEY (AFP) - Billionaire James Packer, one of Australia's richest men, on Tuesday announced he was setting up a philanthropic foundation to give away Aus$200 million (US$188 million). The casino...

Wis. man loans part of his artifact collection to local museum

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) – A lot of children collect things – shells, stamps, sports cards – but most eventually abandon their collections. This wasn't the case for Ron “Curly” Babler who began...

Nat'l Gallery of Art appoints Lynne Cooke to senior curator post

In Memoriam: Fine art philanthropist Peter Wege

Terry Kovel to speak at antique advertising convention

Jaguar owner finds surprise note from Seinfeld in glove box

Miranda Lash named contemporary art curator at Speed Art Museum

Roger Ebert statue about to get a permanent home

Tom Hathazy named president of Morphy's Classic Car division

Royal hair force: William, Kate given waxwork makeover

In Memoriam: Eli Wallach, veteran actor, 98

Robert Morgenthau steps down as NY Jewish museum chair

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Columns & International

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Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 28, 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 28, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Rookwood pottery probably is the most famous of the art potteries made in the United States in the late 19th and 20th centuries. It was started by Maria Longworth Nichols of Cincinnati...

London Eye: July 2014

London Eye: July 2014

LONDON – “A common trait of modern life is that the existence of a market for any kind of valuable object almost always encourages the production of counterfeits — such is the case with banknotes,...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Design da Nova Ars

ASTI, Italia – Forma o funzione? Decorazione o utilità? Opera d'arte o oggetto di design? Domande su cui da sempre si interrogano designer e architetti e che attraversano come un fil rouge i...

Art Market Italy: Design at Nova Ars

ASTI, Italy – Form or function? Decorative or utilitarian? Artwork or design object? Questions that designers and architects have always engaged and that run as a leitmotif through the lots offered...

Miscellaneana: Amber

LONDON - Amber, it seems, is once again the new gold, but be quick, the spike in what it’s fetching in the saleroom might be nothing more than a flash in the pan. In April, Shrewsbury, Shropshire,...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 21, 2014

Miscellaneana: Folk art

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Fumetto, il mercato di Dylan Dog

Art Market Italy: Dylan Dog comics at Little Nemo

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 14, 2014

Miscellaneana: Pearls

Reading the Streets: Joe Iurato

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 7, 2014

Reading the Streets: Top street artists 'go green' to benefit inmates

Miscellaneana: Russian decorative arts

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Features

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Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – Patricia Kiddney walked in the steps of railroad history this week while exploring the El Paso Union Depot. Kiddney carefully carried manila folders stuffed with photographs...

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

IOLA, Wis. – During National Postcard Week 2014, I was drawn to several box lots of postcards in an online Fusco Auction catalog. I thought the lots had ample potential for launching a collection and...

Mineral Point, Wis.: Figgyhobbin, pasties and the arts

MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) – This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists' galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets. Whimsical free libraries...

Memphis Milano: Bold color, extreme design

PHILA., Pa. - In late 1980, Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), a well-known designer and architect in Milan, Italy, gathered together a group of younger colleagues to brainstorm a new international design...

Amid Italy's art gems, artists' tombs inspire, too

ROME (AP) – For the painters, musicians, sculptors and writers who have inspired this art-loving country for centuries, their works are the truest memorials, whether concertos of Antonio Vivaldi...

Obama’s restrictions on instruments strike sour note

Last Post descendant to head Hillwood museum stepping down

Americans and their cars: a love affair on fumes?

Volunteers help dig up dinosaurs for Utah museum

Spring brings metal detecting hobbyists in search of treasure

Old libraries, pubs beckon visitors to literary Dublin

Revisiting the 1964 New York World's Fair, 50 years later

Mont. T-rex to move to Smithsonian natural history museum

Old baseball cards rain down from rafters of Pittsburgh house

Former Hasbro CEO celebrates G.I. Joe milestone

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