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PHILA., Pa. –

In its sale "Folk, Self-Taught and Outsider Art," Material Culture will bring together a rich compendium of artistic works across these categories. A leader in self-taught art, the auction house once again showcases some of the top names in this increasingly popular field, offering...Full story

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Heritage Auctions has announced that Elyse Luray, a leading expert in the collectibles and pop culture field with more than 20 years of appraising experience and several television shows to her credit, has joined its growing Trusts & Estates Division. Elyse will assist executors, advisors and fiduciary professionals...Full story

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the first museum exhibition dedicated to the work of celebrated Indian modern painter Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde (1924–2001) with “V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life” from Oct. 24 to Feb. 11. The retrospective comprises 45 major...Full story

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Midwest Auction Galleries goes from West to East, Nov. 1-2

Midwest Auction Galleries goes from West to East, Nov. 1-2

OXFORD, Mich. – Midwest Auction Galleries will conduct its Fine and Decorative Arts Auction on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, followed by its Chinese Antiques and Works of Art Auction...

Morphy's to auction contents of Wild West Museum, Oct 31-Nov 2

Morphy's to auction contents of Wild West Museum, Oct 31-Nov 2

DENVER, Pa. – One of the most important collections ever to document the characters and rough-and-tumble lifestyles of the Old West will cross the auction block at Morphy Auctions, October 31 through...

Quinn & Farmer to auction early Cy Twombly self-portrait, Oct. 25

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Quinn & Farmer’s beautifully varied Oct. 25 auction of furniture, art and decorative art is led by an early self-portrait by one of Virginia’s most accomplished native...

Material Culture embraces outsider art at auction Oct. 26

PHILA., Pa. – In its sale "Folk, Self-Taught and Outsider Art," Material Culture will bring together a rich compendium of artistic works across these categories. A leader in self-taught art, the...

Tim’s Inc. lines up major auction in historic town Nov. 1

GOSHEN, Conn. – An important on-site auction of three historic properties and the hundreds of treasures they hold is slated for Saturday, Nov. 1. The auction has just gotten better with the addition...

Bertoia's presents Max Berry antique bank & toy collection, Nov. 14-15

Sterling Associates to host creepy ‘Danse Macabre’ auction, Oct. 22

Breker to tally early computer in tech auction Nov. 14-15

Stefek’s auction Oct. 23 features fine art, modern design

Premier sculptures in Palm Beach Modern Auctions' Nov. 1 sale

Roland Auctions delves into massive upstate NY collection Oct. 18

20th century German artists have role in PBA Galleries sale Oct. 23

Teapot extravaganza toast of Jeffrey Evans ceramics sale Oct. 21

35-year postcard collection in Morphy ephemera action Oct. 25-26

Jeffrey Evans auction will turn out famous lamp collection Oct. 18

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Lennon's heartfelt letter supporting Yoko Ono's music sells for $28K

Lennon's heartfelt letter supporting Yoko Ono's music sells for $28K

BOSTON - A John Lennon letter handwritten to New York broadcast legend Joe Franklin in which a passionate case is made for acceptance of Yoko Ono's music sold for $28,171 on Thursday evening, October...

Guggenheim presents Indian painter V.S. Gaitonde retrospective

Guggenheim presents Indian painter V.S. Gaitonde retrospective

NEW YORK – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the first museum exhibition dedicated to the work of celebrated Indian modern painter Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde (1924–2001) with “V.S. Gaitonde:...

Gardner Museum exhibit features Italian Renaissance masters

BOSTON (AP) – The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new exhibit features works by Michelangelo, Donatello and other Italian Renaissance masters. Many of the drawings and sculptures in the exhibit...

Henry Ford museum buys Apple-1 computer for $905,000

NEW YORK (AP) – A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding presale estimates and outdoing a previous...

SF Bay Bridge boosters seek $4M to keep light show

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – It's going to take $4 million to keep darkness from falling on the Bay Bridge. A nightly, constantly changing display of 25,000 white lights on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay...

Belo Collection of Texas art sets records at Heritage Auctions

North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

Schnitzer Foundation lecture at Print Fair taps artist Mel Bochner

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

'See Rock City' barns vanishing from rural landscape

Don Kagin puts huge California gold nugget up for sale

Mourning fashions in season at Metropolitan museum

Mammoth, but careful, skeletal restoration under way at Smithsonian

Gettysburg museum to close, auction its Civil War artifacts

Engraved stone found in Jerusalem addresses Jewish revolt

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Rare Sphinx lamp reveals its true value at Coker auction

Rare Sphinx lamp reveals its true value at Coker auction

NEW MARKET, Tenn. – “From day one, I thought it might end up being the top lot, and that’s exactly what happened,” said Tennessee auctioneer John W. Coker, describing a cameo-glass Sphinx lamp...

Cigar store figure packs a $102,600 punch at Showtime sale

Cigar store figure packs a $102,600 punch at Showtime sale

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 1/2 inches tall and with a contemporary base, soared to $102,600 at a three-day auction held Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services....

'55 Porsche Speedster leads pack at Morphy’s auto auction debut

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s Oct. 11 Automobile Auction, which introduced the company’s newest specialty division, was a roaring success, grossing $1.42 million (all prices inclusive of 10 percent...

Hovsep Pushman painting brings $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletee

ATLANTA – An original oil on board painting by the noted Armenian-American artist Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile and depicting a woman at bust length with dark hair...

Harrah gambling machines pay off for Morphy's at $2.4M Vegas auction

LAS VEGAS – If any name is synonymous with Las Vegas, it’s “Harrah” – in particular, William F. Harrah (1911-1978), visionary founder of Harrah’s Hotel and Casinos. So it came as no...

Ruth Asawa sculpture tops Keno auction at $329,000

Tiffany trio tops Cottone Auctions’ Sept. 26-27 sale

With LiveAuctioneers, Moran's fall auction harvests strong prices

Cowan’s Western-themed sale on LiveAuctioneers exceeds $940,000

Schulz, Cortes tie for top honors at Cordier auction Aug. 23-24

Clars concludes banner year with record-setting sale Sept. 13-15

Contemporary art, modern furnishings soar at Kaminski sale Sept. 7

Pomo basket delivers $23,000 top bid at Allard’s Santa Fe sale

Morphy’s $1.38M Aug. 30-31 sale yields $284K for Pa. Treasury

Brian Coole nautical painting sets record at Kaminski Auctions

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Elyse Luray joins Heritage Auctions' New York team

Elyse Luray joins Heritage Auctions' New York team

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Elyse Luray, a leading expert in the collectibles and pop culture field with more than 20 years of appraising experience and several television shows...

In Memoriam: Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer

In Memoriam: Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday...

In Memoriam: Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta, 82

NEW YORK (AP) – At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was...

Louis Armstrong remembered in unique photo exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) – Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his “white son,” inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Bradley...

Jeffrey Greer joins Heritage Auctions as VP of marketing

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Jeffrey M. Greer, a longtime collectibles marketing executive with more than 25 years of visionary leadership, is the firm’s new vice president of...

Holly Sherratt joins Heritage Auctions’ West Coast staff

Indiana U. statue of WWII journalist Ernie Pyle has typo

Late Catawba potter remembered for the small things he did

Texan Wendy Lambert crowned champion auctioneer

Comics experts Joe and Nadia Mannarinos join Heritage

Larger memorial placed at Jack Kerouac's gravesite

Ai Weiwei says tax case demonstrates China's dark side

War bride's visit to RMS Queen Mary tops bucket list

Thomas Crow to present 2015 Mellon Lectures at Nat'l Gallery of Art

Maria Shriver buffed from Schwarzenegger portrait

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Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: 90 anni di Pandolfini

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: 90 anni di Pandolfini

FIRENZE, Italia – La casa d'aste fiorentina Pandolfini festeggia 90 anni di attività con tre appuntamenti all'asta d'eccezione che si terranno il 28 ottobre. La prima vendita sarà dedicata ad...

Art Market Italy: Pandolfini marks 90 years of auctions

Art Market Italy: Pandolfini marks 90 years of auctions

FLORENCE, Italy – Florence auction house Pandolfini celebrates 90 years of activity with three exceptional auctions to be held on Oct. 28. The first sale will be devoted to a series of important Renaissance...

Reading the Streets: Danh Vo's 'We the People'

NEW YORK – When I was little, there was a restaurant called America on East 18th Street that featured a bright green miniature Statue of Liberty. She was a beacon for tiny diners like myself; when...

Miscellaneana: Coalbrookdale cast iron

LONDON – It was a good thing and I’d have bought it at the right money. It was the name “Jalbrookdale” impressed on the upper side of the base that threw me. “It’s Coalbrookdale,” the...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Oct. 20, 2014

What a bargain! Often an authentic antique sells for less than a modern copy. Since the price of antique wooden ("brown") furniture has dropped in the last few years, the good news is that there are...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Oct. 13, 2014

Auktionsgespraeche: Der Stuhl

Auction Talk Germany: The Chair

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Le Italian Sales a Londra

Art Market Italy: The Italian Sales

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Oct. 6, 2014

London Eye: September 2014

Live Auction Talk: Halloween treats

Miscellaneana: Gramophones at a giant French flea market

Gallery Report: October 2014

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Town clocks have civic function beyond timekeeping

Town clocks have civic function beyond timekeeping

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) – She glanced at the clock. She didn't really notice the time. It was a few minutes shy of 11:30 a.m., and Erin Neiderhiser is walking briskly down Main Street in Manheim....

Indiana family honored for spurring Goshen's revival

Indiana family honored for spurring Goshen's revival

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – When they renovated their first building in 1985, Dave Pottinger and his wife, Faye Peterson-Pottinger, never imagined downtown Goshen would look the way it does now. “It...

Hand-carved Dogpatch figures returning home for exhibit

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) – Harold Enlow's family was in the roofing business, but he found that it was not a good fit for him. “Man, it was hot in the summer,” he said, “and cold in the winter.”...

Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) – Material manifestations of history can come in many forms, such as arrowheads, fossils, photographs and books. Perhaps the most grandiose of these, tough, are the preserved...

Honolulu's Kakaako district a gritty gallery for street art

HONOLULU (AP) – Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city's warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a different sort of attraction. You won't find kitschy...

Florida Highwaymen artist's works locked behind prison walls

Pompeii: Ancient city of the dead 'buried' in tourists

Va. woman finds hand-carved family crest in thrift store

Horror of World War I inspired innovative art, literature

Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

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

Memphis Milano: Bold color, extreme design

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

Obama’s restrictions on instruments strike sour note

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