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By special arrangement with the Banco de España, from April 22 through August 3, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reunite for the first time four portraits painted by Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) that were commissioned by the Count of Altamira, who was a director...Full story

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. –

An Aetna Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn., reverse-glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at an auction held April 4-6. The sale was conducted by Showtime Auction Services with...Full story

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

A Purple Heart and other military medals belonging to a Kansas soldier killed in World War II were returned to his family during a ceremony on Saturday. Capt. Zachariah Fike, founder of Purple Hearts Reunited, presented the medal awarded decades ago to…Full story

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1595 astrolabe aims for the stars in Charles Miller's Apr. 30 auction

1595 astrolabe aims for the stars in Charles Miller's Apr. 30 auction

LONDON - A Portuguese astrolabe bought for £450 in a junk shop over a half-century ago is expected to fetch £40,000-£50,000 in Charles Miller’s April 30 auction. LiveAuctioneers will provide...

Asian, international fine art on tap at I.M. Chait sale May 18

Asian, international fine art on tap at I.M. Chait sale May 18

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers will conduct an Asian and international fine arts auction May 18. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. Pacific. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide...

Beatles items to star in Heritage music auction April 26-27

NEW YORK – A piece of the set from The Ed Sullivan Show, signed by the Beatles minutes before their first live television performance Feb. 9, 1964, may sell for more than $800,000 in Heritage Auction’s...

1870s Horse Race bank could top $50K at Morphy's, May 3

DENVER, Pa. – Toys, banks, robots and trains are always in demand at Morphy’s, and as any number of their regular bidders would attest, there’s always at least one great discovery in each of...

Chuck Close mural a big find at Sanford & Son May 3 design auction

TACOMA, Wash. – An early example of the work of legendary 20th century artist Chuck Close has been discovered in the home he once lived in and is going to auction. The assembled Chuck Close work,...

Sterling to offer diamonds, gold, silver & antique armor in May 8 sale

Rare gems sparkle throughout Heritage jewelry sale April 29

Sworders expects brush pot to lead Asian Art sale April 29

Ray Frost Fleming estate key component of Heritage auction April 23

Artemis Gallery Live offers artifacts at no-reserve auction April 16

Join the fun at Bertoia's Spring Toy Break Auction, May 9-10

Slotin Folk Art sale stacked with iconic works April 26-27

Grogan to host A Room with a Vieux retirement auction Apr. 26

I.M. Chait offers 500+ lots of Asian arts, antiques April 13

Beatles’ items to rock Ewbank’s entertainment sale April 16-17

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New Banksy artwork claimed by artist's hometown

New Banksy artwork claimed by artist's hometown

LONDON (AFP) – A new work by British street artist Banksy will go on public display in his home city after a dispute over ownership of the painting, which features two lovers embracing as they gaze...

Sotheby's plans to auction huge yellow diamond in May

Sotheby's plans to auction huge yellow diamond in May

GENEVA – One of the world's largest yellow diamonds will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, with the Sotheby's auction house hoping to rake in up to $25 million for the gem. The Graff Vivid...

SMU to host arts entrepreneurship educators conference June 6-7

DALLAS - Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas will host the inaugural Arts Entrepreneurship Educators Conference June 6-7, 2014. The conference, organized by James...

Admiral champions Coast Guard museum for New London

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – As commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. has made it a priority to develop a national museum dedicated to the maritime service. After years of discussion,...

Met Museum to feature Goya and the Altamira Family, Apr. 22-Aug. 3

NEW YORK - By special arrangement with the Banco de España, from April 22 through August 3, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reunite for the first time four portraits painted by Francisco de Goya...

Historic Carter's Grove plantation to be sold at auction

White walls? The trick is choosing the right white from 150 shades

WWII medals found in antique shop returned to soldier's family

ND dealing to keep dinosaur mummy in Bismarck

Malala portrait by Jonathan Yeo up for auction at Christie’s

South Bronx Culture Trail to identify vibrant history

'Red Tails' WWII airmen plan reunion in upstate NY

Henri Matisse cut-outs come together at Tate Modern

T. rex settles into new home in nation's capital

University of North Texas acquires family photo collection

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Aetna Insurance, El Bar Gin signs top $51K at Showtime event

Aetna Insurance, El Bar Gin signs top $51K at Showtime event

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Aetna Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn., reverse-glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at an...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells 'Casino Royale' first edition for £24,180

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells 'Casino Royale' first edition for £24,180

LONDON – A first edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale thrilled bidders again April 11, selling for £24,180 ($40,612) at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Modern Literature on....

Asian arts earn strong prices at Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction

WOODBURY, Conn. – Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction sold 495 lots of fine Asian decorative arts and estate decorative arts on March 23. The Asian section of the sale included fine Asian porcelains,...

Jeffrey S. Evans sale shows strength of Southern decorative arts

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – In a 714-lot, nine-hour marathon session, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates sold the entire Americana collection of the late John and Lil Palmer of Purcellville, Va., to a standing-room...

Treadway/Toomey reports strong results for 20th century design

CHICAGO – On March 8, Treadway / Toomey Gallery of Chicago held another successful 20th Century Art & Design auction. Composed of three sessions – Arts & Crafts, Paintings and Modern...

Fresh Henry Farney painting bags $96,000 at Cowan’s

Calder painting, Picasso linocut top the field at Cottone art sale

Chinese screen sells for $121,000 at Elite Decorative Arts

Navajo silver, jewelry excel at Allard Auction, March 8-9

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells Henry Moore prints for top prices

Success defines John Moran auction of Calif. art March 25

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury reports brilliant jewelry results

Tiffany glass vase soars to $60,000 at Woody Auction

I.M. Chait March 23 Post-Asia Week Auction realizes $2.3M

Rago's Great Estates Auction tops high estimate at $1.3M

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George Stephanopoulos donates 128 photos to museum

George Stephanopoulos donates 128 photos to museum

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – ABC morning show anchor George Stephanopoulos has donated a collection of photographs by more than a dozen significant photographers to an upstate New York museum. Officials...

Peter M. Fairbanks to head Heritage Auctions' West Coast Fine Art dept.

Peter M. Fairbanks to head Heritage Auctions' West Coast Fine Art dept.

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Peter M. Fairbanks, an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in the fields of American and European Art, is joining Heritage Auctions as...

Director Jonathan Demme honored at auction-preview birthday party

PHILA., Pa. (ACNI) – Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme – The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and many other cinematic gems – was feted at a lively birthday party on March 28th at...

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker award

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing violence, has won his field's highest honor,...

Sharon P. Rockefeller named Chairman, Nat'l Gallery of Art Board

WASHINGTON - In a March 19 release to the media, the National Gallery of Art announced that Sharon Percy Rockefeller became chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art in September...

Scott Schaefer to join Sotheby’s as Sr. VP, Intl. Fine Arts

Bill Cunningham's 'Facade' photos reprised at NYC museum

Columbus Museum director Tom Butler announces retirement

'12 Years A Slave' author's death an unsolved mystery

Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian

Director Jonathan Demme selling vast self-taught art collection

In Memoriam: Martin E. Sullivan, museum director, 70

In Memoriam: Belgian contemporary art director Jan Hoet, 77

Tricia Paik named curator of contemporary art at IMA

In Memoriam: Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, 90

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Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Urania Casa d'Aste

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Urania Casa d'Aste

PARMA, Italia – È nata in Italia una nuova casa d'aste dedicata alle illustrazioni e alle tavole originali dei maestri del fumetto. Si chiama Urania Casa d'Aste e ha sede a Parma. Accanto a Little...

Art Market Italy: Urania Auction House

Art Market Italy: Urania Auction House

PARMA, Italy – A new auction house dedicated to original drawings and illustrations by the masters of comics was born in Italy. Its name is Urania Auction House and is headquartered in Parma. Besides...

Reading the Streets: 'Moving Murals' at City Lore

NEW YORK – Walking into City Lore’s new gallery space on East First Street was like walking into 1988. There’s an entire wall covered in images of train cars covered in murals and tags, ranging...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 24, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Wine spoils quickly if exposed to the air. It was not until the 18th century that glassblowers were able to make bottles with narrow necks that made airtight storage possible. The...

Newcomb Pottery: Exhibition highlights role of women

NEW ORLEANS – “Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” presents the largest comprehensive exhibition of arts and crafts from the famous New Orleans college workshop to...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Frida Kahlo a Roma

Art Market Italy: Frida Kahlo in Rome

Furniture Specific: Wood not cut to order

Reading the Streets: The Big Egg Hunt

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 7, 2014

LiveAuctionTalk.com: Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue

London Eye: March 2014

Gallery Report: April 2014

Reading the Streets: Ben Frost and Cope 2

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 31, 2014

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Features

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

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

NEW YORK (AP) – You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers...

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

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

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated their small camper, Kathy Wankel couldn't help but think that after years of being buried, the few fossilized bones she and her...

Old baseball cards rain down from rafters of Pittsburgh house

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The collection of old baseball cards fell from the rafters in a cloud of soot. They were in bad shape, some so blackened that I could not tell the player’s team, let alone his...

Former Hasbro CEO celebrates G.I. Joe milestone

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) – G.I. Joe, a military action figure aimed at American boys, was born in the mid-1960s, just as the Vietnam War was beginning to gain momentum. Last month, Joe, the brainchild...

How Joseph Pulitzer Jr. ‘saved’ a Matisse masterpiece

ST. LOUIS (AP) – In a first-floor gallery at the St. Louis Art Museum hangs a life-size portrait of three bathing women and a small red turtle. The painting, by Henri Matisse, changed the course of...

Beckmann painting missed by Nazis being restored in Minn.

Ill. collector cherishes valentine cards of old

Philadelphia 'Monuments Man' saved invaluable treasures

Feature: Carlo Scarpa's architectural approach to glassmaking

Extensive NC milk bottle collection is in good hands

W.Va. builder reclaiming old log structures

Chasing rainbows: The intense competition for colored diamonds

Hitchcock Chair makes a comeback under new ownership

Vintage Volkswagen vans enjoy devoted fan base

Antiques dealer setting the table for fun and profit

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