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VINALHAVEN, Maine –

Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana plans to participate in a celebration of his art in countries across the world called International HOPE Day. The artist is best known for his “LOVE” image, in which the L and a leaning O sit atop the V and the E. His “HOPE” image follows...Full story

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DENVER, Pa. –

Over the weekend of Aug. 30-31, Morphy’s will once again partner with the Pennsylvania State Treasury to auction fine jewelry, rare coins and medals; and other hand-selected valuables from the Commonwealth’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property vault. The 554-lots containing...Full story

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LONDON (AFP) –

A work by the British street artist Banksy has saved a struggling youth club from closure after it was sold to a collectorfor £403,000 ($668,000, 506,270 euros). The piece -- "Mobile Lovers" -- which shows a couple embracing while gazing at their phones, appeared on the wall of the Broad Plain Boy's Club in...Full story

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Asian art, carvings featued at Elite Decorative Arts auction Sept. 20

Asian art, carvings featued at Elite Decorative Arts auction Sept. 20

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece estimated to bring a staggering $300,000-$400,000, a large Chinese Kangxi period red and blue porcelain vase, and an antique Chinese...

Bid through LiveAuctioneers.com to win items at Rago sale Sept. 12-14

Bid through LiveAuctioneers.com to win items at Rago sale Sept. 12-14

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – LiveAuctioneers.com will facilitate Internet live bidding for Rago Arts and Auction Center's big sale Sept. 12, 13 and 14. Rago will offer a  huge variety of estate and unreserved...

Lalique, cloisonné featured in Gray’s auction Sept. 10

CLEVELAND – For both avid collectors and novice explorers, Gray’s Auctioneers will conduct their 80th auction Wednesday, Sept. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern. This auction features large collections...

Asian art, antiques highlight I.M. Chait auction Sept. 7

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers will conduct an Asian arts and antiques auction Sunday, Sept. 7. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide...

Aug. 29-30 auction of opera singer's estate includes prized art, Asian pcs.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – It’s a collection you’d expect to see in a major auction house in New York or London, but the estate collection of renowned opera singer Frances Yeend and her husband –...

Gianguan Auctions opens Asia Week with courtly rarities Sept. 14

Aswan Dam model might top $100K at Heritage Auctions Sept. 13-14

Classical, ancient, prehistoric art at Artemis Gallery auction Aug. 27

Bloomsbury to sell Andersen’s Fairy Tales at auction Aug. 28-29

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury to sell hand-built model locomotives Sept. 10

Quinn & Farmer to auction curator's photography collection, Aug. 28

Estate-fresh antiques, art at Jeffrey Evans auction Aug. 22-23

Bertoia's Sept. 19-20 auction offers rare toy boats, Marklin trains

Silverstone Auctions to sell one of Europe’s finest car collections Sept. 4

Morphy’s opens Pa. Treasury's vault, adds valuables to Aug. 30-31 sale

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Yiddish Book Center hosts Nathan Hilu 'outsider art' exhibit

Yiddish Book Center hosts Nathan Hilu 'outsider art' exhibit

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) – The French call it “art brut,” which translates as “raw art” or “rough art.” The English equivalent is “outsider art” – artwork that's made outside the conventions...

German artist’s concept creates gold rush on British beach

German artist’s concept creates gold rush on British beach

LONDON (AFP) – Thirty gold bars have been buried on a beach in Britain by a German artist, prompting a flood of bounty hunters with metal detectors to seek their fortune Friday. The gold bars,...

New China exhibition to open at Field Museum next June

CHICAGO (AP) – The Field Museum is announcing plans to open a new permanent exhibition on China. Museum officials say the Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibition covers thousands of years of China's history,...

Volunteers spend golden years restoring vintage aircraft

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – Pete Graven got hooked on aviation as a young boy, listening to stories from his uncle, a World War I fighter pilot. Jim Jackson was among the first mechanics to work on the...

Banksy art sale saves struggling British youth club

LONDON (AFP) - A work by the British street artist Banksy has saved a struggling youth club from closure after it was sold to a collectorfor £403,000 ($668,000, 506,270 euros). The piece -- "Mobile...

China’s prestigious Kwong Lam Museum of Art to open Sept. 25

VIDEO: UK artist Jonathan Wright gets tanked for Folkestone Triennial

Old State House to mend Arkansas' first ladies' gowns

India to turn George Orwell's birthplace into museum

US archive of pre-Holocaust photos to go public

Archaeology Month to focus on Indiana’s utopian societies

Lincoln library plans Adlai Stevenson family exhibit

Bicentennial Train rolling out Indiana history

Lou Gehrig’s 1928 world champions watch sells for $340,000

Sale of Norman Rockwell painting to fund art education

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$210K Coca-Cola calendar sets record at Morphy’s Aug. 22-24 auction

$210K Coca-Cola calendar sets record at Morphy’s Aug. 22-24 auction

DENVER, Pa. – Motivated bidders and an unprecedented selection of antique advertising and coin-op machines found common ground at Morphy’s gallery over the weekend of Aug. 22-24, with the result...

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Kodner Galleries’ Aug. 6 auction was dominated by strong Internet bidding. On-line bidders battled phone and gallery bidders over treasures from two large Palm Beach, Florida...

VIDEO: Strong online bidding for items in Graceland auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AFP) – A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for $27,500 at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate Thursday....

Lincoln flag tops Heritage political auction at $20,000

DALLAS – An 1860 campaign flag for Abraham Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin brought $20,000 during Heritage Auctions’ American Political Item Collectors national convention auction...

Calligraphy scrolls keep Asian items on a roll at Michaan’s

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Chinese arts and antiquities continued to prove their worth as a hot commodity in Michaan’s estate auction Aug. 3. A runaway sales success was found in lot 179, a set of six...

Anatole Vély painting leads bidding at John Moran auction

Victorian, art glass excel at Jeffrey Evans auction July 26

Warhol portfolio, decorative items impress buyers at Capo auction

Case record-breaking Summer Auction a ringing success

Benjamin West artworks sell for £138,880 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Aboriginal shields shoot to $23,000 each at Clars Auction Gallery

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

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury manuscripts auction strong from the start

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury achieves high prices for silver, jewelry

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'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit

'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) – Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana plans to participate in a celebration of his art in countries across the world called International HOPE Day. The artist is best known...

'Edsel King' clearing 2,300 cars from his North Dakota lot

'Edsel King' clearing 2,300 cars from his North Dakota lot

BEULAH, N.D. (AP) – After the crushers move out, LeRoy Walker, the “Edsel King,” will be car poorer and cash richer. For decades, the rural Beulah man has operated a salvage yard tucked out...

In Memorian: 'Dogtown' skateboarding legend Jay Adams, 53

LOS ANGELES - Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports with hair-raising stunts and an outsized personality...

MAD to showcase founder's impact on American craft culture

NEW YORK – Featuring a range of objects created over the past 60 years, the exhibition “What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision” celebrates Aileen Osborn Webb, who established the Museum of...

KC museum director recognized for contributions to arts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One of the most distinguished arts honors in Europe has been bestowed to CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Julián Zugazagoitia. L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres...

Michelle Castro joins Heritage as trusts & estates rep

‘World’s Number One Elvis fan’ to be remembered

Diver scoured Fla. riverbeds for prehistoric artifacts

Met Museum President Emily K. Rafferty to retire in 2015

Kim Gattle named to Indianapolis Museum of Art position

Mississippi father, son sculpting Civil War monument

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

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

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

In Memoriam: Fine art philanthropist Peter Wege

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Miscellaneana: Guinness advertising items

Miscellaneana: Guinness advertising items

LONDON – The Business Manager (Mrs. P) went to Dublin and, to coin that well-known t-shirt phrase, all I got was a lousy bar of chocolate. Oh, and a bag of roasted peanuts, although to be fair,...

Postcards: Natural beauty of the Wisconsin Dells

Postcards: Natural beauty of the Wisconsin Dells

IOLA, Wis. – Long before Wisconsin Dells became known as the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” tourists flocked to the natural attraction to view the famous rock formations carved over millennia...

Reading the Streets: 21st Precinct Show

NEW YORK – The irony of a graffiti show in a police station was too delicious to ignore entirely, but it was the sheer variety of styles, colors and the excitement of meeting new favorite pieces...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 25, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Poison rings play a part in a lot of murder mysteries. Adversaries were removed with a flick of a ring cover over a glass of wine. The idea of a ring that held poison is thousands...

Miscellaneana: Knives & Other Gadgets

LONDON - Spotted in my local saleroom: a patented silver combined shooting butt selector and vesta case by the London maker, J C Vickery. Permit me to explain. In a driven grouse or pheasant shoot,...

Live Auction Talk: Louis Comfort Tiffany

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: 5 mostre da non perdere ad agosto

Art Market Italy: 5 must-see exhibitions in August

Miscellaneana: World War I

Reading the Streets: 'Las Bicicletas' in New York

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 11, 2014

Miscellaneana: Antique Maps

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 4, 2014

Furniture Specific: Is that really mahogany?

Gallery Report: August 2014

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Honolulu's Kakaako district a gritty gallery for street art

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

Florida Highwaymen artist's works locked behind prison walls

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Behind the rusting chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure. Two years ago, the...

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

POMPEII, Italy (AP) – Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D....

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

HITE OAK, Va. (AP) – Betty Hilosky goes treasure hunting every day, scouring thrift stores for items others discard. She's found some great deals: Waterford crystal, a Hummel angel figurine and...

Horror of World War I inspired innovative art, literature

NEW YORK (AP) – In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers,...

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

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

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