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W. PALM BEACH, FL –

Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. will conduct its March Estates Auction on Monday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at their gallery facilities in West Palm Beach. Absentee and Internet live bidding...Full story

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A radiant masterpiece by Pablo Picasso from the 1950s will lead an auction in May where it could top $140 million. Women of Algiers (Version O) will be offered at Christie's on May 11. The vibrantly colorful 1955 painting features a scantily attired female in the...Full story

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A CGC-certified 5.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, sold for $658,000 at New York-based online comic book auction house ComicConnect.com on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. There were 73 bids...Full story

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Nakashima chairs starring at B. Langston auction March 29

Nakashima chairs starring at B. Langston auction March 29

JAX, Fla. – An exquisite set of George Nakashima chairs heads a list of more than 200 lots of fine antiques to be sold by Auctions by B. Langston’s LLC in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, March 29,...

Continental Hobby House welcomes spring with Mar. 29 toy auction

Continental Hobby House welcomes spring with Mar. 29 toy auction

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – When it comes to toys, the expert team at Continental Hobby House is hard to beat. Since 1964, they’ve been bringing to the marketplace the top brands and rarest examples...

Hudson Valley Auctioneers to offer contents of upscale NY estates, Mar. 30

BEACON, N.Y. - Hudson Valley Auctioneers will conduct a multi-estate auction of 500 fresh-to-the-market estate lots on Monday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live...

Art from estate of dealer Dorothy Blau in W. Palm Beach auction, Mar. 30

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (LAPRS) – Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. will conduct its March Estates Auction on Monday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at their gallery facilities in West...

Linwoods Auction presents Chinese art, estate sale April 8

LOS ANGELES – Linwoods Auction of Los Angeles will offer a fresh Chinese art and estate sale on Wednesday, April 8. The 385 lots that comprise the auction are from exclusive homes and estates...

Variety of art, antiques marks Michaan’s auction April 11

Antique advertising abounds in Showtime auction April 10-12

Sterling Associates' Apr. 1 auction in NJ offers fresh estate art, antiques

Rare soda fountain syrup dispensers lead Morphy’s Mar. 28 Advertising sale

Touch of old South in Charleston Estate Auctions event March 29

Specialists of the South to sell Depression glass trove March 28

Victorian glass reigns over Jeffrey S. Evans auction March 28

William Bunch auction will have rich Continental look March 31

Edward VIII love letter lends intrigue to Fellows auction March 30

Artingstall & Hind presents vibrant glassware auction March 29

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Picasso painting valued at $140M heading to Christie’s auction

Picasso painting valued at $140M heading to Christie’s auction

NEW YORK (AP) – A radiant masterpiece by Pablo Picasso from the 1950s will lead an auction in May where it could top $140 million. Women of Algiers (Version O) will be offered at Christie's on...

MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

NEW YORK (AP) - A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980. The show features more than 500 works...

Curve appeal: Round is 'in' at NY home design show

NEW YORK (AP) - Curves have been all over the fashion and celebrity magazines, and are finding their way into design and décor too. "They're sensuous and inviting,'' New York designer Barry Goralnick...

Tunisia arrests 23 in 'terror cell' over museum attack

TUNIS, Tunisia (AFP) - Tunisia said Thursday that it has arrested 23 suspects in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at the country's national museum. "Twenty-three suspects including...

Action Comics #1 sells for a 'super' $658K in online auction

NEW YORK - A CGC-certified 5.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, sold for $658,000 at New York-based online comic book auction house ComicConnect.com on Tuesday, March 24,...

Maker of Louisville Slugger bats selling brand to Wilson

Minnesota museum gets Washington crossing Delaware painting

Mississippi celebrating trio of women artists

Looted El Greco portrait returned to heirs of rightful owner

2 accused of rustling cowboy bronze nabbed at the border

Deal reached on restitution of Nazi-looted Matisse

Warhol Museum traces early careers of Pittsburgh trio

Pinball paradise lives on in Budapest basement

Georgia’s Old Capital Museum remembers Gen. Lafayette

C.M. Russell 'For Supremacy' painting sells for $1.5M

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Booming interest in pop culture drives million-dollar result at Hake’s

Booming interest in pop culture drives million-dollar result at Hake’s

YORK, Pa. – Hake’s Americana & Collectibles, the company that brought pop culture auctions to the mainstream 48 years ago, reached another historic milestone on March 19th: its sixth million-dollar-plus...

LiveAuctioneers bidders win nearly one-third of lots in Oakridge sale

LiveAuctioneers bidders win nearly one-third of lots in Oakridge sale

VIENNA, Va.  – Oakridge Auction Gallery’s specialty sale of Chinese and Japanese fine art and antiques was a big success on March 22. Oakridge Auction Gallery owner Joseph Kikta reports the 344-lot...

Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair, ottoman earn $9,000 at Capo Auction

NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques in Long Island City recently hosted their February’s Finest auction on Feb. 28 with both antique and mid-century modern furniture taking much of...

Rare Sioux dress sells for $7,475 at Allard Western auction

MESA, Ariz. – A circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress that was featured on an episode of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow just prior to auction (where it was appraised for...

Lalique glass, Matzinger painting top A.B. Levy's sale Feb. 19

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Stunning creations by Rene Jules Lalique (1860-1945), the French glass designer, took center stage at A.B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction. LiveAuctioneers.com provide Internet...

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III painting sells for $16.5M at Gianguan Auctions

Country store items post strong results at Jeffrey Evans auction

Michaan’s first stand-alone coin auction breaks $600,000 mark

Queen Anne tea table sells for $299,000 at Cottone auction

More of Scaife Estate boosts Clars auction to $2.6M

Record turnout for Morphy’s Firearms Auction yields $1.2M result

VIDEO: Photography auction debut a success for Auctionata

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

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

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

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Profile: German zookeeper-turned-artist paints in oil on aluminum

Profile: German zookeeper-turned-artist paints in oil on aluminum

CALA RATJADA, Mallorca (lifePR) – The German artist Frank Krüger, who has been living in Mallorca since the ’90s and runs two galleries there, has recently begun painting in oil on 3mm aluminum....

In Memoriam: Swiss artist Hans Erni

In Memoriam: Swiss artist Hans Erni

BERLIN (AP) – Swiss artist Hans Erni, whose prolific work ranged from tiny postage stamps to enormous frescoes, has died, his daughter said Sunday. He was 106. Erni's daughter, artist Simone...

Former Ambassador Michelle Gavin named Africa Center director

NEW YORK – The Africa Center today announced that former U.S. Ambassador Michelle Gavin has been appointed as managing director, an executive role responsible for the Africa Center's development,...

William H. Windham III appointed VP of Automobile division at Morphy's

DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy, founder and president of Morphy Auctions, takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of William H. “Bill” Windham III, to the position of VP Automobile Division. Windham...

Frank Stella among honorees at July 16 Anderson Ranch fete

ASPEN, Colo. – Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier destination in America for art making and critical dialogue, celebrates creativity and service to the arts by recognizing the accomplishments...

Sotheby’s names Tad Smith president and CEO

In Memoriam: Postmodern architect Michael Graves

In Memoriam: German architect Frei Otto

Daniel Weiss named president of Metropolitan Museum of Art

In Memoriam: 'Simpsons' co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon, 59

Red Guard propaganda to papal portrait: an artist profile

Carnegie museum appoints Dan Leers photography curator

'Viva Las Vegas' – Elvis returning to home away from home

Catherine Futter named to new leadership position at KC museum

In Memoriam: actor Leonard Nimoy, 83

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Miscellaneana: Cold-painted bronzes

Miscellaneana: Cold-painted bronzes

LONDON – Do winters seem harder work the older we get? Somehow, it feels like it, but no worries, spring is pushing out the gray and with the clocks going back, car boot sales beckon. The luckiest...

Reading the Streets: Chris Stain and Billy Mode

Reading the Streets: Chris Stain and Billy Mode

NEW YORK – The wall says, “Invent the future,” and despite the striking letters, gray shot through with swirls of orange and yellow, demanding respect and attention, the petulant teenager inside...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 23, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Looking for information on a piece you were told is "antique Royal Vienna porcelain"? You'll find it in Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, and other online sources...

Miscellaneana: Dogs in Art

LONDON - Lonely? Bored? Need to get fit? Buy a dog! We borrowed next door’s, a pretty little pooch called Bobbie, and a whole new life opened up. In the all-too-brief half-hour stroll – more like...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 16, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Daum, Lalique, Majorelle, Delatte, A. Walter, and Schneider are some of the famous glassmakers working in Nancy, France, in the late 19th and 20th centuries. A few still are creating...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Alberto Biasi

Art Market Italy: Alberto Biasi exhibitions

Miscellaneana: Bilston enamels

Reading the Streets: NYC gets 'tanked'

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

Roseville for the modern age: the Monsen-Baer Collection

Furniture Specific: Random thoughts

Miscellaneana: Timely advice on buying furniture

Gallery Report: March 2015

Reading the Streets: Jim Rennert's 'Think Big'

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Pa. collector's bar pays homage to Rolling Rock beer

Pa. collector's bar pays homage to Rolling Rock beer

LLOYDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – From the street, the home in Lloydsville looks like any other ranch-style house in the Unity village. Even from the outside, there are only a few signs of the treasure trove...

Airline world's little secret: infatuation with model planes

Airline world's little secret: infatuation with model planes

NEW YORK (AP) – In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes. When...

What’s the capital of Montana territory? Bannack, briefly

BANNACK, Mont. (AP) – Through the doorway of Doctor Ryburn's house the harmonies flowed freely into the crisp afternoon air. Piano songs recalled a bygone era when similar tunes enlivened the breweries,...

With time on their hands inmates learn lost art of clockmaking

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Thinking about going to clockmaker school? You might have trouble getting in. Turns out the only full-scale clock school in the country is inside Pendleton's prison. That...

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

Younger generation finding enjoyment shopping for antiques

An invitation to celebrate with Mardi Gras memorabilia

Pa. German fraktur subject of exhibits, comprehensive catalog

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

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