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OAKLAND, Calif. –

On Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, Clars will host their Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry/Timepieces and Asian Art Auction. Property from significant collections will be offered including the Hirschhorn Museum (Washington D.C.), the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate...Full story

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NEWBURY, UK –

Cranes proved their auspicious powers in a Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction May 19 when a pair of cloisonné enamel double crane censers flew beyond their estimate, selling for £124,000 ($191,198). LiveAuctioneers.com provided...Full story

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HAVANA (AP) –

A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a month-long exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals. The event known as...Full story

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Variety of antiques and advertising on tap at June 6 Morphy sale

Variety of antiques and advertising on tap at June 6 Morphy sale

DENVER, Pa. – No one will be left empty-handed at Morphy’s June 6th General Antiques & Advertising Auction, no matter what they collect. The huge variety of popular categories runs the...

I.M. Chait presents best of Asian arts in 500-lot sale May 31

I.M. Chait presents best of Asian arts in 500-lot sale May 31

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers will present 500 lots of Asian and international fine arts on Sunday, May 31 – at an earlier 11 a.m. Pacific start time. LiveAuctioneers.com...

Eminent collections grace Kaminski estates auction June 7

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will present the personal life-long collection of Mrs. Jackie Pearson of San Diego, California, featuring 18th and 19th century religious artifacts, as...

Fu Baoshi, Lin Fengmian’s ladies in Michaan’s Asian auction June 22

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s Fine Asian Works of Art auction presents vibrant and exceptional property in the forms of porcelains, jades, furniture, corals, artworks, decorative objects,...

Steinway player piano, French bronze highlight Capo auction May 30

NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques in Long Island City will host their final auction of the spring season on Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. Eastern, with a select group of items...

Wright reprises 20th Century Carpets auction June 12

Little lamps get chance to shine at Jeffrey S. Evans sale May 30

Upstate NY collection forms heart of Nye & Co. sale June 2-3

Art, fine estate goods in spotlight May 31 at Charleston Estate Auctions

Czerny's June 6 auction showcases the best in antique arms and armor



King of Tourmalines to sell mineral cache at Heritage auction June 7

Affordable photography at Bloomsbury Auctions, June 4

Slot car sets, farm toys to be featured at M&M Auctions, May 30

Santa Monica Auctions mounts contemporary art sale May 31

Significant collections contribute to Clars auction May 30-31

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Venetian cannon among looted artifacts US returns to Italy

Venetian cannon among looted artifacts US returns to Italy

ROME (AP) – The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, first-century frescoes and precious...

1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane returns to Ohio
 air museum

1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane returns to Ohio
 air museum

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) – A 1929 tri-motor airplane, part of a pair once flown by Amelia Earhart, landed back in Ohio just in time to take to the skies for Memorial Day weekend. The 5-AT-B...

Shirley Temple exhibit making last stop at Louisville museum


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Louisville museum is opening an exhibit devoted to 1930s Hollywood child star Shirley Temple. The Frazier History Museum will put about 200 items on display from...

Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest


HAVANA (AP) – A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a month-long exhibition amid expectations...

Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to be sold at auction

LONDON (AP) - A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction. Max Liebermann's Two Riders on a Beach was discovered in 2012...

It's an office block in China, Jim, but not as we know it!

Frida Kahlo studio and garden re-created in New York

National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity


Guesthouse designed by Frank Gehry sells for $905,000

Winterthur displaying rare American Revolution flags on Flag Day, June 14

Painting looted by Nazis causes US extradition fight


Sculptor Beatriz Gerenstein showing at Venice & Havana Biennale

Leila Dunbar to appraise sports items May 30 at Concord Museum

Previously uncast Rodin sculpture to be auctioned June 23 in London

Italian police arrest Tunisia museum attack suspect

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Lost Frank Reaugh masterpiece brings $437,000 at Heritage Auctions

Lost Frank Reaugh masterpiece brings $437,000 at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Frank Reaugh’s lost masterpiece Sheepherders' Camp, 1893, set a $437,000 record for the artist May 16 when it took top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $926,000 selection of...

Rare celery vase brings $37,375 at Jeffrey S. Evans sale

Rare celery vase brings $37,375 at Jeffrey S. Evans sale

MT. CRAWFORD, Va., - The highlight of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ 18th and 19th century glass and lighting auction held May 20 was the $37,375 paid by a private collector for an...

Enamel cranes sell for £124,000 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

NEWBURY, UK – Cranes proved their auspicious powers in a Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction May 19 when a pair of cloisonné enamel double crane censers flew beyond their estimate, selling...

Sam Wyly collection a smash at $2.58M Dallas Auction Gallery sale

DALLAS – Dallas Auction Gallery’s (DAG) May 20 Fine Art Auction featuring a selection of pieces from the collection of Dallas entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist Sam Wyly was a huge success...

Bayou Lair Collection exceeds expectations at Simpson Galleries

HOUSTON – It was standing room only May 17 at Simpson Galleries 20th Century Design, Fine Art and Antiques auction featuring the estates of Percy and Marjorie Selden and the late B.G. “Jack”...

Moran's fine jewelry auction brings dazzling results May 5

LiveAuctioneers bidders a powerful force at Rago $1.9M art auction

Antique gambling machines pay off at Morphy’s $3.7M Vegas auction

Famille Rose tea bowls set the pace at Jeffrey Evans auction

Mid-century modern, antique furniture favored at Capo Auction

Chinese cabinet, Grateful Dead poster soar at Clars auction

Patriotic themes step forward in Jeffrey S. Evans ceramics sale

John Moran realizes solid prices in decorative arts April 28

Magritte print, Warhol sculpture led Roseberys sale

600 online bidders push Palm Beach’s Modern’s April 11 total to $900K

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Leon Benrimon to lead Heritage NYC Modern & Contemp. Art dept.

Leon Benrimon to lead Heritage NYC Modern & Contemp. Art dept.

NEW YORK – Leon Benrimon has joined Heritage Auctions as Director of Modern and Contemporary Art for its New York office, continuing the company’s expansion into the market. This follows...

Stallone in France for debut of artwork retrospective

Stallone in France for debut of artwork retrospective

NICE, France (AFP) – Better known for his tough guy roles in the "Rocky" and "Rambo" films, Sylvester Stallone was in southern France this weekend for the opening of a retrospective of his...

Profile: Texas business mogul, art collector Sam Wyly

DALLAS – (ACNI) On May 20th, Dallas Auction Gallery will sell a number of artworks from the private collection of legendary Texas entrepreneur and philanthropist Samuel E. Wyly. Wyly’s rise...

David Hockney show blends painting, digital imagery

LONDON (AFP) – British artist David Hockney said he would keep working "until I fall over" as he unveiled his latest show in a gallery in London on Thursday in an exhibition blending digital...

In Memoriam: Performance artist Chris Burden, 69

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Performance artist Chris Burden, whose work included being shot at close range and having himself crucified on top of a Volkswagen Beetle, has died aged 69, museum managers...

Joe Stagnitti to head Morphy's Antique & Vintage Fishing Tackle dept.

Bata Shoe Museum kicks off ‘Men in Heels’ exhibition

Warhol Museum names Keny Marshall director of exhibitions

In Memoriam: former Sotheby's chairman A. Alfred Taubman, 91

Longtime NYC museum director to retire in December


Warhol Museum names Bartholomew Ryan curator of art

In Memoriam: Alaska artist Rie Munoz, 93

Shannon Stratton named curator at Museum of Arts & Design

Ingrid Schaffner named curator of 57th Carnegie International

Civil War expert William C. Davis wins book award

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Miscellaneana: Satsuma

Miscellaneana: Satsuma

LONDON – I was mesmerized by the plastic, solar-powered, waving lucky fortune cat on the counter of a local Chinese takeaway, but the proprietor thought I was admiring the huge vase stationed...

20th century glass, ceramics get top billing at Rago sale June 6

20th century glass, ceramics get top billing at Rago sale June 6

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center will present an exceptional selection of contemporary ceramics and glass on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The 180-lot...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: La casa d'aste Czerny's

La casa d'aste italiana Czerny's, con sede a Sarzana in Liguria, è l'unica casa d'aste al mondo dedicata esclusivamente al segmento delle armi antiche. Il 6 giugno terrà un'importante vendita...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of May 25, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Moving to a smaller house or apartment or trying for a less cluttered house usually means there are unwanted toys. Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2015 lists...

Miscellaneana: Waterloo bicentenary

LONDON – There’s an expression in the antiques business, usually employed where fakes are concerned, that goes as follows: “If something appears too good to be true, it probably is.” I...

Reading the Streets: Nicolas Holiber brings Goliath to Gotham

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of May 18, 2015

Miscellaneana: English Arts & Crafts furniture

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Ettore Spalletti

Art Market Italy: Ettore Spalletti

Reading the Streets – Beau Stanton and Tristan Eaton

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of May. 11, 2015

Furniture Specific: Renaissance Revival

Miscellaneana: Glorious glassware

Reading the Streets: Ron English's Temper Tot

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Judith Leiber evening bags: art on the red carpet

Judith Leiber evening bags: art on the red carpet

NEW YORK – Chronicling the career of Hungarian-American accessory creator Judith Leiber (b. 1921), the Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers concluded, “But it is her...

Cuban dictator's legacy lives on in Daytona art collection


Cuban dictator's legacy lives on in Daytona art collection


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The Cuban art collection at the Museum of Arts & Sciences attracts busloads of Cuban-Americans from South Florida to see an exhibit that chronicles 300 years...

Garden antiques can add ‘great’ to outdoors


NEW YORK (AP) – In a leafy corner of the Bronx, water bubbles gently in an enormous, cornflower-blue ceramic fishpond from China, home to meandering goldfish. A statue of Diana the Huntress towers...

Pedro Friedeberg: Revelations of a creative mind

CHICAGO – In our dreams, what we know, what we have read, and what we can imagine fuse into symbolic narratives. Everyone can dream, but it is the rare artist who can translate his compelling...

Music store owners keep spin going for vinyl records

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A new music shop in Collinsville is just for the records. Mark Cartier's business combines his love for music and its vinyl form. His Rich's Record Emporium at 121 W....

Museum uses meditation to deepen art appreciation

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

Airline world's little secret: infatuation with model planes

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

With time on their hands inmates learn lost art of clockmaking

Philip and Kelvin Laverne: Bright ideas in heavy metal

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

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