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SARASOTA, Fla. –

Sarasota Estate Auction will be holding an April 25 sale with over 350 lots of fine art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, sterling silver, porcelain, sculptures and more. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding. There are over 125 works of art in the sale...Full story

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PHILA., Pa. –

Material Culture continues to be an auction leader in the areas of Asian, ethnographic arts, Oriental rugs and textiles, all of which will be on offer on Sunday, April 26, with a live salesroom auction that starts at...Full story

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NEW YORK –

On May 21, as the star lot of its sale of American Art, Christie’s will offer Two Puritans by Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Painted in 1945 at the height of Hopper’s career, Two Puritans, one of only three canvases by the artist of that year and the only one in private hands...Full story

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Ferrari, rare '57 Chrysler 300C lead Morphy’s May 16 Automobile Auction

Ferrari, rare '57 Chrysler 300C lead Morphy’s May 16 Automobile Auction

DENVER, Pa. – Since the days of Henry Ford, Americans have had a love affair with cars – driving them, showing them off, and collecting them. Morphy Auctions’ automobile division caters...

Dreweatts to auction newly discovered Asian treasures May 19

Dreweatts to auction newly discovered Asian treasures May 19

NEWBURY, UK – Dreweatts will present the company's first Chinese ceramics and Asian works of art sale of 2015 on Tuesday, May 19. Featuring 170 lots from Yuan through Ming, Qing and the other...

Gray’s modern & contemporary sale explodes with color May 6

CLEVELAND – Op-art masters, upstart renegades, Pop geniuses and postmodernists all demand attention at Gray’s Auctioneers’ dynamic sale May 6. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee...

Decorative arts stand out in Don Presley auction May 3

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Don Presley will present fresh to the market antiques and fine art at his auction on Sunday, May 3. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding....

French cameo glass, antiques from fine Fla. estates lead Apr. 27-28 auction

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A long-held collection of Galle and other French cameo glass from a Key Biscayne, Florida family will join a premier lineup of antiques from the Jupiter, Florida...

Michaan’s sale travels from Art Deco era to old Hong Kong, May 9

Record-setting prices expected at Morphy’s Vegas coin-op sale, May 1-3

Modern art, Continental pieces accent John Moran sale April 28

Tim’s Inc. Auctions salutes St. Jude Children’s Hospital, April 26

Capo Auction features Taton bronzes, Hunzinger furniture April 25

In May We Play: Bertoia’s celebrates spring with May 8-9 toy auction

John McInnis promises cure for cabin fever at Apr. 24-26 auction

Antiques, fine & decorative arts have turn at Jeffrey Evans sale April 25

Marine paintings to set sail at Sarasota Estate Auction, April 25

Material Culture auction rolls out Oriental rugs, textiles April 26

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Hopper's 'Two Puritans' to be offered at auction for first time

Hopper's 'Two Puritans' to be offered at auction for first time

NEW YORK – On May 21, as the star lot of its sale of American Art, Christie’s will offer Two Puritans by Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Painted in 1945 at the height of Hopper’s career, Two...

Landmark Detroit buildings going up for auction in June

Landmark Detroit buildings going up for auction in June

DETROIT (AP) – Two historic Detroit buildings are going up for auction after the previous owner defaulted on the mortgage. The Detroit News reported Wednesday the Fisher and Albert Kahn buildings...

VIDEO: New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer

NEW YORK (AP) – Street banners for weeks have teased: “Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015.” Finally, after four years of construction, the Whitney Museum of American Art...

US returns dozens of smuggled ancient artifacts to Egypt


WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials have returned dozens of illegally smuggled artifacts to Egypt, including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian sarcophagus. The items were repatriated to Egyptian...

Empire State Building to light up for The Whitney, May 1

NEW YORK - The Whitney Museum of American Art will partner with Empire State Realty Trust on a one-of-a-kind, one-night-only Empire State Building lightshow on Friday, May 1, 2015, marking...

Art Institute of Chicago receives largest gift in its history


Timex cites flagging attendance in closing museum

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine underlines religious rift

‘Perfect' 100-carat diamond sells for $22M at Sotheby’s

Prosecutor claims convict offered to sell art stolen in 1990 heist

Items looted from Saddam’s palaces turning up for sale

Meijer Gardens dedicates 'Iron Tree' sculpture by Ai Weiwei


Last 2 Doolittle Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum

Ai Weiwei's bronze zodiac animals set for Wyoming display

Barnes and Violette de Mazia Foundation merge programs

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Pricey Chinese takeout at Quinn & Farmer; 3 pcs. of furniture realize $700K

Pricey Chinese takeout at Quinn & Farmer; 3 pcs. of furniture realize $700K

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two lots of antique Chinese furniture entered in Quinn & Farmer’s April 18 auction proved to be stellar investments for the consignor who purchased them at Christie’s...

Alexander Haig items commanded attention at Kaminski Auctions

Alexander Haig items commanded attention at Kaminski Auctions

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions dispersed the collection former Secretary of State Alexander Haig on April 12. LiveAuctioneers.com provided absentee and Internet live bidding. The...

Chinese export clock tops expectations at Michaan’s auction

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Touted as the most prestigious clock in Michaan’s April 11 auction, the Chinese export timepiece did not disappoint. The charming decorative clock of intricate mother-of-pearl...

C.W. Peale portrait miniatures were in demand at Dianni auction

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent men and woman from Colonial-era America, all of them rendered by Charles Willson Peale (Md./Pa., 1741-1827),...

Chinese wall pocket tops Ahlers & Ogletree auction at $50,000

ATLANTA – It’s a long way from mainland China to Miami Circle in Atlanta, but that’s exactly how far one determined bidder traveled to vie for a Chinese porcelain hand-painted wall pocket from...

New Orleans Auction Galleries’ first sale at new location tops $2M

Calif. artists achieve record results at John Moran auction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bata Shoe Museum kicks off ‘Men in Heels’ exhibition

Bata Shoe Museum kicks off ‘Men in Heels’ exhibition

TORONTO (AP) – The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a new exhibit opening May 8 called “Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels.” The show looks at men's footwear...

Warhol Museum names Keny Marshall director of exhibitions

Warhol Museum names Keny Marshall director of exhibitions

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Keny Marshall as its director of exhibitions. Most recently Marshall was a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate...

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

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan (AP) _ A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success -- including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture...

Longtime NYC museum director to retire in December


NEW YORK (AP) – The longtime director of the Museum of the City of New York has announced her retirement. Susan Henshaw Jones, who came on board in 2003, will depart in December. During...

Pope Francis' iPad sells for $30,500 at auction

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) – An iPad that belonged to Argentina-born
Pope Francis went under the hammer for $30,500 on Tuesday, auctioneers in
 Uruguay said. Montevideo-based auction house...

Warhol Museum names Bartholomew Ryan curator of art

In Memoriam: Alaska artist Rie Munoz, 93

Obama's visit to Jamaica includes stop at Bob Marley museum

British Museum director to step down and head to Berlin

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

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

In Memoriam: Swiss artist Hans Erni

Former Ambassador Michelle Gavin named Africa Center director

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Columns & International

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Reading the Streets: First Park street art

Reading the Streets: First Park street art

NEW YORK – First Avenue and Houston Street is finally notable for something other than endless construction and the long tease of building the (mythical?) Second Avenue Subway. First came...

Miscellaneana: Picasso paintings, prints, pottery

Miscellaneana: Picasso paintings, prints, pottery

LONDON – Champagne taste but beer pocket money, it’s been our problem since we started collecting 40 years ago. With that in mind then, we’re unlikely to be in the bidding when Christie’s...

Ceramics and their journeys in spotlight at 2015 Winterthur conference

WINTERTHUR, Del. – Today we have worldwide trade in electronics, but in the past, the focus was on the worldwide trade in fashionable ceramics. No one gives a second thought to the long journey his...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 20, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Odd, unidentified or unusual collectibles make every antiques show and shop more fun. How do you use a dog treadmill? Did the dealer say it was an elephant catcher? Is that...

Reading the Streets: 'Gazing Globes' by Paula Hayes

NEW YORK – The city, thankfully, has emerged from the thaw that made basic errands feel like walking through a snow globe. If however, you’re nursing a bit of Stockholm Syndrome for the flakes...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Pino Pinelli

Art Market Italy: Pino Pinelli

Miscellaneana: Writing equipment

Reading the Streets: Tatiana Trouvé’s 'Desire Lines'

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 13, 2015

Miscellaneana: Tea caddy spoons

Furniture Specific: Hers, His or Whose? Provenance

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 6, 2015

Ceramics Collector: Hans Coper, master of form and volume

Gallery Report: April 2015

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Features

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Pedro Friedeberg: Revelations of a creative mind

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

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

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The group had come to the Doylestown museum for a program that uses meditation to deepen the appreciation of art. But Maria Starr wasn't expecting the objet du contemplation...

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

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

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

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

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