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On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Keno Auctions will conduct its sale of Modern and Contemporary Fine Art & Design starting at noon. Fifty lots will be offered, featuring stellar examples of modern and contemporary design with a small but superb selection of 19th century paintings...Full story

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio –

Is it called a fruit bowl, berry bowl, fruit stand, fruit dish, epergne, basket or bride's basket? A search of 1880s and '90s catalogs of silver and glass tableware manufacturers had similar pieces called by any one of these names. A formal Victorian dinner party served multiple courses with...Full story

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –

A Hopi official says 24 ceremonial items purchased last year at a French auction house have been returned to the tribe in northern Arizona. Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, director of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, says representatives from the Annenberg....Full story

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Coker to auction estates of four Tenn. antique dealers, Oct. 11 & 18

Coker to auction estates of four Tenn. antique dealers, Oct. 11 & 18

NEW MARKET, Tenn. – There wasn’t so much as a hint of Hatfields vs. McCoys in the case of two prominent antiquing couples from Tennessee whose estates will be auctioned on consecutive Saturdays,...

Old Masters discovered by Gray’s to be sold at auction Oct. 8

Old Masters discovered by Gray’s to be sold at auction Oct. 8

CLEVELAND – A collection of paintings—including Old Masters, 17th, 18th and 19th century European and American paintings last seen on the market in the early 20th century—is being offered...

Asawa, Calder works among many stars in Keno sale Oct. 1

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Keno Auctions will conduct its sale of Modern and Contemporary Fine Art & Design starting at noon. Fifty lots will be offered, featuring stellar examples of...

Nova Ars promotes 20th century design with Sept. 30 sale

ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars’ auction on Tuesday, Sept. 30, will feature an interesting design collection of modern Italian art of the 20th century with many lamps, chandeliers, ceramics, glass works and...

Morphy’s Oct. 12 Petroliana Auction features signs, gas pumps, bikes

DENVER, Pa. – Petroleum and the Keystone State have had a long and storied partnership. It was in 1859, in the northwestern Pennsylvania town of Titusville, that the first commercial oil well was drilled....

N.J. regional fine art collection headlines Sterling's Oct. 15 auction

Morphy’s Classic & Collectible Car Auction debut set for Oct. 11

Jet-setter’s wardrobe departing via Kerry Taylor auction Oct. 7

Wright to auction Lawrence Laske design collection Oct. 24

Lawrence Antique Gallery to auction fine Chinese pieces Sept. 25

Works from Southern collection added to Ahlers & Ogletree sale Oct. 4-5

Don Presley to auction antiques from upscale So. Calif. estates on Oct. 5

Linwoods marks successful first year with Sept. 27 auction

Marathon session in store for Jeffrey Evans glass sale Sept. 27

Polar exploration notes reach Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale Oct. 2

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‘Popcorn Capital’ aims to keep legacy despite plant closing

‘Popcorn Capital’ aims to keep legacy despite plant closing

MARION, Ohio (AP) – From the back seat of the 1965 Mercedes-Benz convertible, Charlie Evers smiled and waved, celebrating all things popcorn as grand marshal of this month's Marion Popcorn Festival...

Met museum displays epic mural by Thomas Hart Benton

Met museum displays epic mural by Thomas Hart Benton

NEW YORK (AP) – A 10-panel mural by realist painter Thomas Hart Benton depicting American life before the Depression is going on view at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. America Today was...

Grant Wood sketchbook returns to museum after 48 years

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A rare Grant Wood sketchbook from 1929 is back in Davenport after it went missing from a museum about 50 years ago, the museum said. The 100-page sketchbook signed by Wood,...

Degas painting worth $7.6M stolen from home in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AFP) – Thieves have stolen a painting by French master Edgar Degas valued at 6 million euros ($7.6 million) from the home of a 70-year-old Greek Cypriot, Cyprus police said on...

Annual Miami International Map Fair on course for Feb. 6-8

MIAMI – The Miami International Map Fair, the longest continuously running map fair in the world, will return to HistoryMiami museum Feb. 6-8. Visitors are invited to peruse and purchase antique...

Tina Turner museum opens in restored schoolhouse

Minneapolis art museum prepares for 100th birthday

Sotheby’s to auction finest van Gogh still life to appear in decades

Hopi Kachina artifacts back home with Arizona tribe

Famous Manet portrait headed to Christie’s auction

Dallas museum displays restored panel of St. Bonaventure

Goya exhibit coming to Boston’s Museum Fine Arts

Vibrations prompt evacuation of Tenn. state office building

Mormon history museum in Utah closes for renovations

Nuremberg stenographer's mementos to be auctioned

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Schulz, Cortes tie for top honors at Cordier auction Aug. 23-24

Schulz, Cortes tie for top honors at Cordier auction Aug. 23-24

HARRISBURG, Pa. – An oil painting by Edouard Leon Cortes and a comic strip by Charles Schulz each sold for $27,000, and a 5.13 CTW brooch in an unusual form brought $7,000 at Cordier Auction...

Clars concludes banner year with record-setting sale Sept. 13-15

Clars concludes banner year with record-setting sale Sept. 13-15

OAKLAND, Calif. – On Sept. 13, 14, and 15, Clars Auction Gallery completed their 2013/2014 fiscal year with their three-day fine art, decoratives and jewelry auction earning just over $2.1 million,...

Contemporary art, modern furnishings soar at Kaminski sale Sept. 7

BEVERLY, Mass. – On Sept. 7, Kaminski held its most successful modern and contemporary sale to date. Headed by 20th Century Department Specialist Kate Wilkins, the sale presented 382 carefully curated...

Pomo basket delivers $23,000 top bid at Allard’s Santa Fe sale

SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold for $23,000 at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by...

Morphy’s $1.38M Aug. 30-31 sale yields $284K for Pa. Treasury

DENVER, Pa. – The citizens of Pennsylvania will profit handsomely from Morphy Auctions’ Aug. 30-31, 2014 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, which brought in $1,380,000, inclusive of 20% buyer’s...

Brian Coole nautical painting sets record at Kaminski Auctions

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

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

Lincoln flag tops Heritage political auction at $20,000

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

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

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Ai Weiwei says tax case demonstrates China's dark side

Ai Weiwei says tax case demonstrates China's dark side

BEIJING (AP) – China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics. The...

War bride's visit to RMS Queen Mary tops bucket list

War bride's visit to RMS Queen Mary tops bucket list

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) – Shortly after her second husband died two years ago, Anderson resident June Allen discovered a box she didn't realize she had. Tucked away were all sorts of memorabilia from...

Pope's skullcap raises over 100,000 euros on eBay

ROME (AFP) – An Italian TV show managed to coax Pope Francis into handing over his white skull cap and has already raised over 100,000 euros in less than 24 hours by putting it on eBay. The host...

Thomas Crow to present 2015 Mellon Lectures at Nat'l Gallery of Art

WASHINGTON— The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art has announced that Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine...

Maria Shriver buffed from Schwarzenegger portrait

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An endearing gesture by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include an image of his wife Maria Shriver in his official portrait has been covered with a splotch of blue paint. Former...

Director David Lynch returns to Philly for exhibition debut

Reclusive artist Robert Indiana doesn't show at HOPE Day

Erika Holmquist-Wall assumes art post at Speed Museum

Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman retiring in 2015

Jeff Koons to create works to benefit UN foundation

Schwarzenegger on hand to unveil official governor's portrait

In Memoriam: Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, 86

'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit

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

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

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Reading the Streets: Hearts rain down from Gilf's copters

Reading the Streets: Hearts rain down from Gilf's copters

NEW YORK – Neon pink hearts are the attention-grabbing part of Gilf’s Mott Street mural, To Tehran With Love, but look closely and you’ll see they’re falling from a helicopter, as if bombing...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 29, 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 29, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Is it called a fruit bowl, berry bowl, fruit stand, fruit dish, epergne, basket or bride's basket? A search of 1880s and '90s catalogs of silver and glass tableware manufacturers...

Miscellaneana: Vintage gardening tools

LONDON – Let me make it clear at the outset: I am no gardener. I hate gardening with a passion. Green-thumbed friends, on the other hand, tell me they’re spending their evenings going through...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Mario Merz a Londra

LONDRA – Dal 26 settembre all'8 novembre la galleria Pace di Londra dedica una mostra a Mario Merz, realizzata in collaborazione con la Fondazione Merz di Torino, con opere dagli anni '60 al 2003,...

Art Market Italy: Mario Merz in London

LONDON – From Sept. 26 to Nov. 8, Pace Gallery in London dedicates an exhibition to Italian artist Mario Merz. The show, staged in collaboration with the Fondazione Merz in Turin, includes works from...

Reading the Streets: Tony Cragg's bronze works

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 22, 2014

Miscellaneana: Illustrator Frank Martin

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 15, 2014

Ceramics Collector: Christopher Haun, patriot potter

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Collezione della famiglia Martignone

Art Market Italy: Bonhams to auction property of Martignone family

Miscellaneana: Smoking Paraphernalia

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 8, 2014

Furniture Specific: Using your head, not your back

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Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) – Material manifestations of history can come in many forms, such as arrowheads, fossils, photographs and books. Perhaps the most grandiose of these, tough, are the preserved...

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

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

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

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