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Imagine the grandeur of an auction held onsite at Palazzo Borghese, home to the noble and Vatican-connected Borghese clan. Take it a step further and pretend the auction offerings include actual artworks and other family treasures from the stately Roman palace...Full story

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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday. The apparent discovery of the Musashi, one of the largest battleships...Full story

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“Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art” will be the first survey of this provocative artist’s photography. Known for working in a wide variety of media including installation, fiber art, resin paintings...Full story

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Regional artworks, clocks stand out in Crescent City sale March 7-8

Regional artworks, clocks stand out in Crescent City sale March 7-8

NEW ORLEANS – A 1918 collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), a 19th century French bronze figural mantel clock by Vincenti & Cie., a pair of 19th century Venetian parcel gilt...

Buddhist art leads Gianguan Auctions’ Asia Week sale March 22

Buddhist art leads Gianguan Auctions’ Asia Week sale March 22

NEW YORK – As the rush of Spring Asia Week exhibitions and auctions wind down, Gianguan Auctions will ramp up the excitement again on Sunday, March 22, with an auction strong in Buddhist art,...

Stefek’s to auction estate of prominent philanthropist March 19

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. – Stefek’s Auctioneers and Appraisers will conduct a fine silver, rare books and decorative antiques auction on March 19, which will feature numerous noteworthy items...

Rare painting of Davy Crockett’s wife to sell at A-OK Auction, March 7

DAMASCUS, Va. – A 19th century portrait of Elizabeth Patton-Crockett, Davy Crockett’s second wife, is creating a stir among historians in the days before it will be sold at a rural Virginia...

15th C. Bodhisattva could reach $500K-$600K at I.M. Chait, March 22

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Asia Week in New York attracts a global contingent of art buyers who travel many thousands of miles – primarily from China – to immerse themselves in a frenzied schedule...

Rare pearl a real find in Kaminski auction March 15

Upscale decorative arts offered by Roland Auctions NY, March 7

Stevens Auction to sell famed Ala. dealers' collection March 7

Sworders toasts Orpen portrait of scandalized countess March 10

Mid-century modern at forefront of Kamelot auction Feb. 28

LBJ's condolence letter to Coretta Scott King in Quinn's March 12 auction

Native American items star in Allard’s Big Spring Phoenix, March 7-8

Bertoia's gears up for Mar. 27-28 auction of Max Berry toys, banks

Tibetan bronze figure stands out in I.M. Chait auction March 8

Regal sarcophagus will hold court in Ancient Resource’s March 8 auction

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Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japanese warship

Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japanese warship

TOKYO (AP) – Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank...

UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus

UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus

LONDON (AP) – Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeletons. London's Natural History Museum said Tuesday that...

Indiana city hopes for big reward with Dillinger museum

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – The theme of the John Dillinger Museum is that crime doesn't pay, but Crown Point is hoping the story of his life pays plenty in bringing visitors to the old Lake County Courthouse...

Dubai to build innovative 'Museum of the Future'

DUBAI – Dubai on Wednesday announced plans to build an oval ring-shaped Museum of the Future to showcase innovation and solutions to challenges facing cities of the coming decades. The museum...

Wassaic Project creates unique contemp. art space in Hudson River Valley

WASSAIC, N.Y. - The Wassaic Project, in New York State's picturesque Hudson River Valley, is forging ahead creating a unique space in the contemporary art world. Last year's successful exhibition...

Industrialist Alfred Nobel's will on display for first time

Quinn's postpones March 5 auction due to heavy snow in DC area

Contemporary artist Piotr Uklański rekindles 'Joy of Photography'

1936 magazine shows unmasked, original version of The Lone Ranger

Aging gracefully: How mid-century modern classics adapted

Hazlehurst museum a trip to Mississippi's musical past

Picasso pottery featured at Kennedy Center’s Iberian arts festival

Artist claims Clintons want his museum portrait removed

Turkish president fined for 'insulting' Armenia peace statue

Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb

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More of Scaife Estate boosts Clars to $2.6M auction

More of Scaife Estate boosts Clars to $2.6M auction

OAKLAND, Calif. – On Feb. 21 and 22, Clars Auction Gallery hosted what would result in the fourth largest sale in the firm’s history. The February Fine Art, Decoratives, Jewelry and Asian Antiques...

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

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

DENVER, Pa. – A packed house and aggressive Internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers resulted in a $1.2 million payday at Morphy’s Jan. 31-Feb. 1 Firearms Auction. The 1,270 lots of guns, edged...

VIDEO: Photography auction debut a success for Auctionata

NEW YORK – Auctionata successfully completed its first photography sale from its New York broadcast studios on Feb. 26. The auction, which lasted a little over two hours, attracted a global...

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

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ auction of 19th and 20th century glass and lighting on Jan. 31 presented strong evidence that prices in the decorative arts markets for...

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

PASADENA, Calif. – Presenting a catalog peppered with a number of pleasant surprises, Moran’s Feb. 17 decorative art auction proved attractive for collectors across a number of specialties, including...

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

Portraits in high demand at Case Antiques auction Jan. 24

Philadelphia Chippendale tea table hits $1.9M at Keno auction

Morphy's back-to-back sales of advertising & art hit $2.2M

Halaby painting soars at Gray's Jan. 28 Modern & Contemporary auction

Famous collection gets overwhelming reception at Clars

Noel Barrett’s $1.1M auction ventured into obscure and offbeat territory

Estate jewelry, Simonetti painting big draws at Kaminski auction

Jackie O's mystique, online bidding yield $900K at Palm Beach Modern sale

20th century design shows staying power at Kaminski Auctions

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

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

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again. The King first played Vegas almost 59 years ago and spent months as a...

Catherine Futter named to new leadership position at KC museum

Catherine Futter named to new leadership position at KC museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – During opening week for two special exhibitions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the museum has announced that Catherine L. Futter – responsible for both exhibitions – has...

In Memoriam: actor Leonard Nimoy, 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of Star Trek fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage...

Prof. Thomas Crow presents A.W. Mellon Lectures beginning March 15

WASHINGTON – Thomas Crow, professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, will give the 64th annual A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in a series titled “Restoration...

Annette Schlagenhauff earns promotion at Indianapolis museum

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Museum of Art has announced that Dr. Annette D. Schlagenhauff, the IMA’s associate curator for research, has been promoted to a newly created position indicative...

India Prime Minister Modi's suit auctioned for charity

In Memoriam: artist Tomie Ohtake, 101

Composer Yehudi Wyner elected president of arts academy

In Memoriam: Walter Liedtke, Metropolitan Museum curator

Author Stephen King visits Florida to support libraries

Egypt’s Indiana Jones-style antiquities showman resurfaces

Secretary Kerry to award 2014 U.S. State Dept. Medal of Arts

Guggenheim names Sara Raza for curatorial residency

NY Met Museum's spokesman Harold Holzer to retire

Film director Peter Jackson helping to open WWI museum

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Furniture Specific: Random thoughts

Furniture Specific: Random thoughts

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – I admit I do have really random thoughts on occasion as I suspect most of us do. However, since I spend a great deal of my waking hours, and some of my nonwaking hours as well,...

Miscellaneana: Timely advice on buying furniture

Miscellaneana: Timely advice on buying furniture

LONDON – We were in our local saleroom a short time ago and spotted a pretty little Georgian mahogany fold-over tea table with central drawer. You know the type: one of the rear legs swings out...

Gallery Report: March 2015

ATLANTA – On the 1st of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report: Rosewood...

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

NEW YORK – A stone-faced businessman stands at the southeast corner of Union Square Park, staring up at the sky, looking for … inspiration? Relief? Solace? A reminder of what heat is and how we...

London Eye: February 2015

LONDON – Fine art fairs, contemporary art fairs, affordable art fairs, photography fairs, antiques fairs, decorative antiques and textiles fairs, works on paper fairs, craft fairs — fairs, fairs...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 2, 2015

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Le ceramiche di Marcello Fantoni

Art Market Italy: Marcello Fantoni's ceramics

Miscellaneana: Hold your bets on Beswick

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Feb. 23, 2015

Miscellaneana: Felines in art

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Feb. 16, 2015

Miscellaneana: Valentine greetings

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Asta di San Valentino

Art Market Italy: Valentine's Day Auction

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With time on their hands inmates learn lost art of clockmaking

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

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A length of burlap-colored linen is stretched taut across a square wooden frame on a pedestal. In one hand, Beth Anne Smiley holds a thin strip of colorful wool under the...

Younger generation finding enjoyment shopping for antiques

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) – Antique stores used to be known as the place where older generations shopped for floral china and dusty relics. Now, grandma is hunting for treasures alongside young...

An invitation to celebrate with Mardi Gras memorabilia

NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras celebrations are in full swing in New Orleans this week. Daily parades with lavish floats began on Jan. 31 and continue until Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17, when the major krewes...

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

Style yourself: Holiday dressing at auction

Owner of Little Norway prepares to sell historic property

Couple renovates Carnegie library into art museum

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