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DENVER –

Time is running out to see “Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 14. “Beyond Pop Art” features the work of painter Tom Wesselmann, who is widely regarded as one of the leading...Full story

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WAKEFIELD, Mass. –

Tonya A. Cameron Auctioneers Inc. will sell nearly 200 lots of period antiques, decorative items and collectibles at an auction Sunday, Aug. 24, at beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding...Full story

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SHANGHAI -

One year after its groundbreaking inaugural sale in mainland China, Christie’s announces the opening of a new home and a multipurpose art space in Shanghai’s historical Bund. Located in the heart of the Bund, the symbol of the city, Christie’s Shanghai is housed at the...Full story

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Aswan Dam model might top $100K at Heritage Auctions Sept. 13-14

Aswan Dam model might top $100K at Heritage Auctions Sept. 13-14

DALLAS – King Farouk I’s silver ceremonial model celebrating the completion of Egypt’s mighty Aswan Dam – presented Jan. 25, 1939 as Farouk himself laid the final stone in the structure...

Classical, ancient, prehistoric art at Artemis Gallery auction Aug. 27

Classical, ancient, prehistoric art at Artemis Gallery auction Aug. 27

BOULDER, Colo. – Classical antiquities, ancient pre-Columbian Art, prehistoric Native American and additional ethnographic artifacts can be found among the 475 lots to be sold at Artemis Gallery’s...

Bloomsbury to sell Andersen’s Fairy Tales at auction Aug. 28-29

LONDON – Bloomsbury Auctions’ London two-day Summer Book Sale on Aug. 28-29 will appeal to all collecting interests. Day one features a rare first collected edition of Hans Christian Andersen's...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury to sell hand-built model locomotives Sept. 10

LONDON – Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will conduct the sale of the Dennis Brown Collection of gauge 1 locomotives as part of their September Transport Auction on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at...

Quinn & Farmer to auction curator's photography collection, Aug. 28

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville, Virginia, is hosting an online-only sale through LiveAuctioneers that features the photography collection of George Cruger,...

Estate-fresh antiques, art at Jeffrey Evans auction Aug. 22-23

Bertoia's Sept. 19-20 auction offers rare toy boats, Marklin trains

Silverstone Auctions to sell one of Europe’s finest car collections Sept. 4

Morphy’s opens Pa. Treasury's vault, adds valuables to Aug. 30-31 sale

VIDEO: Riding with the King of Rock 'n' Roll

Complete series of Coke calendars to star in Morphy's Aug. 22-24 sale

Renew Gallery to auction local collector’s antiques Aug. 28

Unique windows featured at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Aug. 28-29

Engraved glass sparkles in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale Aug. 28

Tonya Cameron taps Back Bay brownstone for auction Aug. 24

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Last chance to get your kicks at Mercer's Route 66 exhibit

Last chance to get your kicks at Mercer's Route 66 exhibit

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Last Saturday turned out to be quite a birthday for Arthur Hochman, of Hopewell, N.J. With “Route 66” tattooed on his right arm, he felt comfortably at home at the “America's...

Code Talker's uniform to be displayed at Navajo museum

Code Talker's uniform to be displayed at Navajo museum

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) – A Navajo Code Talker’s uniform that had been locked away in a storage unit has been presented to the tribal museum in Window Rock, Ariz., where it will be displayed....

USS Saratoga aircraft carrier towed away to scrapyard

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has left its port in Rhode Island for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station...

Vikings to return to England’s Rockingham Castle, Aug. 24-25

ROCKINGHAM, England – Battles, pageantry and a Viking invasion are on the agenda for Sunday, Aug. 24 and Monday Aug. 25 at historic Rockingham Castle in England. Re-enactors will take on the role...

Pa. counties weigh cost of maintaining covered bridges

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – Eighty-two-thousand dollars for a fresh coat of paint. Few homeowners would tolerate such a bill, but in Bedford County, it's a typical expense for the century-old covered bridges...

German arbitration panel rejects looted art claim

Wesselmann retrospective at Denver museum through Sept. 14

National Park Service settles ranger’s whistleblower appeal

Christie’s Shanghai sets up shop in landmark building

Lake Huron lighthouse near Mackinac Island up for auction

Dutch museum keeps Crimea treasure to avoid legal fight

Aircraft museum to open doors in central Oregon

Dealer countersues Jim Brown in NFL title ring dispute

Arrest warrant issued in Banksy vandalism case

Investigators conclude looted painting belongs to Jewish family

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Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Kodner Galleries’ Aug. 6 auction was dominated by strong Internet bidding. On-line bidders battled phone and gallery bidders over treasures from two large Palm Beach, Florida...

VIDEO: Strong online bidding for items in Graceland auction

VIDEO: Strong online bidding for items in Graceland auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AFP) – A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for $27,500 at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate Thursday....

Lincoln flag tops Heritage political auction at $20,000

DALLAS – An 1860 campaign flag for Abraham Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin brought $20,000 during Heritage Auctions’ American Political Item Collectors national convention auction...

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

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Chinese arts and antiquities continued to prove their worth as a hot commodity in Michaan’s estate auction Aug. 3. A runaway sales success was found in lot 179, a set of six...

Anatole Vély painting leads bidding at John Moran auction

PASADENA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ July 22 Antiques and Fine Arts Auction, featuring a carefully curated group of 176 lots in the cataloged session and 175 in the uncatalogued Discovery...

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

Aboriginal shields shoot to $23,000 each at Clars Auction Gallery

Busy preview foretells success for Morphy’s July 19 Firearms sale

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury manuscripts auction strong from the start

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury achieves high prices for silver, jewelry

Famille rose plaques achieve $463,000 at Michaan’s

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

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

LOS ANGELES - Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports with hair-raising stunts and an outsized personality...

MAD to showcase founder's impact on American craft culture

MAD to showcase founder's impact on American craft culture

NEW YORK – Featuring a range of objects created over the past 60 years, the exhibition “What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision” celebrates Aileen Osborn Webb, who established the Museum of...

KC museum director recognized for contributions to arts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One of the most distinguished arts honors in Europe has been bestowed to CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Julián Zugazagoitia. L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres...

Michelle Castro joins Heritage as trusts & estates rep

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Michelle Castro, with more than a decade of experience appraising and auctioning fine and decorative arts, has joined its growing Trusts and Estates...

‘World’s Number One Elvis fan’ to be remembered

HOLLY SPRING, Miss. (AP) – The public reopening of Graceland Too, a candlelight vigil and a midnight showing of a documentary about Graceland Too operator Paul MacLeod will highlight a daylong...

Diver scoured Fla. riverbeds for prehistoric artifacts

Met Museum President Emily K. Rafferty to retire in 2015

Kim Gattle named to Indianapolis Museum of Art position

Mississippi father, son sculpting Civil War monument

Texas blues/rock legend Janis Joplin honored on US postage stamp

Wis. man loans part of his artifact collection to local museum

Nat'l Gallery of Art appoints Lynne Cooke to senior curator post

In Memoriam: Fine art philanthropist Peter Wege

Terry Kovel to speak at antique advertising convention

Jaguar owner finds surprise note from Seinfeld in glove box

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Miscellaneana: Knives & Other Gadgets

Miscellaneana: Knives & Other Gadgets

LONDON - Spotted in my local saleroom: a patented silver combined shooting butt selector and vesta case by the London maker, J C Vickery. Permit me to explain. In a driven grouse or pheasant shoot,...

Live Auction Talk: Louis Comfort Tiffany

Live Auction Talk: Louis Comfort Tiffany

SANTA FE, N.M. – If you collected Louis Comfort Tiffany 65-years-ago you would be a multimillionaire today. In general people didn't appreciate the swirling lines and patterns of Art Nouveau design...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: 5 mostre da non perdere ad agosto

MILANO - Agosto in Italia è sinonimo di sole e ferie al mare. Ma ciò non vuol dire che non ci sia spazio anche per l'arte e la cultura. Ecco, allora, da nord a sud, cinque mostre da non perdere...

Art Market Italy: 5 must-see exhibitions in August

MILAN - August in Italy is synonymous with a sea and sun vacation. Yet there is still space for art and culture. Here are five must-see exhibitions on your trip through Italy, from the north to the...

Miscellaneana: World War I

LONDON – Marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I proved to be more emotional for us than expected. The phone call came out of the blue, from a cousin we hadn’t spoken to for too long....

Reading the Streets: 'Las Bicicletas' in New York

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 11, 2014

Miscellaneana: Antique Maps

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 4, 2014

Furniture Specific: Is that really mahogany?

Gallery Report: August 2014

Miscellaneana: Bronzes

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 28, 2014

London Eye: July 2014

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Design da Nova Ars

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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

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

NEW YORK (AP) – In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers,...

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

Spring brings metal detecting hobbyists in search of treasure

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