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GAYDON, UK –

A rare example of Aston Martin’s first-ever luxury four seat touring car is to be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale, taking place on Saturday, May 23. The car, a 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long Chassis Tourer, was built on May 31, 1937. This captivating car was first sold for the minimal price of just...Full story

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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 resulting in record-setting auction results. The sale totaled $2,581,000...Full story

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OWATONNA, Minn. –

A Minnesota guesthouse designed by architect Frank Gehry that was once valued at $4.5 million has sold for $905,000 at auction in Chicago. The Star Tribune reports the Winton Guest House was estimated to sell for as much as $1.5 million Tuesday. An auctioneer declared the building sold to an...Full story

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

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

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charming Charleston, the favorite of many a visitor to America’s Southeastern coast, is the setting for a May 31 auction of sterling silver, fine art, jewelry and Native-American...

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



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



SARZANA, Italy – The internationally renowned auction house Czerny's, based in Sarzana in Liguria, Italy, is the only auction house in the world dedicated exclusively to fine antique arms...

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

DALLAS – When the Gerhard Wagner Collection of extraordinary tourmalines crosses the block on June 7 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, it will be – for hardcore collectors in the world...

Affordable photography at Bloomsbury Auctions, June 4

LONDON – The latest Photo Opportunities auction at Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday, June 4, coincides with the relaunch of Photo London and features big names of fashion photography including...

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

HOLBEACH, UK – M&M Auctions’ sale on May 30 is dedicated to specialist farm toys, diecast models and collectibles. The 464-lot catalog features an eclectic mix of items for many hobbyists....

Santa Monica Auctions mounts contemporary art sale May 31

Significant collections contribute to Clars auction May 30-31

Old Toy Soldier May 29-31 auction features Mike Endres collection

Kaminski drives cowboy Rex Trailer memorabilia to market May 31

Warhol ‘Moonwalk’ from Buzz Aldrin lands at Heritage sale May 30


Rare clocks, fine furniture highlight Fontaine sale May 30

Nothing can stop Superman at Heritage comics auction May 28-30

PBA Galleries hopes to hit home run with FDR baseball May 28

Colorful, affordable watches await bidders at Fellows auction May 26

Lighting, furniture share top billing at Nova Ars auction May 26

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Frida Kahlo studio and garden re-created in New York

Frida Kahlo studio and garden re-created in New York

NEW YORK (AFP) - The studio and garden of the late Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, a magnet for artists and intellectuals all over the world, has been recreated in New York as part of a new exhibition...

National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity


National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity


WASHINGTON (AP) – In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology...

Guesthouse designed by Frank Gehry sells for $905,000

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota guesthouse designed by architect Frank Gehry that was once valued at $4.5 million has sold for $905,000 at auction in Chicago. The Star Tribune reports...

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

WINTERTHUR, Del. – Thirteen stars with six points on a field of faded blue silk tell the story of America’s fight for freedom as George Washington might have seen it. One of three extremely...

Painting looted by Nazis causes US extradition fight


NEW YORK (AP) – A Russian art dealer living in New York is fighting extradition to Poland to face charges accusing him of refusing to turn over an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish...

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

Mount Vernon: Effort is on to save America's most famous red roof

M.S. Rau Antiques donates rare armoire to Louisiana museum

Audrey Hepburn’s sons lend photos of their mother for exhibition

Roseberys London sponsors auction to fund Elephant Haven

Auction of BMW K1 motorcycle to aid Nepal earthquake victims

Historic club becomes meeting place for B.B. King's fans, friends

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

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

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

PASADENA, Calif. – When bidding opened at Moran’s May 5 fine jewelry auction, attendee and telephone bidders were stunned to hear the pace of bidding. A telling marker of things to come,...

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

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 19th-20th century American and European art and postwar and contemporary art auctions on May 7 brought $1.96 million in sales, inclusive of...

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

LAS VEGAS – Morphy’s hit the jackpot over the weekend of May 1-3 in Las Vegas, with a $3.7 million auction of antique coin-ops, gambling machines and advertising. LiveAuctioneers provided...

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

Highest quality Victorian furniture shines at Stevens auction

Rare ammunition poster bags $12,540 at Showtime auction

Mickey Mantle bat, jersey power SCP Auctions to $4.1M total

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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: Waterloo bicentenary

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

Reading the Streets: Nicolas Holiber brings Goliath to Gotham

NEW YORK – There’s a 4-feet-tall severed head in Tribeca, but the office workers happily eating lunch in Tribeca Park, a triangular green oasis a block below Canal Street don’t seem disturbed....

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of May 18, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Geography, knowledge and luck are a big part of finding a treasure in an unexpected place, and at a low price. It happens. A number of years ago, a collector found a stack...

Miscellaneana: English Arts & Crafts furniture

LONDON – Here’s a personal plea to re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron: Bring back rural and domestic science lessons, technical colleges, apprenticeships and jobs in trades and industry....

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Ettore Spalletti

PESCARA, Italia – "Il colore, come si sposta, occupa lo spazio e noi entriamo. Non v’è più la cornice che delimitava lo spazio. Togliendola, il colore assume lo spazio e invade lo spazio....

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

Gallery Report: May 2015

London Eye: April 2015

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of May 4, 2015

Miscellaneana: Barometers

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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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