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FREDERICK, Md. –

A mid-19th century Sharps Model 1855 carbine (or short-barrel rifle), a Civil War-era inscribed and dated presentation grade sword, and a pair of circa-1800 four-barrel “duck’s foot” pistols are expected headliners at an auction slated for Friday, April 18 at Mosby & Co.’s...Full story

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WILMINGTON, Del. –

One of the Delaware Art Museum's most treasured works has been taken off the museum's collections database as the museum prepares to sell artworks to repay debt and replenish its endowment. The News Journal reported Saturday that Winslow Homer's painting...Full story

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MT. CRAWFORD, Va. –

In a 714-lot, nine-hour marathon session, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates sold the entire Americana collection of the late John and Lil Palmer of Purcellville, Va., to a standing-room only crowd on April 5. The Palmers, well-know collectors, were killed in a single-car accident…Full story

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Chuck Close mural a big find at Sanford & Son May 3 design auction

Chuck Close mural a big find at Sanford & Son May 3 design auction

TACOMA, Wash. – An early example of the work of legendary 20th century artist Chuck Close has been discovered in the home he once lived in and is going to auction. The assembled Chuck Close work,...

Sterling to offer diamonds, gold, silver & antique armor in May 8 sale

Sterling to offer diamonds, gold, silver & antique armor in May 8 sale

CLOSTER, N.J. – Sparkling diamonds and a stunning array of American and Continental silver will set the tone for quality at Sterling Associates’ May 8 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, with...

Rare gems sparkle throughout Heritage jewelry sale April 29

NEW YORK – A Tiffany & Co. Kashmir sapphire diamond platinum-topped gold ring could sell for $175,000 or more to lead Heritage Auctions’ Fine Jewelry Signature® Auction on Tuesday, April...

Sworders expects brush pot to lead Asian Art sale April 29

LONDON – Intensive research, marketing and contact-building in China and Hong Kong has resulted in a surge of interest in a rare Chinese wooden brush pot. With an original guide price of £20,000-£30,000,...

Ray Frost Fleming estate key component of Heritage auction April 23

DALLAS – Selections from the estate of Ray Frost Fleming, a Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate, notable studio artist and owner of the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Mich., will be offered in...

Artemis Gallery Live offers artifacts at no-reserve auction April 16

Join the fun at Bertoia's Spring Toy Break Auction, May 9-10

Slotin Folk Art sale stacked with iconic works April 26-27

Grogan to host A Room with a Vieux retirement auction Apr. 26

I.M. Chait offers 500+ lots of Asian arts, antiques April 13

Beatles’ items to rock Ewbank’s entertainment sale April 16-17

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury map sale tinged with satire April 25

Iconic American signage leads Morphy's Apr. 26-27 auction

Flowers, vampires populate Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale April 10

Dealers' estates enhance Cowan’s Americana auction April 10-12

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Henri Matisse cut-outs come together at Tate Modern

Henri Matisse cut-outs come together at Tate Modern

LONDON – Tate Modern’s major exhibition, “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs,” is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist’s paper cut-outs made between 1937 and 1954. It brings...

T. rex settles into new home in nation's capital

T. rex settles into new home in nation's capital

WASHINGTON (AFP) - One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found moved into its new home in Washington on Tuesday. Dubbed "the nation's T. rex," the skeleton was discovered...

University of North Texas acquires family photo collection

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The University of North Texas in Denton has acquired hundreds of thousands of images amassed by four generations of photographers in one Fort Worth family. The Fort Worth...

Bulgarian police return smuggled antiquities to museum

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Bulgarian police have handed the remnants of three ancient necklaces to the country's most important museum after seizing the artifacts from smugglers who looted them from...

Horse Play exhibit at Derby Museum spins games, toys

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A new exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum offers a playful look at the world's most famous horse race. The exhibit, called "Horse Play," features nearly 60 historic equine...

French auction of Hitler box, Nazi items canceled

George Rickey sculpture installed in his native South Bend

Gianguan Auctions launches Singapore division, global sales offices

Landmark Art Deco Paris hotel closes for renovation

Harry Belafonte, MLK estate reach settlement on documents

Del. museum may sell Winslow Homer painting 'Milking Time'

Historic NJ estate reopens after 2-year cleanup

William Henry Harrison portrait donated to president's home

Eykyn Maclean presents first U.S. exhibition of Kan Yasuda

Preservationists campaign to save Moscow's 'Eiffel Tower'

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Asian arts earn strong prices at Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction

Asian arts earn strong prices at Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction

WOODBURY, Conn. – Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction sold 495 lots of fine Asian decorative arts and estate decorative arts on March 23. The Asian section of the sale included fine Asian porcelains,...

Jeffrey S. Evans sale shows strength of Southern decorative arts

Jeffrey S. Evans sale shows strength of Southern decorative arts

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – In a 714-lot, nine-hour marathon session, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates sold the entire Americana collection of the late John and Lil Palmer of Purcellville, Va., to a...

Treadway/Toomey reports strong results for 20th century design

CHICAGO – On March 8, Treadway / Toomey Gallery of Chicago held another successful 20th Century Art & Design auction. Composed of three sessions – Arts & Crafts, Paintings and Modern...

Fresh Henry Farney painting bags $96,000 at Cowan’s

CINCINNATI – Cowan's Auctions Inc. live salesroom American Indian and Western Art Auction took place on April 4 and realized just over $1 million. Competitive bidding on the phone, Internet and...

Calder painting, Picasso linocut top the field at Cottone art sale

GENESEO, N.Y. – A bold original gouache painting by the renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Loops Filled In, signed lower right and dated 1972, measuring 23 inches by...

Chinese screen sells for $121,000 at Elite Decorative Arts

Navajo silver, jewelry excel at Allard Auction, March 8-9

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells Henry Moore prints for top prices

Success defines John Moran auction of Calif. art March 25

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury reports brilliant jewelry results

Tiffany glass vase soars to $60,000 at Woody Auction

I.M. Chait March 23 Post-Asia Week Auction realizes $2.3M

Rago's Great Estates Auction tops high estimate at $1.3M

World views in high demand at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Clars gets repeat high performance from Chinese furniture

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George Stephanopoulos donates 128 photos to museum

George Stephanopoulos donates 128 photos to museum

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – ABC morning show anchor George Stephanopoulos has donated a collection of photographs by more than a dozen significant photographers to an upstate New York museum. Officials...

Peter M. Fairbanks to head Heritage Auctions' West Coast Fine Art dept.

Peter M. Fairbanks to head Heritage Auctions' West Coast Fine Art dept.

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Peter M. Fairbanks, an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in the fields of American and European Art, is joining Heritage Auctions as...

Director Jonathan Demme honored at auction-preview birthday party

PHILA., Pa. (ACNI) – Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme – The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and many other cinematic gems – was feted at a lively birthday party on March 28th at...

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker award

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing violence, has won his field's highest honor,...

Sharon P. Rockefeller named Chairman, Nat'l Gallery of Art Board

WASHINGTON - In a March 19 release to the media, the National Gallery of Art announced that Sharon Percy Rockefeller became chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art in September...

Scott Schaefer to join Sotheby’s as Sr. VP, Intl. Fine Arts

Bill Cunningham's 'Facade' photos reprised at NYC museum

Columbus Museum director Tom Butler announces retirement

'12 Years A Slave' author's death an unsolved mystery

Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian

Director Jonathan Demme selling vast self-taught art collection

In Memoriam: Martin E. Sullivan, museum director, 70

In Memoriam: Belgian contemporary art director Jan Hoet, 77

Tricia Paik named curator of contemporary art at IMA

In Memoriam: Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, 90

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Reading the Streets: 'Moving Murals' at City Lore

Reading the Streets: 'Moving Murals' at City Lore

NEW YORK – Walking into City Lore’s new gallery space on East First Street was like walking into 1988. There’s an entire wall covered in images of train cars covered in murals and tags, ranging...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 24, 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 24, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Wine spoils quickly if exposed to the air. It was not until the 18th century that glassblowers were able to make bottles with narrow necks that made airtight storage possible. The...

Newcomb Pottery: Exhibition highlights role of women

NEW ORLEANS – “Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” presents the largest comprehensive exhibition of arts and crafts from the famous New Orleans college workshop to...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Frida Kahlo a Roma

ROMA – Nel sessantesimo anniversario dalla scomparsa di Frida Kahlo (1907‐1954), l'Italia rende omaggio all'artista, mito e icona della cultura messicana novecentesca, con due mostre: una alle...

Art Market Italy: Frida Kahlo in Rome

ROME – On the 60th anniversary of the death of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Italy pays tribute to the artist – myth and icon of 20th-century Mexican culture, with two exhibitions: one at Scuderie...

Furniture Specific: Wood not cut to order

Reading the Streets: The Big Egg Hunt

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 7, 2014

LiveAuctionTalk.com: Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue

London Eye: March 2014

Gallery Report: April 2014

Reading the Streets: Ben Frost and Cope 2

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 31, 2014

Reading the Streets: Ivan Navarro water towers of NYC

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 24, 2014

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Features

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Revisiting the 1964 New York World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting the 1964 New York World's Fair, 50 years later

NEW YORK (AP) – You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers...

Mont. T-rex to move to Smithsonian natural history museum

Mont. T-rex to move to Smithsonian natural history museum

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated their small camper, Kathy Wankel couldn't help but think that after years of being buried, the few fossilized bones she and her...

Old baseball cards rain down from rafters of Pittsburgh house

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The collection of old baseball cards fell from the rafters in a cloud of soot. They were in bad shape, some so blackened that I could not tell the player’s team, let alone his...

Former Hasbro CEO celebrates G.I. Joe milestone

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) – G.I. Joe, a military action figure aimed at American boys, was born in the mid-1960s, just as the Vietnam War was beginning to gain momentum. Last month, Joe, the brainchild...

How Joseph Pulitzer Jr. ‘saved’ a Matisse masterpiece

ST. LOUIS (AP) – In a first-floor gallery at the St. Louis Art Museum hangs a life-size portrait of three bathing women and a small red turtle. The painting, by Henri Matisse, changed the course of...

Beckmann painting missed by Nazis being restored in Minn.

Ill. collector cherishes valentine cards of old

Philadelphia 'Monuments Man' saved invaluable treasures

Feature: Carlo Scarpa's architectural approach to glassmaking

Extensive NC milk bottle collection is in good hands

W.Va. builder reclaiming old log structures

Chasing rainbows: The intense competition for colored diamonds

Hitchcock Chair makes a comeback under new ownership

Vintage Volkswagen vans enjoy devoted fan base

Antiques dealer setting the table for fun and profit

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