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Op-art masters, upstart renegades, Pop geniuses and postmodernists all demand attention at Gray’s Auctioneers’ dynamic sale May 6. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee...Full story

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LONDON –

A surrealist print by René Magritte emerged as the highlight of Roseberys auction of modern and contemporary prints, multiples and editions on April 25. LiveAuctioneers.com...Full story

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PASADENA, Calif. –

John Moran Auctioneers' April 28 Auction was stocked with great finds, including modern and contemporary prints, traditional Continental paintings, English silver, art glass, and French furniture...Full story

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Sterling Assoc. to auction estate-fresh modern, decorative art, May 13

Sterling Assoc. to auction estate-fresh modern, decorative art, May 13

CLOSTER, N.J. – On Wednesday, May 13, New Jersey’s Sterling Associates will present a 368-lot Modern & Decorative Art Auction featuring some of the finest fresh-to-market pieces recently...

Signed photos in all-star lineup at MBA/Seattle Auction House, May 16

Signed photos in all-star lineup at MBA/Seattle Auction House, May 16

RENTON, Wash – An impressive collection of rare 1900s autographed baseball photos stored for decades in safety deposit box going up for auction on Saturday, May 16, at MBA/Seattle Auction...

Wright auction to offer Frank Gehry designed home May 19

CHICAGO – On May 19 Wright will present Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at auction. The seminal work by one of the America’s most important architects must be moved from its present...

Museum quality items to be sold at Pangaea auction May 16

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Pangaea Auctions will offer antiques of the highest quality at a "Museum Collection” auction on May 16. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live...

Stephenson’s plans May 8 sale of massive toy & train collection + dolls

PHILA., Pa. – Stephenson’s Auctioneers, estate specialists based in Bucks County (suburban Philadelphia), Pa., will open its doors to welcome toy and train collectors on Friday, May 8, as...

Rodrigue ‘Blue Dog’ painting sets record at Neal Auction

Antique lighting, architectural elements share spotlight at Bruhns, May 3

Rago to sell more than 500 works at fine art auction May 7

Signed pieces abound in John Moran jewelry auction May 5

Dallas Auction Gallery to sell dazzling jewelry, watches April 29

Ferrari, rare '57 Chrysler 300C lead Morphy’s May 16 Automobile Auction

Dreweatts to auction newly discovered Asian treasures May 19

Gray’s modern & contemporary sale explodes with color May 6

Decorative arts stand out in Don Presley auction May 3

French cameo glass, antiques from fine Fla. estates lead Apr. 27-28 auction

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Nepal's historic sites heavily damaged by earthquake

Nepal's historic sites heavily damaged by earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan...

Mardi Gras memorabilia missing from Tulane collection


Mardi Gras memorabilia missing from Tulane collection


NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hundreds of vintage Mardi Gras badges, invitations and other memorabilia are missing from a Tulane University collection, says a collector and dealer who has seen a list of...

Red-letter event: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday

BALTIMORE – Free Comic Book Day will be celebrated at comic book specialty shops across the U.S., Canada, and worldwide on Saturday, May 2. Over 5.6 million comic books will be given away for...

Bidders bullish on Steve Jobs business cards in benefit auction

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Bidding for three Steve Jobs business cards – one for each of his executive positions at Apple, Pixar and NeXT Inc. – has surpassed $5,000 in a benefit auction being...

Chicago collection of Tiffany items bound for Sotheby’s auction


NEW YORK (AP) – A collection of Tiffany works and prewar design assembled by a Chicago businessman is going on the auction block in New York. Sotheby's says the collection was amassed from...

American’s bequest returns Bach portrait to Germany

Va. museum gets federal grant for USS Monitor conservation


Enola Gay co-pilot's flight logs, Hiroshima plans to be auctioned

Only 10 percent of gallery visitors spot faked masterpiece

Eyes on the prize: China cracks down on art, literary awards

Case expands presence in Nashville with auction & appraisal office

Rare Honus Wagner T206 baseball card hits $1.32M at auction

Illinois air museum plans to close over finances


Sudan's neglected pyramids difficult to visit


Vermont lawmakers consider ban on ivory sales

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John Moran realizes solid prices in decorative arts April 28

John Moran realizes solid prices in decorative arts April 28

PASADENA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers' April 28 Auction was stocked with great finds, including modern and contemporary prints, traditional Continental paintings, English silver, art...

Magritte print, Warhol sculpture led Roseberys sale

Magritte print, Warhol sculpture led Roseberys sale

LONDON – A surrealist print by René Magritte emerged as the highlight of Roseberys auction of modern and contemporary prints, multiples and editions on April 25. LiveAuctioneers.com provided...

600 online bidders push Palm Beach’s Modern’s April 11 total to $900K

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Bidders didn’t want the fun – or the bidding opportunities – to end at Palm Beach Modern’s April 11 Mad Men Tribute Auction, the company’s highest-grossing...

Highest quality Victorian furniture shines at Stevens auction

MERIDIAN, Miss. – A museum-quality rosewood rococo étagère with a bonnet top, made by renowned 19th century American furniture maker Thomas Brooks, sold for $63,250 to take top honors...

Rare ammunition poster bags $12,540 at Showtime auction

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A rare Peters Ammunition poster with a bold, imposing graphic of a bear on a mountain cliff clawed its way to $12,540, while a 1912 Peters Cartridge Co. die-cut paper...

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

Bertoia’s Mar. 27-28 sale of Max Berry's toys boosts series total to $6M

Pricey Chinese takeout at Quinn & Farmer; 3 pcs. of furniture realize $700K

Alexander Haig items commanded attention at Kaminski Auctions

Chinese export clock tops expectations at Michaan’s auction

C.W. Peale portrait miniatures were in demand at Dianni auction

Chinese wall pocket tops Ahlers & Ogletree auction at $50,000

New Orleans Auction Galleries’ first sale at new location tops $2M

Calif. artists achieve record results at John Moran auction

Booming interest in pop culture drives million-dollar result at Hake’s

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Bata Shoe Museum kicks off ‘Men in Heels’ exhibition

Bata Shoe Museum kicks off ‘Men in Heels’ exhibition

TORONTO (AP) – The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a new exhibit opening May 8 called “Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels.” The show looks at men's footwear...

Warhol Museum names Keny Marshall director of exhibitions

Warhol Museum names Keny Marshall director of exhibitions

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Keny Marshall as its director of exhibitions. Most recently Marshall was a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate...

In Memoriam: former Sotheby's chairman A. Alfred Taubman, 91

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan (AP) _ A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success -- including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture...

Longtime NYC museum director to retire in December


NEW YORK (AP) – The longtime director of the Museum of the City of New York has announced her retirement. Susan Henshaw Jones, who came on board in 2003, will depart in December. During...

Pope Francis' iPad sells for $30,500 at auction

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) – An iPad that belonged to Argentina-born
Pope Francis went under the hammer for $30,500 on Tuesday, auctioneers in
 Uruguay said. Montevideo-based auction house...

Warhol Museum names Bartholomew Ryan curator of art

In Memoriam: Alaska artist Rie Munoz, 93

Obama's visit to Jamaica includes stop at Bob Marley museum

British Museum director to step down and head to Berlin

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

Profile: German zookeeper-turned-artist paints in oil on aluminum

In Memoriam: Swiss artist Hans Erni

Former Ambassador Michelle Gavin named Africa Center director

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Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of May 4, 2015

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of May 4, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – In the 1870s, fashionable chairs were made with padded upholstery, elaborate mahogany carved frames and springs to make the seats more comfortable. But George Jacob Hunzinger...

Miscellaneana: Barometers

Miscellaneana: Barometers

LONDON – If you’re in the market to buy an antique barometer and want instant proof it still works, take a tip from my business manager (Mrs. P): pop a clear plastic bag in your pocket next...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April. 27, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A gondola chair, according to furniture dictionaries, is a late 18th- to early 19th-century chair with a concave back and side rails that curve down to the seat. It has four...

Reading the Streets: First Park street art

NEW YORK – First Avenue and Houston Street is finally notable for something other than endless construction and the long tease of building the (mythical?) Second Avenue Subway. First came...

Miscellaneana: Picasso paintings, prints, pottery

LONDON – Champagne taste but beer pocket money, it’s been our problem since we started collecting 40 years ago. With that in mind then, we’re unlikely to be in the bidding when Christie’s...

Ceramics and their journeys in spotlight at 2015 Winterthur conference

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 20, 2015

Reading the Streets: 'Gazing Globes' by Paula Hayes

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Pino Pinelli

Art Market Italy: Pino Pinelli

Miscellaneana: Writing equipment

Reading the Streets: Tatiana Trouvé’s 'Desire Lines'

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 13, 2015

Miscellaneana: Tea caddy spoons

Furniture Specific: Hers, His or Whose? Provenance

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Features

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Pedro Friedeberg: Revelations of a creative mind

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

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

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The group had come to the Doylestown museum for a program that uses meditation to deepen the appreciation of art. But Maria Starr wasn't expecting the objet du contemplation...

Pa. collector's bar pays homage to Rolling Rock beer

LLOYDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – From the street, the home in Lloydsville looks like any other ranch-style house in the Unity village. Even from the outside, there are only a few signs of the treasure trove...

Airline world's little secret: infatuation with model planes

NEW YORK (AP) – In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes. When...

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

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

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