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DEDHAM, Mass. –

After more than 30 years as high-end French antique importers and dealers, Jeff Diamond and Ellen Nadler of A Room with a Vieux Antiques of Boston and Brookline, have decided that it's time to retire. The inventory from both their retail locations will be sold in a one-day...Full story

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It seems even luxury condo developers are street art fans, like the owners of 35 Ludlow St., who had Serban Ionescu and David Nordine do a mural on the roll-down gate that fronts the building. I imagine it certainly makes potential buyers stop and look, either...Full story

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When you boil it right down, there are two basic types of property that turn up at the center of court cases worldwide: tangible and intellectual. These days, legal ownership of intellectual property can be established rather quickly. US Copyright Law has been demystified with…Full story

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Material Culture to auction noted folk art collection May 4

Material Culture to auction noted folk art collection May 4

PHILA., Pa. – On May 4, Material Culture will present the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate in a special auction dedicated to this eclectic collection of fine, folk and decorative art, antiques and...

Peacocks featured in 2 top lots at John Moran auction April 29

Peacocks featured in 2 top lots at John Moran auction April 29

PASADENA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will present a large and exceptionally high quality selection of early 20th century design, silver, Continental furnishings and fine art from important...

1595 astrolabe aims for the stars in Charles Miller's Apr. 30 auction

LONDON - A Portuguese astrolabe bought for £450 in a junk shop over a half-century ago is expected to fetch £40,000-£50,000 in Charles Miller’s April 30 auction. LiveAuctioneers will provide...

Asian, international fine art on tap at I.M. Chait sale May 18

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers will conduct an Asian and international fine arts auction May 18. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. Pacific. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide...

Beatles items to star in Heritage music auction April 26-27

NEW YORK – A piece of the set from The Ed Sullivan Show, signed by the Beatles minutes before their first live television performance Feb. 9, 1964, may sell for more than $800,000 in Heritage Auction’s...

1870s Horse Race bank could top $50K at Morphy's, May 3

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

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

Rare gems sparkle throughout Heritage jewelry sale April 29

Sworders expects brush pot to lead Asian Art sale April 29

Ray Frost Fleming estate key component of Heritage auction April 23

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

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Spanish art fraud suspect fights US extradition

MADRID (AFP) – A Spaniard suspected of perpetrating one of the world's biggest art frauds has been freed ahead of a legal fight over his extradition to the United States. The National Court released...

Group sets Rosie the Riveter record at former bomber plant

Group sets Rosie the Riveter record at former bomber plant

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) – A group trying to save a portion of a Detroit-area assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter once worked is the proud owner of a new Guinness World Record. Save the Willow Run...

Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks to be auctioned

BROOKLINE, N.H. (AP) – In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly...

Sculpture struck by truck due to return to Ind. museum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – A large steel sculpture damaged by a truck that barreled across the lawn of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has been repaired and could return home soon. The abstract...

Ohio Historical Society will update its ‘antiquated’ name

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The 129-year-old Ohio Historical Society is being rebranded as the Ohio History Connection, after many state residents said they saw the organization as “inaccessible and...

Art dealer sues Maryland auction house over missing painting

Chicago dealer has become an urban archaeology legend

3 finalists named for 25th annual BP Portrait Award

Replica of Michelangelo's 'Pieta' sculpture draws Easter visitors

'Crazy' prices paid for world coins at Chicago Int'l Coin Expo

Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural

New Banksy artwork claimed by artist's hometown

Sotheby's plans to auction huge yellow diamond in May

SMU to host arts entrepreneurship educators conference June 6-7

Admiral champions Coast Guard museum for New London

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Aetna Insurance, El Bar Gin signs top $51K at Showtime event

Aetna Insurance, El Bar Gin signs top $51K at Showtime event

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Aetna Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn., reverse-glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at an...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells 'Casino Royale' first edition for £24,180

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells 'Casino Royale' first edition for £24,180

LONDON – A first edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale thrilled bidders again April 11, selling for £24,180 ($40,612) at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Modern Literature on....

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

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...

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

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

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

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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in late author's hometown

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in late author's hometown

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed...

George Stephanopoulos donates photo collection to museum

George Stephanopoulos donates photo collection 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.

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

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

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

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

  ASTI, Italia – La casa d'aste specializzata in design Nova Ars, con sede ad Asti in Piemonte, tiene il 6 maggio una vendita tutta dedicata al design industriale italiano. Include un centinaio...

Art Market Italy: Italian Design at Nova Ars

Art Market Italy: Italian Design at Nova Ars

ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars, an auction house based in Asti, Piedmont, and specialized in design, will hold a sale on May 6 dedicated entirely to Italian industrial design. It includes just over 100...

Reading the Streets: What's happening on Ludlow?

NEW YORK – It seems even luxury condo developers are street art fans, like the owners of 35 Ludlow St., who had Serban Ionescu and David Nordine do a mural on the roll-down gate that fronts the...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 21, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Antique games of all sorts interest collectors. Sometimes the rules of a game or the history of its design and graphics is unknown. Several 2013 auctions offered containers shaped...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Urania Casa d'Aste

PARMA, Italia – È nata in Italia una nuova casa d'aste dedicata alle illustrazioni e alle tavole originali dei maestri del fumetto. Si chiama Urania Casa d'Aste e ha sede a Parma. Accanto a Little...

Art Market Italy: Urania Auction House

Reading the Streets: 'Moving Murals' at City Lore

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 14, 2014

Ceramics Collector: Newcomb Pottery

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

Art Market Italy: Frida Kahlo in Rome

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

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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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