• 11
    May

Auction Report: Simon Willard Tall Case Clock, Houdin ‘Mystery’ Clock Pace Sale

MALVERN, Pa. – A gorgeous, early 19th-century Simon Willard tall case clock, regal at 93 ½ inches tall and signed “Warranted by S. Willard” on the dial, sold for $32,900 at a multi-estate auction held April 23 by Gordon S. Converse & Co. The clock was the auction’s top lot. More than 280 quality, fresh-to-the-market […]

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  • 11
    May

Period Furniture, Tiffany Lighting to Lead ‘Exceptional’ Antique Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – What is being billed as an “exceptional antique auction” has been planned for Saturday, May 21, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, Offered will be more than 500 lots of antique furniture, vintage lighting, fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, clocks, estate jewelry, watches and more. “We’re calling it an exceptional auction because the […]

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  • 10
    May

Bidding War Pushes Alma-Tadema’s Antony & Cleopatra Painting to $29.2 Million

  NEW YORK – A masterpiece by Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema set an incredible price at Sotheby’s New York on May 5 when two determined phone bidders held a steady competition for “The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra: 41 BC.” For more than eight minutes—an eternity during an auction—the two bidders drove up the […]

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  • 10
    May

Works from Legendary Art Connoisseur Ernst Beyeler Estate to go on the Block

  LONDON – Works of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art from the estate of Ernst Beyeler—the late Swiss art connoisseur who was a noted art dealer, collector and curator—will be auctioned in London on June 21-21, giving buyers the opportunity to purchase important pieces by Monet, Gauguin, Renoir and Picasso, among many others. The sale, […]

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  • 10
    May

Premier New York Auction Houses to Host Competing Latin American Art Auctions

NEW YORK – Fans and collectors of Latin American art are looking forward to three days celebrating the diverse styles and cultural origins of the genre here, as Sotheby’s will present a sale of a single-owner collection on May 25, while Christie’s will present evening and day sales of Latin American art on May 26 […]

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  • 4
    May

Ben Stiller, David Zwirner Gather ‘Artists For Haiti’ Charity Auction

NEW YORK – Actor, director, and philanthropist Ben Stiller has joined together with gallerist and art dealer David Zwirner to organize Artists for Haiti, a major, high-profile art auction which will raise funds for education and health programs for children of the Caribbean nation. Many of the most prominent artists working today have already committed […]

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  • 4
    May

Huge 1880s-Era Bear Trap Snaps Down on a Big Price at SoldUSA Auction

MATTHEWS, N.C. – A vintage Oneida Newhouse No. 6 bear trap, made in the 1880s and weighing a whopping 43 pounds, with three wicked-looking teeth mounted on each massive jaw, sold for $3,491 in an Internet and catalog auction hosted by SoldUSA.com, the hunting and fishing collectibles and militaria auction website. The trap still had […]

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  • 4
    May

1890 Circa Rock Island Railroad Glass Sign Chugs to Record Price at Showtime Auctions

  ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A magnificent Rock Island Railroad reverse glass sign, made in 1890 by an employee of the firm who fashioned reverse glass lamp shades for the Pullman cars, sold for $165,000 at an auction held April 1-3 by Showtime Auctions, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. The 54-inch by 43-inch piece […]

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  • 4
    May

Key Works by Picasso, Gauguin, Jawlensky Lead Impressionist & Modern Art Sale

NEW YORK – Pablo Picasso’s “Femmes lisant (Deux personnages)”—a striking portrayal of the artist’s beloved mistress during the 1930s—was the top lot in a sale of Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held at Sotheby’s on May 3, achieving $21,362,500. Overall, the auction achieved $170,478,000, within the overall pre-sale estimate ($158.9/229.7 million), and a total […]

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  • 4
    May

Two Francis Bacon Masterpieces Driving Interest in Contemporary Art Auction

NEW YORK – Two works by one of the greatest British painters of the 20th Century, Francis Bacon, are expected to realize more than $45 million combined at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on May 11, which will also include works by Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko. Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies for Self-Portrait” […]

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