• 2
    Feb

Gauguin ‘Sunflower’ Masterpiece Leads Auction of Impressionist, Modern Art

LONDON – “Nature morte à “L’Espérance,” an historically important still life by Paul Gauguin, is the highlight of the upcoming Feb. 9 Impressionist and Modern Art auction to be hosted by Christie’s. Painted while Gauguin (1848-1903) was living in Tahiti in 1901, it is one of four paintings of sunflowers painted by the artist that […]

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  • 26
    Jan

Bidding War Pushes 18th-Century Goddard Mahogany Bureau Table to World Record

NEW YORK – An 18th-century mahogany bureau table carved by Newport, Rhode Island’s most celebrated cabinetmaker sold for a stunning $5.7 million at Christie’s New York on Jan. 2, placing it among the highest auction prices ever realized for an item of American furniture. Expected to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000, the table was […]

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  • 18
    Jan

Works by Canaletto, Carlevarijs, Millet, and Gérôme to Highlight European Masters Sale

NEW YORK – Following on the heels of its successful December Evening Sale of Old Master & 19th Century Art in London, Christie’s New York will present a two-part sale of paintings, drawings and watercolors by the great masters of European Art, including with master works by Canaletto, Luca Carlevarijs, Jean-Francois Millet, Jean Léon Gérôme, […]

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  • 18
    Jan

Baterbys’ 2011 Winter Auction to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy Of Central Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Proceeds from next month’s 2011 Winter Auction slated for Feb. 19 and 26 by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery will go to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida, an organization that serves children with disabilities and developmental delays in the Orlando area. But it won’t be the first time Baterbys has raised […]

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  • 12
    Jan

Bullet-Riddled Warhol’s Mao Screenprint Leads Dennis Hopper Collection Auction

An Andy Warhol portrait of Mao, punctured by two bullets fired by actor Dennis Hopper, was the top lot in a collection of nearly 300 items from the actor’s collection sold at auction at Christie’s on Jan. 12, 2011. “Mao: one plate (F. & S. II. 99) screenprint in colors” (1972), realized $302,500, garnering a […]

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  • 12
    Jan

Auction of Malcolm Forbes’ Models Ship & Nautical Art Collection on the Horizon

ATLANTA – The staggering lifetime collection of ship models, important nautical art and maritime collectibles of the late publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes will be sold at auction the weekend of Jan. 29-30 by Red Baron Antiques. “This is a rare opportunity to purchase items that were amassed over a lifetime by one of the world’s […]

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  • 3
    Jan

Five Southern Estates to Populate First Stevens Auction Event of 2011

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Stevens Auction Company will kick off 2011 in style with a multi-estate sale featuring more than 600 fresh-to-the-market lots from five important Southern estates (including two from the Metro Atlanta area). Featured will be beautiful antique furniture, china, silver, hand-made rugs, fantastic lamps, original oil paintings, collectibles, hundreds of pieces of old […]

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  • 30
    Dec

Lalique ‘Serpent’ Vase Brings World Record Price

DALLAS – Nick Dawes, Heritage Auction Galleries’ consignment director and auctioneer, had a feeling the Dec. 4 Signature Lalique, Art Glass and Perfume Bottles auction was going to be a success, seeing as how there were more than 415 bidders (both online and in person) competing for some 400 lots. “Art glass collectors had not seen […]

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  • 29
    Dec

Horror & Sci-Fi Movie Posters, Captain Kangaroo Costume to go Up for Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Hundreds of mostly fresh-to-the-market lots—including horror and sci-fi movie posters and lobby cards and a costume worn by Captain Kangaroo—will change hands at a weekend multi-estate sale scheduled for Jan. 21-23 by Philip Weiss Auctions. Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and left bids will also be accepted. “As 2010 […]

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  • 28
    Dec

Rare 1882 Colt Open-Top, Ivory-Handled Revolver Aims for Top Lot Honors

ORANGE, Calif. – A late, and most welcome, consignment to Don Presley Auctions’ Jan. 1-2 auction—including a Colt 1882 open-top .44 caliber revolver—is expected to capture the attention of collectors who favor exceptional antique firearms and edged weapons. “This is a sensational collection,” said auctioneer Don Presley. “It came in late, but there’s no way […]

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