• 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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  • 28
    Apr

Scads of Self-Taught Folk Art Highlight ‘Spring Masterpiece Sale’ in Georgia

BUFORD, Ga. – A weekend sale featuring more than 1,000 lots of folk art in a wide array of genres will be held April 30-May 1 by Slotin Auction at the Historic Buford Hall, located just north of Atlanta. Featured will be many pieces from the lifetime collection of Salvatore Scalora, director of the Atrium […]

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  • 28
    Apr

Ming Dynasty Bronze Statue of Standing Figure Nets $27,600 at Nadeau’s Spring Auction

WINDSOR, Conn. – A large Chinese bronze statue of a standing figure, possibly a god of war or other deity and made during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), sold for $27,600 at the annual Spring Asian Antiques & Fine Art Auction held March 20 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. The event was held in Nadeau’s gallery facility, […]

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  • 25
    Apr

Union ‘Minute Man Service’ Double-Sided Porcelain Sign Races to Record Price

REDLANDS, Calif. – A round Union “Minute Man Service” double-sided porcelain sign with graphics, 30 inches in diameter and boasting great gloss and color, sold for $12,938—a new record price for that sign—at an auction held April 16 by Matthews Auctions. The sale was held in the modern facilities of Redlands Antique Auction. The sign […]

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  • 19
    Apr

Three-Mold Inkwells, Back Bar Bottles to Highlight Vintage Bottle Auction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hundreds of rare, vintage and highly collectible bottles—to include an amazing offering of blown three-mold inkwells, a great collection of back bar bottles and some excellent Western whiskey bottles and flasks—will change hands in an Internet and catalog auction slated for April 29-May 7 by American Bottle Auctions. “We’ve assigned robust estimates […]

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  • 19
    Apr

500 Pieces of Art Glass from Single-Owner Lifetime Collection to Cross the Block

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The single-owner lifetime collection of Bill and Sue (Carolyn) Frick of Missouri—comprising more than 500 lots of quality art glass and more—will be sold on Saturday, April 30, in the junior ballroom of the St. Charles Convention Center. The sale will be conducted by Woody Auction, headquartered in Douglass, Kan. “I’ve […]

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  • 11
    Apr

Chess Set Used by Fischer & Spassky in ’72 World Championship Match Fetches Kingly Sum

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – The original chess set used by Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky at their legendary World Chess Championship match in Iceland in 1972, signed by both men, soared to $76,275 at a weekend multi-estate sale held April 1-3 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The chess set was used in the third match of the […]

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  • 5
    Apr

Lichtenstein Drawing Acquired in ’65 with $10 Lottery Ticket Expected to Sell for $1 Million

NEW YORK – In a tale that could inspire anyone to collect art no matter the budget, a crayon and pencil drawing by the American Pop Art master Roy Lichtenstein, won by way of a $10 lottery ticket in 1965, will be offered at the Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale at Christie’s on May 11 […]

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