• 29
    Mar

World-Renowned Abstract Painter Alfred Gockel the Featured Artist at Seabreeze Jazz Festival

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – World-renowned abstract painter Alfred Gockel will be the featured artist at this year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival, slated for April 13-17 in Panama City’s amphitheater at Pier Park. Gockel will be at the easel, painting live, for the duration of the festival and on The Smooth Jazz Cruise, the event’s presenting sponsor. […]

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  • 29
    Mar

Monet’s Celebrated ‘Les Peupliers’ to Anchor Impressionist, Modern Art Sale

NEW YORK – Claude Monet’s “Les Peupliers,” one of the most celebrated of the pioneering artist’s great series of works from his years in Giverny, will be among the items up for sale at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, scheduled for May 4. Painted en plein air during the summer of 1891, the work […]

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  • 28
    Mar

Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink, Blue & Yellow Diamonds to Color Spring Jewels Auction

NEW YORK – An exceptional line-up of top-quality fancy colored diamonds in decidedly Spring-like shades of pink, blue and yellow have been added to Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale, slated for on April 12. Christie’s had previously announced its star lot of the sale, a Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond of 10.09 carats with a presale estimate […]

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  • 15
    Mar

Robert Crumb Sketchbook, Greeting Cards Zap Top-Lot Honors at Weiss Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – An archive of material pertaining to the famous counterculture cartoonist Robert Crumb—including a pair of original, hand-drawn personal greeting cards and a 13-page sketchbook—sold for $16,950 at a multi-estate sale held by Philip Weiss Auctions. The sketchbook, measuring 5 inches by 8 inches, was crammed with the quirky and humorous drawings that […]

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  • 13
    Mar

Exhibition of Modern Chinese Painter Shi Lu Highlights Christie’s Asian Art Week

NEW YORK – In conjunction with Asian Art Week (March 22-25), Christie’s will mount a rare presentation of one of 20th century China’s most distinctive artists, in the special exhibition titled “The Beauty of Art: An Exhibition of Paintings and Calligraphy by Shi Lu in the Private Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth.” Featuring 40 paintings […]

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  • 11
    Mar

Porcelain Richlube Motor Oil Sign Leads Petrolinana & Advertising Auction

PEOTONE, Ill. – An exceptionally clean Richlube Motor Oil double-sided porcelain sign (“100% Pure Pennsylvania”) soared to $7,425 at the Spring Petroliana & Advertising Auction held Mach. 4 by Matthews Auctions. The sale was conducted the day before the popular Chicagoland Petroliana & Advertising Show, held each spring and fall in Peotone. The Richlube sign, […]

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  • 1
    Mar

English Inlaid Tilt Table, 18th-Century Tapestry, Poised For Success in Quinn’s Auction

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – While Washington, D.C., has long been a hive for international activity, the district’s suburb of Falls Church is where the fine art of many nations will be showcased on Saturday, March 5. That’s when Quinn’s Auction Galleries will host its 500-lot International Furnishings, Fine & Decorative Arts sale. “The selection of […]

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  • 28
    Feb

Ivory & Rhino-Horn Trove from A&E’s ‘Storage Wars’ Makes Its Way to the Block

ORANGE, Calif. – The biggest Great Find to emerge from this season’s roster of antiques-related TV shows is an unpretentious dark horse that quickly overshadowed a field of glossier contenders. Each week the rough-hewn but addictive reality show “Storage Wars” pits four veteran buyers against each other as they bid “blindly” on the contents of storage […]

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  • 17
    Feb

Rediscovered Warhol Self-Portrait Tops Christie’s Contemporary Art Auction

LONDON – An Andy Warhol self portrait, out of public view since entering a private collection in the mid-1970s, was the top lot in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Christie’s on Feb. 16. The sale, in which 92 percent of the lots sold, realized $99,190,888—the highest total for the category in London […]

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  • 10
    Feb

Boris Israelevich Anisfeld ‘Horses of St. Mark’ Painting Approaches $100,000 at Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – An original oil on canvas painting by the renowned Russian artist Boris Israelevich Anisfeld sold for $93,225 at a three-day multi-estate sale held Jan. 21-23 by Philip Weiss Auctions, making it the top lot in a sale that saw hundreds of mostly fresh-to-the-market items change hands. Overall, the sale grossed a little […]

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