• 17
    May

Auction Report: Monumental P. Mallard Rosewood Plantation Bed Brings $40,000

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A massive and beautiful rosewood rococo three-quarter tester plantation bed, crafted around 1850 by P. Mallard, soared to $40,320 at the sale of the contents of the magnificent Bella Vida mansion on May 1, 2010. The sale, which was facilitated by Stevens Auction Company, also included items from the estate of the […]

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  • 17
    May

Auction Results: Lichtenstein’s ‘Two Apples’ Leads Post-War &Contemporary Art Sale

NEW YORK — The fervor for key pieces from established Post-War and Contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Christopher Wool is on the rise, as evidenced by an auction held at Christie’s on May 12, 2010 which brought in a grand total of $60,156,675. Iconic works from the 1960’s and 1970’s such […]

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  • 11
    May

Auction Report: Graceland Documents, Star Wars Collectibles Pace Philip Weiss Auctions

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Several property documents signed by Elvis Presley—to include the original contract to purchase Graceland in 1957—plus Star Wars collectibles combined to lead the charge at a huge, three-day multi-estate sale held Apr. 23-25 by Philip Weiss Auctions. Internet bidding was facilitated by Proxibid.com. All prices quoted include a 13 percent buyer’s premium. […]

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  • 11
    May

Latin American Art Sale Offers Rare Work by Kahlo, Masterworks by Botero, Torres-Garcia

NEW YORK – On May 26 and 27, Christie’s Latin American sale will offer an exceptional selection of works by modern and contemporary masters hailing from Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Colombia and many other regions throughout the Americas. Rich in works from private collections, the two-day auction presents nearly 300 works by leading […]

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  • 10
    May

Seminal Pop Art Works by Warhol, Klein Going on the Block

NEW YORK – Forty-nine seminal works by the leading lights of modern and contemporary art are being offered in a Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale taking place on May 11, 2010 at Christie’s. Led by extraordinary works by Yves Klein and Andy Warhol, the auction will offer collectors highly important examples by Jasper Johns, […]

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  • 5
    May

Estate Road Show Features Massive Five-Brother Collection of Vintage Toys

KILLEN, Ala. – Five branches of a Midwestern family tree have come together to produce the remarkable selection of vintage toys to be auctioned by Estate Road Show over the weekends of May 8-9 and May 22-23, 2010. The 1,200-1,500-lot sale sessions, featuring toys amassed individually over several decades by five brothers, will be conducted […]

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  • 5
    May

Christie’s Announces Expansion of Fine Art Storage Services to New York, Singapore

NEW YORK – Leading global art business Christie’s has announced the opening of two new highly-secure storage facilities in New York and Singapore this spring, expanding its fine art storage service established over 25 years ago in London to become the only global provider of its type with facilities on three continents. Christie’s Fine Art […]

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  • 27
    Apr

Pieces from Two Prestigious Folk Art Collections to Go on the Block

BUFORD, Ga. – A two-day sale featuring more than 1,000 lots by self-taught artists featuring Southern folk pottery, outsider art, African-American decorative arts, quilts and circus art, as well as new discoveries and contents from major collections will be held May 1-2, 2010 by Slotin Auction. The sale will be held in the Historic Buford […]

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  • 26
    Apr

Auction Report: Handel Leaded & Reverse Painted Lamp Illuminates Woody Auction

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – An outstanding marked, 25-inch Handel leaded and reverse painted lamp with an Egyptian design and large 20-inch square shade lit up the room for $16,000 at a sale of the single-owner lifetime collection of Dale Gabel, held Apr. 9-10, 2010, at the St. Charles Convention Center. The auction was conducted by […]

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  • 26
    Apr

Auction Report: Circa 1860 Firefighters’ Handtub & Pumper Brings $99,000

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A firemen’s Hunnemann hand-drawn handtub with pumper, built in 1860 and beautifully restored after a barn fire, sold for $99,000 at a multi-estate sale held Apr. 9-11, 2010 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. Nearly 2,000 lots from several major collections in an array […]

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