April, 2024

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See Almost All of the 2024 Venice Biennale in More Than 100 Photos

Artnet News

How is Adriano Pedrosa's 'Foreigners Everywhere?' Judge for yourself. The post See Almost All of the 2024 Venice Biennale in More Than 100 Photos appeared first on Artnet News.

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The WADA Show

Maine Antique Digest

Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Antiques Show & Sale, Waukesha, Wisconsin When the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association (WADA) has a show, it’s an Event, with a capital E.

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Vivian Maier photography from Ron Slattery’s collection may set records at Heritage May 2

Auction Central News

DALLAS — In 2007 on the north side of Chicago, a self-storage facility held its monthly auction for unpaid units. Three antique show pickers were there, as usual — John Maloof, Ron Slattery, and Randy Prow. When one storage unit was opened, it was packed with vintage photographs, negatives, and other related items. The three […] The post Vivian Maier photography from Ron Slattery’s collection may set records at Heritage May 2 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Brimfield Antiques Flea Market for Beginners: What to Know

WorthPoint

Brimfield’s first show of the 2024 season kicks off on May 14. It’s that time of year again. The snow is mostly gone from the fields along Route 20, residents with room to spare are getting ready to open their yards for parking, and the dealers are loading up their treasures for the 2024 Brimfield Antiques Flea Market. It’s the oldest outdoor antiques flea market in the United States, and the first show of the 2024 season kicks off on May 14, promising something for any collector or vintag

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Kid Sister

Reagan Upshaw Fine Art

O’Keeffe’s art is currently having a moment. Not Georgia O’Keeffe’s – that’s as popular as it’s ever been. No, I’m talking about the art of her little sister, Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe (1889-1961), which scored a huge success at Christie’s last week. Born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Ida studied art with the same teacher as her older sister and a younger sister, Anita, in Williamsburg, Virginia, where the family had moved when she was 13.

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Donley Auctions Vintage Stereo & Audio Auction May 11

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

Donley Auctions: Bid, Sell, Consign, and Auction Collectibles and Valuables • Firearms & Ammunition • Militaria & War Memorabilia • Phonographs & Music Machines • Coin Op & Gambling • Automobiles, Automobilia & Petroliana • Antique Architecture & Luxury Decor • Fine Pens, Watches, & Jewelry

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Art and Ephemera Once Owned by Pioneering Artist Mary Beth Edelson Discarded on the Street in SoHo

Artnet News

The purge of material, including works on paper, was organized by her son, Nick Edelson. Some who came to take items criticized the disposal. The post Art and Ephemera Once Owned by Pioneering Artist Mary Beth Edelson Discarded on the Street in SoHo appeared first on Artnet News.

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PEZ dispensers bring sugary action to Bruneau & Co. April 27

Auction Central News

CRANSTON, RI — Fourteen highly curated lots of vintage PEZ dispensers will be offered Saturday, April 27 at Bruneau & Co.‘s Comics, Sports, TCG and Toy Auction. The 393-lot catalog is now available for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers. Created in 1927 in Austria by Eduard Haas III, PEZ candy has almost taken the back […] The post PEZ dispensers bring sugary action to Bruneau & Co.

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A Free Facebook Find Featured on “Antiques Roadshow”

WorthPoint

Every collector or vintage enthusiast dreams of that one big score—the piece of roadside furniture that turns out to be worth thousands or that long-closeted box containing a rare book in pristine condition. One such hobbyist found her “white whale” on Facebook Marketplace, and while it was a free painting, the experts at Antiques Roadshow let her know that it was worth much more.

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Types of Chinese Art: A Guide to Valuing & Collecting Chinese Art

Invaluable

Chinese art, with varieties as expansive as its history is long, is among both the most daunting and rewarding of categories to begin collecting. From delicate porcelains , intricately carved jades , and serene ink landscape paintings to regal robes , brazen stone lions , and fantastic dragons , these artworks are imbued with historical traditions and motifs from as early as 10,000 B.C.

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Hattie Carnegie

Astor Galleries

You may view available jewlery from this & other designers by searching for their name in our shop. The Queen of Costume Jewelry Hattie Carnegie was a fashion powerhouse of the mid-20th century. Her name is synonymous with bold style and innovative design, not just in clothing, but also in costume jewelry. Carnegie, who immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1900, began her career in millinery before opening a boutique in New York City with partner Rose Roth in 1909.

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Brian Eno’s New Collective Wants to Save the World From Climate and Political Collapse

Artnet News

Hard Art brings together artists, scientists, activists, and other experts to inspire and motivate. The post Brian Eno’s New Collective Wants to Save the World From Climate and Political Collapse appeared first on Artnet News.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Acquires Philadelphia Tea Table

Maine Antique Digest

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has acquired one of the finest scalloped-top Colonial tea tables, the gift of Barbara L. and Theodore B. Alfond.

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Gone But Not Forgotten

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

Live long enough and you’ll outlive many of the companies, products, and brands you grew up with. They may no longer be in business but like many of the companies [.] The post Gone But Not Forgotten appeared first on The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles.

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Superman Comic Sells for Record-Breaking $6M

WorthPoint

This copy of Action Comics #1 is now the most expensive comic book as of April 2024. Image Source: Heritage Auctions, ha.com Once again, record auction prices have risen up, up, and away to crown the Man of Steel’s first appearance as the most valuable comic book. On April 6, 2024, a copy of the 1938 Action Comics #1 was sold for $6 million , smashing prior sales for previous Superman comics and comic books overall.

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Nadira Azzouz – An Iraqi Woman Artist Rediscovered

Mark Hill

Early in 2020, I bid on and bought a mid-century modern abstract oil on board painting at auction totally sight-unseen, because it looked like it might be the work of an artist I collect right now. Stupid, I know, for all the reasons and especially stupid because, when I went to collect it, it wasn’t by the artist I collect at all. Instead, it bore a signature that was apparently in a different language.

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‘Father of American Studio Glass’ Harvey Littleton collection emerges at Habatat May 2

Auction Central News

TROY, MI — Harvey Littleton (1922-2013) was born into a family of glass experts at Corning Glass in upstate New York. His mother Bessie was a key figure in developing Corning Pyrex cookware, now an American collectible icon. Though initially a ceramicist, he became intrigued with the idea of working in glass at lower temperatures […] The post ‘Father of American Studio Glass’ Harvey Littleton collection emerges at Habatat May 2 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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A Short History of Artists Sneaking Their Work Into Museums

Artnet News

Another aspiring artist hung her own painting at a museum show in the city of Bonn, later selling the work at auction. The post A Short History of Artists Sneaking Their Work Into Museums appeared first on Artnet News.

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Accused Murderer Sentenced in Fake Art Case

Maine Antique Digest

Brian R. Walshe, 49, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced on February 20 to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Walshe was also ordered to pay restitution of $475,000.

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Influencing Glass History

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher We toss around the term “influencer” today to refer to someone we follow on social media who catches our attention, however fleeting, and introduces us [.] The post Influencing Glass History appeared first on The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles.

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Tony Bennett’s Auction Leaves His Heart with Us All

WorthPoint

Tony Bennett was beloved by his fans, many of whom will want a chance at purchasing some of his memorabilia. In July 2023, Tony Bennett, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, passed away, leaving behind a phenomenal legacy of musical and art treasures. Bennett is known worldwide for his music, but in an upcoming auction at Julien’s , many of the items for sale will showcase Bennett’s artistic talent in painting, sketching, and artwork.

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Cutting a 294-ct Trilliant Morganite: An Interview with Steve Moriarty

Gem Society

Learn the story behind the 294-ct trilliant morganite cut by Steve Moriarty of Moriarty's Gem Art and watch his gem-cutting demonstration.

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Sam Maloof Double Rocking Chair leads our five lots to watch

Auction Central News

Sam Maloof Double Rocking Chair VAN NUYS, CA – A Sam Maloof double rocking chair will be offered on Tuesday, April 30 as part of the Design auction at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). Maloof (1916-2009) was one of America’s top woodworkers, recognized by the MacArthur Foundation as its first-ever craftsman recipient of its so-called […] The post Sam Maloof Double Rocking Chair leads our five lots to watch appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Why Was Actor Vincent D’Onofrio Reciting Poetry Over A.I. Visuals at This Exhibition?

Artnet News

“The Sparrow Experience” was a showcase of D'Onofrio's collaborative art project with artist Laurence Fuller. The post Why Was Actor Vincent D’Onofrio Reciting Poetry Over A.I. Visuals at This Exhibition? appeared first on Artnet News.

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February Fine Estates Auctions

Maine Antique Digest

John McInnis Auctioneers, Amesbury, Massachusetts Photos courtesy John McInnis Auctioneers John McInnis Auctioneers sold nearly 1000 lots over three days, February 22, 24, and 25. The first two days were online only, comprising around 460 lots. The third day was a live sale, with Kevin Parker and Nichole Pirro sharing auctioneering duties.

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The Expert Edit: Our Specialists Pick Favorites From Artnet’s Premier Prints and Multiples Sale

Artnet Auctions

Highlights include prints by Richard Serra and Roy Lichtenstein—live now for bidding. The post The Expert Edit: Our Specialists Pick Favorites From Artnet’s Premier Prints and Multiples Sale appeared first on Artnet News.

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CCG Acquires JSA in Blockbuster Deal

WorthPoint

Certified Collectibles Group recently announced its acquisition of James Spence Authentication. Image courtesy: Certified Collectibles Group The sporting world is well known for major deals, but these deals mainly revolve around players. In this case, the offshoot memorabilia world is making headlines as the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) announced its acquisition of James Spence Authentication (JSA).

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Nelson ceramics look set for victory

Antique Collecting

The enduring legacy of British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson will be celebrated in two sales taking place this month The post Nelson ceramics look set for victory appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Merida, Rivera, and Dieguez highlight Moran’s Latin American Art and Design sale April 23

Auction Central News

MONROVIA, Calif. — Discover the vibrant colors and rich cultural heritage of Latin America at the Latin American Art and Design sale at John Moran Auctioneers Tuesday, April 23. The catalog is now open for bidding at LiveAuctioneers. Leading the highlights of fine art is Abstracted Figures, a 1952 oil on Masonite by Guatemalan and […] The post Merida, Rivera, and Dieguez highlight Moran’s Latin American Art and Design sale April 23 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Blue-Chip Pioneer Marlborough Gallery Will Shutter, Following Turmoil

Artnet News

The nearly 80-year-old firm championed postwar giants at branches in multiple countries. It plans to sell its inventory. The post Blue-Chip Pioneer Marlborough Gallery Will Shutter, Following Turmoil appeared first on Artnet News.

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Brunk Sells Property from the Brooklyn Museum

Maine Antique Digest

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina Photos courtesy Brunk Auctions The March 20 auction at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina, of deaccessions from the Brooklyn Museum in New York City included architectural woodwork from four period rooms along with furniture and decorations made in the 17th through the 20th centuries.

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Pocket Watch Prices: The Ultimate Pocket Watch Value Guide

Invaluable

Created in 1510 by master locksmith, Peter Henlein, the often exquisitely crafted pocket watch became a manufacturing hit across Europe – reaching the upper echelons of society and being worn by high profile figures such as the Duke of Modena and eventually British monarch Charles II, who teamed his watch dashingly with a waistcoat. Originally worn as a pendant, special pockets began to emerge on gentlemen’s clothing, created so they could adorn their attire with their personal timepiece.

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5 Hot Lots Coming to Auction in April

WorthPoint

WorthPoint’s Industry Partners are ringing in spring with some fantastic collectibles, including a bionic-themed pinball machine, a Chinese rank badge, classic Heisey glass, work by a treasured Canadian folk artist, and colorful carnival glass. Rockabilly Auction Company , estimate: $100–$100,000. Attention, all bionically-charged pinball wizards! Lot 907 in Day 2 of the online and in-person April Advertising Auction on April 5 and 6 at Rockabilly Auction Company in Hartwell, Georgia, allows you

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Beatles’ headphones could make Fab Four figure

Antique Collecting

Iconic headphones from The Beatles’ recording sessions are set for auction thanks to a former record company office boy. In The post Beatles’ headphones could make Fab Four figure appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Pair of 18th-century side tables from Scottish country house exceed $289K at Lyon & Turnbull

Auction Central News

EDINBURGH, UK – A pair of 18th-century Italian giltwood side tables from a Scottish country house hammered for £220,000 ($278,675) and sold for £288,200 ($289,060) with buyer’s premium at Lyon & Turnbull on March 27. They were consigned from Penicuik House in Midlothian, where they had likely been since the 18th century. Full results for the […] The post Pair of 18th-century side tables from Scottish country house exceed $289K at Lyon & Turnbull appeared first on Auction Central N

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The Met Returns an Ancient Sumerian Sculpture to Iraq

Artnet News

The repatriation follows the museum's recent appointment of a head of provenance research. The post The Met Returns an Ancient Sumerian Sculpture to Iraq appeared first on Artnet News.

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Americana at Bonhams Skinner

Maine Antique Digest

Bonhams Skinner, Marlborough, Massachusetts Bonhams Skinner’s online Americana auction held February 19-29 presented bidders with an eclectic array of antiques, most with deep historical interest.