Auctions

Original pastel and mixed media on paper by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) is expected to soar to $700,000-$900,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree, May 2-3

Original pastel and mixed media on paper by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) is expected to soar to $700,000-$900,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree, May 2-3

ATLANTA, Ga. – An original pastel and mixed media on paper by renowned Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), titled Woman (Study for Marilyn Monroe), signed, is the expected top lot at a Spring Salon Auction slated for May 2-3 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210), beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time on both days. The unframed work, done circa 1950s and measuring 12 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches, is one of more than 1,000 premium lots scheduled to come up for bid, all pulled from prominent local estates and collections and including original artworks by noted listed artists, Asian objects, watches and estate jewelry, vintage automobiles, Fabergé items, fine […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase sells for $59,520 at Elite Decorative Arts, April 11 in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase sells for $59,520 at Elite Decorative Arts, April 11 in Boynton Beach, Fla.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An impressive and striking Chinese late Qing Dynasty-period carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase, 6 ¾ inches tall and perched on a reticulated fitted wooden base, sold for $59,520 at a Fine Decorative Arts & Estate Jewelry Auction held April 11th by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s new gallery at 1010 Gateway Boulevard. The vase was the top lot in an auction that saw 422 lots come up for bid and grossed $325,000. Chinese jade and Tiffany jewelry pieces were the undisputed stars of the sale, with the top 13 jade lots accounting for over $175,000 of the gross. A standing room-only crowd of about 150 people packed the gallery. Online bids poured in via […]

By April 19, 2015 Read More →
Tim’s Inc. Auctions will celebrate its 23rd annual Cabin Fever Auction (and Tim Chapulis’ 55th birthday) on Sunday, April 26th, in Litchfield, Conn.

Tim’s Inc. Auctions will celebrate its 23rd annual Cabin Fever Auction (and Tim Chapulis’ 55th birthday) on Sunday, April 26th, in Litchfield, Conn.

LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Tim’s Inc. Auctions will be kicking off our 23rd Annual Cabin Fever Auction with Tim’s 55th Birthday Celebrating St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, by marching into Spring with the Mattatuck Drum Band. In a long-standing tradition of ringing the bells for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tim will have bells on hand for auction participants. Come join the fun, grab a bell and join the band, take home an autographed guitar by your favorite rocker, and ring in our community’s support for the kids of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”, and the angels who take care of the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be […]

By April 18, 2015 Read More →
FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

Record crowds turned up for the opening day of the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction PALM BEACH, FL April 17, 2015 – Following a record-breaking Scottsdale auction in January, 2015 shows no signs of slowing down! Despite the steamy Florida heat in the morning and a late afternoon downpour, record crowds turned out today for the opening day of the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. From the moment the gates opened, fans of all ages streamed in to shop at the bigger-than-ever Vendor Marketplace; tear up the track at the exciting Ride ‘N Drives and Thrill Rides put on by Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge; visit more than 30 great sponsor displays, grab a snack a large variety of […]

By April 18, 2015 Read More →
Over 800 lots of rare U.S. and worldwide banknotes, plus scripophily (stocks and bonds), will be sold on Thursday, May 7, by Archives International Auctions

Over 800 lots of rare U.S. and worldwide banknotes, plus scripophily (stocks and bonds), will be sold on Thursday, May 7, by Archives International Auctions

FORT LEE, N.J. – Archives International Auctions will offer more than 800 lots of rare U.S and worldwide banknotes and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) in an auction scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Folks can also bid online at www.ArchivesInternational.com. “Included in this auction will be many desirable banknotes and examples of scripophily that are rarely offered at public auction,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions of this, the firm’s 24th sale. Lots 1-167 will feature worldwide banknotes; Lots 168-199 will be U.S. banknotes; and Lots 200-814 will be dedicated to scripophily from the U.S. and around the […]

By April 15, 2015 Read More →
Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent colonial-era Americans realize a combined $94,163 at Louis J. Dianni’s Feb. 14-16 auction in Fla.

Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent colonial-era Americans realize a combined $94,163 at Louis J. Dianni’s Feb. 14-16 auction in Fla.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent men and woman from colonial-era America, all of them rendered by Charles Willson Peale (Md./Pa., 1741-1827), sold for a combined $94,163 to lead Louis C. Dianni, LLC’s 6th annual Palm Beach Auction, held Feb. 14-16 at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in West Palm Beach. More than 6,000 bidders from 70 countries ‘attended’ via the internet, to compete for the nearly 2,000 lots of unreserved offerings, making this the largest antiques, arms and art auction in the state of Florida. The paintings included portraits of Lt. Col. Richard Cary (an aide-de-camp to then-Gen. George Washington), Gen. Anthony Lamb (who served in the War of 1812), […]

By April 14, 2015 Read More →

Appraisers

Personal Property Appraisers to Gather in Philly March 20-23 for ISA Annual Conference

Personal Property Appraisers to Gather in Philly March 20-23 for ISA Annual Conference

The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) annual conference will feature a broad range of distinguished antiques and fine art speakers, special events, optional tours and more.                                                                                                   Chicago, IL –The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) annual conference, Assets 2015, will join together hundreds of personal property appraisers from across the United States and Canada, March 20-23 in Philadelphia. Taking place at the newly restored Radisson Blu–Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, the 2015 conference will feature a broad range of distinguished antiques and fine art speakers, special events, optional tours, and more. This year’s conference has attracted a roster of speakers and sponsors that read like a Who’s Who of industry leaders. Speakers include renowned scholars from Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, […]

By February 11, 2015 Read More →
WE HAVE STARTED 2015 WITH A BANG

WE HAVE STARTED 2015 WITH A BANG

         Amanda Addams Auctions —- 5th January 2015—-Auction starts 6.30 pm.   Viewing Saturday 3rd 11- 4 pm. Monday 5th January -12 noon to 6 pm. Featuring the collection of thimbles and sewing memorabilia of the late – Merryl Lowe, plus under instructions Portelli and Co Solicitors, estate of Eve Tidswell, plus contents of properties from Ormond, Greensborough and Kew AN OUTSTANDING START FOR 2015 Ceramics and pottery: from all over the world covering over two centuries includes Australian mid century pottery, Rare collection of Troika Cornish pottery, Flambé Moorcroft, Royal Doulton Percy Curnock hand painted vase, rare Doulton Lambeth large Hannah Barlow vase, Royal Worcester by Edward Raby, Crown Derby, Ravelli, Anzengruber, Rosenthal, Hungarian Bauer art pottery, Royal […]

By December 29, 2014 Read More →
Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art Fair 2012Miami, FL – December 2, 2013 – The Miami International Art (MIA) Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014 with a preview on January 16th. On display will be over 28 international dealers showcasing Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014. This IFAE (International Fine Art Expositions) event will be hosted on the $40 million megayacht venue, SeaFair, docked at the Bayfront Park South Dock at Chopin Plaza. The SeaFair is the ultimate venue for distinguished international dealers to meet new collectors while enjoying Epicurean delights by celebrity chefs and the libations of the MIA Collectors’ Lounge. Attendees will experience the quintessential Miami lifestyle of luxuriousness, […]

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – Antique show and fair promoters looking to boost attendance at their next event might want to consider booking Paul Brown, the star of The Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Auction Kings. Brown has made about a half-dozen appearances at such shows since Auction Kings first began airing in May of 2010, and he found the experiences to be exhilarating. “I never thought of myself as a celebrity, but the show has elevated my profile and I was approached by some show promoters to appear and meet the public, have photos taken, give informal analysis and appraisal of items and just mix it up with folks in an industry that I love and they love, too,” Brown said. […]

By August 28, 2013 Read More →
International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

Three courses are scheduled for June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens.   CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  COURSE INSTRUCTORS:Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP  COURSE INFORMATION  This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising.  Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists.  This course sets the standards that others imitate.  Course materials must be purchased in advance and brought to class.  The Core Course will be held in Toronto, ON at […]

By April 14, 2013 Read More →
International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

Seven courses are scheduled for March, April and June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens. CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – March 4-10, 2013 (Naperville, IL) and June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP, Joyce Newman, ISA CAPP COURSE INFORMATION This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising.  Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists.  This course sets the […]

By February 4, 2013 Read More →

Recent Antiques Posts

Two major estates will headline The Specialists of the South’s next big auction, slated for Saturday, April 25, in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

Two major estates will headline The Specialists of the South’s next big auction, slated for Saturday, April 25, in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A pair of prominent Florida estates comprising hundreds of quality items in many categories, plus select merchandise from other consignors, will be sold at auction on Saturday, April 25th , by The Specialists of the South, Inc., in the firm’s gallery located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. The auction will get underway promptly at 8 a.m. Central time. Headlining the auction will be the estates of Albert and Audrey Holman of Fort Walton Beach (Danish style furniture, genuine and costume jewelry, firearms and more) and Albert and Mary Ann Cantu of Panama City, which includes items from Mr. Cantu’s worldwide travels, plus his extensive collection of CB and ham radio equipment. Both estates […]

By April 13, 2015 Read More →
Several artworks could reach or exceed $100,000 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ spring art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, in Milford, Conn.

Several artworks could reach or exceed $100,000 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ spring art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, in Milford, Conn.

MILFORD, Conn. – Original oil paintings by Daniel Ridgway Knight, Edward Moran, Thomas Hill and Hans Hofmann could all conceivably reach or pass the $100,000 mark at a spring sale slated for Thursday, April 23rd at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, at 6 p.m. EST. Internet bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. In all, 245 works will come up for bid, in a wide range of categories and at price points ranging from affordable for the novice collector to six figures for the discriminating art aficionado. These categories include American Impressionism, New Hope School, American coastal views, Western, Modern, Hudson River School, European, Orientalist and 15 works by Old Masters. The […]

By April 11, 2015 Read More →
LOOK TO THE FUTURE: Aston-Martin V12 Vanquish could easily follow in the footsteps of its valuable classic-era predecessors

LOOK TO THE FUTURE: Aston-Martin V12 Vanquish could easily follow in the footsteps of its valuable classic-era predecessors

This exquisite Aston Martin V12 Vanquish with its hand-formed and fitted aluminum body will be crossing the block at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, April 17-19, 2015, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The classic Aston Martin silhouette meets modern technology with the V12 Vanquish. With classic-era Aston Martins rapidly appreciating in value beyond the seven-digit mark, it’s nice to examine modern-era cars that might someday follow suit. Of course, top-of-the-range “special editions” are always more desirable than their standard-production brethren. Such is the case with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.  In the future, collectors undoubtedly will look back upon the Series One Vanquish and heap praise upon its carbon-fiber/aluminum tub and bulging, hand-formed aluminum body panels. In terms […]

By April 7, 2015 Read More →
BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback comes to Florida

BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback comes to Florida

This 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #427) will be making waves at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. Imagine if you could build a Mustang incorporating the best styling elements from the first generation of production. And then you could meld that shape with state-of-the-art aftermarket performance parts, along with custom pieces that only truly skilled craftsmen could deliver. What would you build? The striking Mustang has a custom front end featuring tri-bar halogen headlamps in custom buckets, PIAA projector driving lights and black anodized aluminum grille. Chances are it would probably look something like the custom 1967 Mustang Fastback (Lot #427)  offered for sale here. The 1967 Mustang’s profile is instantly recognizable, and few have ever found […]

By April 7, 2015 Read More →
Trove of 30 rare antique motorcycles, one dating back to 1902, will be sold at auction by collector Preston Evans, May 7th-9th, in Auburn, Indiana

Trove of 30 rare antique motorcycles, one dating back to 1902, will be sold at auction by collector Preston Evans, May 7th-9th, in Auburn, Indiana

AUBURN, Ind. – A single-owner trove of 30 rare antique motorcycles – a few of them dating back to the very dawn of motorized transportation a century ago or more – will cross the auction block as part of a large auction dedicated to vintage cars and motorcycles, slated for May 7-9 by RM Auctions and Auctions America in the Auburn Auction Park at 5536 County Rd. in Auburn. The 30 motorcycles are owned by Preston Evans, a longtime collector and nationally renowned auctioneer in his own right, who is selling the group (which represents a portion, but not all, of his massive collection) as part of a downsizing, with an eye on retirement. “As much as I love having […]

By April 7, 2015 Read More →
1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound banknote with a rare “F” prefix sells for $12,980 at Archives International Auctions’ sale held March 10th

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound banknote with a rare “F” prefix sells for $12,980 at Archives International Auctions’ sale held March 10th

FORT LEE, N.J. – A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, and online at www.ArchivesInternational.com Of the more than 1,040 lots offered, 670 changed hands in an auction that grossed $279,110. Headlining the sale was a fine collection of Middle Eastern banknotes that included the Palestine Currency Board £5 note, the sale’s top lot. “These banknotes featured rarities missing from even the most advanced collections,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions. Palestine Currency Board issues […]

By April 5, 2015 Read More →
Rare early Pittsburgh (Pa.) district double eagle pint historical flask, circa 1820-1840, soars to $57,330 in Norman C. Heckler & Company’s internet auction

Rare early Pittsburgh (Pa.) district double eagle pint historical flask, circa 1820-1840, soars to $57,330 in Norman C. Heckler & Company’s internet auction

WOODSTOCK, Conn. – An early Pittsburgh district double eagle historical flask, made between 1820 and 1840 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and boasting a bright yellow green color with an olive tone, sold for $57,330 at Auction #120, an internet auction conducted by Norman C. Heckler & Company that ended March 18th. The bottle was the top lot in an auction that grossed $335,669. “That double eagle flask had it all – color, rarity and condition. It was one of the finest, most rare and desirable flasks we’ve ever sold,” said Norman Heckler of Norman C. Heckler & Company. “The selling price came as no surprise.” The pint-sized flask, GII-5, had a sheared mouth, pontil scar and light exterior high point wear. […]

By April 4, 2015 Read More →
Top quality antiques and furnishings from estates throughout the South will be sold April 18th by Stevens Auction Company in Meridian, Miss.

Top quality antiques and furnishings from estates throughout the South will be sold April 18th by Stevens Auction Company in Meridian, Miss.

MERIDIAN, Miss. – A monumental 19th century bonnet-top etagere made by Thomas Brooks, 9 feet 4 inches tall and identical to two other examples that each sold at auction for more than $100,000, plus a magnificent, heavily carved mahogany Chippendale-style 9-tube grandfather clock, 8 feet tall, made circa 1890 with Elliott works of London, will be sold Saturday, April 18. They are just two of the many antiques and furnishings that will come up for bid in a multi-estate sale being held at 2011 35th Avenue in Meridian, Miss., by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen. Featured will be quality items from three prominent Southern estates – an antebellum mansion in Murfreesboro, Tenn., called “Castlewood,” and two important estates from […]

By April 3, 2015 Read More →
Original artworks, dazzling estate jewelry, decorative accessories, more will all be sold at Matheson’s Auctions, April 25th in Melbourne, Fla.

Original artworks, dazzling estate jewelry, decorative accessories, more will all be sold at Matheson’s Auctions, April 25th in Melbourne, Fla.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Original works of art by renowned painters such as Edouard Leon Cortes, Jules Moigniez, Paul Fischer, Robert Lebron and Eugene Galien-Laloue (and an unsigned work from the School of Rubens), plus estate jewelry and decorative items will be sold Saturday, April 25, by Matheson’s Auctions, in the firm’s gallery at 600 East New Haven Avenue in Melbourne. Matheson’s is billing the event as a Spring Estates Auction. The first gavel will fall promptly at 11 a.m. Eastern time, with a preview from 9-11 a.m. (or by appointment). For those unable to attend the auction live, internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. Over 250 lots, many of them fresh […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
As ‘Mad Men’ Launches into its Final Season, Palm Beach Modern Prepares an April 11th Tribute Auction of Select Furniture & Art by Midcentury Masters

As ‘Mad Men’ Launches into its Final Season, Palm Beach Modern Prepares an April 11th Tribute Auction of Select Furniture & Art by Midcentury Masters

Pair of Philip & Kelvin Laverne Etruscan dual-purpose tables expected to reach $30,000-$40,000; collection of early Peter Beard silver gelatin prints included WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Captivated followers of AMC’s Mad Men knew the time would come that they’d have to bid farewell to moody Don Draper and the rest of the dysfunctional crew at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. In recognition of the smash-hit TV series’ last season, Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) is hosting an April 11 auction that embodies the sophisticated interior-design style favored by Mad Men of the 1960s. In toasting the spirit of postwar modernity for their 550-lot auction, PBMA co-owners Rico Baca and Wade Terwilliger have chosen a selection of classic midcentury art and […]

By March 31, 2015 Read More →
Over 1,150 premium lots of original artwork, period furniture, antique lamps and more will be sold April 18-19 at Crescent City Auction Gallery, New Orleans

Over 1,150 premium lots of original artwork, period furniture, antique lamps and more will be sold April 18-19 at Crescent City Auction Gallery, New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. – More than 1,150 premium lots – many of them pulled from prominent estates in Mobile, Ala., Jackson, Miss., New Orleans and elsewhere throughout the South – will be sold at a two-day estates auction slated for April 18 (starting at 9 a.m. Central time) and 19 (at 10 a.m.) by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery, located at 1330 St. Charles Ave. Offered will be many desirable pieces of original Louisiana artwork, by artists such as Clarence Millet, Knute Heldner, Robert Rucker, and Clementine Hunter; French and Italian furniture; American furniture, to include a circa-1870 American Renaissance carved and burl walnut bedroom set; antique lamps, including a Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted lamp; and […]

By March 31, 2015 Read More →
Chinese hand-painted porcelain wall pocket from the late 19th or early 20th century fetches $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Spring Estates Auction

Chinese hand-painted porcelain wall pocket from the late 19th or early 20th century fetches $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Spring Estates Auction

ATLANTA, Ga. – It’s a long way from mainland China to Miami Circle in Atlanta, but that’s exactly how far one determined bidder traveled to vie for a Chinese porcelain hand-painted wall pocket from the late 19th or early 20th century. The urn form piece was the top lot at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s Spring Estates Auction, held March 21-22, hammering for $50,000. The auction was packed with more than 1,000 lots, ranging from Asian objects to original works of art to fine estate jewelry to antique clocks. It was held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. Also offered were Japanese ceramics and fine scroll paintings by Soichi Furuta, period furniture, lamps and […]

By March 29, 2015 Read More →
15 dresses previously owned and worn by the late singing legend Whitney Houston will be exhibited at Historical Estates Auctions’ April 4th sale

15 dresses previously owned and worn by the late singing legend Whitney Houston will be exhibited at Historical Estates Auctions’ April 4th sale

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. – Fifteen stunning gowns and dresses previously owned by the late singing legend Whitney Houston, some worn on-stage and others at events and galas, will be exhibited (but not sold) at an auction slated for Saturday, April 4, by Historical Estates Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 103 Industrial Drive in Caruthersville, in southeastern Missouri. “All of the dresses carry a story and all are absolutely gorgeous,” said Conny Dixon of Historical Estates Auctions. “The most important one of the group is a gold and white dress designed by Bob Mackie. All these dresses were important to her career and the public will be viewing them for the first time. We will be offering the dresses at […]

By March 28, 2015 Read More →
Atlanta-based artist Sid Maurer has entered into a collaboration with Penthouse Magazine and MMI to help celebrate Penthouse’s 50th anniversary

Atlanta-based artist Sid Maurer has entered into a collaboration with Penthouse Magazine and MMI to help celebrate Penthouse’s 50th anniversary

ATLANTA, Ga. – Art publisher and distributor Museum Masters International, gentleman’s publication Penthouse Magazine and Atlanta-based artist Sid Maurer have entered into a collaborative agreement to showcase exhibitions featuring Mr. Maurer’s artistic renditions of Penthouse Magazine Pets over the last 50 years. In this collaboration, Penthouse selected Maurer as an official artist to memorialize some of the most popular Penthouse Pets, including Penthouse Pet of the Year Julie Strain (1993); Penthouse Pet of the Month Kayden Kross (Sept. 2008); and Penthouse Pet of the Year runner-up Krista Ayne (2007). Penthouse Magazine founder Bob Guccione has enjoyed a long history with Maurer, who was also commissioned to paint Mr. Guccione’s portrait. The work was subsequently sold to NFL Hall of Fame […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
HERBIE GOES TO PALM BEACH

HERBIE GOES TO PALM BEACH

The newest addition to the illustrious list of four-wheeled film stars to cross the Barrett-Jackson block An authentic “Herbie” from the famous Disney movie series will be crossing the block at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. Whether the car will be driving itself, as it did in the movies, remains to be seen! Bill Walsh, producer of “The Love Bug” (Herbie’s first movie), chose Herbie’s trademark “53″ racing number. Walsh was a fan of LA Dodgers baseball player Don Drysdale, who wore a 53 jersey. It was a casting call like no other. Outside the Burbank, California, Walt Disney Studios in early 1968, a dozen or so cars were lined up in anticipation. There were a handful of […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Art from Estate of Revered Miami Contemporary Art Dealer Dorothy Blau Headlines Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ March 30 Sale

Art from Estate of Revered Miami Contemporary Art Dealer Dorothy Blau Headlines Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ March 30 Sale

Featured: Works by Warhol and Haring, sculptures from Blau’s private collection WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. (AGOPB) will conduct its March Estates Auction on Monday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at their gallery facilities in West Palm Beach. All forms of bidding will be available, including absentee and live via the Internet. Featured in the auction is the Estate of Dorothy Berenson Blau, the longtime Miami contemporary art dealer who, from the 1950s onward, was a driving force in the development of the South Florida art scene. Ms. Blau was instrumental in the careers of many artists through the decades. She opened her first gallery in 1953, and after opening […]

By March 25, 2015 Read More →
Rare, circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress sells for $7,475 at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix auction event, held March 7-8

Rare, circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress sells for $7,475 at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix auction event, held March 7-8

MESA, Ariz. – A circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress that was featured on an episode of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow just prior to auction (where it was appraised for $5,000-$7,000), sold for $7,475 at the Big Spring Phoenix Auction, an annual event held at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Mesa, outside of Phoenix, by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in St. Ignatius, Mont. This year’s two-day event, held March 7-8, featured more than 900 lots of Native American and Western artifacts, art and related collectibles. Included were Anasazi pottery, Zuni bolo ties and concho belts, a collection of Katsina dolls, baskets (from California, the Southwest and the Northwest Coast), pottery, beadwork and jewelry, Navajo rugs, […]

By March 22, 2015 Read More →
15th-Century Chinese Bodhisattva could top million-dollar mark at March 22 I.M. Chait auction

15th-Century Chinese Bodhisattva could top million-dollar mark at March 22 I.M. Chait auction

Long-established Beverly Hills firm continues tradition of welcoming NY Asia Week buyers who are en route home to China BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Asia Week in New York attracts a global contingent of art buyers who travel many thousands of miles – primarily from China – to immerse themselves in a frenzied schedule of specialty shows, exhibitions and other activities around Manhattan. But a new West Coast tradition embraced by Asian art connoisseurs over the past few years literally saves the best for last on their itineraries: I.M. Chait’s post-Asia Week auction. This year’s event, slated for Sunday, March 22, is timed so collectors can break up their long trip home from New York and bid on superb Asian antiques […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →
Stunning creations by Rene Lalique, plus original artworks by renowned artists, headline A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Stunning creations by Rene Lalique, plus original artworks by renowned artists, headline A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction in West Palm Beach, Fla.

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Stunning creations by Rene Jules Lalique (1860-1945), the French glass designer world-renowned for his vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and car hood ornaments, all highly sought after by collectors today, took center stage at A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction, held at the Flamingo Building in West Palm Beach. A. B. Levy’s main facility is in Palm Beach. “This auction featured the largest selection of Rene Lalique glass the world has ever seen,” said Albert Levy of A. B. Levy’s. “We had both geometric and naturalist inspired works, with themes drawn from nature and antiquity. The more than 100 examples demonstrated Lalique’s ability to generate and utilize subtle variations in color and texture as he designed […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →
Important artworks, books and other items from the Belle Epoque era to the mid-20th century are in Mayo Auction’s internet-only auction; ends March 24

Important artworks, books and other items from the Belle Epoque era to the mid-20th century are in Mayo Auction’s internet-only auction; ends March 24

BELTON, Mo. – A large, single-owner lifetime collection of significant artwork and other items dating from the Belle Epoque era up through World Wars I and II and the mid-20th century, to include original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, engravings, war propaganda, Judaica, Art Deco, advertising, posters, original art, photos and more, are all being sold in an online-only auction. It is an absolute auction (everything sells, regardless of price), conducted by Mayo Auction & Realty, with offices and a warehouse at 16513 Cornerstone Drive in Belton. All of the more than 550 lots in the auction are already online and ready for bidding, at the Mayo Auction & Realty website: www.AuctionbyMayo.com. Bidding will end with a staggered closing on March 24th. […]

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