Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

Dick Bruna (1927- ), 'Pampers,' poster, 1963. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Van Sabben Posters Auctions

Dick Bruna (1927- ), ‘Pampers,’ poster, 1963. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Van Sabben Posters Auctions

AMSTERDAM (AP) – Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum.

A new exhibition highlighting the significance of Dick Bruna, the Dutch artist who created the cute white bunny, puts his work alongside that of the artists who inspired him, including Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and members of Dutch art movement De Stijl.

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PAAM presents survey of Cape School artist Hilda Neily

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum's exhibition of paintings by Hilda Neily opens Sept. 4 and runs through Nov. 8. PAAM image

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s exhibition of paintings by Hilda Neily opens Sept. 4 and runs through Nov. 8. PAAM image

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. – This September, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum presents a mid-career survey of paintings by Hilda Neily, curated by artist Midge Battelle. Opening with a free public reception on Friday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. Eastern, this exhibition is on view through Nov. 8.

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20th century French paintings starring in Roseberys auction Sept. 8

Henri Lebasque (French, 1865-1937), ‘Baigneuses,’ oil on canvas. Estimate: £25,000-£30,000. Roseberys image

Henri Lebasque (French, 1865-1937), ‘Baigneuses,’ oil on canvas. Estimate: £25,000-£30,000. Roseberys image

LONDON – An exceptional oil on canvas titled Baigneuses, or Bathers, by the French post-impressionist painter Henri Lebasque is the star of a diverse auction of Old Masters, modern and contemporary art and modern sculpture at Roseberys on Tuesday, Sept. 8. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

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Miscellaneana: Intaglios souvenirs of grand tour

One of the trays containing some of the 200 classical plaster intaglios and reliefs. Alongside is the catalog, handwritten in Italian, describing each one. The collection sold for £2.400. Photo Ewbank’s auctioneers

One of the trays containing some of the 200 classical plaster intaglios and reliefs. Alongside is the catalog, handwritten in Italian, describing each one. The collection sold for £2.400. Photo Ewbank’s auctioneers

LONDON – The auctioneer reached Lot 1624 in what had been a three-day marathon of a sale and as the bidding started to spiral, my thoughts turned to how lovely it would be to take a holiday.

Perhaps a sea voyage, some overland travel and a mixture of relaxation in foreign lands with the chance to soak up some of the culture of the people and the places I might encounter on my way. Read more

Dayazhai vase among plum items at 888 Auctions, Sept. 10

Chinese Dayazhai porcelain vase, three-character Dayazhai mark on body, four-character Yongqing Changchun red mark on base; 39 cm (15.6in). Estimate: $5,000-$10,000. 888 Auctions image

Chinese Dayazhai porcelain vase, three-character Dayazhai mark on body, four-character Yongqing Changchun red mark on base; 39 cm (15.6in). Estimate: $5,000-$10,000. 888 Auctions image

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – More than 500 fine Chinese carvings, ceramics and works of art – including jade and Tianhuang stone carvings, ceramics, jewelry, watercolor paintings, silver – will be sold to the highest bidder on Thursday, Sept. 10, by 888 Auctions at 1 p.m. Eastern time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

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Natchez antebellum mansion reveals its true color

Built in 1848, the Greek Revival-style Melrose was named a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

Built in 1848, the Greek Revival-style Melrose was named a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – For the past six years, the National Park Service has been chipping away at layers of antebellum Melrose’s history. Buried underneath more than 100 years of white paint are remnants of the original faux-marble paint finish that now can be seen by Melrose visitors.

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New ‘Jurassic National Monument’ part of public lands plan

Clyde Aspevig, 'Island Park, Dinosaur National Monument,' oil on canvas. Image courtesy of LiveAuctions.com and Jackson Hole Art Auction.

Clyde Aspevig, ‘Island Park, Dinosaur National Monument,’ oil on canvas. Image courtesy of LiveAuctions.com and Jackson Hole Art Auction.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A public lands proposal set to be unveiled next month would promote Utah’s reputation as a mecca for dinosaur fossils by elevating Dinosaur National Monument to a national park and by creating a new “Jurassic National Monument” in central Utah.

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Trio of Ansel Adams photos top $87,000 at Leighton Galleries

Ansel Adams ‘Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958.’ Hammer price: $22,000. Leighton Galleries image

Ansel Adams ‘Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958.’ Hammer price: $22,000. Leighton Galleries image

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Leighton Galleries’ July 30 auction highlighted a fresh-to-the-market collection of three framed Ansel Adams photographs. Leading off as lots 1 through 3, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico realized $35,000, Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley achieved $30,000 and Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 rounded out the trio at $22,000. Prices quoted are hammer prices and do not include the buyer’s premium.

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Chinese artworks rich in symbolism mark Gianguan sale Sept. 12

‘Loquat,’ 2013, by HH Dorji Chang Buddha III. A minimalist but dynamic portrayal created by deft strokes, with no extraneous marks. Carries the bell seal of Dorji Chang Buddha III and a three-dimensional finger print Gui Yuan. Starting bid: $9 million. Gianguan Auctions image

‘Loquat,’ 2013, by HH Dorji Chang Buddha III. A minimalist but dynamic portrayal created by deft strokes, with no extraneous marks. Carries the bell seal of Dorji Chang Buddha III and a three-dimensional finger print Gui Yuan. Starting bid: $9 million. Gianguan Auctions image

NEW YORK – The splendor of China’s heritage is again the focus of the exceptionally strong collections of classical and modern paintings and dynastic works of art set for auction on Sept. 12 at Gianguan Auctions. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

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Frank Lloyd Wright house at Crystal Bridges to open Nov. 11

Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House in New Jersey. Image courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House in New Jersey. Image courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – In 2014, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced the acquisition of a rare Frank Lloyd Wright house originally built in 1954 along the Millstone River in New Jersey. Since then, the house has been disassembled, [videos] transported 1,200 miles across the country, and meticulously reconstructed [recent video] on the grounds of the museum. Construction is now in the final stages and the house is scheduled to open to the public on Nov. 11, the fourth anniversary of Crystal Bridges’ opening.

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