FAAM fine art auction Dec. 3 to coincide with Miami’s Art Basel

Pablo Picasso, ‘Le déjeuner sur l’herbe,’ after Manet, Mougins, July and November 1961, linoleum cut, unique, 21 x 25 inches, 53 x 64 cm. Fine Art Auctions Miami image

Pablo Picasso, ‘Le déjeuner sur l’herbe,’ after Manet, Mougins, July and November 1961, linoleum cut, unique, 21 x 25 inches, 53 x 64 cm. Fine Art Auctions Miami image

 

MIAMI – Fine Art Auctions Miami will be holding its Important Paintings & Sculptures Auction | 6th Edition during Art Basel week. The auction will take place on Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Eastern. FAAM will offer a selection of various artworks from modern to contemporary. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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40-Year Hemingway Book Collection, Buyer Pays $556K for Eiffel Tower Steps, and More Fresh News

A 40-year collection of rare Ernest Hemingway first editions, other Hemingway books and autographed material will be auctioned on Dec. 3.

A 40-year collection of rare Ernest Hemingway first editions, other Hemingway books, and autographed material will be auctioned on Dec. 3.

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • On December 3, Jasper52 will auction a 40-year collection of Ernest Hemingway books – some of them first editions – along with rare Hemingway family-autographed ephemera. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. [Read more from Auction Central News]
  • They say there’s a buyer for everything, and that includes a small section of winding stairs that previously stood in the Eiffel Tower. Following a ferocious bidding war, an Asian collector prevailed on the stairsteps from Paris’ most celebrated landmark, paying $556,000. [Read more from CBS News]
  • Golf nuts around the world are eyeing a one-of-a-kind prize being offered online. One of the great Arnold Palmer’s Masters Tournament trophies is being auctioned, and bidding has already surpassed $208,000. [Read more from PGA.com]
  • The Broadwood upright piano on which John Lennon composed ‘A Day in the Life,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and many other iconic songs is headed to auction. It’s the highlight of Sotheby’s Dec. 10 Rock & Roll Anthology sale and is estimated at $1.2 million to $1.8 million. [Read more at Sothebys.com]

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Unique George Lucas-signed lightsaber brings The Force to Star Wars auction, Dec. 3

George Lucas signed Anakin Skywalker Jedi Lightsaber, numbered 1 of 1. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

George Lucas-signed Anakin Skywalker Jedi Lightsaber, numbered 1 of 1. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – The Force is strong in a Star Wars themed auction that will be presented by Jasper52 on Saturday, Dec. 3. Featured is an authentic Anakin Skywalker Jedi Lightsaber signed by Star Wars creator and director George Lucas. It is a one-of-a-kind item. Bidding in this online-only auction will be available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Old school meets new school at Rago Remix auction Dec. 2

Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), set of three transfer-printed skateboard decks in original cellophane wrappers.Published by The Skateroom. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Rago Arts & Auction Centerr image

Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), set of three transfer-printed skateboard decks in original cellophane wrappers.Published by The Skateroom. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

 

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – On Friday, Dec. 2, Rago will premiere Remix, an auction dedicated to the belief that the most livable and interesting rooms can’t be pinned to a decade or design period. To prove it Rago has curated a mix of contemporary design with everything from Rococo to Anglo-Indian and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Artemis Gallery to host Dec. 1 auction focused on art of the ancient Americas

Museum-quality Olmec jade maskette, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, circa 1000 BCE to 400 BCE, est. $10,000-$15,000

Museum-quality Olmec jade maskette, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, circa 1000 BCE to 400 BCE, est. $10,000-$15,000

 

BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery is known for its beautifully presented auctions of ancient and ethnographic art from the world’s great civilizations, but their December 1st sale through LiveAuctioneers is taking an intentionally more-focused approach. The sale will showcase the legacy of Pre-Columbian and tribal cultures of the Americas.

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Jeffrey S. Evans holiday sale loaded with toy glass, ceramics, dolls Dec. 3

1.May Freres French bisque-head doll, 26 inches. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

May Freres French bisque-head doll, 26 inches. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct a special holiday auction on Dec. 3 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. The sale will feature the Shirley Reed estate collection of children’s toy dishes along with antique and vintage dolls from the Bedrooms of America Museum in New Market, Va. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Rare 19th-century American political items in Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 3 sale

Large cast-iron stove with a high-relief portrait of 1848 Democratic presidential hopeful Lewis Cass of Michigan on the door. Heritage Auctions image

Large cast-iron stove with a high-relief portrait of 1848 Democratic presidential hopeful Lewis Cass of Michigan on the door. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – A single-owner collection of historic and rare political and presidential memorabilia is expected to exceed $700,000 when Heritage Auctions presents the Scott W. Dolson Catalog on Dec. 3. The life-long collection consists of over 500 selected items representing virtually every president and presidential candidate from George Washington through Theodore Roosevelt. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Dec. 3 auction features 40-year collection of Hemingway 1st editions, other books, ephemera

1939 photo of Ernest Hemingway posing for a dust jacket photo taken by Lloyd Arnold for the first edition of ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls,’ taken at the Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho. Public domain image

1939 photo of Ernest Hemingway posing for a dust jacket photo taken by Lloyd Arnold for the first edition of ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls,’ taken at the Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho. Public domain image

 

NEW YORK – On December 3, Jasper52 will auction a remarkable single-owner collection of Ernest Hemingway books – some of them first editions – together with rare Hemingway family-autographed ephemera. Absentee and Internet live bidding on all items in the 113-lot online-only sale is being facilitated exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com. All lots will open for bidding at $1. Some have a reserve.

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Smell the Revolution: Rum-scented mug among new museum’s artifacts

Artist rendering of the museum complex in Philadelphia. Image courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution

Artist rendering of the museum complex in Philadelphia. Image courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – History buffs will be able to peer into the eyes of a “most excellent likeness” of George Washington and get an actual whiff of the Revolutionary War when Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution opens next year.

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Van Eaton Galleries auctions Disneyland painting for $172,500

Disneyland Haunted Mansion painting: Price realized: $175,000. Van Eaton Galleries image

Disneyland Haunted Mansion painting. Price realized: $172,500. Van Eaton Galleries image

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An animatronic doll from Disneyland’s It’s a Small World ride and an original “stretching portrait” from the park’s Haunted Mansion attraction were the top-grossing items at a recent auction of Disney memorabilia in Los Angeles. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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