Hugo Boss Prize exhibition opens at the Guggenheim April 21

Anicka Yi, installation view, ‘7,070,430K of Digital Spit,’ Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2015. Courtesy 47 Canal, New York, and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel.Photo: Philipp Hänger


NEW YORK – From April 21 to July 5, an exhibition of new works by artist Anicka Yi, winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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Heritage Auctions’ 2016 online sales topped $348M, 40% of gross

Heritage Auctions has noted very strong growth year over year in its Sports department. The company achieved a world record price for this 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card in November 2016 when it sold for $1,135,250. Heritage Auctions image


DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced in a press release that its 2016 online auction sales totaled $348,107,079, “far outpacing all other auction houses in online sales.”

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Alberto Giacometti sculptures: core exercises

Alberto Giacometti, ‘Place,’ 1948-1949, bronze, 21 × 63.5 × 44 cm, Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Depositum in der Öffentlichen Kunstsammlung Basel, © Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2015, ProLitteris, Zurich, Foto: Martin P. Bühler, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel


Alberto Giacometti became one of the most important artists of the 20th century due in large part to the undisputedly unique qualities of his sculptures, which have assured an enduring legacy.

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Pennsylvania man’s collection of Bibles dates to 1551

‘Biblia Sacra,’ Latin Bible, 1515. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and Smythe & Co. Inc.


SYBERTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Some of the pages in the books are yellowed and brittle from age, while others remain unblemished. But they’re all gently turned by the hands of a Sugarloaf Township man, their safe keeper, offering a quiet swoosh or crinkle each time he turns them.

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Feb. 18 toy, train & doll show to benefit Binghamton, N.Y., humane society

There’s always a full house at the Vintage Toys, Trains & Collectible Show in Binghamton, N.Y. Image provided by The Humane Society of Binghamton


BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Do you yearn for an old-fashioned toy show brimming with great toys, trains and dolls, and friendly dealers who love to chat and share their knowledge? Just such an event will take place this Saturday, Feb. 18, in Binghamton, New York. The Vintage Toys, Trains & Collectible Show, a fundraiser for the local humane society, has grown into a full and very popular event featuring vintage toys, trains, dolls, plastic models, die-cast automotive toys and much more. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 1645 Hall, 177 Robinson Street in Binghamton.


Pressed-steel automotive, tin-friction toys and even King Kong can be found at the popular show. Image provided by The Humane Society of Binghamton


This show has all the elements toy collectors remember from the regional shows of the early 1990s. There’s free parking, lots of delicious food, a bake sale, and a low, low admission price of only $3. Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult.


Remember old Revell model kits? There were many available at last year’s edition of the Vintage Toys, Trains & Collectible Show. Image provided by The Humane Society of Binghamton


Not only has this show developed the reputation of being a great place to discover very desirable toys pulled from the attics and closets of multi-generational homes in New York’s southernmost tier, but also from residences in nearby Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Best of all, the show’s profits will help homeless animals who are cared for by The Humane Society of Binghamton.



The full address for the American Legion hall is 177 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY 13905. Want more information? Contact Rick Barron at 607-343-2302, or Kim Broderick at

Visit The Humane Society of Binghamton, New York online at

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First printed laws of California highlight PBA Galleries sale Feb. 23

‘Reglamento para el Gobierno de la Provincia de Californias,’ rare first edition of the first printed laws governing Upper California (est. $200,000-$300,000). PBA Galleries image


SAN FRANCISCO – On Feb. 23, PBA Galleries will offer a first edition of the first printed laws governing Upper California, Reglamento para el Gobierno de la Provincia de Californias. These series of regulations dealt with reform within California presidios and issues of defense as well as local governments, agricultural regulation, land titles, anti-corruption measures and the reduction of missionaries from the late 18th century until California became a state in 1850. The rare book is estimated at $200,000-$300,000. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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