Austrian, Philippine artists featured in AIC Gallery auction March 1

Markus Prachensky, ‘Umbria,’ 1986, ink on handmade paper, 56 x 64 cm. AIC Gallery image

 

VIENNA – AIC Gallery will present an eclectic fine art auction in two parts on March 1. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 auction Feb. 26 devoted to icons of Old World Christianity

Christ Immanuel icon, 17th century, northern Russia, tempera on wooden board, 30.5 x 26 cm. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – More than 100 beautiful antique Russian icons are being offered in an online-only auction by Jasper52 on Sunday, Feb. 26. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Roxana Uskali tapped to head Numismatics at Heritage Auctions’ Chicago office

Roxana Uskali, new director of numismatics, Heritage Auctions, Chicago

CHICAGO – Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest numismatics auctioneer, has hired Roxana Uskali as Director of Numismatics for its newest office in Chicago, located at 215 W. Ohio Street.

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Capo Auction promotes accessible mid-century modern pieces in Feb. 25 sale

Leif Jorgensen The Round One chair. Light blue upholstery. Estimated value: $400-$600. Capo Auctions image

 

NEW YORK – A large selection of mid-century modern and other furniture will highlight Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques’ event on Saturday, Feb. 25. The auction will also feature many unusual decorative items, fine art and jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Colossal diamond, carved hall bench topped Ahlers & Ogletree auction

GIA-certified 6.77-carat modern champagne diamond ring. Price realized: $31,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image

 

ATLANTA – A GIA-certified 6.77-carat modern champagne diamond ring sold for $31,000 and a monumental hall bench attributed to R.J. Horner brought $28,320 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 14-16. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Man Ray images sparkle in Jasper52 photogravure auction Feb. 26

Man Ray, ‘Multiple Exposure,’ 1934 sheet-fed gravure printed by Neogravure Co., France, image size approx.. 9in x 6.5in. Estimate: $350-$450. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Seven works by American artist Man Ray highlight a Jasper52 online auction of photogravures, which will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 26, beginning at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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NY’s Met Museum offers exercise amid art masterpieces

The cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art is a unique place to work out. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

NEW YORK (AP) – World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics.

New York City’s cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces.

The 45-minute “Museum Workout” sends people in exercise attire chugging through 35 galleries, past paintings, sculptures and armor before the institution opens to the public.

Participants start by jogging out of the museum’s limestone entrance hall to the Bee Gees’ hit Stayin’ Alive.

Then comes the speedy trek through the galleries. There are squats in front of a John Singer Sargent painting and yoga before a bronze nude of the Roman hunting goddess Diana.

The Met commissioned the Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company for the project.

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By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

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Biennial sculpture show returns to historic site in UK

Richard Jackson and Sally Fawkes, ‘Inhale Exhale,’ cast optical glass and stainless steel, 3.3 x 0.25 x 0.25 meters.

 

CIRENCESTER, UK – The 13th Biennial Quenington Sculpture Exhibition will be on display June 11 through July 2 at the Quenington Old Rectory in Gloucestershire.

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Met’s Marsden Hartley exhibition rooted in his home state Maine

Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943). ‘Canuck Yankee Lumberjack at Old Orchard Beach, Maine’ (detail), 1940–41. Oil on Masonite-type hardboard. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966.

 

NEW YORK – The exhibition “Marsden Hartley’s Maine,” on view at the Met Breuer from March 15 through June 18, will showcase the American artist’s lifelong artistic engagement with his home state of Maine.

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Kaminski Auctions to sell modern art from Palm Beach collection Feb. 26

Robert Natkin (American, 1930-2010), abstract, acrylic on paper, part of the ‘Apollo’ series. Kaminski Auctions image

 

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions’ Feb. 26 estate auction features modern art from the collection of Michael Burrows, a real estate developer in Palm Beach, Fla. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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