Heritage Auctions staging diverse decorative & fine art auction Feb. 25-27

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica porcelain dessert service (est. $2,000-$3,000). Heritage Auctions image


DALLAS – A wide variety of objects for young and seasoned collectors alike highlight the Fine & Decorative Art Auction presented by Heritage Auctions on Feb. 25-27. Fresh-to-market pieces from renowned collectors as well as work from artists around the world, will be available without reserve. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Woodshed Gallery mounts drawings and prints auction Feb. 22

Drawing on white Arches paper by Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985), titled ‘Village Berger Descending,’ or ‘Dream of the Dance,’ in excellent condition (est. $30,000-$40,000). The Woodshed Gallery image


FRANKLIN, Mass. – A pair of sanguine drawings on white paper by Marc Chagall (1887-1985), two signed lithographs by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and other original drawings by notables like Keith Haring, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Jean Cocteau and Fernand Leger, will be sold in an online-only auction by The Woodshed Gallery on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at noon Eastern. Absentee and internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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10 facts about pulp fiction’s illustrious Margaret Brundage

Original art by Margaret Brundage of ‘Weird Tales,’ ‘The Six Sleepers,’ circa 1935, realized $19,375 at auction in 2013, through Heritage Auctions.


1. Margaret Brundage was the primary designer of covers for the pulp fiction magazine Weird Tales throughout much of the 1930s, and into the 1940s. She was a pioneer of the pulp era, becoming its first female cover artist. Her covers drew attention and sparked controversy. They often depicted scantily clad female characters—many times in treacherous situations—associated with one of the magazine’s “tales.”

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Baltimore marks 200th anniversary of first gas street lamp

America’s first gas street lamp still brightens a corner in Baltimore. Image by Larry Grim. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


BALTIMORE (AP) – It would be easy to miss the street lamp at the corner of Baltimore and Holliday streets, an innocuous green pole topped by three small bulbs.

But the soft yellow light that glows from the glass day and night betrays the site as an anachronistic oddity – home of the first, and one of the last, gas street lights in America.

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Buffalo Pottery collection kicks off Jeffrey Evans Variety Auction Feb. 17-18

Sample of the 2,000-plus piece collection of Buffalo Pottery. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image


MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ February Variety Auction contains a true diversity of material and will include everything from Shaker furniture to sterling silver souvenir spoons. The two-day auction will begin with a special selection of ceramics on Friday, Feb. 17, to be followed by the main sale on Saturday, Feb. 18. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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DeCamp’s ‘Lady in Black Hat’ tops John Moran’s Studio Art Auction

Boston portrait artist Joseph DeCamp was represented in the January catalog with ‘Lady in a Black Hat,’ which earned top-lot status with a $12,200 selling price (estimate: $3,000-$5,000). John Moran Auctioneers image


MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers kicked off their 2017 auction calendar with an exciting auction event featuring an eclectic selection of 248 works of fine art, the majority of which carried estimates below $2,000. Many pieces featured in Moran’s Studio Fine Art Auction fell under the heading of California and American art for which Moran’s is known. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leo Wilensky collection featured in Thomaston Place Feb. 11-12 auction

Nineteenth century American fire engine steam pumper weather vane, with two horses and two firemen. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries image


THOMASTON, Maine – The single-owner lifetime folk art and antique collection of Leo Wilensky will be featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Auction on Feb. 11-12, 2017. This collection, which will be sold unreserved on Saturday, Feb. 11, includes a diverse array of rare, museum-caliber examples of American folk art, Colonial furniture, paintings and accessories. Absentee and Internet bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Picasso, Warhol works in U of Michigan art exhibition

Andy Warhol, ‘Ferrous,’ 1975, acrylic and silkscreen on linen. Collection of Joseph and Annette Allen © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan Museum of Art plans to debut an exhibition later this month to celebrate the school’s bicentennial. Read more

Janice Hannah joins Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Janice Hannah. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image


MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Janice Hannah has been named consignment manager at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. She is responsible for overall consignments and client cultivation for the auction company.

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Religious figures join Asian art in I.M Chait auction Feb. 12

Antique parcel-gilt and polychrome carved wood figure of a bishop with a crosier in one hand and a book in the other. Estimate: $400-$600. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers will sell an array of antique Spanish Colonial and Continental religious statuary at its Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction on Sunday, Feb. 12. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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