Marc Chagall drawings pace Woodshed Gallery auction

Drawing on white Arches paper by Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985), titled ‘Village Berger Descending,’ aka ‘Dream of the Dance.’ Price realized: $16,250. The Woodshed Gallery image


FRANKLIN, Mass. – A pair of drawings on white paper by the renowned Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) combined for over $25,000 in an online-only fine art auction held Feb. 22 by The Woodshed Gallery. The sale featured nearly 200 prints and drawings by Old and Modern Masters representing four centuries of artwork on paper. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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British Museum show charts American art from 1960s to Trump

Jasper Johns (b. 1930), ‘Flags I.’ Screenprint, 1973. Collection of Johanna and Leslie Garfield. © Jasper Johns/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2016. © Tom Powel Imaging


LONDON (AP) – The British Museum, famed for a collection ranging from Egyptian mummies to Roman artifacts to medieval manuscripts, has turned its gaze on the modern United States.

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Decorative art in the spotlight at Don Presley Auction’s March 19 sale

Original Art Deco harlequin lamp designed by J.B. Hirsch, circa 1920s, 10 3/4in x 15 1/2in x 6in. Estimate $2,500-$3,000. Don Presley Auction image


SANTA ANA, Calif. – The antiques trade lost veteran auctioneer Don Presley early this year, but the company that bears his name is carrying on with an auction March 19 that is loaded with the fine quality antiques he loved to handle. While many of the major names in decorative arts – Daum, Galle, KPM, Lalique, Tiffany and more – are found throughout the 192-lot catalog, the auction features some seldom-seen objects of comparable high quality. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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German groups, Jewish heirs unite efforts to locate lost art

Rudolf Mosse was a German publisher and philanthropist, whose family’s art collection was confiscated by the Nazis.


BERLIN (AP) – The American heirs of a German-Jewish family and several German public institutions on Tuesday announced a joint project Tuesday to research and restitute a vast art collection stolen by the Nazis.

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