Record numbers view Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Hirshhorn Museum

Installation view of ‘Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field’ (1965) in ‘Floor Show,’ Castellane Gallery, New York, 1965. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York

 

WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomed more than 14,000 visitors through the free special exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” during its first week on view (Feb. 23–March 1). This period also saw a record-setting 32,500 visitors to the museum and sculpture garden, its highest attendance for those dates in almost 40 years.

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Star power boosts Heritage Auctions to $1M in entertainment sale

‘Forbidden Planet’ French movie poster from the collection of Bruce Willis. Price realized: $7,500. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – The personally owned collection of movie star Steve McQueen brought $280,618 across 30 lots in Heritage Auctions’ spring Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction March 18 in Dallas. The $1 million sale offered private collections by Bruce Willis and Farah Fawcett, as well as a stellar collection of never-before-seen concert posters. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jazz age jewelry, art highlighting Capo Auction’s March 25 sale

Three Franz Hagenauer jazz figures, designed circa 1935. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Capo Auctions image

 

NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques in New York will present their first auction of the Spring season on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Eastern. Outstanding pieces of Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany jewelry are taking the spotlight along with an impressive selection of fine art, antique and modern furniture, and decorative items. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rago Arts & Auction Center posts outstanding results for Mintons, Tiffany

Louis Solon for Mintons, pâte-sur-pâte plaque. Sold for: $15,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

 

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Items manufactured by Mintons sold exceptionally well at Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Great Estates Auction on March 17-18. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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New self-portrait of Howard Hodgkin featured in National Portrait Gallery show

‘Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music’ by Howard Hodgkin (left) 2011-2016, courtesy Gagosian © Howard Hodgkin; and ‘Portrait of the Artist’ by Miriam Perez, courtesy Gagosian.

 

LONDON – A recently completed self-portrait by the late Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) will go on public display for the first time in a major new exhibition, “Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends,” at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music was completed by Hodgkin in late 2016 with the National Portrait Gallery exhibition in mind.

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Asian art, estate treasures await bidders at Kaminski Auctions March 25-26

Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistani, 1894-1975) watercolor gouache, signed lower left, 30in x 22in, unmated and unframed. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Kaminski Auctions image

 

BEVERLY, Mass. – On Sunday, March 26, Kaminski Auctions will hold a two-session Asian Art and Estate Auction starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Vintage toys on parade in Jasper52 auction March 25

Technofix windup tin motorcycle with original box, 5in x 7 1/2in x 2 3/4in. Estimate: $750-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – A century’s worth of toys – some saved in their original boxes – is going up for bid in a Jasper52 auction Saturday, March 18. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Prince Castle to conduct multi-estate auction of important Asian art on April 1

Imperial iron-red reverse decorated dish, Yongzheng mark and period, original Christie’s label, 1.5in high x 6.5 in diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Prince Castle Auctions image

 

HOUSTON – Prince Castle Auctions will present a curated collection of Asian art and antiques on Saturday, April 1. The 120 cataloged lots – all offered with no reserves – have been carefully chosen from estate and family items from the United States, the UK and France. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Exquisite European ceramics shine for Jasper52 auction March 25

Art Nouveau ceramic tray by Carl Sigmund Luber (1868-1933) with hand-painted majolica glaze, circa 1901, manufactured by Johann von Schwarz, Nuremberg, Germany. Overall dimensions: 18 1/8 inches x 13 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Exquisite European ceramic wares comprise much the catalog for a Jasper52 online auction on Saturday, March 25. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Police: Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

Super Bowl LI MVP Tom Brady in a Dec. 18, 2016 photo taken by Jeffrey Beall. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

 

BOSTON (AP) – Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots’ locker room — but the mystery isn’t over.

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