Bold colors, intricate designs burst forth in Jasper52 rug auction March

Genuine handmade Tabriz area rug, 6 feet 8 inches x 9 feet 11 inches. Estimate: $1,150-$2,650. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – Jasper52 will auction a selection of more than 100 beautiful and lush Persian rugs on Sunday, March 19. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Egyptian antiquities highlighting Ancient Resource auction March 26

Egyptian sandstone head of a pharaoh, circa 1200-332 B.C., 5 1/4in high, mounted on a custom-made metal base. Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Ancient Resource image


MONTROSE, Calif. – Ancient Resource LLC’s March 26 auction features remarkable collections of high quality Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Asian and Pre-Columbian artifacts – more than 300 lots. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Warhol Museum promotes Patrick Moore to director

Patrick Moore. Photo by Abby Warhola, courtesy of The Warhol


PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh has promoted its new director from within.

Patrick Moore has been interim director since Eric Shiner left in August for a position with Sotheby’s auction house in New York. Moore was named director of the museum on Friday.

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Jasper52 luxury watch auction March 19 turns back the clock to 1960s

Rolex Oyster Perpetual, 1967, stainless steel with solid 14K gold bezel, original Rolex 14K gold and stainless band. Estimate: $6,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – A Rolex Oyster Perpetual and a rare Breitling Trans Ocean chronometer are among the top lots in a Jasper52 auction of vintage 1960s wristwatches on Sunday March 19. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Capt. Cook’s Well-Traveled Waistcoat, Doc Holliday’s Gun, and More Fresh News

Dutch artist Nathaniel Dance’s portrait of Captain James Cook (1728-1779). Painted in 1775/76


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • A rare waistcoat belonging to Captain James Cook will be auctioned later this month in Australia. The garment remained in the Cook family in England following the explorer’s death in 1779,  but it has had several other owners since then. [Read more from StuffNZ]
  • The Glenwood Springs Historical Society pulled the trigger Thursday on a move the group hopes will boost the town’s reputation as an Old West tourist stop. They paid $84,000 for Doc Holliday’s derringer, one of few items believed to have been in the Hotel Glenwood room where he died in 1887. [Read more from AP/Post Independent]

  • A bargain hunter stumbled onto a piece of royal history in an antique store in Wales: a photo of Queen Elizabeth with Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The picture was taken right after The Queen officially gave permission for them to marry. [Read more from Royal Central]
  • Pink bunnies, a Trans Am and Buddha-inspired figure are just a few of the life-size and giant sculptures included in “Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art,” currently on at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition features works by artists who use air as a sculptural medium. [Read more from AP/MLive]

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Converse to host East Meets Auction sale March 24

Large gilt bronze seal, covered by two dragons facing a flaming pearl on top of swirling clouds on each side, weighing 15 pounds (est. $2,000-$4,000). Converse Auctions image


MALVERN, Pa. – Over 300 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items will be sold in an internet-only Spring East Meets West Auction on Friday, March 24, by Converse Auctions. Absentee and Internet Live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti & The Beats featured in PBA Galleries auction March 23

Cohen’s ‘You Do Not Have to Love Me’ broadside (est. $1,200-$1,800). PBA Galleries image


SAN FRANCISCO – A large private collection of Beat Literature and related books and ephemera, a great deal of it signed by original Beat and co-founder of the legendary City Lights Books, Lawrence Ferlinghetti will be offered by PBA Galleries on Thursday, March 23. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Warhol’s Greta Garbo as Mata Hari starring in Bruneau & Co. auction March 25

Andy Warhol original screenprint depiction of screen legend Greta Garbo as Mata Hari. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image.


CRANSTON, R.I. – An original screenprint depiction of screen legend Greta Garbo as Mata Hari by Andy Warhol, plus additional artworks by Miguel Martinez, Walter Franklin Lansil, William Perkins Babcock, Craig McPherson and Bruno Bruni will headline a spring antiques and fine arts auction planned for Saturday, March 25, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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LOVE sculpture back on display at Indianapolis Museum of Art

Robert Indiana’s ‘LOVE’ sculpture has been restored and placed on permanent display inside the IMA. Image courtesy Indianapolis Museum of Art


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture is back on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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Nothing ‘lost in translation’ as Artemis Gallery plans Mar. 15 antiquities, ethnographic art auction

Monumental Greek Apulian red figure volute-krater, attrib. the Strotgen Painter, circa 340-330 BCE, ex Christie’s, $35,000-$50,000


BOULDER, Colo. – Assessing antiquities may be “all Greek” to beginners and even some mid-level collectors, but any apprehensions can be set aside when pieces have been vetted by trusted auction-house experts like Bob and Teresa Dodge. Co-owners of internationally respected Artemis Gallery, Bob and Teresa have always placed an emphasis on scrupulous research and uncompromising authentication, and it shows in each and every auction they produce. Their next 100% curated offering of pedigreed ancient antiquities, Russian icons, ethnographic, Pre-Columbian and Asian art will take place on March 15, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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