Bertoia’s launching online-auction division; inaugural sale April 15

Over the years, family-owned Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, New Jersey, has played host to dozens of high-profile auctions of fine antique toys, trains, dolls, teddy bears and holiday antiques. Image courtesy of Bertoia Auctions


VINELAND, N.J. – Bertoia Auctions is branching out with a new series of sales designed expressly for live-online and absentee bidding. Known as “Bertoia Basics,” the auctions will offer collectors at all levels an additional way to buy fine toys, trains, banks and doorstops using only real-time Internet and absentee-bidding methods through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 Americana auction April 9 has infusion of folk art

Folk art portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, relief carved on sheet rock and painted, each about 20.5in x 16in. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – Fascinating folk and outsider art as well as more traditional Americana are showcased in a Jasper52 online auction on Sunday, April 9. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gray’s spring auction April 12 features array of fine art

Julian Stanczak (1928-2017) untitled mixed media on Masonite, 1955. Gray’s Auctioneers image


CLEVELAND – On Wednesday, April 12, many prominent artists will be featured during Gray’s Spring Auction, including Julian Stanczak, Victor Vasarely and William Fredrich Ritschel. The auction also includes a collection of Tiffany-style leaded glass door panels, sterling silver, a fine late 15th century tapestry, and a marvelous collection of furniture including several pieces by Dunbar. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Winterthur exhibit offers insight into detecting fakes, forgeries

John Myatt’s copy of ‘Oleanders,’ after Vincent Van Gogh, 2012, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of Washington Green Fine Art


GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) – A painting with problematic pigment. A Chanel suit dressed up with acetate trim instead of silk. A Stradivarius violin that, well, just doesn’t sound right. They’re all part of a new exhibit at Delaware’s Winterthur Museum that offers would-be sleuths a firsthand look at how experts detect the high-priced fakes and forgeries that rock the rarified world of fine arts.

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Uffizi Gallery shows treasures saved from last year’s earthquakes in Italy

A painting saved from the 2016 earthquakes in Italy. Uffizi Gallery image


FLORENCE, Italy (AP) – The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is showing solidarity with Italy’s art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region by hosting an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year.

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In Memoriam: Pop artist James Rosenquist, 83

James Rosenquist in his Aripeka, Florida, studio, 1988. Photo by Russ Blaise, courtesy Wikimedia Commons


NEW YORK (AP) – Artist James Rosenquist, a key figure in the pop art movement, has died. He was 83.

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Worcester Art Museum examines ancient Greek pottery

Lekythos representing two women carrying offerings to the dead by the Achilles Painter (1900.65). Worcester Art Museum image


WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – The Worcester Art Museum is opening a new exhibit that focuses on the ancient Greek art of pottery and reveals new findings about the methods and tools used by vase painters.

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