LONDON (AP) – Wizardry legend Harry Potter’s tale has turned 20.
BOHEMIA, N.Y. – Charlie Sheen hasn’t portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor did have two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on Monday revealed himself as the owner of Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth’s sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees, which are part of the first Lelands.com Invitational Auction. Bidding closes Friday.
Much has changed since Wonder Woman first appeared on the scene in 1941, and yet, some things haven’t changed or have circled back to what once was. The character was revolutionary when she first appeared in the pages of Sensation Comics, and remains relevant today; perhaps more relevant than ever before, given the response to the Wonder Woman film.
NEW YORK – Taking into consideration cartographers in past centuries did not have space satellites or even aircraft to aid them in mapping the world, their work that survives is remarkable not only for its place in illustrating but also for its artistic beauty. Jasper52 will present an online auction of fine antique European maps on Saturday, July 1. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – “Calder: Hypermobility,” currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key sculptures and provides a rare opportunity to experience the works as the artist intended—in motion.
LONDON – This autumn, Tate Modern will stage the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK, bringing together a dazzling range of his iconic portraits, sculptures and the largest ever group of nudes to be shown in this country. The show will open Nov. 23 and run through April 2.
BOULDER, Colo. – It is only through the art and surviving relics of ancient cultures that history can be relived in the present. “We connect to civilizations of the past when we hold and admire pieces they created and revered so long ago,” said Teresa Dodge, executive director of Artemis Gallery. Teresa and her husband/business partner, Bob, began their exploration of cultural antiquities decades ago, gaining status over the years as top experts in their field.
HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – Eric Bradley, international spokesman for Heritage Auctions and author of more than a dozen books including the “Antiques and Collectibles 2017 Price Guide” will be the headline guest at the inaugural Antique Appraisal and Re-Sale Parade July 15, 2017 in Hot Springs, Ark. The event will be held at Central Avenue Market Place (CAMP), located at 4330 Central Ave., Hot Springs, in Temperance Hill Square.
ROME (AP) – For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI’s young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff’s private apartment.