20th-century glass, pottery abound in Jasper52 decorative arts auction June 24


Five-piece Czech Bohemian cabochon art glass decanter and glasses, circa 1940. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – A fine selection of 20th-century decorative arts will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Saturday, June, 24. Glass and pottery are featured, complemented by a few select paintings. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Monet exhibit at Currier Museum of Art to showcase 4 paintings

Claude Monet, ‘The Bridge at Bougival,’ 1869, oil on canvas, 25 3/4 in. x 36 3/8 in. Museum Purchase: Currier Funds, 1949.1. Currier Museum of Art image


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – A beloved Claude Monet painting has returned to its home at New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art after an eight-month tour, and will be back on display, along with three others that show the artist’s evolution.

The exhibit “Monet: Pathways to Impressionism” opens July 1 and runs until Nov. 13 at the Manchester museum.

Monet’s 1869 landscape, The Bridge at Bougival, was acquired by the museum in 1949. The painting is recognized as one of only a handful of early pictures that foreshadow Monet’s development of impressionism.

It has recently been shown at major exhibitions in Houston, Fort Worth, Texas and San Francisco.

Three other Monet masterpieces are in the exhibition, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career, including the Kimbell Art Museum’s stunning 3-by-5-foot canvas, La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide (1865), the painting that launched Monet’s career at the 1865 Paris Salon.


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Capo Auction features unique jewelry by award-winning designer June 24

Davina Romansky sterling silver necklace. Estimate $2,750-3,250. Capo Auctions image


NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques will present their first auction of the summer season on Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The auction of more 650 lots features select jewelry by award-winning designer/artist Davina Romansky, along with a diverse selection of decorative items, antique and modern furniture, bronze, silver and fine art. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine and decorative arts sale achieves $1.5M for Heritage Auctions

This Chinese carved, lacquered and inlaid table cabinet, which led the auction at $45,000, sold to the winning bidder through LiveAuctioneers. Heritage Auctions image


DALLAS – A diverse collection of decorative items, many with an Asian motif, led the way at Heritage Auctions’ $1.5 million dollar Fine and Decorative Arts Auction June 10-12. Leading the auction was an ornate and intricate Chinese carved, lacquered and inlaid table cabinet that sold for an impressive $45,000 to a bidder utilizing the LiveAuctioneers bidding platform.

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Strong finish for important Russian paintings at Michaan’s Auctions

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (Russian Federation 1832-1898), ‘Wooded Clearing,’ oil on canvas. Price realized: $72,000. Michaan’s Auctions image


ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s June 9 auction of Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts was led by important Russian paintings from a private collection in Carmel, Calif. Highlights included Wooded Clearing that sold for $72,000 and Na Beregu Ruchya (By a Creek) that brought $22,800, both by Ivan Ivanovitch Shishkin (1832-1898). Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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The Whitney to receive key Edward Hopper, Childe Hassam paintings

Edward Hopper (1882–1967), ‘City Roofs,’ 1932. Oil on canvas, 29 × 36in. (73.7 × 91.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of an anonymous donor P.2016.11. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art


NEW YORK – An anonymous donor has promised two major prewar American paintings to the Whitney Museum of American Art Museum’s permanent collection: Edward Hopper’s 1932 painting City Roofs and Childe Hassam’s Allied Flags, April 1917, also known as Allied Flags, Union League Club (1917).

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In Memoriam: Samuel M. ‘Beau’ Freeman II, Chairman of Freeman’s auction house

Samuel M. ‘Beau’ Freeman II. Image courtesy of Freeman’s


PHILADELPHIA – Samuel M. “Beau” Freeman II, chairman of the board of Freeman’s auction house, died yesterday in Philadelphia. Born in 1936, Beau Freeman represented the sixth of seven generations of Freemans to operate the family business, which was founded in 1805.

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Gray’s to auction corporate art collection of Richard E. Jacobs Group

Jim Dine (b. 1935), ‘The Kindergarten Robe,’ 1983, woodcut, signed, dated and numbered 12/75 lower margin, framed dimensions: h: 65 1/4 x w: 78 1/2 in. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Gray’s Auctioneers image


CLEVELAND – Gray’s Auctioneers has been selected to auction the remaining corporate art collection of the Richard E. Jacobs Group of Westlake, Ohio. Gray’s will be auctioning the group’s art collection on June 28 starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Battle-scarred D-Day US flag sells for $55,000 at Heritage Auctions

D-Day Invasion: battle-scarred flag from LCT 540. Price realized: $55,000. Heritage Auctions image


DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ June 11 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Auction totaled $1 million with Lt. William L. Willhoit’s D-Day battle-scarred flag taking top lot honors at $55,000. The rare Operation Overlord and Neptune “situation map” owned and used by Gen. Omar Bradley made its auction debut and hammered for $43,750. The auction was 93 percent sold by lot. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney; Next Year’s Hot Colors, and More Fresh News

Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, David Hockney (British, born 1937-). Chromogenic prints mounted on paper honeycomb panel, 181.6 x 271.8 cm (71 ½ x 107 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Copyright 1986 David Hockney


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • To celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday, The Getty will host a special Hockney exhibition, July 18-Nov. 26. It includes one of the artist’s most renowned photo works: Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, along with a number of composite Polaroids Hockney created in the 1980s. [Read more from The Getty]
  • Just as fashion changes with each passing season, so do paint colors. Sherwin-Williams has released its 2018 color forecast, predicting three color palettes and 36 colors you’ll be seeing in stylish interiors next year. Are you on trend? [Read more from Architectural Digest]
  • A collection of rare Tuscan Renaissance cassone panels, eight in total, will make an appearance at Christie’s July 6 auction during Classic Week. Typically, such panels were commissioned to commemorate marriages of the Florentine or Sienese elite until the 15th century. [Read more from Christie’s]
  • In 1960, while still on the road to stardom, Bob Dylan moved from his native Minnesota to New York City, where he became a fixture on the coffeehouse scene. The Harlem townhouse where Dylan lived at that time is now on the market for $3.595 million. [Read more from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com]

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