Woodshed to offer works attributed to modern masters Nov. 1

Oil and enamel painting attributed to Mark Rothko untitled (‘Blue Square’). Estimate: $100,000-$200,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

 

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Three oil and enamel paintings attributed to renowned American artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970) – two untitled abstract compositions and one untitled (Blue Square) – all framed, signed verso and dated 1948 – carry estimates of $100,000-$200,000 each in Woodshed Art Auctions’ Prestige Signature Collection auction ending Nov. 1. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Nye & Company’s Nov. 1-2 auction brimming with top-quality property

Old Master portrait of an artist from the circle of Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg, 1639-1684, The Hague), half-length, 16½in. x 13½in., signed. Estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Nye & Company Auctioneers image

 

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Fall Estate Treasures Auction on Wednesday, Nov. 1, will feature French furniture and decorative items from a private collection on Park Avenue in New York City, two Old Masters paintings, and a collection of American Aesthetic Movement items and furniture from a former Manhattan dealer. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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In Memoriam: rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Fats Domino, 89

Fats Domino in concert in West Germany, 1977. Photo by Klaus Hiltscher, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89.

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French trio expected to entertain A.B. Levy’s audience Oct. 30

Elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the Charles J.F. Soulacroix (French, 1825-1879), titled ‘Enchantee.’ Estimate: $50,000-$80,000. A.B. Levy’s image

 

PALM BEACH, Fla. – An elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J.F. Soulacroix (1825-1879), an exceptional set of French dueling pistols from around 1840, and a Hermes shiny crocodile Birkin handbag are three expected top lots at A.B. Levy’s 300-lot Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction set for Monday, Oct. 30. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Newly launched FindArtExperts.com connects users with top experts and resources

Image provided by FindArtExperts.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO – Those seeking skilled trade professionals or contractors might consult Angie’s List or Home Advisor, but what if a person wanted to have their art appraised, insured, sold or restored by bona-fide experts? Now there’s a resource designed specifically for that purpose. It’s called FindArtExperts.com.

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Harry Blackstone magician archive leads Potter & Potter sale Oct. 28

Harry Blackstone billboard-size poster, 108½in. x 80in., National Printing & Engraving Co., circa 1928, linen backed. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Potter & Potter Auctions image

 

CHICAGO – In a career spanning some five decades, Harry Blackstone, Sr. Blackstone cemented his reputation as the leading stage magician of his generation. He filled theaters from coast-to-coast, became a comic book hero, endorsed products and cast a magic spell over theater patrons for nearly half a century. Potter & Potter Auctions will sell numerous items that Blackstone owned, used and collected in their auction Oct. 28. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sandy Gallin’s star power generated high interest at Capo Auction

Alfredo Zorrilla (Uruguay, 1927 – 1990), ‘San Martin,’ oil on canvas, 1986. Price realized: $7,500. Capo Auction image

 

NEW YORK – Select decorative art items from the estate of Sandy Gallin, the entertainment talent manager turned interior designer, took center stage at Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques Oct. 21 auction, along with lots from other collections, which also sold very well at the sale. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 rug auction Oct. 29 draws from all points of the East

Caucasian dragon design rug, 7ft. 4in. x 10.7ft., Iran-Russia border wool woven on a cotton foundation. Estimate: $900-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Seventy hand-knotted rugs will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction Sunday, Oct. 29. Woven in village workshops, the antique, vintage and modern rugs in this auction are available in all colors and sizes. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leclere mounts Orientalist and Islamic art auction Oct. 27

François-Léon Prieur-Bardin (French, 1870-1939), ‘Constantinople, Hagia Sophia from the Bosphorus,’ oil on canvas, 32.5 x 55 cm (13in. x 22in.) signed ‘Prieur-Bardin’ (lower right). Estimate: €125,000-€200,000. LeClere image

 

MARSEILLE, France – Since the 18th century the East has seduced Westerners with its idyllic settings, inviting artists to stay. Leclere auction house now invites collectors to partake in its next Orientalist and Islamic Art auction on Friday, October 27. The auction catalog consists of 86 lots of paintings, prints, sculpture and other fine works of art. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Specialists of the South to auction eclectic collections Oct. 28

Meissen porcelain allegorical figural group, ‘Europe,’ modeled by Johann Freidrich Eberlein, from the Four Continents series, 19th century. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Specialists of the South Inc. image

 

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the estate of Norma Godwin of Panama City – collections and quality items gathered over the course of several generations by Mrs. Godwin, her husband and her parents – will be the main attraction at an estates auction scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, by The Specialists of the South Inc. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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