Iconic images grace Jasper52 gravure auction Nov. 21

Dorothea Lange, ‘Migrant Mother,’ Nipomo, California, printed 1936, USA, 8in. x 11in. Estimate: $500-$600. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Famous photographic images from the 20th century are available in a Jasper52 online auction to be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 21. Among the pictures are a Yousuf Karsh portrait of President John F. Kennedy, a prime example of Diane Arbus street photography and an unforgettable glimpse of Depression-era life by Dorothea Lange. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Patek Philippe watch tops gift ideas at Capo sale Nov. 18

Patek Philippe platinum and diamond watch, platinum case, white dial with Roman quarter hours, diamond bezel. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Capo Auction image

NEW YORK – An wide selection of contemporary art, fine jewelry, furniture and decorative items will all be a part of Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques’ upcoming mid-fall auction on Saturday, Nov. 18. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Talk about vintage: Pottery shards show 8,000-year-old wine

The tradition of winemaking had its origins many millennia ago. This detail of a relief of the eastern stairs of the Apadana at Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), Iran, shows wine vessels being carried. Photo by Phillip Maiwald, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.


NEW YORK (AP) – Talk about vintage wine: Pieces of broken pottery found in the nation of Georgia provide the earliest known evidence for the origins of today’s winemaking industry.

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Bowers Museum opens exhibition on China’s Empress Dowager Cixi

“H.I.M The Empress Dowager of China, Cixi” 戴泽 after the original by Hubert Vos, 1905. Image credit: Bowers Museum


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) stands in the center of modern Chinese history. While most commonly viewed as a politician, this formidable matriarch was also introduced to Western audiences or readers as a connoisseur, patron and even creator of art in the early 20th century, a phenomenon that interestingly fell unnoticed in modern scholarship.

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