NEW YORK — The vitality and inventiveness of artists in 18th-century New Spain (Mexico) is the focus of the exhibition “Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici,” opening April 24 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NEW YORK – The Indian prince Siddhārtha Gautama, born in the sixth century B.C. in the Himalayan foothills to become known as Buddha (or the Enlightened One), is reported to have said, “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” In the fourth and fifth centuries B.C., as a great age of intellectualism was sweeping the world (think Socrates, Plato and Confucius), the Buddha was transforming Indian philosophy and religion.
CHAPPELL, Neb. (AP) — One of the Nebraska panhandle’s best-kept secrets isn’t a secret at all. It’s hanging in plain sight on the walls of the Chappell Memorial Library and Art Gallery. The red brick building is unassuming but it is no ordinary public library.
LAS VEGAS – Seven-time NASCAR champion “The King” Richard Petty will make an appearance at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, March 2, to promote the upcoming auction of his racing memorabilia collection. Julien’s Auctions will sell “Property from the Collection of Richard Petty” at the resort on May 12.
CAIRO (AP) – Egypt says archaeologists have discovered parts of a statue of one of its most famous pharaohs in the southern city of Aswan.
YORK, Pa. – After a 50th anniversary year whose record-setting sales far surpassed all expectations, Hake’s Americana is on track for another blockbuster year in 2018. A full two weeks ahead of its March 13-15 auction, Hake’s had already recorded more than $1 million in absentee bids, with the numbers flipping rapidly upward with each passing hour.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man says he forged a Civil War-era artifact in Connecticut that was once described as a “treasure to behold for art and history buffs alike.”
NEW YORK — Jasper52, a leading purveyor of antique Japanese woodblock prints, will present another outstanding collection in an online auction Tuesday, March 6. Subjects range from geographic landmarks such as Mount Fuji to beautiful geisha. Many of the lots in this Marquee Japanese Woodblock Prints Auction are original first impressions. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
ROUND TOP, Texas – When the writer Henry James visited England, he declared the most beautiful words in the English language to be “summer afternoon.” But in Round Top, Texas, the hands-down best words are: a Spring Day at Marburger Farm Antique Show.
DALLAS, Texas — Not only did the earliest artifact referring to George Washington as the “Father of His Country” set a world record when it sold for $225,000 in Heritage Auction’s Feb. 24 American & Political Auction, but the sale itself set a world record as the highest grossing auction of political memorabilia collection ever offered. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.