PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia officials are revealing plans for Thursday’s Super Bowl parade and say fans should expect some dramatic surprises along the five-mile route — and free subway rides all day.
MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) – A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt’s Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn’t a mummy — it’s a dinosaur.
MOUNT DORA, Fla. (AP) – Two Florida homeowners owe thousands of dollars in fines for painting murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece on the exterior of their home.
NEW YORK – Transforming the mundane into the monumental, street artists create public art that not only turns ordinary buildings or streets into public art but can also raise social consciousness.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A trove of historical books, documents and silver tied to George Washington and other Revolutionary War heroes helped Case ring in 2018 with one of its most successful sales to date. Approximately 4,500 registered bidders from more than 60 countries participated in the Jan. 27 auction at the company’s gallery in Knoxville, and 95 percent of the lots sold. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
READING, Pa. – This year marks the 40th anniversary of Keith Haring’s first solo exhibition, which was held at the Pittsburgh Arts and Craft Center in 1978. The Reading Public Museum, where the “hometown” artist first exhibited his work in 1976, has mounted an exhibition of paintings, prints, and sculptures from all phases of Haring’s career. Titled “Symbolic Gestures,” the exhibition will run through April 15.
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Design Auctions brought in $6,133,750 on Jan. 19-21. A vast array of property, including the single-owner collection of Sire Records’ founder Seymour Stein, a record-breaking Arequipa pot, and the inaugural presentation of property from the archives of artist Albert Paley, propelled a consistently strong sale across three days, six auction segments and almost 1,300 lots. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s February Traditional Collector auction is the first of its kind slated for 2018, and features an eclectic mix of Chinese and Japanese art and objects, Continental paintings, Russian silver and gold objects, and European and Japanese silver dating from the 19th century through to the contemporary, among much more. The nearly 350 lots have been consigned from private collections and estates across Southern California, and the robust offerings are already creating a stir among collectors. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.