Original Picasso print stolen from Milwaukee art gallery


Have you seen this Picasso print? If so, DeLind Fine Art Appraisals in Milwaukee would appreciate hearing from you. The artwork was stolen from the gallery in broad daylight. Image: DeLind Fine Art Appraisals Ltd.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 has been reported stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery.

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Challenging pursuit: Apple’s Steve Jobs rarely signed autographs

Steve Jobs signed this newspaper article that appeared in the June 10, 2008, edition of the Palo Alto Daily Post, which covered Apple’s Annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. PSA/DNA image

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – When it comes to collecting autographs, it’s never easy finding documents previously signed by the dearly departed. Unless, of course, you have enough disposable income and can pay top dollar when these rarities come up for auction. Or, better yet, you were astute enough to land their scrawls before they exited this world. Such is the case for autograph collectors chasing the scarce signature of late Apple Computer co-founder and iPhone visionary Steve Jobs, who died in 2011 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.

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Cowan’s mounts auction of WPA, WWII artworks March 2

Claire Mahl (American, 1912-1988), ‘Dancer Resting,’ color lithograph, signed and titled, stamped New York City WPA Art Project, framed, 14 in. x 13.5 in. (sight). Estimate: $300-$500. Cowan’s Auctions image

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s will offer an extensive collection of WPA-era prints featuring the works of important artists of the period on Friday, March 2. Artists whose work will be sold include Dox Thrash, Raymond Steth, Minetta Good, Don Freeman, Jack Markow, Claire Mahl and Reginald Marsh. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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David Bowie photo exhibition planned for 3 locations

NEW YORK – “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” This quote, delivered by David Bowie at Madison Square Garden on his 50th birthday, is an apt description of the twists and turns of his influential career. A true chameleon of the stage, Bowie blazed his way across the universe of rock, continually reinventing himself and shifting into new looks and personas. A renaissance singer, songwriter, and performer, he shattered all norms and boundaries, forever changing the music and film scene before his untimely passing in 2016.

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Masters of Murano art glass

An Ercole Barovier Vaso Mosaico made with clear glass murrines edged with cobalt, amethyst and emerald fetched $200,000 at Wright in May 2014. The circa 1924-1925 piece measures 12 ¼ in. x 10 ½ in. and is signed on the underside, E Barovier Murano. Photo courtesy of Wright and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Murano glass, crafted with Old World traditions by generations of artisans in Murano, Italy, is highly coveted among art glass collectors. While commonly thought of as one island, Murano is actually a grouping of seven small islands connected to Venice by bridges. Glassmakers here pioneered and perfecting such techniques as enameling glass, multicolored glass (millefiore), aventurine (glass embedded with threads of gold), milk glass (lattimo), bubbly glass (bollicine) and much more.

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Woodshed’s Bruce Wood sold on Internet-only art auctions

Bruce Wood calls an auction from the podium during a live video/audio webcast. No bidders are in the room – they are online all over the world. Woodshed Art Auctions image

FRANKLIN, Mass. – When James and Angelina Wood opened the Woodshed Gallery in their sleepy suburban town 50 ago, they couldn’t have foreseen the many changes in basic American life that would ultimately transform their picture framing studio and makeshift art gallery in a four-car garage into the Internet-based fine art business it is today.

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John Moran sale March 12 to help fund appraiser scholarships

Pastel on paper under glass artwork by Mary Silverwood (New Mexico, 1932-2011), titled ‘Cottonwoods.’ Estimate: $300-$500. John Moran Auctioneers images

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will conduct an auction to benefit the Foundation for Appraisal Education on Monday, March 12, at noon Pacific time. All sales will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to fund scholarships and educational events dedicated to personal property appraising. Items to be auctioned include paintings, silver, jewelry and glass. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018


A US postage stamp honoring Fred Rogers, shown here in his TV role as Mister Rogers, together with King Friday XIII, will be released on March 23, 2018. USPS image

NEW YORK (AP) _ It’s been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers.

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Pre-Hispanic pieces adorn the pyramid-shape tomb in the garden at the Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City. Photo by Anagoria, taken Dec. 22, 2013. licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera art trail in Mexico City

Frida Kahlo, 'Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird,' Nikolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center, the University of Texas. Accessed through Wikimedia Commons.

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954) painting titled ‘Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas y Colibri’ (‘Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Humming-bird’) from the Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Fair use of low-resolution copyrighted image.

MEXICO CITY (AP) – With her unibrow, braided updo, colorful clothing and mustache, the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become an idiosyncratic cult figure in the United States.

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FBI: Partygoer stole terracotta warrior’s thumb at museum party

Terracotta soldier with horse, unrelated to statues that were displayed at the Franklin Institute. Public domain image

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities say a Delaware man snapped a selfie before stealing part of a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.

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