Picasso wartime self-portrait to be sold at New York auction

Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Marin, 28 October 1943,’ oil on canvas. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

NEW YORK – Pablo Picasso’s Le Marin, 28 October 1943 will be offered at Christie’s May 15 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art. Executed at the height of Occupation, Le Marin, widely recognized as Picasso himself, clad in his iconic striped fisherman’s jersey, offers one of the most profound and revealing views into the artist’s wartime psyche.

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Solved: Portrait of mystery high court justice identified

Recently identified portrait of Justice Lemuel Shaw. Image courtesy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

BOSTON (AP) – The case of the unknown Massachusetts high court justice has been solved.

Nearly two months after the Supreme Judicial Court appealed to the public for help identifying the man whose portrait hangs outside the chief justice’s chambers, he has a name: Lemuel Shaw, who served as chief justice from 1830 until 1860.

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Moran Auctioneers earns solid prices for California art

Ben Abril (1923-1995 Los Angeles, Calif.), est.: $600-$900; price realized: $1,680. John Moran Auctioneers image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ Studio Fine Art Auction on March 12 realized strong prices. With approachable price points under $3,000, the Studio Auctions have proved to be popular with budget-minded collectors looking for quality. Moran’s is expected to keep the momentum going with strong selections coming up throughout the year as Studio Fine Art events are also planned for May and August. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Latin American art: 5 blue-chip artists

Fernando Botero’s ‘Un Abogado,’ 1967, an oil on canvas, achieved $320,000 at Heritage Auctions in November 2017. Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Undervalued for decades, Latin American art has at last secured its foothold in the worldwide art market, especially in North America. Dedicated auctions by major auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York along with the 2017 blockbuster initiative led by the Getty, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” which included exhibits at over 60 institutions in Southern California that focused on Latin American art, have made this corner of the art market more accessible to new audiences and a new generation of art collectors.

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Wyeth Foundation issues $1M grant to art museum

Artist Jaime Wyeth. Image courtesy Monhegan Museum of Art & History

MONHEGAN ISLAND, Maine (AP) – An art museum in Maine has received a $1 million grant from the Wyeth Foundation and will have three years to match the grant.

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Exhibit marks 50th anniversary of filming ‘Paint Your Wagon’

British movie poster for the musical ‘Paint Your Wagon.’ Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers archive and Ewbank’s.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – A new exhibit at the Baker Heritage Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of Paint Your Wagon, the big-budget Western musical that was filmed in Eastern Oregon.

The movie starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and Jean Seberg was filmed in two main locations—near Anthony Lakes and along East Eagle Creek in the Wallowa Mountains northeast of Baker City.

The Baker City Herald reports the museum display includes photographs on loan from the community and memorabilia ranging from promotional posters to the pants worn by Lee Marvin.

The movie was filmed in 1968 and opened the following year to mixed reviews. The display will be featured in the museum’s main gallery through the 2019 season.


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Time-honored brands grace luxury watch auction April 4


Breitling Cosmonaute Navitimer B12019, 41mm, 18K gold bezel and stainless steel, manual wind chronograph. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – An all-star lineup of luxury watches from the world’s finest manufacturers is offered in an online auction on Wednesday, April 4, by Jasper52. Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin are just a few of the brands that are being presented in this sparkling collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Coleridge poems, Dutch scenes stand out at PBA Galleries, April 5

The first appearance of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic Romantic poem ‘Kubla Khan,’ published with ‘Christabel’ and ‘The Pains of Sleep’ in 1816. PBA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, April 5, PBA Galleries will kick off their spring auction season with a sale of Fine Literature & Fine Books. Included in the sale are over 450 lots of fine, rare and uncommon books, including early literature, poetry, philosophical works, science and medicine, history and religion. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

California painting featured in Thomaston Place sale April 7-8

California oil on canvas painting by Jules Mersfelder (California, 1865-1937) titled ‘The Berkeley Hills.’ Thomaston Place Auction Galleries image

THOMASTON, Maine – On Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will conduct a special sale of over 750 lots of great estate finds from families across northern New England. With its mix of fine art, furnishings, decorative items, and collectible objects, the auction will undoubtedly offer “just the thing” to inspire any collector or home decorator. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Trio of Warhol attributions tops $50K at Woodshed sale

Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper by Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), artist-signed lower center and titled ‘Chanel No. 5.’ Price realized: $32,400. Woodshed Art Auctions image

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Three artworks attributed to Pop Art icon Andy Warhol—stylized renditions of the products Chanel No. 5 and Absolut Vodka, plus one of Elvis Presley as a gunslinging cowboy—combined for a little more than $50,000 in an online fine art auction titled “Private Art Collections & Estate Discoveries” held March 15 by Woodshed Art Auctions. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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