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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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.


Information from: Baker City Herald

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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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