Arrest warrant issued for Briton in Colorado art attack

A screen shot from surveillance cameras inside an Aspen, Colorado, art gallery shows the suspect right before he slashed a painting in May 2017. Image courtesy of the Aspen Police Department

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Colorado authorities say the $3 million painting by artist Christopher Wool slashed at an Aspen art gallery last year was vandalized by a British man whose father owned it.

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Landmark David Hockney painting to make auction debut

David Hockney, ‘Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica,’ signed, titled and dated 1990 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 78 by 120 in. Estimate $20-$30 million. Image courtesy Sotheby’s

NEW YORK – David Hockney’s Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica is the latest addition to the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction. Featured in critically acclaimed retrospectives at the Tate Britain, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this large-scale oil painting is a landmark of Hockey’s career. Carrying a presale estimate of $20-$30 million, Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica is poised to break the artist’s record when it makes its auction debut on May 16.

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All-star recalls glory days in women’s pro baseball


Programs from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers, Inc.

MILLSTADT, Ill. (AP) – Barbara Hoffmann owns a DVD copy of A League of Their Own, but has yet to watch it from start to finish.

She played two seasons for the South Bend Blue Sox of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which inspired the 1992 movie, but even at age 87 still has too much competitive vigor to relive it as a spectator.

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1932 Lionel store display sells for $12,000 at Milestone Auctions

1932 Lionel #177 Scenic Railway store display, 78 x 57 in., all original, top lot of the sale, $12,000. Milestone Auctions image

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Early trains, German tin windups, cast-iron banks and just about every other category of interest to today’s toy collectors gathered under one roof in suburban Cleveland on April 14 for Milestone Auctions’ 826-lot Spring Spectacular. Most of the consignments came directly from estates or private collections. With all forms of bidding available, there was strong overseas competition, with Internet and phone participants from no fewer than 10 countries. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Benefit Shop auction sets record for a folky Fazzino

A LiveAuctioneers bidder purchased this oil on canvas painting signed Charles Fazzino for a record price of $5,715. Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO N.Y. – Auction records for artists are routinely set at large auction houses in New York City, but occasionally an auction house in the suburbs is able to achieve a record price. Such was the case on April 18 when the Benefit Shop Foundation got to do exactly that in its monthly sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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