NEW YORK – The tradition of glassmaking in Murano, Italy, goes back to the 13th century but a particularly innovative and peak time for art glass there was after World War II into the 1950s-60s as the modernism movement came into vogue.
NEW YORK – Famous name wristwatches and pocket watches will be going up for bid in a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, May 2. Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tiffany & Co. are among the brands available in this 200-lot collection of vintage and modern timepieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
SAN FRANCISCO – PBA Galleries will offer an exceptional, complete copy of the 1788 first edition of The Federalist at their May 31 Americana auction. The Federalist is the single most important book published in North America with this copy being exceptionally clean, a rare example printed on thick super fine royal writing paper.
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents “Biting Wit and Brazen Folly,” an exhibition featuring over 60 incisively drawn and brightly colored British caricatures. Produced in great numbers in the 18th and early 19th centuries, these satirical prints captured British life during a time of great social change.
CEDARHURST, N.Y. – A collection of documents and ephemera from Moses L. Kove, a prosecuting attorney of the Nuremberg Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, will be auctioned off at J. Greenstein and Co., in their spring auction on Monday, May 14. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Asian art and antiques through the ages are presented in a Jasper52 online auction on Tuesday, May 1. The more than 50 lots going up for bid include fine Japanese weaponry, carved netsuke, Tibetan thangkas, porcelain and jade. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK (AP) – Pop star Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Antonio Banderas, who shares his birthplace with Pablo Picasso, decided it finally was time to portray his hometown hero. But he leaves it to viewers of National Geographic’s drama series “Genius: Picasso” to reconcile the artist’s revelatory work with his treatment of the women who helped inspire it.
BEVERLY, Mass. – Studio props and furniture from TV’s The Martha Stewart Show will be sold at Kaminski Auctions on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital which serves to promote and facilitate access to health care resources for older adults and to enhance the public perception of aging. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.