Reward offered for tiaras stolen from St. Louis museum

The 1894 Veiled Prophet Special Maid’s Crown was stolen from the Missouri History Museum in early April 2018. It is silver and washed gold with green and red inset glass gems. It’s adorned with crosses, separated by fleur-de-lis. Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society

ST. LOUIS – The Travelers Indemnity Companies, the insurer of the Missouri Historical Society’s Fine Arts Collection, is offering a reward for information that leads to the recovery and safe return of two debutante tiaras dating from the 1890s. The tiaras were stolen in early April from an exhibit at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. Travelers is offering a reward of up to $1,500.

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Crescent City Auction showcasing regional works May 19-20

Oil on Masonite painting by Rhoda Brady Stokes (La., 1901-1988), titled ‘Cotton Wagon Going into the Barn,’ 1973. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

NEW ORLEANS – A gorgeous 19th century American Classical carved mahogany full tester bed and an exceptional French bronze and black marble figural mantel clock from around 1880 are expected star lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Important Estates Auction, set for May 19 and 20. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 book auction May 9 recounts the Civil War

‘The American Civil War: 365 Days’ by Margaret E. Wagner, first edition, published by Harry N. Abrams, hardcover, 752 pages. Estimate: $25-$50. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – America’s foremost historians recount the American Civil War in a large collection of books on the subject that will be sold Wednesday, May 9, by Jasper52. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Julien’s Auctions sells ‘Naked Trump’ sculpture for $28K 

The last surviving ‘Naked Trump’ sculpture sold for $28,000 Wednesday. Julien’s Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – One of the most talked about pieces in Julien’s Auctions’ Street & Urban Art sale May 2 was a sculpture titled The Emperor Has No Balls also known as “the naked Trump statue.” The life-size sculpture depicting President Donald Trump sold for $28,000, above its original estimate of $20,000.

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Tate Modern to host Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33

Albert Birkle, The Acrobat Schulz V 1921, The George Economou Collection (c) DACS, London 2017

LONDON – This summer, Tate Modern will explore the art of the Weimar Republic (1919-33) in a year-long, free display, drawing upon the rich holdings of The George Economou Collection. This presentation of around 70 paintings and works on paper will address the complex paradoxes of the Weimar era, in which liberalization and anti-militarism flourished in tandem with political and economic uncertainty. These loans offer a rare opportunity to view a range of artworks not ordinarily on public display – some of which have never been seen in the United Kingdom before – and to see a selection of key Tate works returned to the context in which they were originally created and exhibited nearly 100 years ago.

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