Art Deco Part I: The Design Revolution

The S.S. Normandie in New York Harbor, circa 1935-39. Photo courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

NEW YORK – Art Deco, which debuted at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts (Exposition Internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes), was arguably the most influential of all the design movements.

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Paintings, jewelry among treasures at Bremo Auctions, May 19

William Howard Donahue (New York, b. 1891) a clouded Lyme, Connecticut, landscape, in a Newcomb-Macklin Frame. Estimate: $1,600-$2,400. Bremo Auctions image

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Bremo Auctions will conduct a fine and decorative arts auction on Saturday, May 19. The 324-lot auction will present many opportunities for bidders to acquire a piece of history or a trinket or two. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Julien’s Auctions spotlights international sports stars in May 18 sale

1986 FIFA World Cup gold winner’s medal awarded to José Luis Brown, member of the World Cup champion Argentina national team. Brown scored a goal in the final in a 3-2 win against West Germany. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Julien’s Auctions image

NEW YORK – Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions will present Sports Legends 2018 at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe on May 18. A collection of 300 items of celebrity sporting memorabilia from some of the world’s greatest international football stars from the past 100 years will be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Debt may force Lincoln library and museum to sell artifacts

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum at Springfield, Illinois. Harvardton image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can’t pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president.

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Frank Frazetta painting outshines Superman comic at auction

Frank Frazetta’s ‘Death Dealer 6’ painting sold for $1.8 million. Heritage Auctions image

CHICAGO (AP) – Superman may be the Man of Steel, but he’s no Death Dealer.

Comic books featuring the debuts of Superman, the Joker and Catwoman fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars at a Chicago auction Thursday, but the star was undoubtedly a painting by science fiction and fantasy artist Frank Frazetta.

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RR Auction selling all-star rock ’n’ roll collection May 17

Nirvana signed photograph enlargement, 11 x 14 inches. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. RR Auction image

BOSTON – RR Auction worked with lifelong rock ’n’ roll memorabilia collector John Brennan, to present an exceptional sampling amassed over four decades of following the greatest names in music across the country. RR Auction’s inaugural John Brennan Collection bidding began May 10 and will conclude May 17. View the fascinating fully illustrated auction catalog at

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Clars Auction Gallery to present Piet Mondrian painting May 20

The work by Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944), titled ‘Cottages Along the River Gein Lined with Trees,’ circa 1905, will be offered with an estimate of $300,000-$500,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery will present an outstanding work by Piet Mondrian on Sunday, May 20, as the hightlight of their Important Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry and Asian Art Auction. This important painting will be offered along with several other investment-level works and property, which come to this sale from museums, estates and collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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