MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers hosted their biannual Art of the American West and Turn of the Century Design auctions on Tuesday, June 19, and the buyers came out in force. Each auction opened to a standing room only crowd, with plenty of additional interest coming in via LiveAuctioneers and phone bidders.
NEW YORK — From Cardini and the Great Blackstone to David Blaine and Criss Angel, skilled magicians and illusionists have dazzled audiences for more than a century, performing simple sleight-of-hand and tricks as well as daring and elaborate illusions. The great Harry Houdini was famous for extracting himself after being hung upside down in his Water Torture Cell, a feat no other magician dared tackle during his lifetime; and in 1983, before a live audience and millions on television, David Copperfield appeared to make the Statue of Liberty, which stands over 300 feet tall, vanish into thin air.
CLEVELAND – The art and design of classic, vintage, original movie posters will take center stage at Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers on Wednesday, July 11, as over 100 original movie posters and banners will come up for bid online and in Gray’s showrooms at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK –The “Wagner” Garden Carpet—a late 17th-century Persian carpet never before seen in the United States—will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer and fall in the special installation “Eternal Springtime: A Persian Garden Carpet from the Burrell Collection,” opening July 10.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened the newly designed Modern Art Galleries on June 23. The two enclosed spaces are situated on the north bridge and feature a variety of Modern works from Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection as well as the Alfred Stieglitz Collection. Read more
NEW YORK – The current Jasper52 auction titled Premium Tribal Art offers more than 200 lots of figures and masks integral to traditional ceremonies of cultures from around the globe. Many of the top objects in the July 5 auction are pottery that originated in the pre-Columbian cultures of Central and South America where societies flourished before the arrival of Spanish explorers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
CRANSTON, R.I. – The enduring popularity of early 20th-century creations by Tiffany Studios was on full display at an auction held June 23 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, where a table lamp, a glass vase and a pair of lamp screens, all made by the New York design firm, sold for a combined $213,750. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
MANSFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri museum dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder has expressed disappointment at a recent decision to remove the author’s name from a national literary award.
MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will present an important assemblage of Continental and Asian art and objects from a variety of local Southern California estates and collections in their July 17 Traditional Collector catalog. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.