O’Keeffe, Modigliani, Sam Gilliam artworks + first editions at Quinn’s, June 7 & 9

Jay Hall Connaway (American, 1893-1970), Winter Cottage Monhegan (Maine), 1948, oil-on-canvas, 27½ x 38in. framed, with card from artist on verso. Est. $1,200-$1,600

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Quinn’s Auction Galleries and its specialist subsidiary Waverly Rare Books will join forces on June 7 and 9 in offering a high-quality selection of fine and decorative art, furniture, Asian antiques and modern first editions. The June 9 session features artworks by such stellar names as Georgia O’Keeffe, Amedeo Modigliani, and acclaimed Washington Color School painter and lyrical abstractionist Sam Gilliam. All forms of bidding will be available to those who cannot attend in person, including phone, absentee, and online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hermès bags grace Heritage Auctions’ Luxury Accessories sale June 10

Hermès 40cm shiny black niloticus lizard Birkin bag with Palladium hardware (est. $50,000-$60,000). Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – A rare black lizard Birkin is expected to be among the most coveted lots in Heritage Auctions’ Summer Luxury Accessories Auction on Sunday, June 10, in Chicago. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Original map of Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood up for auction

The original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood has been unseen for 50 years. Sotheby’s image

LONDON – This July, Sotheby’s will offer for sale the original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard. Possibly the most famous map in children’s literature, this charming sketch from 1926, has been unseen for nearly half a century and will be offered with an estimate of £100,000-£150,000/$133,476-$200,202 at the English Literature, History, Science, Children’s Books and Illustrations sale in London on July 10.

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Exhibition of nudes by 3 modern masters at the Met Breuer

Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890-1918). ‘Standing Nude with Orange Drapery’ (detail), 1914. Watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 18¼ x 12 in. (46.4 x 30.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982

NEW YORK – Some 50 erotic and evocative watercolors, drawings and prints by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Pablo Picasso will be on view at The Met Breuer this summer.

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Turner Auctions to sell John Pence Art Collection Part 2 June 10

Will Wilson (b. 1957), ‘The Actor,’ oil on canvas. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the John Pence Collection of Academic Realists & Abstract Art, Part II, on Sunday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Featuring artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, this sale offers over 200 lots of diverse subject matter – works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, crayon, pencil, egg tempera and mixed media; as well as etchings, lithographs and sculpture. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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European clocks, glass focus of online auctions June 6

JTC silver pink guilloche enamel miniature clock and display case, circa 1910. The clock measures 1.15 in. x 2.25 in. x 3 in. Estimate: $4,500-$5,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Two useful and inexpensive items commonly found in homes are clocks and glassware. But why own something common and cheap when uncommon and artfully designed items are readily available at competitive prices? Jasper52 will conduct two online auctions offering remarkable examples; clocks on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and glassware on June 6 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Exhibition honoring celebrity publicist Charlie Cinnamon opens June 19 in Miami

Charlie Cinnamon with his close friend and client Elizabeth Taylor

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The first-ever museum exhibition about a publicist, honoring the celebrity-studded life and career of a promotional genius who was nationally recognized and admired, runs June 19 through September 16 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Titled Charlie Cinnamon: Legendary Press Agent, the exhibition focuses on the life of a publicist who was revered not only by the news media but also art patrons, cultural institutions and headline-makers from the worlds of entertainment, politics and business.

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Art glass lamps: Tiffany’s competitors

A 14-inch Pairpoint Puffy table lamp in the Begonia pattern, dated 1907, made $17,500 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in May 2018. Photo courtesy of Fontaine’s Auction Gallery and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Tiffany Studios is often the first name that comes to mind when thinking of art-glass table lamps from the early 20th century. While Tiffany was the gold standard, several other companies also made fine-quality glass table lamps. Typically comprised of an elegant handcrafted bronze base topped with an ornate leaded or painted glass shade, lamps by Tiffany Studios’ contemporaries are still popular today. Let’s examine a few of the best who shared Tiffany’s space in the marketplace.

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