COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lindsay Cooper Martin will join the Wexner Center for the Arts as deputy director, effective July 16. The Wexner Center for the Arts, which announced her hiring on Thursday, is Ohio State University’s multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.
CARMEL, Ind. – Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers will conduct a Thursday Evening Art and Jewelry Auction on June 28 starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The auction is composed of about 75 lots of fine art, including works by listed Indiana artists, about 130 lots of fine jewelry and watches, and about two dozen lots of gold and silver coins. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Teenagers didn’t always communicate by texting on their cell phones. Before those devices were invented, they would head in groups to their nearest drugstore soda fountain, where they would sidle up to the long counter, sit on a red leather bar stool and order a fizzy drink that would be hand-mixed on the spot from seltzer and flavored syrups.
BOSTON – Hedge fund manager Victor Niederhoffer is also a noted collector, and RR Auction is offering more than 100 rare and significant letters from his vast collection. Bidding begins June 22 and the online auction will conclude Thursday, June 28. The fully illustrated auction catalog can be viewed on LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Race fans will be competing for 60 lots of motoring memorabilia when Jasper52 waves the green flag on an online auction June 26. The auction catalog contains racing posters and many contemporary limited editions designed and made by Halmo, an automotive design firm in Italy. An outstanding example is a coffee table having a real Ferrari engine as the base. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
YORK, Pa. – So far this year in the world of pop culture, only Avengers: Infinity War has been able to rival the excitement level generated by Hake’s record-setting March auction. Led by a fresh-to-the-market issue of Detective Comics #27 that sold for a staggering $569,000, the sale took in $2.35 million and emphatically validated the demand for Golden and Silver Age comics and original comic art. Once again it’s time for collectors to fasten their seat belts, as Hake’s rolls out a blockbuster July 10-12 online-auction event brimming with rare memorabilia from hundreds of popular categories.
MECHELEN, Belgium – After a long restoration phase, the Museum Hof van Busleyden opened to the public this week ahead of the city’s festival weekend June 22-24.
PASADENA, Calif. – The Pasadena Museum of California Art will close at the current exhibition season on Oct. 7. The Board of Directors voted on June 18 to close the museum.