Crescent City Auction’s July 21-22 sale stars local artists

Original oil painting by Clarence Millet (Louisiana, 1897-1959), titled ‘Moss-Laden Oak Trees,’ signed lower left and 15¼ in. 19¼ in. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

NEW ORLEANS – An exceptional early 20th-century French Louis XV-style carved walnut seven-piece bedroom suite, beautiful early 20th-century Russian icons and original oil paintings by Marie Madeleine Seebold Molinary (New Orleans, 1886-1948) and Clarence Millet (Louisiana, 1897-1959) will headline Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next big sale July 21-22. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Original Winnie-the-Pooh art sets world auction record

The original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood had been unseen for 50 years prior to its auction on July 10, 2018 in London. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

LONDON (AP) — The original hand-drawn map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods has sold at auction for 430,000 pounds ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration.
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Dutch museum to unveil donor-driven acquisitions

Han Schuil, ‘Blast VII,’ 2010, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Gift of Adriaan van Ravesteijn, in honor of the 80th birthday of Geert van Beijeren (1933-2005).

AMSTERDAM – In September, under the title “True Luxury…,” the Stedelijk Museum will present a survey exhibition of works of art donated and purchased between 2012 and 2018. The presentation includes around 35 works that have never previously been shown in the museum.

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Officials approve design for Vermont Statehouse goddess statue

A view of the neoclassical Vermont State House in Montpelier. © 2004 Matthew Trump. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Vermont officials have approved a final design for the replacement statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, which has stood atop the Vermont Statehouse for more than 150 years.

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