Myers Feb. 17 auction of 20th C. decorative arts led by important Medek painting

Mikulas Medek (Czech Republic, 1926-1974), important surrealistic oil-on-canvas titled Action II – Wool, 1956, 51 x 63.3 inches. Estimate $100,000-$200,000

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – For more than 30 years, Myers Fine Art has welcomed its loyal clientele to white-glove specialty auctions of art and antiques in a landmark Art Deco building in St. Petersburg’s arts district. One of Myers’ most popular events is its annual 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction, which draws design aficionados and private collectors from all over the world. Co-owners Mike Myers and Mary Dowd have just announced details of the 2019 edition of their 20th Century sale, which will take place on Sunday, February 17, with all forms of remote bidding available, including live via the Internet.

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Huge Harry Bertoia sculpture sells for $125K at Rago auction

Harry Bertoia steel sculpture screen, 1959, 136¾ x 55 x 30 inches. Sale Price: $125,000. Rago image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – A Harry Bertoia monumental sculpture screen sold for $125,000 at Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Design Auctions the weekend of Jan. 19-20. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sterling silver gleams in Jasper52 decorative arts auction Feb. 5

Georg Jensen, sterling silver compote, Denmark. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – More than 200 fine furnishings to adorn a comfortable home are offered in an online auction to be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The emphasis is on silver including items by Georg Jensen and Tiffany and Co. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Edmondson stone sculpture soars to $324K at Case Antiques auction

‘Miss Lucy,’ a 15½-inch-tall limestone sculpture by William Edmondson (American/Tennessee, 1874-1951) sold for $324,000 Saturday. Case Antiques image

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A carved limestone sculpture by William Edmondson, titled Miss Lucy/An Uplifted Lady, soared to $324,000 at a Case Antiques Auction on Jan. 26.

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Ship’s figurehead, cannon top maritime collection at Clars

This English CW&Cs ships’ cannon from sold for over five times its estimate for $6,150. Clars Auction Gallery image

OAKLAND, Calif.  – On Jan. 19 and 20, San Francisco Bay Area patrons and maritime collectors alike, came out on in droves to own a piece of the historic Spenger Maritime Collection which, for over 125 years, graced the walls, showcases, dining rooms and bars of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley, Calif. Bidders packed the gallery, bid online and by phone, to own a piece of this famous restaurant. Just 70 lots of the collection were offered and bidders competed heavily driving the total for this first installment to over $100,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Capsule Gallery presents American art in Feb. 12 auction

One of two Edward Willis Redfield paintings in the auction, ‘Woodland Brook,’ circa 1915. Starting Bid: $40,000. Capsule Gallery image

NEW YORK – Capsule Gallery presents American Art, a 126-lot auction of paintings, sculpture, drawings, photos and prints, which will be sold Tuesday, Feb. 12. The sale features highlights from the Carrington Collection of Fine Art, deaccessions from the collection of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, paintings from a fourth generation art gallery collection and works from the collection of Lillian and Arthur Weiss of Little Deer Isle, Maine. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights include:

– Two paintings by Edward Willis Redfield from a private collector by descent from her mother’s family, who lived near Redfield’s studio in Pennsylvania and purchased from the artist. Both works will be included in the upcoming catalogue raisonné by Dr. Tom Folk.

– A masterpiece by Manoucher Yektai (below) from the Carrington Collection of Fine Art, Positano Landscape #3 is a highlight of the artist’s 1959 exhibition at Poindexter Gallery, an expressive abstraction of the Italian countryside. “From his work in Positano … he has uncovered a vein of Lyrical Expressionism … bringing Soutine up to date” (Arts Magazine, 1959).

Manoucher Yektai, ‘Positano Landscape (#3).’ Starting Bid: $35,000. Capsule Gallery image

– Four paintings by Robert Natkin from the Carrington Collection of Fine Art and The Weiss Collection.

Robert Natkin, ‘Between the Sapphire and Sound.’ Starting Bid: $3,000. Capsule Gallery image

– An impressive group of original works in various media by Leroy Neiman from two collections including the estate of New York Times sports columnist Frank Litsky.

LeRoy Neiman, ‘Hialeah Rack Track – Miami, Florida.’ Starting Bid: $1,500. Capsule Gallery image

– Two original paintings by Maine artist Neil Welliver from the Weiss Collection.

Neil Welliver, Untitled (beaver pond). Starting Bid: $8,000. Capsule Gallery image

The auction will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.

For details contact Capsule Gallery at or 212-353-2277.

GulfCoast Coin & Auction event Feb. 2 to aid veterans

1956 team-signed Brooklyn Dodgers baseball. GulfCoast Coin & Auction image

FORT MYERS, Fla. – GulfCoast Coin & Auction will host the third annual Valentine’s for Veterans benefit auction in conjunction with the Bonita Bay Veterans Council, on Saturday, Feb. 2. More than 900 lots comprise this auction of rare coins and currency, jewelry, diamonds, fine art and collectibles. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Professor treasures his vintage computer collection

An original Apple-1 computer was the top lot in Auction Team Breker’s Science & Technology sale May 20, 2017, selling for $122,850 (€110,000). Auction Team Breker image

PARKESBURG, Pa. (AP) – Putting stamps, coins and computers in the same sentence about collecting might seem a little strange.

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Benefit Shop Foundation auction Feb. 6 has global appeal

A Tang-style hand-painted carved wooden horse statues will gallop across the block ($30,0009-$38,000). Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – While the Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. sources its auctions from area estates there are items with global connections or provenances that pop up here from time to time. The next sale on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, however, will up the wow factor exponentially as it contains a wealth of offerings with ties to South Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Read more

Portland Museum of Art exhibition explores Caribbean culture

Nadia Huggins (Trinidad and Tobago, b. 1984-), No. 25 Circa No Future (detail), from the series Circa No Future, 2014. Digital photograph, 22½ x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

PORTLAND, Maine – Opening February 1, 2019, the Portland Museum of Art invites you to discover a holistic and multifaceted exhibition that repositions the cultures, voices, and artists of the Caribbean islands, providing critical entry points into the ideas and issues that are shaping this vibrant and rapidly changing region.

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