CAIRO (AP) – Egypt says archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old port where stones were transported to be used in the building of temples and obelisks.
NEW YORK – Imagine Sunday dinner at Grandma’s where the table is set with a rainbow of gaily colored Fiesta dishes, a mix of colors for each place setting, or being a newly married couple and buying a few pieces of vivid cobalt blue and chartreuse plates to set the table with. Fond memories like this are a favorite for many longtime fans and collectors of Fiesta tableware. One of the longest-running produced dinnerware lines – and beloved for generations – Fiesta is easily recognized for its vivid colors and minimalistic styling that pays homage to the Art Deco era.
LONDON – This summer, Tate Modern will present the UK’s first ever retrospective of the Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova. It will be a sweeping survey of a pioneering and radical figure, celebrated during her lifetime as a leading modernist artist.
LAS VEGAS – All of the authentic Old West elements one would expect to see in a classic John Wayne movie will take center stage at Morphy Auctions’ Las Vegas gallery in mid-April. The three-day auction series opens with an April 12 sale of Gold Rush, Western and Native-American Relics featuring 412 lots of exceptional quality and historical importance. On April 13-14, the venue will resonate with the thrilling sounds of antique coin-operated music and gambling machines alongside a sensational array of antique advertising. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
LARCHMONT, N.Y. – Ranging from a fine piece of carved antique jade and two concert pianos to choice paintings and ornate silver serving pieces, Clarke Auction Gallery’s sale on Sunday, April 7, at 10 a.m. Eastern will be especially diverse while encompassing quality offerings. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – A new exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art features a recently donated collection of Inuit art.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers.
CRANSTON, R.I. – A fine Chinese archaic bronze Gui ritual food vessel dating to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), or earlier, one of nearly 150 lots from the collection of George White, the longtime antique dealer, collector and owner of Gem Furniture of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, is an expected headliner in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ next sale April 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Yuhua Showzhi Wang’s Pomegranates in Bamboo Basket commanded $1,270,000 at Gianguan Auctions on March 18. The sale set a world record price for the Chinese contemporary artist. The masterpiece led a strong slate of traditional art, porcelains and carved jades, all of which reached or exceeded their estimates. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.