THOMASTON, Maine – Now through Wednesday, May 8, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is presenting “Collectors’ Choice,” an online-only auction offering an amazing spectrum of rare and collectible objects sure to interest hobbyists and decorators alike. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
GUILFORD, Conn. – Lotus International Auctions LLC will conduct an online-only auction May 5. The auction, titled “Super Spring Fine Art and Folk Art Auction,” has oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, lithographs, silkscreens, sculptures (modern and Inuit) and many other eye-catching items. There are 336 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be done through LiveAuctioneers.
An Edward Lear watercolor landscape (above) depicting the north of Sudan has a date and time – Feb. 7, 1867, 4:30 p.m. – noted at the bottom. Lear visited Egypt in 1866 and traveled up the Nile as far as Wadi Halfa from December 1866 to March 1867.
Another painting, Authur Sarnoff ‘s Monterey Interlude is an illustration of the cliffs looking out to the Pacific Ocean surrounded by Monterey trees. Sarnoff illustrated for magazines such as Colliers, McCall’s, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook.
Pauline Braat has a colorful folk art painting of a scene on the coastline of Yugoslavia, dated 1968, with boating activity and people enjoying the summer day.
For a surrealistic artwork, there is an intriguing painting by Shigeo Okumura with lions, birds, water lilies and a lone woman holding a red rose.
For more information contact Lotus International Auctions LLC at 203-689-5062.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Uniquely Japanese, netsuke have been revered for hundreds of years as miniature artworks fastidiously carved to replicate animals, plants, humans, mythical creatures and other subjects. Traditionally worn at waist level to secure a silk cord around a kimono, early netsuke represent a form of fine art that bears little resemblance to the mass-produced trinkets seen in the marketplace today. So when a collection of beautifully carved antique netsuke becomes available, it’s a cause for celebration among collectors. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – An Americana and folk art auction orchestrated by the prestigious New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association features many iconic and colorful items that symbolize the nation. This online auction will be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, April 30, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – When it comes to comic strips, none is as iconic or beloved as Peanuts, created by Charles “Sparky” Schulz over a half century. Schulz hand drew each and every panel of the famous strip, without help of assistants, since its first appearance on Oct. 2, 1950 to his retirement at age 77 in January 2000. Peanuts appeared in more than 2,500 newspapers in 75 countries in 25 languages.
NEW YORK – Following several months of collaborative planning, industry-leading online-auction marketplace LiveAuctioneers has announced a new partnership with Fiverr, a marketplace that connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services across eight verticals, including graphic design, digital marketing, programming and tech; and video and animation. Under the terms of the partnership, LiveAuctioneers will offer its auction-house clients access to Fiverr Pro, a tier of hand-vetted, top-quality professionals who are trusted by some of the world’s leading brands. The new collaboration is unusual in that it innovatively unites a B2B marketplace (Fiverr) with a B2C marketplace (LiveAuctioneers). It also represents the first time Fiverr has ventured into the dynamic world of online auctions.
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Eye-catching and unusual items – from a fine majolica collection to a Francis Sultana fur chair – will highlight Benefit Shop Foundation’s Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – On April 18, runway action halted temporarily as fashionistas worldwide grabbed their mobile devices to bid in Urban Culture Auctions’ sale of original sketches by the late Chanel mastermind Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019). After weeks of relentless media coverage, the auction of fashion drawings from Lagerfeld’s days as a budding couturier had finally arrived. By the time the hammer came down on the last lot 4½ hours later, the auction had realized $247,520 and was 100% sold. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.