NEW YORK – More than 100 lots of church goods – both vintage and new – are offered in a finely curated online auction that will be conducted through LiveAuctioneers on Wednesday, July 3. Items include fine crosses, 24K gold and sterling silver chalices, altar sets and tabernacles – many of the objects central to the global Catholic tradition. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
RENO, Nev. – Everything good about summer collectibles – mining artifacts, all elements of Western history, manuscript archives, antique bottles and marbles, rare stocks and bonds, gold, numismatics and much more – will be packed into Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day, 4,000-lot Americana Auction, planned for Thursday thru Monday, July 11-15. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
What you see: A 1935 Negro League baseball broadside, picturing six of the eight active teams of the time. Hake’s Auctions estimates it at $10,000 to $20,000.
The expert: Philip Garry III, Hake’s sports consultant.
How rare is Negro League Baseball (NLB) material in general? I suspect less of it was made, and less of it was saved. Is that correct? Exactly. Before Major League Baseball (MLB) became integrated in 1947, it was very unusual to find any surviving examples of NLB material, whether it was game-used pieces, cards, postcards, scorecards or broadsides. There was never a single NLB baseball card issued in the United States, as opposed to millions released for MLB up until 1947. Read more
DOUGLASS, Kan. – A 35-star American Flag folk art table from the James R. and Barbara A. Miller collection will be sold on September 7 by Woody Auction. It is nearly identical to an unsigned 13-star flag table that sold at Sotheby’s New York. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Vietnam has not been synonymous with great art, at least in the mind of Western audiences. That unfortunate slight has been changing in recent decades as Vietnamese art has gained a foothold on the global art market of late, being showcased in major art fairs and exhibitions all over the world from Europe to Japan.
LONDON – Cindy Sherman’s groundbreaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, has gone on public display for the first time in the UK in a major new retrospective of the artist’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Opening on Thursday, June 27, the exhibition explores the development of the artist’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day.
NEW YORK – Dozens of designer handbags are offered in a Jasper52 auction of luxury fashion accessories that will be conducted Tuesday, July 2. Chanel, Gucci, Spartina, Michael Kors, Judith Leiber, Louis Vuitton and Valentino are all represented in this 100-lot online auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER, Pa. – When Keats wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever – its loveliness increases,” he unwittingly created a tagline for Morphy Auctions’ $3.3 million Fine & Decorative Arts sale held June 18-19. The breathtaking array of European and American antiques, glass and ceramics dazzled an international contingent of bidders who drove prices on many items to unexpected if not astounding levels. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – The Art Institute of Chicago commemorates the centenary of Bauhaus with an exhibition highlighting the output of the acclaimed German art school’s textile workshop and its impact on modern and contemporary American art. “Weaving Beyond the Bauhaus,” on view from Aug. 3 to Feb. 16, 2020, features 50 works both on and off the loom by pioneering artists such as Anni Albers, Claire Zeisler, Lenore Tawney, Otti Berger, Gunta Stölzl, Else Regensteiner, Ethel Stein and Sheila Hicks.