Titian-inspired painting wins BP Portrait Award 2019

First Prize Winner Charlie Schaffer with his portrait Imara in her Winter Coat. Photograph by Jorge Herrera; Imara in her Winter Coat by Charlie Schaffer, 2019 © Charlie Schaffer

LONDON – The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2019 was announced this evening at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The prestigious first prize was won by Brighton based artist, Charlie Schaffer for Imara in her Winter Coat, a portrait of his close friend.

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Mid-century design runs through Moran’s auction June 23

A mid-century modern oak and walnut vanity/dresser. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s will kick off a day of auctions with its Studio Furniture & Decorative Art auction on June 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Moran’s will offer over 200 lots of fine mid-century furniture, art and décor in June’s sale. Collectors of traditional furnishings will find plenty of tempting options as well, all at approachable price points. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Art museum displays newly acquired Aretha Franklin portrait

Anthony Barboza (b. 1944-), 24 x 20in. photographic portrait of Aretha Franklin. taken between 1971-1973, printed 2018. Museum Purchase, funds from the Albert and Peggy de Salle Charitable Trust. Courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts

DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Institute of Arts is displaying nine recent acquisitions including a portrait of Aretha Franklin by photographer Anthony Barboza.

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Property from noted estates fill Andrew Jones auction June 16

Three Luigi Onesto for Oggetti Murrine and Sommerso glass objects for Murano, mid-20th century. Estimate: $600-$800. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions next DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) Collections & Estates auction on Sunday, June 16, is packed with fun, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary accessories and furnishings, plus luxe décor and statement pieces for the home, loft, gallery and retail space. Buyers can redesign a room in an affordable and sustainable way. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries handles postwar counterculture at June 13 auction

Transcripts of Bruce’s 1958 performances in San Francisco. PBA Galleries image

BEREKELY, Calif. – On Thursday, June 13, PBA Galleries will offer an auction of Lenny Bruce and postwar counterculture material. The catalog feature features over 200 lots reflective of the massive social changes that occurred in the United States in the decades following World War II, as the beats gave way to the hippies, and what became known as the counterculture emerged. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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