Crescent City Auction selling vintage maps in 2-day affair

Hand-colored copper engraving by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638), titled ‘Nova Virginia Tabula,’ 17½in. x 22½in., with Native American vignettes. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Crescent City Auction image

NEW ORLEANS – An important single-owner collection of rare, historical maps – many of them hundreds of years old and colorful, beautiful renderings of the world, the United States and portions of the United States – will be sold in a two-part online-only auction by Crescent City Auction Gallery. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Cuban artist channels Toulouse-Lautrec in Jasper52 sale June 18

Luis Miguel Valdés, ‘Painter Painting to Painter Painting,’ 2017, acrylic on canvas, 59in. x 84in.,
Estimate: $10,400-$13,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Cuban artist Luis Miguel Valdés is featured in a Jasper52 online auction that will take place on Tuesday, June 18. Born in 1949, Valdés resides and works between Havana, Mexico and Miami. Several prints by José Luis Cuevas (Mexico, 1934-2017) comprise the balance of the 69-lot auction. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Famous figures ‘signed’ to University Archives auction June 26

Letter written and signed in 1966 by Bruce Lee, with content relating to ‘The Green Hornet’ TV series, one of several rare Bruce Lee items in the sale. Estimate: $15,000-$17,000. University Archives image

WESTPORT, Conn. – A letter written and signed by the legendary kung fu master Bruce Lee, a bank interest note twice signed by the notorious gangster Al Capone, and a letter typed and signed by Albert Einstein regarding the development and use of the hydrogen bomb are a few of the featured lots in University Archives’ online auction slated for Wednesday, June 26. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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The Dalí welcomes summer with 3 new special exhibits

Nature Morte Vivante (Still Life-Fast Moving), Salvador Dali, 1969-70, oil on canvas. Collection of The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL(USA), 2019 Worldwide: Copyright Salvador Dali Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali (Artists Rights Society), 2019. In the USA: Copyright Salvador Dali Museum Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.This Saturday, June 15, there will be an exciting convergence of events as The Dalí Museum opens three distinct special exhibitions. One showcases Salvador Dalí’s legendary Masterworks in augmented reality; one features paintings and first-edition prints by renowned Spanish artist Francisco Goya; and one exhibits rarely seen Dalí bronzes and large-scale outdoor sculptures. This first-ever trio of simultaneous exhibit openings underscores the Museum’s commitment to providing unique cultural inspiration for the local community and the world at large.

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Artist Peter Max’s wife found dead in a suspected suicide

A Peter Max art gallery at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. Photographed by Wikipedia user Coolcaesar on March 31, 2008. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

NEW YORK (AP) – The wife of the artist Peter Max has died in a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband’s work and allegations that he was being exploited.

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