Huanghuali furniture paces Clars’ Asian antiques auction

The highlight of this sale was this Chinese huanghuali mixed wood altar table that sold achieved $49,200. Clars Auction Gallery image

OAKLAND, Calif. – On June 16, Clars Auction Gallery conducted its semiannual Asian art and antiques sale where the ever-increasing value and international market demand for rare huanghuali furniture was evidenced by the very strong prices achieved on the select group of Chinese pieces that were offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Museum-quality Asian art to be offered in online auction June 30

Chinese terra-cotta horse, Tang period (A.D. 618-907), 17.2in. high x 24in. long. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 is collaborating with Provenance-SA, a European company specializing in Asian art, to produce an auction of museum-quality objects on Sunday, June 30. The 97 lots in the auction are characterized by their artistic quality, their history with the art market and provenance potentially confirmed by tests performed by certified labs. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Guggenheim Museum presents Basquiat’s ‘Defacement: The Untold Story’ 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘The Death of Michael Stewart,’ 1983, acrylic and marker on sheet rock, 34 x 40 inches, framed (86.4 x 101.6 cm). Collection of Nina Clemente, New York © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York Photo: Allison Chipak © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2018

NEW YORK – From June 21 to Nov. 6, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Basquiat’s “Defacement: The Untold Story.” This focused, thematic exhibition of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988), supplemented with work by others of his generation, explores a formative chapter in the artist’s career through the lens of his identity and the role of cultural activism in New York City during the early 1980s.

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Hake’s presents 2,000-lot pop culture auction July 10-11

1941 six-sheet linen-backed movie poster for Republic’s 12-chapter serial ‘Adventures of Captain Marvel,’ 79 x 79 inches. Only known example of its type. Estimate $10,000-$20,000. Hake’s image

YORK, Pa. – So far, 2019 has been a dynamic year for pop culture. Avengers: Endgame smashed box office records with an opening weekend that grossed $1.22 billion worldwide. That led the way for a visit from Godzilla: King of the Monsters and, arriving on July 2, Spider-Man: Far From Home. But that was just a warm-up. On July 10-11, Hake’s will host a 2,047-lot auction loaded with original comic art, comic books, super-rare Star War figures, political memorabilia and top-notch entertainment posters. View the catalogs for both days and sign up to bid via LiveAuctioneers.

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Anatomical illustrations: body as art

This set of nine lithographed anatomical charts by Fritz Frohse, 1918, took $1,455 in January 2015 at Auctionata Paddle 8 AG. Photo courtesy of Auctionata Paddle 8 AG and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Art as science, science as art: These two seemingly disparate disciplines are inextricably linked. The nude as a subject for painters is a tradition going back centuries and the human body as its very essence – bones, cells and organs – is an integral link between art and science in the field of anatomical illustrations.

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