LiveAuctioneers bidder wins Mark Goetz for Herman Miller sofa  

Designed in 1998 by Mark Goetz for Herman Miller, this 7-foot-long sofa featured a walnut wrapped frame enclosing a gray crepe seat and back upholstery raised on steel legs. A LiveAuctioneers bidder won the sofa at $2,925. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Studio Furniture & Decorative Art auction June 23 realized strong prices for fine silver and furnishings. Collectors vied for fine examples offered at approachable price points. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers. A gorgeous Mark Goetz sofa from Herman Miller with its warm walnut-wrapped back made an impact on buyers, and a LiveAuctioneers bidder ultimately won it for $2,925.

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Coca-Cola collection starring attraction at Bruneau & Co. July 13

Circa 1939 Coca-Cola salesman’s sample ice chest cooler in original condition. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

CRANSTON, R.I. – The single-owner collection of Russell Buteau of Millville, Massachusetts,  a lifelong collector of Coca-Cola items and antiques for over 40 years, is an expected highlight of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ upcoming Antiques, Collectibles & Fine Art Auction planned for Saturday, July 13, at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Graham Nash’s historic guitars to be auctioned July 20

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash with his 1969 Martin D-45, which he played at Woodstock as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The guitar has an opening bid of $60,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – For more than 60 years, Graham Nash is the voice of a generation. Through collaborations with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash & Young, he became a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Few know, however, of his passion for historic collection guitars he amassed over the years. On July 20, Heritage Auctions will present a group of 19 guitars from Nash’s important collection at auction for the first time, including the iconic 1969 Martin D-45 acoustic guitar, which he played at Woodstock.Continue reading

Robert Indiana’s caretaker sues for cost of legal defense

While LOVE Park in Philadelphia undergoes renovation, Robert Indiana’s sculpture will be displayed at a temporary location. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) – The caretaker accused in a lawsuit of isolating Robert Indiana and taking advantage of him before his death is suing the pop artist’s estate for $2 million to cover his legal fees.

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Andrew Clemens created art from grains of sand

Breaking the previous auction record, this Andrew Clemens American sand art bottle (front and back view) 6¾in. high, fetched $132,000 at Cowan’s Auctions in October 2018. Photo courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – America’s Independence Day, aka the Fourth of July, is perfect timing to take a look at one of America’s most interesting artists, Andrew Clemens (1857-1894), whose patriotic sand art bottles have taken the collecting world by storm. In his lifetime, he meticulously crafted hundreds of these bottles, though few survive today, and he sold these for a few dollars each, price depending on size. Today, his best examples now sell for over $100,000 each.

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