Artemis Gallery to host July 20 sale for Alzheimer’s charity

Greek Boeotian terracotta horse and rider, 575-550 B.C., 4¾ inches tall, originally listed at $1,200; now opening at $450 and estimated at $900-$1,350. Artemis Gallery image

BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery, one of the world’s premier sources of authentic, expertly researched antiquities and cultural art, will conduct a July 20 timed online auction to benefit the Boulder Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

Installation photography of ‘Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin.’ Image courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and cast members from the reality TV show Jersey Shore.

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Divers find ancient amphoras off Albanian coast

A fine example of a Corinthian amphora, circa late 7th century B.C. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Artemis Gallery

TIRANA, Albania (AP) – A joint Albanian-American underwater archaeology project says it has found amphoras that are at least 2,500 years old in the Ionian Sea off the Albanian coast, which might yield an ancient shipwreck.

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Kunsthal KAdE museum to offer visual voyage to Mars

Angelo Vermeulen, ‘HI-SEAS Mission I,’ 2013. Image courtesy Kunsthal KAdE

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands – Kunsthal KAdE will present an artistic vision of a voyage to the planet Mars, what so far is still an impossible journey. “One Way Ticket to Mars,” which opens Sept. 21 and runs through Jan. 12, will allow visitors to experience various aspects of the journey to Mars and what it is like there.

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Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian Art offered by Jasper52 July 17

Indian gold hair ornament, 19th century, 2 5/8in. diameter, repousse gold with resin fill, 79.8 grams. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will conduct a finely curated Asian antiques and antiquities auction on Wednesday, July 17, offering more than 50 lots of ancient Chinese artifacts, Indian jewelry, impressive Buddha statues and more that create a comprehensive representation of the Asian tradition. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.  Continue reading

Stylish compacts kept ladies’ powder dry

Italian silver and enameled compact decorated with a hand-painted courting scene, 1934-1944, 2 5/8in. x 3¼in. Marked 800 and having the 1944-1968 lozenge mark for the region of Florence. Realized $800 + buyer’s premium in 2006. Image courtesy of DuMouchelles and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Though cosmetic paints and powders were once dangerous or deemed vulgar, the fair sex has long used them to brighten and lighten their looks.

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