COLOGNE, Germany – Auction Team Breker will sell the legendary office antiques collection of Tom Russo on Saturday, Oct. 12. Russo’s passion for antique technology is grounded in his long-standing career as founder of the Delaware Office Equipment Co. (DOE Technologies) and a former president of the National Office Machine Dealers Association. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
PHOENIX – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Sun House, also known as the Norman Lykes House, is going to auction. It is the home the famous American architect worked on before he died in 1959.
NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A rare antique printing telegraph invented by John Burry, made by the Stock Quotation Telegraph Co. of New York and used in the early 1900s by Canadian National Telegraphs sold for $11,800 at a “Mantiques” auction held Sept. 14 by Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
CRANSTON, R.I. – An Estate Fine Art & Antiques Auction featuring 325 lots ranging from a show-quality 1994 Corvette Greenwood G350SC roadster to an oil on canvas seascape of a large sailing vessel in choppy waters by Richard K. Loud (Mass., b. 1942) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Art of the American West auction closed out the summer with over 350 lots of fine art, objets d’art and jewelry from the leading artists and craftsman of the American West. With a few new auction records, some sleeper hits and strong prices realized, this sale brought keen interest in key categories. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Milestone Auctions’ sleek new suburban-Cleveland gallery has been reaping accolades ever since opening its doors on July 27. Owners Chris Sammet and Miles King will once again roll out the red carpet to the new venue on October 5 as they welcome bidders to their 849-lot Fall Premier Military & Tribal Auction. All forms of bidding will be available, including absentee and live online through LiveAuctioneers.
BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, Oct. 10, PBA Galleries will offer an auction of fine literature. Over 500 lots of literature and poetry from the 20th century and earlier will be on the block. The sale features some truly rare and unique material relating to Charles Bukowski, a nice selection of Raymond Carver rarities, and a number of scarce and important works by Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Thorne Smith, John Steinbeck, and other perennially collectible authors of the 20th century. Also on offer is a comprehensive section of the works of H.G. Wells with a number of inscribed and signed volumes. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
PIPESTONE, Minn. (AP) – The Pipestone National Monument in southwestern Minnesota said it will stop selling pipes following decades of tribal complaints that the sales desecrate sacred grounds.
PARIS (AP) – A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman’s kitchen is expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction. Read more
NEW YORK – Memphis was a bright confetti bomb that blew up in the face of late-postwar design, but there were no serious casualties. During (and long after) Memphis’ active lifespan of 1981-88, Artemide lighting kept selling out of its sober black Tizio task lamps. Self-conscious L.A. modernist dealers continued to scour the land for Eames lounge chairs and Noguchi surfboard tables. And postmodernism remained a composite-sketch of architectural traditions – irritably reframing the past.