Robin Leach Collection to be featured at Clars Oct. 13

The Robin Leach Collection offers many bottles of wine and spirits including a 1990 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Millennium Methuselah. Clars image

OAKLAND, Calif. –The first installment of the Robin Leach Collection will take center stage at Clars’ Oct. 13 auction, which is complemented by significant works in fine art by artists including Nathan Oliveira, George Rodrigue and Rufino Tamayo. The property to be offered at this sale comes from prominent California estates as well as museums, private institutions and special collections. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tate renames gallery in honor of artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky ‘Still Life with Sheep,’ 1938 © Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

LONDON – The newly named Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Archive Gallery at Tate Britain will open on Oct. 7 with a unique display of over 350 items, drawing on the personal papers of émigré painter Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906-1996), as well as related Tate Archive collections and paintings. The display is part of the regular six-monthly changing program in the Archive Gallery.

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N.C. Wyeth retrospective opens Oct. 4 at Maine museum

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), ‘In a Dream I Meet General Washington,’ 1930, oil on canvas, 72 3/8in. x 79in. Brandywine River Museum of Art, purchased with funds given in memory of George T. Weymouth, 1991

PORTLAND, Maine – The name N.C. Wyeth conjures the image of an extraordinary American illustrator and the patriarch of a renowned artist family—but what do we really know about N.C. Wyeth?

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Long-lost artwork has returned to Los Angeles library

View of the entire ‘Well of Scribes’ bronze, circa 1926. The panel on the right has been recovered; the whereabouts of the remaining two panels is unknown. Los Angeles Public Library image

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A bronze sculpture that mysteriously disappeared from the Los Angeles Central Library 50 years ago has returned to its original home.

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Archaeologists discover ancient city in Israel

Aerial view of the Early Bronze Age excavation site near Harish, Israel. Assaf Peretz photo, Israel Antiquities Authority

HARISH, Israel (AP) – Israel’s Antiquities Authority on Sunday said that researchers have discovered the remains of a large, 5,000-year-old city that sheds new light on experts’ understanding of the period.

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