Modern masterpieces mark Freeman’s auction Oct. 29

Helen Frankenthaler, ‘Red Hot,’ 2002, acrylic on paper. Estimate: $120,000-$180,000. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Oct. 29 auction of Modern & Contemporary Art features important examples from a wide range of artistic movements including Minimalism, Pop Art, Color Field Painting, Cubism, Op Art and Abstract Expressionism. Notable lots include significant and fresh-to-market examples by artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Zao Wou-Ki, Ellsworth Kelly, M.F. Husain, Jules Olitski, Henri Matisse, Patrick Heron, Claes Oldenburg and Jules Pascin. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Section of long-lost sculpture returned to LA Central Library

Los Angeles City Librarian John F. Szabo unveils recently discovered section of the Well of Scribes. Image courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library

LOS ANGELES – A 50-year mystery has been solved, at least in part, with the return of a section of Los Angeles Central Library’s long-lost sculpture titled Well of the Scribes. It was discovered in Arizona, begging the question, where are the other two pieces?

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Benefit Shop Foundation auction Oct. 23 spans the globe

This set of six Frank Gehry for Knoll ‘Hat Trick’ chairs was inspired by the apple crates Gehry played on as a child ($1,000-$3,000). Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present a far-ranging auction Oct. 23 during its monthly Red Carpet event, spanning the globe and the centuries to bring bidders a wide variety of notable and fine items. Offerings range from a notable collection of African carvings to a mix of contemporary paintings, antique primitives, French porcelain, Asian art and antiques from many countries. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.  Continue reading

Julien’s to auction guitars, estate property of Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, Oct. 18-19

Auction catalog cover, courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will present “Property from the Estate of Walter Becker,” a two-day celebration of the musical artistry of famed Steely Dan co-founder, co-songwriter, bassist, producer and guitarist, on October 18 and 19 live at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online through LiveAuctioneers. Rocking the auction stage will be an exceptional and massive collection of the jazz rock legend’s stage-played and recorded guitars made by D’Angelico, Sadowsky, Gibson, Fender, Martin and others as well as amplifiers, speakers, recording gear and ephemera.

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Ram Prakash Singh presents art devoted to love Oct. 22

‘Mermaids,’ hand-painted oil on canvas, 60in. x 40in. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Ram Prakash Singh image

ALLAHABAD, India – Ram Prakash Singh, an internationally recognized auction house and auctioneer, will offer more than 1,200 artworks in an auction titled Love – Paintings & Artworks on Tuesday, Oct. 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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