Jackie Kennedy’s Red Gate Farm listed for sale at $65M

Jackie Kennedy’s Red Gate Farm on Martha’s Vineyard. Image courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. – After Jacqueline Kennedy’s second husband, Aristotle Onassis, the former first lady did something she had never done before. In 1979 she bought 340 idyllic oceanfront acres in Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard. She then commissioned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen to design her house and named it Red Gate Farm. It was where she could be surrounded in nature that she found both healing and regenerative.

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RISD Museum receives major gift of contemporary art

Patricia Treib, b. 1979, ‘Motifs,’ 2008, oil on canvas, 66 x 50in. Gift of Avo Samuelian and Hector Manuel Gonzalez 2019.83.15. Image courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The RISD Museum has announced a significant gift of 66 contemporary artworks from collectors Avo Samuelian and Manuel Gonzalez. Thirty-three works were brought into the collection in December 2019 joining a similar gift to the museum of 33 works in 2017.

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Exhibit traces Studebaker’s push to sell low-priced autos

A 1933 Rockne Model 10 at the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Indiana. Valerie Everett image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – The Studebaker Corporation made its first foray into the market for lower-priced automobiles in 1927.

It didn’t go well.

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Alexander Calder: Moving with the current

‘Pig’s Tail,’ standing mobile 1968, sheet metal, brass, wire. Incised ‘CA’ on base, 5½ x 7¼ x 12in. Realized $300,000 + buyer’s premium in 2015. Image courtesy Keno Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), pioneer of kinetic art, began his career at age 11, by constructing a tiny dog and duck from trimmed, shaped make-do materials at hand. The duck, when tapped, rocks to and fro.

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Christie’s to auction Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’ in April  

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), ‘Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies,’ London: Printed by Isaac Jaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623. Estimate: $4 million-$6 million. Christie’s Images Ltd. 2020

NEW YORK – Christie’s will auction William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, often referred to as the “First Folio,” as part of the Exceptional Sale during Classic Week at Christie’s New York on April 24 (estimate $4 million-$6 million).

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