Michaan’s auction Feb. 8 offers wide-ranging treasures

Thomas Martin Uttech (American b. 1942), ‘Rock Formation,’ watercolor. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Michaan’s image

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Saturday, Feb. 8 is the date set for Michaan’s next Gallery Auction. This is the time and place to discover one-of-a-kind fine collectibles, fine art and Asian art, exciting jewelry and rare furnishings. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries’ Feb. 6 auction an entree to LA-area book fair

One of the 121 lithographs contained in David Roberts’ ‘Egypt & Nubia.’ PBA Galleries image

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries invites bidders to join them for a special auction in Southern California on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. Pacific time. The sale will feature rare books and manuscripts and takes place prior to the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America book fair in Pasadena, Calif. Held in the Piazza Ballroom of the Pasadena Sheraton (303 E. Cordova St.), it will be just next door to the Pasadena Convention Center, where the 53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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The Met plans Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 1

The Met will mark the Year of the Rat with performances, interactive gallery activities. and artist-led workshops. Image courtesy of the Met

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat will feature dozens of engaging programs – for visitors of all ages – that reflect traditions from across Asia.

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Exhibition explores Antoine Blanchard’s Parisian streets

Antoine Blanchard, ‘Arc de Triomphe,’ 24 x 36 inches. Rehs Galleries image

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) – Rehs Galleries is presenting an exhibition of Parisian street scenes by 20th-century French artist Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988). Opening on Feb. 3 and running through the Feb. 28, the exhibit will feature examples of the artist’s work dating from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, with views of Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, Notre-Dame, Théâtre du Vaudeville, the Arc de Triomphe and many others.

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