‘Photography’s Last Century’ illustrated in Met exhibition

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954), ‘Untitled Film Still #48,’ 1979. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Promised gift of Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

NEW YORK – Opening March 10, the exhibition “Photography’s Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection” celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last hundred years through the magnificent promised gift to the Met of more than 60 extraordinary photographs from museum trustee Ann Tenenbaum and her husband, Thomas H. Lee, in honor of the museum’s 150th anniversary in 2020.

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University Archives auction toasts literary giants Feb. 26

Ernest Hemingway’s 1950s Royal manual typewriter, which was used to write the memoir ‘A Moveable Feast.’ Estimate: $50,000-$100,000. University Archives image

WESTPORT, Conn. – Manual typewriters owned and used by Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac, plus items relating to Tchaikovsky, Houdini and aviation, are just a few expected top lots in University Archives’ next big online auction scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine jewelry, fashions, decorative arts go up for bid Feb. 11

Signed David Webb diamond and enamel bracelet, Animal Kingdom Collection, 1990s, 18K gold, platinum, enamel, diamonds, rubies. Estimate: $42,000-$50,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – From iconic Bulgari jewelry to Georg Jensen silver, rare Versace designs and more, a Jasper52 online auction of Jewelry & Decorative Arts Inspired by Miami Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 11, features the best in jewelry, decorative art and fashion. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sterling Associates to auction fine art, bronzes Feb. 12

Peter Motz (Dutch, b. 1934-), Paris street scene, oil-on-canvas, 20th century. Framed size: 15½ x 18in. Estimate: $300-$500. Sterling Associates image

NORWOOD, N.J. – Sterling Associates, Bergen County, New Jersey’s foremost estate specialists, will auction a diverse 216-lot selection of fine art, furniture, jewelry and lighting at their Wednesday, Feb. 12, sale. With a strong regional following and international bidders on several continents, Sterling Associates’ online-only sales are unique in that all goods may be previewed ahead of time at the company’s physical premises, although all bidding takes place remotely. Options include absentee, by phone, or absentee/live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gorham silver, Hockney print costar at Clarke Auction, Feb. 16

Going up for bid will be this late-19th century Gorham sterling punch bowl (est. $3,000-$5,000), hand-hammered, with the matched Gorham sterling ladle. Clarke Auction Gallery image

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – Just about a month into 2020 and with gold and silver prices on a high, things are on a roll at Clarke Auction Gallery. Starting off the new year with a bang, Westchester’s premier auction house has already ticked off fine Asian abstract paintings and gentleman’s wristwatches at its January 19 auction, among many highlights. Next up on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., will be an auction that runs the gamut from David Hockney artworks to early American Gorham silver. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Antique pocket watches: timeless appeal

A Patek Philippe Grande Complication, Ref. 959, with minute repetition, 44 jewels, circa 1992, sold for $493,932 in June 2015. Photo courtesy of Auctionata Paddle 8 AG and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – A pocket watch was once the finishing touch of the dapper gentleman’s attire and proudly worn in a vest pocket, or hanging from a chain or a clasp in one’s shirt. While people seldom carry them today, save for special occasions, antique pocket watches remain collectible, prized for their beauty, technical quality and as a historical artifact.

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