Collector’s fine taste spurs bidding at Millea Bros.

The top lot of the auction was this Hannah Fairfield double oil portrait of Lucy Adams Tracy and Ellen Nichols Tracy, circa 1839, that attained $21,250. Millea Bros. image

BOONTON, N.J. – Good design never goes out of style and hot on the heels of Sotheby’s Mario Buatta sale during Americana Week was a similar auction evincing good taste. It featured fine English and American furniture, sporting art and beautiful botanical porcelains. Millea Bros capitalized on the horde of buyers descending on greater New York City for Americana Week and offered a single-owner sale Jan. 30 of the collection of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Seeler. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Joshua Kodner to offer outstanding jewelry, fine art Feb. 29

Le Pho (French-Vietnamese, b. 1907-2001), ‘Fleurs,’ oil on canvas, 39.37in x 46.87in framed. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Joshua Kodner image

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Outstanding fine art and luxury gemstone and diamond jewelry are important categories in Joshua Kodner’s auction to be held on Saturday, Feb. 29. Works by leading American and internationally renowned artists Le Pho, Childe Hassam, Sir Terry Frost, Nigel Cooke and Mr. Brainwash are featured in the upcoming auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.Continue reading

Cooper Hewitt and method products celebrate women in design

Artful touches for the home are seen in product bottles celebrating women in design thanks to a collaboration between Cooper Hewitt and method products. Image courtesy of method

SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the brand “method” is raising a bottle to all women in design by celebrating three inspiring designers: Marguerita Mergentime, Ilonka Karasz and Barbara White. While largely unknown in their time, these pioneers of bold and innovative design created work that impacts and influences us to this day. The “method x Cooper Hewitt” limited-edition bottles will be available starting today, exclusively through and Target stores nationwide and the SHOP Cooper Hewitt museum store in New York City. All proceeds from SHOP Cooper Hewitt sales will support Cooper Hewitt’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower communities through design.’
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Conservationists irate; Trump OKs mining, drilling at Utah monuments

The Sixshooter Peaks in Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah. U.S. Bureau of Land Management public domain image

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized more than two years ago that ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending lawsuits.

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$10K reward in search for long-lost LA library sculpture


Los Angeles City Librarian John F. Szabo unveiled a section of the bronze titled ‘Well of Scribes’ last year after an antiques dealer recognized it as part of a long-missing artwork. Image courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the recovery of missing parts of a bronze sculpture that mysteriously disappeared from the Los Angeles Central Library 50 years ago.

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Applicants wanted for White Mountains artist-in-residence

The Old Man of the Mountain, a natural rock formation in New Hampshire’s White Mountains whose existence was first recorded in 1805. After an especially hard freeze in 2003, it crumbled and fell. Although it could not be repaired, it continues to be a symbol of The Granite State. Photo by Jeffrey Joseph

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) – Applicants are wanted for this year’s Artist in Residence program at the White Mountain National Forest and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.

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