Over & Above to auction WWII private library in September

Dwight D. Eisenhower, ‘Crusade in Europe,’ first edition after the printing of a limited edition of 1,426 numbered copies, bookplate signed by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, on his stationery, affixed using photo corners; also signed by Gen. Omar N. Bradley and Gen. Lucius D. Clay. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Over and Above image


TIMONIUM, Md. – For nearly 60 years John R. Elliott assembled a private library of books, artwork, photographs and memorabilia associated with World War II. Throughout these decades he amassed a library of more than 2,000 books, dozens of signed lithographs and photographs, trench art, relics, virtually every classic movie on the subject, glassware and giveaways, and more items into what is one of the most comprehensive, if not the most comprehensive, collection of information on the war ever held in a private collection. Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales LLC will auction Elliott’s library Thursday, March 19. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stair to auction property of designer Mario Buatta, Mar. 13-14

Archival photo of Mario Buatta (American, 1935-2018) in his Manhattan residence, which reflected his penchant for the English country style. Image provided by Stair Galleries

HUDSON, N.Y. – Following on the huge success of Sotheby’s “Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors” auction, Stair of Hudson, New York, will present a series of three sales comprising of additional property of from the Collection of Mario Buatta. The first of the series is a March 13-14 auction with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Wharton Esherick furniture to be offered at Freeman’s March 31

Leading the auction is the iconic Thunder Table, carved by Esherick in 1929 in celebration of the success of the Hedgerow Theatre’s production of ‘Thunder on the Left’ in which his daughter Mary appeared. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA – Notable works from the historic Hedgerow Theatre by renowned American artist and woodworker Wharton Esherick will come to auction for the first time on March 31 at Freeman’s. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Frits Thaulow painting to lead Bruneau auction March 14

Impressionist oil on canvas painting by Norwegian artist Frits Thaulow (1847-1906), depicting a woman by the edge of a river. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Bruneau & Co. image

CRANSTON, R.I. – An Impressionist oil on canvas painting by Norwegian artist Frits Thaulow (1847-1906), depicting a young woman by the edge of a river with her home in the background, is an expected headliner in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estates Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, March 14. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Nye & Co. to stage Pop-Up Fine Art Auction March 11

Lithograph, titled ‘Crak,’ by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) signed in pencil lower right, printed by Total Color, New York. Nye & Co. image

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Following the success of Fashion Week in New York, London and Paris, Nye & Co. is taking a page out of the fashion world and has created a Pop-Up Fine Art Auction planned for Wednesday, March 11. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper Johns retrospective to run simultaneously in NYC, Philadelphia


‘Flag,’ 1954-55, by Jasper Johns. Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on wood (3 panels), 41.25 X 60.75in (104.8 x 154.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Gift of Philip Johnson in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr. © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, N.Y.

NEW YORK – The most ambitious retrospective to date of the work of Jasper Johns, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be presented simultaneously in New York and Philadelphia this fall. A single exhibition in two venues, this unprecedented collaboration, “Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror,” will be the artist’s first major museum retrospective on the East Coast in nearly a quarter century. It opens concurrently in Philadelphia and in New York on Oct. 28.

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Cal State to benefit from gift of $10M sports car collection

Nicholas Begovich, 98, with his European sports car collection, which he and his wife, Lee, are donating to California State University, Fullerton, as a $10 million planned gift. Image courtesy of California State University, Fullerton

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) – A 98-year-old retired engineering executive has donated $10 million to California State University, Fullerton that he hopes will help expose students to the “absolute wonders” of science.

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Tate displays 200 original Aubrey Beardsley drawings

Illustration for Oscar Wilde’s Salome 1893, The Peacock Skirt. Stephen Calloway. Photo: © Tate

LONDON – Tate Britain’s major new exhibition celebrates the brief but astonishing career of Aubrey Beardsley. Although he died tragically young at the age of just 25, Beardsley’s strange, sinuous black-and-white images have continued to shock and delight for over a century. Bringing together 200 spectacular works, this is the largest display of his original drawings in over 50 years and the first exhibition of his work at Tate since 1923.

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Gallery Report: Coin-op Pegasus ride soars to $25K

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

Mobil Oil coin-op kids’ ride, $25,200, Michaan’s Auctions

A 1950s-era Mobil Oil coin-operated children’s Pegasus ride flew out of the room for $25,200 at a Gallery Auction held Feb. 8 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a wood and paper collage by Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988), Untitled, 1957, gaveled for $8,400; an oil on board self-portrait by Jesus Guerrero Galvan (Mexican, 1910-1973), titled Autorretrato de Pinto, brought $7,200; and a Shreve & Co. Art Nouveau sterling silver tea service made $5,100.

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