BOULDER, Colo. – While every auction event conducted by Artemis Gallery is a trip back in time with exciting artifacts from scores of important cultures waiting to be discovered, the company’s Exceptional Series is a particular favorite with collectors. The finest consignments of investment-grade art and artifacts from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern and Far Eastern, and Pre-Columbian cultures are reserved exclusively for sales produced under the Exceptional Series banner. The next Exceptional Antiquities, Asian & Ethnographic Auction, slated for June 4, includes 391 museum-worthy lots, with absentee and live-online bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON – The Board of the Trustees of Tate has announced that Roland Rudd will succeed Lionel Barber as Chair at the conclusion of his term on January 30, 2021.
NEW YORK – More than 500 lots of Americana and folk art will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Thursday, June 4. Handcrafted tramp art boxes, collectible vintage signage and detailed wooden frames are just a few of the whimsical treasures offered in this sale. This collection of 19th-20th century rural life will create a unique sense of welcome in any home. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
KOUTS, Ind. (AP) – Since he was a young boy, Chip Horn heard stories about the 1951 John Deere Model B tractor that plowed through his family’s history.
“Just stories,” he told me. “I never physically saw it.”
NEW YORK – Born in Bavaria in 1829, Levi Strauss immigrated to America in 1847 to join his two half-brothers in New York at their dry goods business. Six years later, he headed west during the California Gold Rush and set up a wholesale dry goods business in San Francisco, selling to small general stores in the area. Read more
MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s 20th Century Art + Design auction June 9 is heating up the summer season with fresh-to-market fine and decorative art from an array of artists and designers are sure to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON – Britain’s Financial Times recently published an insightful profile piece about American fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist Tory Burch. A global fashion icon, Burch’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home decor, and fragrance and beauty collections are carried by 3,000 department and specialty stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman-Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom in the United States. Her European fans seek out Burch’s new lines each season at Harvey Nichols in London and Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
DENVER, Pa. – A circa 1765-1770 Revolutionary War presentation pipe tomahawk made by future army general Richard Butler and inscribed to Lieutenant John McClellan of the Pennsylvania Riflemen was sold yesterday by Morphy Auctions for a staggering $664,200, inclusive of buyer’s premium. It is a world-record auction price for any tomahawk. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.