Artemis Gallery to auction investment-grade antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art, June 4

Egyptian polychrome gesso coffin lid, 26th to 31st Dynasty, circa 664-332 BCE, 74in long. Depiction of a serene countenance atop a densely decorated body. Estimate $100,000-$150,000

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.

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Masterworks shine in Swann photographs auction June 11

Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Lisa Lyon,’ oversize silver print, one of an edition of one, 1980. Estimate $30,000-$40,000. Swann Galleries image

NEW YORK – On Thursday, June 11, Swann Galleries will hold a sale of fine photographs that features 20 century masterworks, landscapes, feminist and Latin American photographers, as well as pop photographica. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Roland Rudd appointed Chair of Tate

Roland Rudd, newly appointed Chair of Tate, effective January 31, 2021. Image courtesy of Tate

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.
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Jasper52 auction salutes Americana, folk art June 4

Pig weathervane, copper, circa 1920-1940, 17in x 26in x 2in. Estimate: $1,300-$1,800. Jasper52 image

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.

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Tractor returns to Indiana family after 7 decades of use

A John Deere ‘unstyled’ Model B tractor. Image by Dake. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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.”

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June 2 fine art auction transports bidders to South Pacific

Jean Charlot (French/Mexican, 1898-1979), ‘Presenting the Tabua,’ serigraph/silkscreen print from the Fijian series, 1973. Image: 20in x 15¼in. Sheet: 25¾in x 20in. Estimate: $1,100-$1,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, June 2, Jasper52 will present an auction of more than 100 artworks sourced from a Honolulu estate, about half of which have South Pacific subjects and themes. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.   Read more

Goldfields spawned Levi’s blue jeans

A pair of Levi’s 501XX vintage jeans, circa 1947, having the original leather tag with red XX, the big ‘E’ in red rear tab, button fly, sold to a LiveAuctioneers bidder for $2,500 + the buyer’s premium in December 2016. Photo courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers

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

Moran’s presents 20th Century Art & Design auction June 9

A pair of George Nakashima for Nakashima Studios ‘New’ chairs. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Moran’s image

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.

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Fashion trendsetter Tory Burch: her online shopping secrets revealed

Tory Burch at the 2007 Accessories Council of Excellence award ceremony. Photo by Kim Pooser, Senior Style Editor, Always In Style, granted GNU Free Documentation License permission

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.

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Morphy’s auctions Revolutionary War tomahawk for world-record $664,200

Extremely important and fine silver-mounted and inlaid presentation pipe tomahawk signed ‘R. (Richard) Butler’ and inscribed to Lt John McClellan. Extensively exhibited, including at Smithsonian. Depicted on cover of ‘Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersman Belt Axes,’ and in several other respected reference books. Sold by Morphy Auctions for $664,200, a world auction record for a tomahawk. Morphy Auctions image

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.

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