Oakridge auction devoted to Asian art, antiques May 23-24

Pair of imperial blue and white bowls, Yongzheng. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Oakridge image

ASHBURN, Va. – Oakridge Auction Gallery will present an Asian Art & Antiques auction in three sessions: featuring Ceramics & Works of Art, May 23, at 10 a.m. Eastern time; Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy, May 24, at 10 a.m.; and Chinese Snuff Bottles, May 24, at 1 p.m. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Slotin adds contemporary art collection to May 16 sale

Peter Dean, ‘Lovers in the Rain,’1982, signed oil on canvas, 50in x 44in. Estimate: $1,000-$3,000. Slotin Auction image

BUFORD, Ga. – For 26 years, Slotin Auction has been the premier auction house bringing self-taught art, outsider art and folk art to the market. Over the years, collectors of self-taught art have started to incorporate contemporary art and objects into their collections and contemporary art collectors have begun to incorporate selections of self-taught art into their line up as well. As the two fields begin to merge, Slotin has diversified its self-taught art offerings to bring a specialty sale to the auction block on Saturday, May 16, that is sure interest buyers of both genres. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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LiveAuctioneers campaign set to generate $50K for COVID-19 relief; promotion extended

NEW YORK – At midnight on April 30, 2020, LiveAuctioneers concluded its auction-house stimulus initiative and charitable campaign to benefit multiple COVID-19 relief efforts. Company CEO Phil Michaelson confirmed that an estimated $50,000 donation is expected to be made as a result of the campaign’s overwhelming success. Additionally, Michaelson announced that the campaign is being extended through May 31, as LiveAuctioneers continues to experience a surge in new bidders.

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The Hot Bid: Tamayo’s ‘Galaxia’ expected to soar

Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991) ‘Galaxia,’ color Mixografía print, 20in x 47¼in. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Swann Auction Galleries image

What you see: Galaxia, a 1977 print by Rufino Tamayo. Swann Auction Galleries estimates it at $10,000 to $15,000.

The expert: Todd Weyman, vice president at Swann and director of prints and drawings.

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