Hindman design auctions May 19 cover 20th century

Paul Evans pair of sculptured metal lounge chairs. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Hindman image

CHICAGO – Hindman’s Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design Auctions on May 19 kick off a week of sales. One of the top lots included in the Modern Design sale is a pair of Sculptured Metal lounge chairs by Paul Evans (above). Completely original, even the upholstery, these chairs have been in the collection of one owner since their production and are classic examples using contrasting textures, patterns and materials that embody the era. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Moran cites increased bidding in Traditional Collector sale

A 1935 Ford V-8 Deluxe Phaeton sold for $40,625. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s first Traditional Collector auction of the year realized strong prices for rare and wonderful examples of art and design across categories. Top-quality furnishings, décor, sculpture, and rugs commanded attention and brought high prices at the sale May 3. Moran’s transition to online sales has not only been smooth but has shown a marked increase in participation, boding well for the future of the market. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Christie’s Warhol photo auction aids artists in need

Andy Warhol’s ‘Self-Portrait’ was the top lot in the benefit auction at $37,500. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – Christie’s Andy Warhol: Better Days online auction, which concluded May 6, totaled $272,125.  The top lots were Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait (above) which sold for $37,500; Flowers, which realized $16,250, against a low estimate of $3,000; and Andy Warhol and Henry Geldzahler, which realized $15,000.

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Clars presents art from Robin Williams estate May 17

Albert Paley (American, b. 1944), forged steel and glass coffee table, 15in high x 30in diameter. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Clars image

OAKLAND, Calif. –  Clars Auction Gallery will present its second iteration of the celebrity collection of Robin Williams in the upcoming May 17 auction. This extraordinary and eclectic collection is a reflection of the late comedian/actor’s varied interests. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Handmade antique quilts star in online auction May 14

Cotton Star of Bethlehem quilt, hand-pieced and hand-quilted in the 1830s or possibly earlier, 106in x 110in. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Whether used as a comfy bed covering or hung from a rack to decorate a wall, quilts have been present in American homes since Colonial days. In the 17th and 18th centuries, quilts were considered a necessary part of a bride’s hope chest. The best examples of the quilters’ art often remained there and survived in excellent condition. A large collection of antique quilts in vivid colors, intricate hand-stitched patterns and eye-dazzling designs will be sold at a Jasper52 online auction on Thursday, May 14. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Mary Cassatt: mothers and children

Mary Cassatt, ‘Simone Seated on the Grass Next to Her,’ realized $900,000 + the buyer’s premium in September 2010. Photo courtesy of John Coker Ltd. and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Renowned painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt never married or had children of her own but she excelled at creating a body of work painting mothers and children with a tenderness and intimacy few other artists have achieved.

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