Fine paintings featured in Heritage European art sale May 29

Henri Eugène Le Sidaner (French, 1862-1939), ‘La balustrade, Londres,’ 1908, oil on canvas. Estimate: $150,000-$250,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ May 29 Fine European Art Auction brings together an exceptionally fine selection of 19th-century genre and academic painting, drawings and paintings by important early 20th-century European Modernists and a rich cache of Old Master prints by Dürer and Rembrandt. Drawn almost exclusively from private collections, many of the works have been off the market for two decades or more. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hindman auction focuses on prints, photos May 21

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), ‘Deux Buveurs catalans,’ 1934, etching, signed in pencil, 9¼ x 11¾ inches. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Hindman image

CHICAGO – Hindman’s Prints and Photographs auction on Thursday, May 21, will feature strong sessions of Old Master, Modern, Post War and Contemporary Prints, and Photography. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Virus lockdown gives art-rich Venice chance to reimagine tourism

Signed A. Rodetti 19th-century scene of the Grand Canal in Venice. Auctions at Showplace image

VENICE, Italy (AP) – In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks, and water buses convey masked and gloved commuters to businesses preparing to reopen.

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Rago Modern Design auction totals $2.2M

Paul Evans sculpture front cabinet. Price realized: $106,250. Rago image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – With totals exceeding $2.2 million, well above the high estimate, and a near 100% sell-through rate, Rago’s Modern Design auction May 13 illustrates that the design market is still strong. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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