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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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.  Continue reading

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.Continue reading

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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