CHICAGO – Hindman experienced phenomenal success with its inaugural Antiquities & Islamic Art Auction. Enthusiastic bidding from buyers around the globe participating by phone, absentee bid and four online bidding platforms, sent the June 16 auction well past its low estimate of $601,800 to a $991,325 total. Hindman is not new to the antiquities category, but this sale marked its first auction focused exclusively on ancient art. The auction featured artifacts from ancient Mediterranean Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Near Eastern cultures, as well as selections from the Islamic world and Pre-Columbian Central and South America. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – First Run Features announced Thursday that the documentary Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly will have virtual theatrical runs across the U.S. and Canada beginning Wednesday, July 8.
THOMASTON, Maine – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will kick off their Summer 2020 season with a two-day auction of important fine art and antiques on July 18-19. This sale will offer an amazing array of rare and one-of-a-kind items gathered from estates since last fall. Out of an abundance of caution in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sale will be conducted as a live virtual sale, with telephone, absentee and internet bidding. The auction can be viewed in real time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Vogt Galleries’ Texas Art Auction will feature 172 original artworks by Texas artists fresh-to-market from private collections and estates throughout Texas, including large artworks deaccessioned from a San Antonio corporate collection. The auction will be held Saturday, June 27, by Vogt Galleries, starting at noon Central time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
WICHITA, Kan. – Nation’s Attic Inc. has discovered one of the earliest unaltered original United States Navy Mark V diving helmets. The helmet was sent to the Navy in August of 1916 for evaluation. The helmet is being sold at auction on July 18 by Nation’s Attic Inc. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Christie’s reports that RADArt4Aid, a special fundraising collaboration for COVID-19 relief, totaled $232,375. All of the proceeds of sale from the online auction, produced in partnership with award-winning photographer Mark Seliger and RAD (Red Carpet Advocacy), will benefit 19 charities around the world that support communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.