Jewels, coins, luxury items comprise Moran’s sale Sept. 15

An Art Deco Tiffany & Co. diamond and emerald bracelet. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneer’s Sept. 15 auction is filled with 423 lots of fine jewelry, luxury goods, and international and domestic coins with something for every taste. Moran’s Jewels, Luxury & Coins auction is the place to find fine vintage jewels,  glittering diamonds and silky scarves. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Moby Dick,’ baseball stars pace Jeffrey Evans auction

Herman Melville’s ‘Moby-Dick,’ first American edition. Sold for $15,210. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Summer Americana Auction on Aug. 27-29 was a much-anticipated event and produced strong results in multiple categories. The three-day format consisted of 1,720 lots of diverse material that generated robust levels of participation for the firm, a clear indication of vigor in numerous segments of the marketplace. Bidding was intense throughout each day with over 5,000 registered bidders participating in house, on the phones and online. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Limited-edition pens highlight PBA sale catalog Sept. 3

Montblanc Patron 888: Peter I & Catherine II limited edition fountain pens. PBA Galleries image

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will conduct an auction of fine pens on Thursday, Sept. 3. The sale consists of over 200 lots of rare, interesting and important writing instruments, both modern and vintage. Included are numerous fine Montblancs from the Writers Series, Patron of Art Series and Artisan Editions. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tate Britain to debut ‘Turner’s Modern World’ Oct. 28

Joseph Mallord William ‘Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed’ exhibited 1844. The National Gallery, London. © The National Gallery, London

LONDON – This autumn Tate Britain will present a landmark exhibition dedicated to J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), exploring what it meant to be a modern artist during his lifetime. “Turner’s Modern World” will reveal how Britain’s greatest landscape painter found new ways to capture the momentous events of his day, from technology’s impact on the natural world to the dizzying effects of modernization on society. The exhibition will bring together 160 key works, including major loans as well as paintings and rarely seen drawings from the holdings of Tate’s Turner Bequest.

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Book examines Lowbrow or Pop Surreal art movement

‘The Lives of Lowbrow Artists’ is an eBook available on Amazon / Kindle for $9.99. The print edition will be available in December. Image courtesy of Amazon.

LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) – Most Americans have seen Lowbrow Art without having even heard of it. Sometimes called the “Pop Surreal” art movement, the images and influence of Lowbrow art are widespread, appearing on album covers, in comics and galleries across the U.S. and around the world. But not much is known about the origin of the movement, or the stories behind the artist themselves. Lives of the Lowbrow Artists seeks to shed some light on the origin story of Lowbrow Art, starting with the artists who created the work. This first volume profiles: Shag, Tim Biskup, Miles Thompson, Derek Yaniger, and Brandi Milne.

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9/11 augmented reality video reveals hidden history

Augmented reality tech reveals people passing by a Beekman Street parking garage as they flee lower Manhattan through smoke and ash on September 11, 2001.

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) – An online video that uniquely memorializes imagery from 9/11 was filmed in lower Manhattan using an augmented reality (AR) app that overlays scenes from past events on the present-day locations right where they happened. The result is a haunting sequence of clips in which the New Yorkers of Sept. 11, 2001, intermingle with the New Yorkers of today, neither aware that they will have ever crossed paths.

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In Memoriam: actor Chadwick Boseman, 43

Chadwick Boseman speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International. Gage Skidmore image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. He was 43.

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Vintage buttons, brooches featured in online auction Sept. 2

Edwardian/Victorian 12K gold filled chatelaine brooch, 4 ½in long. Estimate: $90-$110. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – More than 200 lots of vintage buttons and brooches comprise much of a Jasper52 online auction that will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 2. The collection ranges from the Victorian age to the mid-20th century. Additional vintage jewelry rounds out the sale catalog. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas reunited with All-Star Game MVP trophy

Isiah Thomas reunited with the NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas has been reunited with his 1984 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy, one of several items stolen from his former high school’s trophy case in recent years.

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Heritage to sell Frazetta’s ‘Princess of Mars’ original Sept. 10  

Frank Frazetta, ‘A Princess of Mars,’ 1970, oil on canvas, image area of 15½ x 19¾in and open-front framed to 22½ x 26¾in. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – In 1970, Frank Frazetta painted two versions of the cover for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars. Frazetta’s personal version of his The Princess of Mars is the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art event taking place Sept. 10-13. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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