Spectacular diamonds put the sparkle in Christie’s sale Aug. 27

From the left: fancy brownish greenish yellow diamond ring of 2.46 carats, $10,000-$15,000; fancy deep brownish-orange diamond and diamond ring, $20,000-$30,000; yellow diamond ring of 3.00 carats, $10,000-$15,000; and a fancy intense yellow diamond ring of 3.08 carats, $18,000-$22,000. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – Christie’s is presenting Jewels Online: Summer Sparkle, an online auction that will conclude on Thursday, Aug. 27. This curated online-only auction celebrates the world’s most sought-after gemstone—the diamond. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Whitney Museum announces plans to reopen Sept. 3

Installation view of the Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 28, 2019- ). From the left Joan Mitchell, Hemlock, 1956; Edward Ruscha, Large Trademark with Eight Spotlights, 1962; Jay DeFeo, The Rose, 1958-1966. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

NEW YORK – Following its temporary closure on March 13 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitney Museum of American Art today announced its plans to reopen to the public on Sept. 3. Prioritizing the health and safety of its visitors and staff, the museum will operate at no more than 25 percent of its total capacity to ensure proper physical distancing.

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British recording artists star in online book auction Aug. 18

Page 50 of ‘Japan – A Foreign Place – The Biography (1974-1984),’ by Anthony Reynolds, published by Burning Shed, 2009. The book, which is in like-new condition, has a $250-$300 estimate. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Fans of British pop music will be tuning into a Jasper52 rare book auction that will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18. Books relating to David Sylvian and the new wave band Japan, and singers-songwriters Kate Bush and Marc Almond are featured. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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After 400 years, Native stories at heart of Mayflower events

This fine 18th century Algonquin wampum belt is composed of glass beads and vegetal fiber warps. Image courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) – Four hundred years after English colonists landed on Plymouth Rock and upended the lives of her ancestors, Paula Peters is on a quest to recover a small part of what her people have lost.

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Indiana retiree has a sweet tooth for M&M collectibles

Standing about 2 feet tall, these M&Ms were used by retailers to promote the sale of the famous candy. Image courtesy of Morphy Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) – He was known as a “numbers guy” for 55 years. Then, one fateful day, Logansport resident Clarence Kapraun turned his back on the infinite possibility of sums and found favor in letters. But it was only one letter, really. Specifically, the “Ms,” as he said.

“The Ms” are this retired math teacher’s name for his M&M collection.

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Group of Seven redefined Canadian art

This distinctive landscape by Lawren Harris sold for at $40,000 + the buyer’s premium in May 2020 at a Collection W auction. Photo courtesy Collection W and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Marking a dramatic shift away from European-influenced artwork, the Group of Seven redefined Canadian art. Also known as the Algonquin School, these seven Canadian landscape painters created the first major Canadian national art movement.

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