Diverse treasures offered in Jeffrey Evans auction Oct. 16-17

One of a pair of Chinese Export landscape paintings attributed to Youqua (active 1840-1880). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Fall Fine & Decorative Arts Auction contains a wide selection of desirable material and will include everything from art glass and Continental furniture to African tribal art and fine jewelry. The large auction will take place over two days, Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine & decorative arts open fall season at Fontaine’s Oct. 17

An ornate French bronze chandelier, 25inches tall with a 28-inch diameter, has intricate designs of swirling filigree and acanthus throughout. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Fontaine’s image

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will present a broadly diversified auction featuring fine and decorative arts from fine estates throughout New England at its auction on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. EDT. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Warhol’s Polaroid camera an instant hit at Heritage

Andy Warhol’s Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera sold for $13,750 Tuesday. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera owned and used by Andy Warhol’s during the height of his career in the early 1970s, sold for $13,750 during a public auction of photographs and related memorabilia, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Heritage Auctions.

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Paul Klee: art with its own tempo

Paul Klee’s Côte de Provence 5 watercolor sold for €200,000 + the buyer’s premium in June 2015 at Auctionata Paddle 8 AG. Photo courtesy of Auctionata Paddle 8 AG and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Born into a family of musicians, Paul Klee (1879-1940) was one of the most acclaimed Swiss painters and printmakers of the 20th century and a central figure in the Bauhaus art school. While he embraced a career wielding a paintbrush instead of a violin bow, he played violin in his leisure time and music had a strong influence on his art.

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Palm Beach Modern to auction Calder mobile sculpture Oct. 10

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), sculptural mobile, 1972, artist-signed, 32.5 x 34.5 x 18.5in. Painted sheet metal, wire. Estimate $850,000-$950,000

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The incomparable American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) once said, “When everything goes right, a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life…” If that is the case, everything must have gone right on the day in 1972 that Calder completed and signed this extraordinary painted sheet metal and wire creation, untitled but known as “Demi-Cone.” It is the headliner in Palm Beach Modern’s Saturday, October 10 Modern Art & Design Auction, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers. The pre-sale estimate is $850,000-$950,000.

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Rivich to offer property from Chicago executive’s estate Oct. 18

Jacques Charlier, signed and dated 1964, oil on canvas, 52 x 40¼ in. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Rivich Auction image

GRIFFITH, Ind. – Rivich Auction presentsTomorrow Never Knows: Post-War Art & Design,” an auction for avid collectors and tastemakers alike. Over 160 lots of fine art, furniture, lighting, rugs and decorative art are offered from a Chicago executive’s estate.  The auction will conclude Sunday, Oct. 18. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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NHADA Americana & Folk Art auction slated for Oct. 15

Mercedes and James Hutchinson hooked motto rug, circa 1940s, wool and cotton, estimate $1,500-$2,000

NEW YORK – The New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association will conduct an online auction of Americana and folk art consigned by members of the prestigious organization on Thursday, October 15 through Jasper52. In total, 368 lots will be offered, including early textiles (quilts, samplers, table covers), gameboards, ceramics, rugs, advertising signs, tramp art, baskets, primitives and much more. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fantastic Four headline Jasper52 comic book sale Oct. 10-11

Fantastic Four #3, the first time in costume, first appearance of Miracle Man, VG. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will present a pantheon of superheroes in a two-day online auction of rare comic books on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11. Fans of the Fantastic Four will have the opportunity to fill holes in their run of this landmark Marvel comic book on Day 2 as all 170 lots are devoted to “The Greatest Comic Magazine in the World.”  Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Guernsey’s to host long-awaited Michael Jackson sale Oct. 23

Pair of malachite and gilt nine-light candelabra, 62in high, ex. Michael Jackson. Estimate: $70,000-$90,000. Guernsey’s image

NEW YORK – On Friday, Oct. 23, an auction of items once owned and prized by Michael Jackson will be sold online by Guernsey’s. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gallery Report: ‘Blue Dog’ best in show at Crescent City

ATLANTA – Each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

George Rodrigue painting, $25,000, Crescent City

An oil on canvas painting by George Rodrigue (Louisiana, 1944-2013), titled Flames of Hope (1992), sold for $25,000 at an Estates Auction held Sept. 11-13 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans. Also, a large watercolor on silk Chinese Thangka, circa 18th century, rose to $22,500; an Hermes Victoria Brown Clemence leather cabas shopper commanded $2,375; and a 140-piece set of sterling flatware by Reed & Barton in the Francis I pattern found a new home for $8,750.

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