MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Continuing its foray into single-estate auctions, The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc., will host an auction of the Orentreich Foundation Art Collection on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. ET, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The sale represents the market debut of a trove of artworks collected by the Manhattan and Cold Spring, New York-based medical-research foundation, which has conducted important research on aging, cancer, dermatology, and serum biomarkers.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Blue Box Auction Gallery (BBA) announces its first simulcast auction, to be held October 10 through LiveAuctioneers. Blue Box Auction Gallery was created by licensed auctioneer Jim Weigl. “It was a result of COVID that opened this opportunity for our team. We’re very excited to offer this collection to the world,” Weigl said.
NEW YORK – Vietnamese art has historically received less respect in the world’s art market than many other Southeast Asian countries, but one artist who enjoyed a consistently strong presence in both private collections and at auction was Lê Phổ (1907-2001). Born in Hanoi and schooled there and in Paris, Lê Phổ was one of the first artists to blend Western Impressionism with classical Vietnamese motifs. Today, he is best known for his lush paintings of flowers and lovely women.
NEW YORK – The beauty and versatility of pearls will be on full display October 7 as Jasper52 presents a 186-lot auction of fine pearl jewelry in its many elegant forms. Whether the goal is understated chic or scene-stealing dazzle, the right piece is waiting for you in this very special sale. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER, Pa. – A high-performance array of bright, beautiful signs, gas globes and early gas pumps will be waiting to impress bidders at Morphy’s 1,162-lot Automobilia & Petroliana Auction on October 14 and 15. Many of the colorful rarities are from collections that were established back when petroleum-related items in pristine condition were much easier to find. As an added bonus, the big two-day event includes a lineup of 12 fantastic motorcycles, starting with a 1948 Indian Chief Roadmaster, one of only 3,000 made during that year. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – Hindman will offer a selection of over 100 wristwatches and pocket watches in their fall Timepieces auction, October 6, 2020, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. This sale follows the outstanding success of the spring Fine Timepieces auction, which sold 100% of the lots offered and far exceeded presale estimates. The upcoming October auction will offer classic examples by important makers like Cartier, Piaget, and Patek Philippe. Rolex will lead the auction with a special collection of pocket watches from the Winnetka, Illinois, collection of Mrs. Joseph Levy Jr.
FREEHOLD, N.Y. – Carlsen Gallery of Freehold, Greene County, New York announces a most important auction at their gallery, to be held on Sunday, Oct 4 at 10:30am EST. This auction includes items to be sold for the benefit of both the Georgi Museum, of Salem, New York; and Hyde Hall, a National Historic landmark, near Cooperstown, New York. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Dozens of cars in the basement of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum are being auctioned off as the facility continues to revamp its collection.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The pursuit of the “ideal” female body was as much a preoccupation in Renaissance Germany as it is today. Like the filtered photographs we encounter today in magazines and social media posts, images of idealized women in various stages of undress also proliferated during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s exhibition Perfectly Imperfect: Cranach, Dürer and the Renaissance Nude compares and contrasts the female nudes of the two most important artists of the German Renaissance. This is the museum’s first exhibition featuring German Renaissance paintings in 60 years.