Benefit Shop presents medical foundation’s art collection in Oct. 7 auction

This Andre Normil signed oil painting on panel ($500-$1,000) of a traditional Haitian folk art scene of a town full of people celebrating with music, food and games, measures 27½ by 37½ inches.

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.

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Blue Box to auction diverse contents of antique shop on Oct. 10

This extremely rare revolver, Serial # 1028, was manufactured by Leech and Rigdon, by contract with the Confederate Government, one of fewer than 1,500 made. This particular revolver is one of a very small number delivered to the state of South Carolina, and it has the acceptance mark of “SC” stamped into the bottom of the grip stock. Appraised at $50,000

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.

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The art of Le Pho: why prices are rising

Oil on canvas composition painting by Le Pho, signed lower right ‘Le Pho’ in English and above in Chinese, framed with a canvas size of 18 1/4 inches by 24 inches, est. CA$25,000-$35,000, sold for CA$125,000 (Canadian dollars) at an auction held Aug. 24, 2020 by A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals in Toronto, Canada.

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.

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Jasper52 showcases the lustrous beauty of pearls in Oct. 7 auction

Stunning 18K yellow gold adjustable bracelet with nine top-quality oval high-luster golden South Sea pearls. Estimate $2,000-$2,200

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.

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Morphy’s to auction rare petroliana + 12 classic motorcycles, Oct. 14-15

Outstanding OK Used Cars double-sided neon porcelain dealership sign with original bullnose attachments, 56 x 40 x 18in. Estimate $14,000-$20,000

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.

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Hindman offers rare timepieces including minute repeaters, Oct. 6

Historic 18K tricolor gold open-face Jacquemart automaton quarter repeater pocket watch. Estimate $10,000-$20,000

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.

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Corot among headliners in Carlsen Gallery benefit auction, Oct. 4

Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot, ‘Castel – Saint-Elia,’ oil on panel, 1905. Estimate $10,000-$40,000

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.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum to auction 70 cars

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2000 photo by RDikeman, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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.

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Ideals of beauty, female form are focus of new Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, German, 1472–1553. The Three Graces, 1535. Oil on wood panel. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 57-1

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.

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