CHICAGO — Molly Morse Limmer has been named Senior Vice President of the Decorative Arts and Collectibles departments at Hindman. An antiquities specialist and auction house veteran, Morse Limmer joins the Hindman team tasked with advancing the firm’s growth strategy across the Fine Arts, Luxury Goods and Decorative Arts and Collectibles divisions.
NEW YORK — While the most sought-after male artists from China routinely command strong auction prices and enjoy an enviable art market following, their female contemporaries struggle to gain equal footing, even after a century of struggle and protests to promote women’s equality in Asia.
CHICAGO – Hindman’s Sports Memorabilia auction on Oct. 20 exceeded its estimate of $127,600, selling 91% of lots offered and finishing the day at $180,263. Bidders from across the globe vied for almost 200 lots of fresh-to-hobby artifacts from Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan, among other rare and exciting lots spanning the history of sports. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
VINELAND, N.J. – All year long, collectors wait for Bertoia’s Annual Fall Auction to be announced, and for good reason. Its unfailing reputation for quality and rarity makes it one of the premier highlights of any toy, train, doorstop or holiday buyer’s calendar. Absentee and live online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON – On October 28, Tate Britain will open a landmark exhibition dedicated to JMW Turner (1775-1851), exploring what it meant to be a modern artist during his lifetime. Turner’s Modern World reveals 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 brings together 150 key works, including major loans as well as paintings and rarely seen drawings from the rich holdings of Tate’s collection.
STOUFFVILLE, Ontario – Oakwood Auctions will hold a premium stamp and coin auction on Oct. 30 through – Nov. 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – As fall marks the beginning of a new auction season, Swann Galleries, a family-owned firm founded in 1942 and New York’s preeminent specialized house for books and works of art, appoints Nigel Freeman and Rick Stattler as vice presidents, and Alexandra Mann-Nelson as chief marketing officer. The appointments come as Swann has undergone a period of growth in recent months, and follows the news of the expansion of their fine art offerings with the addition of a Modern & Post-War art department, headed by Harold Porcher, and as Devon Eastland and Deborah Rogal step into their roles of senior specialist for early printed books, and director of photographs and photobooks, respectively.
BOULDER, Colo. – Mystical Egyptian figures, breathtaking Persian jewelry, and art and relics representing centuries of influential civilizations formed the baseline for Artemis Gallery’s successful October 8 auction of fine antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art. The 353-lot offering of museum-quality items – many having distinguished provenance and a record of prior sale at important New York and London auctions of years past – exceeded pre-sale expectations to close just shy of the million-dollar mark.