Capsule Auctions mounts 69-lot modern art sale Dec. 2

Jack Roth, ‘Rope Dancer #22,’ 1980. Capsule Auctions image

NEW YORK – Capsule Auctions presents Bright Stars, a curated selection of works by modern, postwar and contemporary artists including Manoucher Yektai, Amedeo Modigliani, Andy Warhol and many more on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Mr. Brainwash paintings presented at New River Fine Art

Mr. Brainwash, ‘Work Well Together,’ 30 x 26in, silkscreen and mixed media on framed canvas. Image courtesy of New River Fine Art

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ­­– “Keep It Real: The Artworks of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art” (now through Dec. 20) is an exhibition at New River Fine Art that explores the alternative macrocosm of internationally renowned Post-Pop artist, Mr. Brainwash, as he explores bold color, graffiti-style markings, splatter paint, black stencils, silkscreened iconology and audacious street art aesthetics.

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Freeman’s Modern & Contemporary Art Auction earns $2.7M

Clyfford Still (1904-1980) ‘PH-491.’ Sold for $411,000, the second-highest price ever for a Clyfford Still. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s Modern & Contemporary Art auction on Nov. 17 realized over $2.7 million. With highly competitive bidding throughout the sale from bidders both online and on the phone, the auction achieved an impressive 95% sell-through rate and established record prices for works by Alexander Calder and Clyfford Still. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Luxury watches have their hour in the sun at Miller & Miller

Rolex Explorer wristwatch, Swiss-made, 1966, Ref. 1016, featuring a matte ‘frog’s foot’ dial with tritium hour markers, original box and papers and an engraved case back. Sold for CA$29,500. Miller & Miller Auctions image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A Rolex Explorer wristwatch and an Omega “Pre-Moon” Speedmaster watch, both from the 1960s, sold for $29,500 and $23,600, respectively; an 1880s Gilbert No. 8 floor standing jewelers regulator clock realized $8,850; and an 1890s watercolor painting by the renowned American artist Frederic Remington also brought $8,850 in Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd.’s online-only Watches, Jewelry & Decorative Arts auction held Nov. 21. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hermann Historica to wrap 2020 with huge auction Dec. 7-11

Chinese glass koro, so-called ‘Ting,’ Chien-Lung mark. Photo: Copyright Hermann Historica GmbH 2020

GRASBRUNN, Germany – Hermann Historica’s online-only five-day sale running from  Dec. 7–11 is the rousing finale of the auction year 2020. More than 3,600 lots will be offered. With 641 lots from all special fields of interest, the auction compares favorably with the live auctions held for many decades in their in-house saleroom. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
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BTS contributes costumes to Julien’s Musicares benefit

BTS wearing their ‘Dynamite’ ensembles. Image courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions has announced Musicares® Charity Relief Auction will take place live in Beverly Hills on Jan. 29th.

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Marburger Farm dealers thankful for successful show

Patricia Galvier’s Chatelet Antiques booth at the Marburger Farms show in October. Image courtesy of Marburger Farm Antique Show

ROUND TOP, Texas – While the nation slugged out the days before the election, a COVID-weary crowd pulled off a blissful and careful week at the Marburger Farm Antique Show. Gratitude ruled: “Thank you for wearing your mask!” “Thank you for coming!” “Thank you for bringing these beautiful things to this beautiful place.” And the ever-present, “Oh, I needed this show. Thank you!”
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Hadid-designed museum in China to open in 2023

Artist’s conception of the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

SHENZHEN, China – The future Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum, designed by British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, will become a pearl of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen Science Technology Innovation Corridor. The museum will be a key destination to learn and explore the power of science and technology and understand their impact on our life and future. Read more

Tate Modern reschedules Kusama mirror room exhibition

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life,’ one of the artist’s largest installations, returns to Tate Modern in the spring of 2021. Tate Modern image

LONDON – Tate Modern’s special presentation of two immersive mirror room installations by Yayoi Kusama will be on view from March 29, 2021, to March 27, 2022. This year-long focused exhibition, originally scheduled to open in 2020 to celebrate the museum’s 20th anniversary, will showcase these much-loved works by one of the most celebrated artists working today. Tickets will be released in the coming days. Follow Tate’s social media channels for updates.

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Shenandoah Valley antiques: slice of Americana

Shenandoah Valley diminutive paint-decorated yellow pine box from the Stirewalt family, having a hinged rectangular lid over a rectangular case of wedged-dovetail construction, raised on four turned and ebonized feet original yellow and black decoration (stenciled and freehand) against a deep red ground, est. $20,000-$30,000, sold for $38,025 at an auction held Nov. 16, 2019, by Jeffry S. Evans & Associates. Image courtesy of Jeffry S. Evans & Associates and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK – Nearly everyone has heard of the Shenandoah Valley, either through song, history class or an item that was produced there by the many artisans who populated the region in the 18th and 19th century. More on that shortly, but first a brief geography lesson: The Shenandoah Valley is a fairly modest stretch of land that straddles northwestern Virginia and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. To the east are the Blue Ridge mountains. To the west is the edge of the Alleghenies. Three rivers loosely define the region: the Potomac, the James and, of course, the Shenandoah.

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