Romare Bearden collages lead African American art at Swann, Dec. 10

Romare Bearden, Woman and Child, collage, 1968. Estimate $150,000 to $250,000

NEW YORK – Swann Galleries’ fall offering of African American Art comes across the block on Thursday, December 10, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The auction will present a strong offering of works by notable artists, including Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, Wadsworth Jarrell and artists from the AfriCOBRA collective, as well as sculptors Simone Leigh and Elizabeth Catlett.

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Fine jewels, timepieces & studio jewelry on tap at Moran’s, Dec. 14-15

Tiffany & Co. natural fancy intense yellow and near-colorless diamond ring, est. $15,000-$25,000

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ December 15 Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction is filled with a dizzying selection of diamonds, colored gems, and noteworthy jewels for every taste. The final jewelry auction of the year is filled with some of the most lust-worthy jewels yet consigned from private collections throughout Southern California and beyond. It follows a December 14 Studio Jewelry session. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Grateful Dead memorabilia keeps on truckin’

A poster for the band’s ‘Aoxomoxoa’ Avalon Ballroom January 1969 concerts, designed by artist Rick Griffin, realized $13,000 + the buyer’s premium in August 2020 at Stephenson’s Auction. Photo courtesy of Stephenson’s Auction and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – The word “iconic” is readily bandied about and in most cases doesn’t live up to the hype. In the case of the Grateful Dead, however, the band has certainly achieved iconic status in music history. Forming in the mid-1960s in the drug-sex fueled music scene that was San Francisco, the band tapped into the psychedelic counterculture that was booming at the time.

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