Hindman’s December fine art auctions surpass estimates

Jim Nutt (American, b. 1938), ‘Shouldn’t We Be More Carefull?’ (sic) 1977, acrylic on canvas and wood frame, 30 3/8 x 31 3/8in Sold for $396,500. Hindman image

CHICAGO – Hindman Auctions presented a series of three Fine Art sales in December, which realized over $3.5 million overall, beating presale estimates, and setting multiple global auction records. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.Continue reading

Americana key to Holabird’s vast auction Dec. 17-21

Navajo Red Mesa rug in near perfect condition, 5ft x 8ft 5in, with dramatic, exotic colors inspired by Hispanic weavings. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Holabird image

RENO, Nev. – A five-day holiday auction packed with hundreds of lots of mining collectibles, philatelic material and Americana, and featuring a number of important collections in a wide range of categories – will be held Dec. 17-21 by Holabird Western Americana Collections LLC. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Start times all five days are 8 a.m. Pacific time.

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Hunt Slonem to debut new work at New River Fine Art

Hunt Slonem, ‘Jet Black Olive,’ 2020, blown glass, mixed media. Image courtesy of New River Fine Art

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – New River Fine Art will present Through the Looking Glass, a new collection of previously unreleased and trailblazing sculptural and two-dimensional artworks from contemporary artist Hunt Slonem, debuting and running from Jan. 22 through Feb. 21, 2021.

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Stocking stuffers collectors will cherish

Definitely a splurge as a stocking stuffer, this Black Starr & Frost Art Deco yellow gold cigarette case is beautifully designed and very well made. It brought $5,500 + the buyer’s premium in December 2018 at Rago Arts and Auction Center. Photo courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – If you’re like most folks, buying stocking stuffers is difficult. Choosing a regular gift is one thing but if one procrastinates, it can be challenging to find just the right mini-gift to slip inside a stocking that has been “hung by the chimney with care.” Running out to the local pharmacy at the last minute to buy notions and smalls doesn’t often make for a thoughtful gift. But small antique or vintage objects offer endless options.Continue reading