‘Sky is the limit’ at Christie’s $4.4M meteorite auction

Extraterrestrial crystal ball – Seymchan meteorite sphere pallasite – PMG Magadan District, Russia, 69mm in diameter (2.75in) and 861.8g (2 pounds). Sold for $325,000. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – Christie’s Deep Impact: Martian Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, an online-only sale of rare meteorites, shattered records totaling $4,351,750, with 100% of the lots sold. Seventy-two of the 75 lots offered today sold for more than their high estimate. A record number of bidders participated in the category from 23 countries across five continents. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Howard & Thomas sale features African American art March 7

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000), from Toussant L’Ouverture, color screenprint on wove paper, 1997, signed, titled and editioned (21/125) lower margin, 21 x 30in, 35 x 45in framed. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Howard & Thomas image

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Sunday, March 7, Howard & Thomas Auction House will present an art collection from the the estate of Anthony French Sr., that features works by listed African American artists Ed Hamilton, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, John Biggers and others. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Pax Romana’s March 7 auction explores Chinese decorative art for interior design

Pair of large, finely modeled Chinese iron-red porcelain ‘foo dog dragons,’ 450mm high x 600mm wide. Used in feng shui as powerful symbols of protection. Estimate for the pair: £600-£900

LONDON – Internationally acclaimed for its auctions of connoisseur-level antiquities, ancient jewelry and weaponry, Pax Romana will add a new string to its bow on March 7 with the debut of Asian Interiors: Chinese Decorative Arts. The 243-lot sale of hand-picked, fully vetted Chinese porcelain and art focuses on exquisite decorative treasures that add color and sophistication to the home, with a timeline that starts with the Qing Dynasty and concludes in the 20th century. All items are being offered with no reserve and will be sold to the highest bidder at or above the starting price. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art Launches Online 

The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art will host its first show on April 30. Image courtesy of mowna

NEW YORK – The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art is a newly opened online museum specifically designed for the digital age. This cutting-edge, online platform provides a space for artists and art of all mediums to be showcased while providing visitors and members with a unique experience.

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