Robert Blackburn retrospective opens in Detroit March 30

Robert Blackburn (American, 1920–2003). ‘Reflections’ (aka The Mirror), 1960. Color Lithograph; 18 ½ x 23 ¾ in. Nelson/Dunks Collection. Photograph by Greg Staley

DETROIT – This spring, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, presents works from influential Black artist and master printer Robert Blackburn.

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Estate treasures fill Nye & Co. auction March 10-11

Arman Pierre Fernandes (1928-2005) depicting an orange pate de verre glass sculpture of Venus de Milo emerging from a bronze mold of her figure, 28in high. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Nye & Co. image

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Estate Treasures auction, featuring property from the estate of Bernard and Josephine Chaus, a Rumson, N.J. private collection, a private Mill Neck, Long Island collection and a New Jersey and California collection, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 10 and 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Showplace auction March 7 stocked with modern design

Vladimir Kagan parcel ebonized lacquered cherry wood platform bed with integrated nightstands, model 6500. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Auctions at Showplace image

NEW YORK – On March 7, Auctions at Showplace will present 280 lots of estate fresh merchandise from New York City Metropolitan area estates including choice examples of 20th century art and design. Of note is Robert Indiana’s The American Dream complete portfolio, two Romare Bearden prints, and a 1989 César Baldaccini for Baccarat crystal sculpture of a thumb. Also featured are furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, and other sought-after designers. Also featured is a collection of Indian and Southeast Asian antiquities. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Noted private art collection donated to Seattle museum

Seattle Museum of Art donors Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang. Image courtesy of The Friday Foundation

SEATTLE (PRNewswire) – An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang will find permanent homes and be accessible to the public at the Seattle Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery.

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