Francois-Xavier Lalanne, ‘Lapin a vent de Tourtour’ - Galerie Mitterrand @Capucine de Chabaneix

Lalanne sculptures add whimsy to grounds of Petit Trianon at Versailles

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, ‘Lapin a vent de Tourtour’ - Galerie Mitterrand @Capucine de Chabaneix

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, ‘Lapin a vent de Tourtour’ – Galerie Mitterrand @Capucine de Chabaneix

VERSAILLES, France – This summer the Chateau of Versailles, in partnership with the Galerie Mitterrand, is presenting The Lalanne at Trianon, an exhibition of the works of sculptors Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne. Their surreal, poetic, essentially animalistic sculptures will enter into a dialogue with the bucolic world imagined by Marie Antoinette. In the course of a tour from the Petit Trianon to the Queen’s Hamlet and the English Garden, the public will discover the greatest group of Lalanne works ever brought together. The exhibition opened on June 19 and continues through October 10.

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‘World’s Greatest Magician’ Thurston poster, which more than doubled its low estimate to sell for $10,200

Potter & Potter June 19 auction conjured summer magic

‘World’s Greatest Magician’ Thurston poster, which more than doubled its low estimate to sell for $10,200

‘World’s Greatest Magician’ Thurston poster, which more than doubled its low estimate to sell for $10,200

CHICAGO –  Potter & Potter‘s June 19 Summer Magic sale conjured up stunning results from start to finish. After an exciting day of spirited bidding, 94 lots made $1,000-4,999; nine lots scored $5,000-9,999; and four lots broke the $10,000 mark.

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Keith Haring in his studio in 1982. Photograph ©1982 Allan Tannenbaum

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision introduces a new generation to Haring’s art

Keith Haring in his studio in 1982. Photograph ©1982 Allan Tannenbaum

Keith Haring in his studio in 1982. Photograph ©1982 Allan Tannenbaum, provided by The Fenimore Art Museum

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Fenimore Art Museum celebrates both the icon and his iconography in Keith Haring: Radiant Vision, a premier exhibition that introduces a new generation to Haring. It opened on May 29 and will continue through September 6.

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Black Cat Shoe Dressing clock, known to collectors as ‘The Black Cat Clock,’ which sold for CA$11,210

Black cat advertising clock scampers to top of Miller & Miller sale

Black Cat Shoe Dressing clock, known to collectors as ‘The Black Cat Clock,’ which sold for CA$11,210

Black Cat Shoe Dressing clock, known to collectors as ‘The Black Cat Clock,’ which sold for CA$11,210

NEW HAMBURG, Canada – An important Black Cat Shoe Dressing clock – known to collectors as “The Black Cat Clock” – sold for $11,210, and an early 20th-century Peabody’s Overalls single-sided porcelain sign realized $8,850 in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Advertising & Breweriana sale held June 19. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.

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Lyrics for ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ handwritten by Prince, which sold for $150,986

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ lyrics, handwritten by Prince, sell for $150K

Lyrics for ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ handwritten by Prince, which sold for $150,986

Lyrics for ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ handwritten by Prince, which sold for $150,986

BOSTON – The handwritten lyrics for Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U sold for $150,986 at RR Auction‘s Marvels of Modern Music Auction, which ended on June 24.

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Original animation cel from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ mounted on a woodgrain background, estimated at $1,000-$1,500

Original ‘Snow White’ animation cel leads July 10 Turner sale

Original animation cel from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ mounted on a woodgrain background, estimated at $1,000-$1,500

Original animation cel from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ estimated at $1,000-$1,500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present a Cabinet of Curiosities sale on July 10. It will feature more than 290 lots from multiple collectors and estates, and a wide range of items from around the world, dating from the 17th century to the present day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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NAA board candidate Jeff Martin wants to invest in ‘people and technology’

Jeff Martin photo provided by Jeff Martin Auctioneers

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Auctioneer Jeff Martin has announced he is running for the National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) national board of directors, citing a desire to “bring in an investment of people and technology.”

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Olmec standing figure, carved in blue-green jade and estimated at $75,000-$100,000

Ancient Olmec cultural art enlivens July 14 Heritage auction

Olmec standing figure, carved in blue-green jade and estimated at $75,000-$100,000

Olmec standing figure, carved in blue-green jade and estimated at $75,000-$100,000

DALLAS – From a faraway place in a faraway time, three extraordinary artworks from the earliest known major Mesoamerican civilization will be among the top lots featured in Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art Auction July 14. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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American Girl doll Molly, signed and numbered by creator Pleasant Rowland, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

Artist-signed original American Girl dolls tapped for PBA auction, July 8

American Girl doll Molly, signed and numbered by creator Pleasant Rowland, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

American Girl doll Molly, signed and numbered by creator Pleasant Rowland, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries has announced a valuable collection of original American Girl dolls will be included in the Elite Americana & Rare Cartography sale scheduled for July 8. PBA Galleries is offering each of the five original dolls: Kirsten, Molly, Samantha, Felicity, and Addy, signed and numbered number one by Pleasant Rowland. Each doll comes with a hardcover copy of her book or booklet as well as a certificate of authenticity. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Sunset and Evening Star’ Tiffany Studios window, which sold for $139,150

Tiffany art glass window prevailed at Fontaine’s auction series

‘Sunset and Evening Star’ Tiffany Studios window, which sold for $139,150

‘Sunset and Evening Star’ Tiffany Studios window, which sold for $139,150

PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Featuring a selection of 700 items, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s two-session auction, held on May 22 and also May 29, grossed $3 million. The auction boasted offerings from hot collecting categories ranging from paintings and silver to Tiffany Studios leaded glass lamps and windows.

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