WORCESTER, Mass. – During the course of 170 years, the baseball jersey has become an iconic emblem of American culture, extending well beyond a sports uniform to inspire fashion trends and serve as a means of everyday, individual self-expression. While the ubiquity of the American baseball shirt is undeniable, there has been little scholarly research on its importance to material and popular culture through time. On June 12, the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) opened The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion, the first museum exhibition to focus specifically on the design evolution of baseball jerseys and their impact on wider national culture. The show will feature 37 garments, including historic and contemporary jerseys as well as runway looks—from Jesse Tannehill’s 1908 Boston Red Sox Uniform Shirt to MIZIZI’s Black Lives Matter jersey—along with two one-of-a-kind jersey chairs and other ephemera that capture the phenomenon of the baseball shirt, both on and off the field. The exhibition, which will remain on view through September 12, 2021, is accompanied by a scholarly catalog.
VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada – To celebrate Pride Month this year, Overtime has launched OT Proud and partnered with renowned artist Carling Jackson on a unique artwork that will sell in a single-lot auction on June 30. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, UK – Original photographs of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Robert Plant, and Elton John performing will appear for sale at Sworders next month. The Design auction on July 14 includes a cache of prints taken by music photographer Ed Finnell at legendary gigs held in Los Angeles in the 1970s.
NEW YORK — Antiques have never been solely for interior use. Avid gardeners have long incorporated antiques and artful objects into their gardens to create focal points and add character, history and texture. A large garden in suburbia isn’t necessary to pull off this look; even city or apartment dwellers can use antiques to create appealing gardens in small spaces.
DALLAS – Another Comics & Comic Art event has come to an end at Heritage Auctions. And yet another world record has been set: a $22.4-million sale abundant with historic highpoints.
GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions’s May 7-8 auction, which contained more than 650 lots, brought in $1.3 million. A fresh to the market American Revolutionary-era tiger maple rifle attracted competitive bidding and soared past its highest estimate, stealing the spotlight on the first day of the sale.
NEW YORK – The Japanese began printing with wooden blocks sometime in the eighth century, but only in 1765 did they come up with a process that permitted printing in full color. That innovation, credited to Suzuki Harunobu, allowed for a golden age of ukiyo-e, the Japanese term for woodblock prints. The images caused a sensation all over the world, and influenced prominent artists such as Mary Cassatt, Vincent Van Gogh, and most notably, Claude Monet.
NEW YORK – Who hasn’t looked at a curve of earth and thought, “I wonder what’s under there?” We’ll never know the names of the humans countless centuries ago who first plunged crude tools, and probably their fingers, into the soil over and over and over again, just to see what might lurk beneath. Some of those ancient diggers reaped unfathomable rewards, discovering weird and wonderful rocks that glistened, gleamed, and sparkled. Our fascination with such treasures has never waned. If anything, it’s only grown stronger. Read more
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Daryl Hall and John Oates, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and the number-one selling duo in music history, have teamed up with the London/Austin, Texas-based Soundwaves Art Foundation to help raise funds for the nonprofit Stax Music Academy. The after-school and summer music institute, located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, offers deeply discounted tuition to help students earn music scholarships to college and have thriving careers in the music industry.
AMSTERDAM (AP) – One of Rembrandt van Rijn’s biggest paintings just got a bit bigger.
A marriage of art and artificial intelligence has enabled Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to recreate parts of the iconic Night Watch painting that were snipped off 70 years after Rembrandt finished it.