Oscar Heyman diamond, ruby and emerald baby gorilla brooch, est. $10,000-$15,000

More than 20 Oscar Heyman jewels enliven Heritage Dec. 6 sale

 Oscar Heyman diamond, ruby and emerald baby gorilla brooch, est. $10,000-$15,000


Oscar Heyman diamond, ruby and emerald baby gorilla brooch, est. $10,000-$15,000

DALLAS – On Dec. 6, Heritage Auctions will offer one of the finest single-owner collections of Oscar Heyman jewels that the auction house has ever presented. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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B. Prabha, ‘Indian Women Painting,’ $38,750

Prabha painting exceeds expectations at Bruneau

B. Prabha, ‘Indian Women Painting,’ $38,750

B. Prabha, ‘Indian Women Painting,’ $38,750

CRANSTON, R.I. – Paintings by two renowned Indian artists took top lot honors in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction held November 15. A work by B. Prabha (1933-2001), titled Indian Women Painting, soared to $38,750, while a Cubist figural watercolor by Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), of a couple on horseback, realized $10,625.

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Kwame Brathwaite, ‘Sikolo Brathwaite, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS),’ Harlem, ca. 1968; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)

Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates photography of Kwame Brathwaite

Kwame Brathwaite, ‘Sikolo Brathwaite, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS),’ Harlem, ca. 1968; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)

Kwame Brathwaite, ‘Sikolo Brathwaite, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS),’ Harlem, ca. 1968; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)

DETROIT – This fall, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), in collaboration with Aperture traveling exhibitions, presents Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, featuring more than 40 black-and-white and color works by Brathwaite, an influential activist, photographer and co-founder of the African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios (AJASS). The show opened October 8 and continues through January 16, 2022. Read more

Pair of Union Army slouch hats identified to Captain Charles E. Nash, 19th Maine Infantry, $87,500

Civil War photos, artifacts triumph in two Hindman auctions

Pair of Union Army slouch hats identified to Captain Charles E. Nash, 19th Maine Infantry, $87,500

Pair of Union Army slouch hats identified to Captain Charles E. Nash, 19th Maine Infantry, $87,500

CINCINNATI – A renowned Civil War collection, singular historical memorabilia, photographs and manuscripts drove strong prices across two days of American historical ephemera and photography sales at Hindman Auctions. The November 12 Civil War Collection of James C. Frasca auction achieved more than $834,000. A 98 percent sell-through rate demonstrated bidders’ intense interest in this one-of-a-kind collection. Hats, drums, regulation bugles, swords, photographs and documents signed by America’s Founding Fathers were among standout lots in the auction. The November 15 American Historical Ephemera & Photography auction totaled more than $823,000 with a 91 percent sell-through rate. Early photography and manuscript archives were among auction highlights. In particular, Civil War photography was highly sought after.

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Henri Matisse, ‘Large Reclining Nude,’ 1935. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland. BMA 1950.258 © Succession H. Matisse, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

BMA exhibition explores Baltimore collector’s relationship with Matisse

Henri Matisse, ‘Large Reclining Nude,’ 1935. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland. BMA 1950.258 © Succession H. Matisse, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

Henri Matisse, ‘Large Reclining Nude,’ 1935. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland. BMA 1950.258 © Succession H. Matisse, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is now presenting the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the singular 43-year friendship between Baltimore collector Etta Cone and French modern master Henri Matisse.

A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore opened in October and continues through January 2, 2022. The exhibition precedes the December opening of the Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies at the BMA, which will allow for greater public and scholarly engagement with the museum’s Matisse collection.

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Amanda Everard likes to buy a small object from an auction to commemorate the friendships she made while preparing the sale or to commemorate that time of her life. Photo courtesy of Everard Auctions.

Savannah auctioneer Amanda Everard never stops learning

Amanda Everard likes to buy a small object from auctions as a way to commemorate the friendships she made while preparing the sale or to commemorate that time of her life. Photo courtesy of Everard Auctions.

Amanda Everard likes to buy a small object from each auction to commemorate the friendships she made while preparing the sale or remind her of a particular time in her life. Photo courtesy of Everard Auctions.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Amanda Everard, president and co-owner of Everard Auctions and Appraisals, says her favorite parts of the auction business are constantly learning about objects and helping clients. An 11-year-veteran of Sotheby’s before she and her family started their own auction house, the Antiques Roadshow appraiser has a deep knowledge of antiques and art. As a smallish city that attracts people from across the country, Savannah is known for its gentility. Collectors and homeowners there tend to take more to traditional furnishings than most areas and fine items can be found in many of the city’s gracious old homes.

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John Fulton Folinsbee, ‘Mother and Daughter,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Freeman’s celebrates American art in trio of sales Dec. 5-7

John Fulton Folinsbee, ‘Mother and Daughter,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

John Fulton Folinsbee, ‘Mother and Daughter,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

PHILADELPHIA — This December, Freeman’s presents American Art Week, a unique collector’s opportunity featuring three back-to-back sales of American painting, prints, sculpture, and works on paper. American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Featuring the Collection of Virginia and Stuart Peltz begins at 2 pm Eastern time on Sunday, December 5, followed by Simply American: Fine Art from a Private Texas Collection and Collect: American Art begin at 11 am and 1 pm Eastern time, respectively, on Tuesday, December 7. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Linda Stark, ‘Stigmata,’ 2011; oil on canvas over panel; 36 × 36 × 3 in.; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; purchase made possible through a gift of the Paul L. Wattis Foundation.

Berkeley museum hosts sweeping survey of 21st-century feminist art

Linda Stark, ‘Stigmata,’ 2011; oil on canvas over panel; 36 × 36 × 3 in.; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; purchase made possible through a gift of the Paul L. Wattis Foundation.

Linda Stark, ‘Stigmata,’ 2011; oil on canvas over panel; 36 × 36 × 3 in.; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; purchase made possible through a gift of the Paul L. Wattis Foundation.

BERKELEY, Calif. The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is hosting the most extensive exhibition to date of feminist art practices in the 21st century. A sweeping survey of feminist art from the last two decades, New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century features 140 artworks by 76 artists and collectives working across a range of media. It is currently open and will continue through January 30, 2022.

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Steinway Grand Model B Art Deco grand piano, est. $15,000-$25,000

Auctions at Showplace prepares elegant 280-lot array for Dec. 5

Steinway Grand Model B Art Deco grand piano, est. $15,000-$25,000

Steinway Grand Model B Art Deco grand piano, est. $15,000-$25,000

NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace moves into the 2021 holiday season with an exciting grouping of 280 lots from New York City Metropolitan area estates on December 5. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Keith Haring, ‘Untitled #3,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Treasures from Jack Benny, Kirk Douglas estates headline at Abell, Dec. 5

Keith Haring, ‘Untitled #3,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Keith Haring, ‘Untitled #3,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

LOS ANGELES – Abell Auction Co. is proud to present an exquisite array of fine art, antiques, 20th-century design and fine jewelry on Sunday, December 5 at 10 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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