Childe Hassam, ‘Mrs. Hassam in a Garden,’ est. $2 million-$3 million. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Childe Hassam canvas could reach $3M at Freeman’s, June 5

Childe Hassam, ‘Mrs. Hassam in a Garden,’ est. $2 million-$3 million. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Childe Hassam, ‘Mrs. Hassam in a Garden,’ est. $2 million-$3 million. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — On June 5, Freeman’s will offer Childe Hassam’s 1889 painting Mrs. Hassam in a Garden, the largest and most significant canvas from the artist’s Parisian period. The oil is estimated at $2 million-$3 million and comes fresh to market from an important Philadelphia collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Image credit: Yayoi Kusama, ‘The Obliteration Room’ 2002-present at Tate Modern, 2012. Image (c) Tate photography

Yayoi Kusama’s obliteration room comes to Tate Modern this summer

Image credit: Yayoi Kusama, ‘The Obliteration Room’ 2002-present at Tate Modern, 2012. Image (c) Tate photography

Image credit: Yayoi Kusama, ‘The Obliteration Room,’ 2002-present at Tate Modern, 2012. Image (c) Tate photography

LONDON – This summer, Tate Modern invites visitors of all ages to help transform a blank white apartment into a sea of colorful dots. Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room opens on July 23 as part of UNIQLO Tate Play, Tate Modern’s free program of playful art-inspired activities for families. As well as having a chance to cover every available surface of the installation with bright circular stickers, families will also be able to create their own work of art to add to an ever-growing garden in the Turbine Hall. The obliteration room will be on display until August 29.

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Exterior of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, taken in February 2013. Sometime between Thursday, May 26 and Saturday, May 28, a $2 million relic was stolen from the church and a statue of an angel was beheaded. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Beyond My Ken. The image is licensed under several Creative Commons agreements, the most recent being Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.

$2M gold relic stolen, angel statue beheaded at Brooklyn church

Exterior of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, taken in February 2013. Sometime between Thursday, May 26 and Saturday, May 28, a $2 million relic was stolen from the church and a statue of an angel was beheaded. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Beyond My Ken. The image is licensed under several Creative Commons agreements, the most recent being Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.


Exterior of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, taken in February 2013. Sometime between Thursday, May 26 and Saturday, May 28, a $2 million relic was stolen from the church and a statue of an angel was beheaded. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Beyond My Ken. The image is licensed under several Creative Commons agreements, the most recent being Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.

NEW YORK (AP) – Police say someone broke into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic and removed the head from a statue of an angel at some point late last week. The incident happened between 6:30 pm May 26 and 4 pm May 28 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, known as the Notre Dame of Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.

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Kelmscott Press printing of ‘The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,’ est. $70,000-$100,000

Kelmscott Press Chaucer an exciting entry to PBA Galleries’ June 2 sale

 Kelmscott Press printing of ‘The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,’ est. $70,000-$100,000


Kelmscott Press printing of ‘The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,’ est. $70,000-$100,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries announces an auction of Rare Books & Manuscripts to be held Thursday, June 2. The sale comprises a selection of more than 200 lots of rare and significant books, with manuscript material dating from the 14th through 20th centuries. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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John Banovich, ‘Palindaba,’ est. $7,000-$9,000

Denver museum to benefit from Hindman June 3 wildlife art sale

John Banovich, ‘Palindaba,’ est. $7,000-$9,000

John Banovich, ‘Palindaba,’ est. $7,000-$9,000

DENVER – Hindman is honored to be handling the sale of the Wildlife Experience Collection, with proceeds to benefit the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, on Friday, June 3. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Signed Michael Jordan rookie card could top $3M at Christie’s

Michael Jordan Upper Deck Signed 1986 Fleer #57 rookie card, est. $2 million-$3 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Michael Jordan Upper Deck signed 1986 Fleer #57 rookie card, est. $2 million-$3 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

NEW YORK – Christie’s will offer one of the rarest and most valuable Michael Jordan rookie cards in existence – the Michael Jordan Upper Deck Signed 1986 Fleer #57 rookie card – with an estimate of $2 million-$3 million. The card will be offered as part of an online-only sale, Six Rings – Legacy of the GOAT, which will be open for bidding from June 1-14 and will be exhibited at Christie’s Rockefeller Center galleries from June 3-7.

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A Qing dynasty-style jade emerald bangle made $700,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2018. Image courtesy of Harvard Auction Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

Jade jewelry: green is keen, and white is a delight

A Qing dynasty-style jade emerald bangle made $700,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2018. Image courtesy of Harvard Auction Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

A Qing dynasty-style jade emerald bangle made $700,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2018. Image courtesy of Harvard Auction Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Jade is having a bit of a moment, which is a pleasant surprise. Until recently, the gemstone was thought of as too traditional, strictly belonging to Grandmother’s or Auntie’s generation. Today, Instagram is filled with photos of young women flaunting their prized jade jewelry, and desirable pieces are bringing strong prices at auction.

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The Mona Lisa was attacked with cake on May 29 by a protester attempting to draw attention to the effects of climate change. The famous painting is covered by a sheet of glass, ensuring it suffered no damage. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit The Louvre. Per the Wikimedia Foundation, the work is considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

Man in wig throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa

 The Mona Lisa was attacked with cake on May 29 by a protester attempting to draw attention to the effects of climate change. The famous painting is covered by a sheet of glass, ensuring it suffered no damage. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit The Louvre. Per the Wikimedia Foundation, the work is considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

The Mona Lisa was attacked with cake on May 29 by a protester attempting to draw attention to the effects of climate change. The famous painting is covered by a sheet of glass, ensuring it suffered no damage. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit The Louvre. Per the Wikimedia Foundation, the work is considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

PARIS (AP) – A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. The Paris prosecutor’s office said May 30 that the 36-year-old man was detained following the May 29 incident and sent to a police psychiatric unit. An investigation has been opened into the damage of cultural artifacts.

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Sculptures by Hepworth, Botero top June 5 lineup at 1STBID

Barbara Hepworth marble abstract form, est. $90,000-$100,000

Barbara Hepworth marble abstract form, est. $90,000-$100,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 1STBID’s next auction will take place Sunday, June 5, starting at 2 pm Eastern time. It will feature more than 222 antique and vintage items ranging from 18th-century paintings to contemporary sculpture and tribal rugs handwoven by Qashqai nomads. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jack Robinson, photographer (American, 1928-1997), ‘Katherine Choy in New Orleans,’ 1952-1955. Photo courtesy Robinson Archive.

NOMA spotlights pioneering Chinese American ceramicist Katherine Choy

Jack Robinson, photographer (American, 1928-1997), ‘Katherine Choy in New Orleans,’ 1952-1955. Photo courtesy Robinson Archive.

Jack Robinson, photographer (American, 1928-1997), ‘Katherine Choy in New Orleans,’ 1952-1955. Photo courtesy Robinson Archive.

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans, which opened on May 6 and continues through April 23, 2023. An innovative artist in a number of mediums, Katherine Choy (American, b. China 1927–1958) developed radical ceramic work that was distinctively her own. In her short mid-1950s career in New Orleans, Choy was a national leader in evolving ceramics from utilitarian objects into the purview of expressive fine art.

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