Scale model of a 1959 Jaguar MK2 by 12Art, est. $450-$550

Scale-model automobilia treasures lined up for July 6 auction

 

Scale model of a 1959 Jaguar MK2 by 12Art, est. $450-$550

Scale model of a 1959 Jaguar MK2 by 12Art, est. $450-$550

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 6, starting at noon Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Automobilia, Collectibles and More! Its 193 lots are dominated by scale models of beloved cars from celebrated marques. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sam Gilliam, ‘Pantheon #5,’ $67,650

Sam Gilliam abstract work topped offerings at Neue’s Modern sale

Sam Gilliam, ‘Pantheon #5,’ $67,650

Sam Gilliam, ‘Pantheon #5,’ $67,650

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – An abstract work by African American artist Sam Gilliam (b. 1933-) sold for $67,650 in an online-only May Modern auction held May 28 by Neue Auctions.

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Dan Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, photographed in January 2018. On June 28, he announced he would step down from his roles in June 2023. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Valdel10. Shared under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Met President and CEO Daniel Weiss to step down in June 2023

Dan Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, photographed in January 2018. On June 28, he announced he would step down from his roles in June 2023. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Valdel10. Shared under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, photographed in January 2018. On June 28, 2022 he announced he will step down from his roles in June 2023. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Valdel10. Shared under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

NEW YORK — Daniel H. Weiss, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2015 and its president and CEO since 2017, announced June 28 that he intends to step down in June 2023. An accomplished scholar and author who holds a PhD in art history and an MBA, Weiss was recruited to lead the Met in 2015 after tenures as a college president, university dean and a professor of art history. He led the museum through a series of historic challenges — financial, infrastructure and societal — from which the museum has emerged as a stronger institution with its place intact among the most ambitious, programmatically robust and financially strong cultural institutions in the world.

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Andy Warhol serigraph from the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ portfolio, est. $70,000-$90,000

Warhol, Wyeths, jewelry and more at Thomaston Place, July 8-10

 

Andy Warhol serigraph from the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ portfolio, est. $70,000-$90,000

Andy Warhol serigraph from the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ portfolio, est. $70,000-$90,000

THOMASTON, Maine – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ three-day auction event, scheduled for July 8-10, will feature artworks by Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Andy Warhol and Lucas Cranach the Elder, plus an important group of American Colonial-era furniture. The auction will begin at 11 am Eastern time each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Exterior of the Orlando Museum of Art, photographed in December 2007. The FBI raided the museum on June 24, seizing several works attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat after experts and others questioned their authenticity. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit User:MrX. Made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

FBI seizes disputed Basquiat artworks from Florida museum

Exterior of the Orlando Museum of Art, photographed in December 2007. The FBI raided the museum on June 24, seizing several works attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat after experts and others questioned their authenticity. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit User:MrX. Made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Exterior of the Orlando Museum of Art . The FBI raided the museum on June 24, seizing several works attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat after experts and others questioned their authenticity. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. 2007 photo by MrX. Made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The FBI raided a Florida art museum on June 24 and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art spokeswoman Emilia Bourmas-Fry said in a statement that they were complying with a warrant from the FBI for access to the Heroes and Monsters exhibit, which is now in the government’s possession. She added that no one on the museum’s staff has been arrested.

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Bridget Riley, ‘Reve,’ 1999 oil on canvas. Bridget Riley Collection, © 2022 Bridget Riley, All rights reserved

Bridget Riley dazzles at Yale Center for British Art

Bridget Riley, ‘Reve,’ 1999 oil on canvas. Bridget Riley Collection, © 2022 Bridget Riley, All rights reserved

Bridget Riley, ‘Reve,’ 1999 oil on canvas. Bridget Riley collection, © 2022 Bridget Riley, All rights reserved

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) currently presents Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction, an exhibition that continues through July 24. Born in London in 1931, Riley is among the most important and influential painters in Britain and the world. During the course of her seven-decades-long career, she has enjoyed a continuing dialog with museums, galleries, critics and collectors in the United States. This major survey traces Riley’s oeuvre from the 1960s through the present by featuring more than 50 works that were selected by the artist in collaboration with the YCBA.

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Louis Vuitton Lily Pons shoe trunk, $37,800

High five! Doyle’s $539K Louis Vuitton sale achieved white-glove status

Louis Vuitton Lily Pons shoe trunk, $37,800

Louis Vuitton Lily Pons shoe trunk, $37,800

NEW YORK – Doyle‘s auction titled Luxury Travel: The Louis Vuitton Sale, held on June 21, saw determined bidders from around the world drive exceptionally strong prices. This international competition yielded an auction total of $539,424, more than doubling the sale’s collective estimate of $204,900-$311,050. All 117 of the lots offered were sold, qualifying the event as a white glove sale.

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Widline Cadet, ‘Nan Letenite (In Eternity),’ 2021. Inkjet print. Collection of the artist. © Widline Cadet, from the Seremoni Disparisyon (Ritual [Dis]Appearance) series.

Women photographers from African diaspora showcased in Phoenix

Widline Cadet, ‘Nan Letenite (In Eternity),’ 2021. Inkjet print. Collection of the artist. © Widline Cadet, from the Seremoni Disparisyon (Ritual [Dis]Appearance) series.

Widline Cadet, ‘Nan Letenite (In Eternity),’ 2021. Inkjet print. Collection of the artist. © Widline Cadet, from the Seremoni Disparisyon (Ritual [Dis]Appearance) series.

PHOENIX – This summer, Phoenix Art Museum will present And Let It Remain So: Women of the African Diaspora, a major photography exhibition showcasing the work of five photographers, all of whom explore the ways in which their experiences of the African diaspora influence their understandings of identity, place and belonging. The exhibition will be on view from July 20 through February 12, 2023 in the Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography at Phoenix Art Museum.

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Portrait of Sam Gilliam, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery and Pace Gallery. Photography by Fredrik Nilsen Studio.

In Memoriam: Sam Gilliam, 88, influential abstract painter and sculptor

Portrait of Sam Gilliam, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery and Pace Gallery. Photography by Fredrik Nilsen Studio.

Portrait of Sam Gilliam, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery and Pace Gallery. Photography by Fredrik Nilsen Studio.

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK – David Kordansky Gallery and Pace Gallery are saddened to announce that artist Sam Gilliam passed away on Saturday, June 25, at age 88. Throughout his seven-decade career, Gilliam reinvented and continuously reshaped abstract painting and sculpture. Incorporating rich constellations of forms, textures and materials to forge inventive compositions, his work has exerted a profound influence on subsequent generations of artists.

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Gerald Benney silver bowl or centerpiece with removable gold-colored and aquamarine brooch, est. £4,000-£6,000

British silversmith Gerald Benney’s works showcased at Dreweatts, July 7

 

Gerald Benney silver bowl or centerpiece with removable gold-colored and aquamarine brooch, est. £4,000-£6,000

Gerald Benney silver bowl or centerpiece with removable gold-colored and aquamarine brooch, est. £4,000-£6,000

LONDON – Dreweatts’ Thursday, July 7 sale will feature a collection of works by Gerald Benney (1930-2008), the most important designer in the revival of British silversmithing in post-World War II Britain. Born in Hull, East Yorkshire in 1930, Benney’s career lasted more than half a century, and in 1995, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to art, due to his unique style and the exceptional quality and finish of his pieces. The Benney works will be offered as a highlight of Dreweatts’ auction of Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Luxury Accessories. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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