Judaica, ethnographic art featured at Kensington Estate Auction, Aug. 8

Pair of Near Eastern Torah finials, est. $1,000-$3,000

Pair of Near Eastern Torah finials, est. $1,000-$3,000

CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – On Monday, August 8, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Kensington Estate Auction will hold an 177-lot online sale that will feature fine and urban art, sculptures, antiquarian books, photography, antiquities, illustration art, ethnographic art, Judaica, modern silver, Native American rugs and baseball and sports memorabilia. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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In Memoriam: Tony Dow, sculptor and big brother on ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ 77

1960 ABC Television promotional Photo of the Cleaver family from the television program Leave it to Beaver. From left: Hugh Beaumont (Ward), Tony Dow (Wally), Barbara Billingsley (June), Jerry Mathers (Theodore AKA “Beaver”)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Dow, who as Wally Cleaver on the sitcom “Leave It to Beaver” helped create the popular and lasting image of the American teenager of the 1950s and 60s, died Wednesday. He was 77.

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Jackie Robinson Museum opens after 14 years of planning

Public domain image of Jackie Robinson from the LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection at The Library of Congress. Photo by LOOK Magazine photographer Bob Sandberg

NEW YORK (AP) – Long dreamed about and in development for longer than the big league career of the man it honors, the Jackie Robinson Museum opened Tuesday in Manhattan with a gala ceremony attended by the widow of the barrier-breaking ballplayer and two of his children.

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Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece, ‘La Primavera (Spring),’ photographed in February 2011. On July 22, activists protesting climate change glued their hands to the glass covering the painting, which was unharmed. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit DcoetzeeBot. The work is in the public domain because it was published or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before January 1, 1927.

Protestors at Uffizi glue hands to glass protecting Botticelli’s ‘Spring’

Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece, ‘La Primavera (Spring),’ photographed in February 2011. On July 22, activists protesting climate change glued their hands to the glass covering the painting, which was unharmed. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit DcoetzeeBot. The work is in the public domain because it was published or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before January 1, 1927.

Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece, ‘La Primavera (Spring),’ photographed in February 2011. On July 22, activists protesting climate change glued their hands to the glass covering the painting, which was unharmed. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit DcoetzeeBot. The work is in the public domain because it was published or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before January 1, 1927.

ROME (AP) – On July 22, Italian environmental activists glued their hands to the glass protecting Sandro Botticelli’s painting Spring in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, police said. The museum said thanks to the glass, which was installed as a precaution several years ago, the masterpiece was unharmed.

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Tony Fitzpatrick, American, born 1958. ‘C,’ 2012; etching; plate 7 by 5 in, sheet: 11 by 9in. Saint Louis Art Museum, gift of Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons; and funds given by the Marian Cronheim Trust for Prints and Drawings, Museum Purchase, Friends Fund, The Sidney S. and Sadie Cohen Print Purchase Fund, and the Eliza McMillan Purchase Fund 564:2020; © Tony Fitzpatrick

St. Louis Art Museum shows expanded collection of postwar American prints

Tony Fitzpatrick, American, born 1958. ‘C,’ 2012; etching; plate 7 by 5 in, sheet: 11 by 9in. Saint Louis Art Museum, gift of Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons; and funds given by the Marian Cronheim Trust for Prints and Drawings, Museum Purchase, Friends Fund, The Sidney S. and Sadie Cohen Print Purchase Fund, and the Eliza McMillan Purchase Fund 564:2020; © Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick, American, born 1958. ‘C,’ 2012; etching; plate 7 by 5in, sheet: 11 by 9in. Saint Louis Art Museum, gift of Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons; and funds given by the Marian Cronheim Trust for Prints and Drawings, Museum Purchase, Friends Fund, the Sidney S. and Sadie Cohen Print Purchase Fund, and the Eliza McMillan Purchase Fund 564:2020; © Tony Fitzpatrick

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Saint Louis Art Museum is showing Catching the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons Collection until September 11. The exhibition celebrates the 2020 acquisition of more than 800 works of art that has elevated the museum’s holdings of postwar American prints.

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Auctions at Showplace to offer fine estate goods, Aug. 7

 

Manolo Valdes, ‘Serie Helene,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

Manolo Valdes, ‘Serie Helene,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace will present a summer estate auction on Sunday, August 7, which will bring together 280 lots of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, fine jewelry and luxury goods. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Chrysler Museum of Art exhibits exceptional collection of prints

 

Robert Motherwell, (American, 1915-1991), ‘Red Sea I,’ 1976. Aquatint and etching. Lent by Susan and David Goode. © 2022 Dedalus Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Robert Motherwell, (American, 1915-1991), ‘Red Sea I,’ 1976. Aquatint and etching. Lent by Susan and David Goode. © 2022 Dedalus Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art has welcomed an extraordinary collection of modern prints on loan. Lasting Impressions: Prints from the Collection of David R. and Susan S. Goode will be on view until November 6. This exhibition was announced earlier this year following the Goodes’ $2.5 million donation to the museum to establish the Goode Works on Paper Center and a group of 100 photographs by O. Winston Link, which will be added to the Chrysler collection during the next three years.

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The inflight coverall jacket Buzz Aldrin wore during the entirety of the Apollo 11 moon mission sold for $2.7 million on July 25 in New York. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 inflight jacket soars to $2.7M

The inflight coverall jacket Buzz Aldrin wore during the entirety of the Apollo 11 moon mission sold for $2.7 million on July 25 in New York. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

The inflight coverall jacket Buzz Aldrin wore during the entirety of the Apollo 11 moon mission sold for $2.7 million on July 25 in New York. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

NEW YORK – On July 25 at Sotheby’s, Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 inflight coverall jacket, worn during the historic 1969 mission to the moon and back, achieved $2,772,500 – making it the most valuable American space-flown artifact ever sold at auction, and the most valuable jacket sold at auction. The exceptionally rare garment was chased by multiple bidders for almost 10 minutes before selling to a bidder on the phone.

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Appointment signed by King Louis XVIII in 1814, est. $50-$500

Lauded antique dealers’ collection presented at John McInnis, Aug. 4-6

Appointment signed by King Louis XVIII in 1814, est. $50-$500

Appointment signed by King Louis XVIII in 1814, est. $50-$500

AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers will offer material from the celebrated Massachusetts antiques dealers Jack and Grace Weil as part of its Three Day Summer Event, taking place from Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6, with the three auction sessions beginning at 10 am Eastern time on each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Patrick Kelly’s Fall/Winter 1989–1990 advertising campaign. Photograph by Oliviero Toscani. Courtesy of the estate of Patrick Kelly. Scan by Randy Dodson / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Copyright Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Peabody Essex Museum salutes late Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly’s Fall/Winter 1989–1990 advertising campaign. Photograph by Oliviero Toscani. Courtesy of the estate of Patrick Kelly. Scan by Randy Dodson / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Copyright Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Patrick Kelly’s Fall/Winter 1989–1990 advertising campaign. Photograph by Oliviero Toscani. Courtesy of the estate of Patrick Kelly. Scan by Randy Dodson / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Copyright Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

SALEM, Mass. – The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is currently hosting an exhibition that celebrates the life and legacy of the late fashion designer Patrick Kelly. Rooted in expressions of love and joy and inspired by his experiences growing up in the American South, Kelly’s fearless yet lighthearted designs pushed racial and cultural boundaries. First exhibited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2014, and reconstituted for a run at the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2021, Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love will be on view at PEM through November 6.

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