The championship belt Muhammad Ali won in the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight title fight sold for $6.18 million in Dallas on July 24. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com

Muhammad Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ belt sells for $6.1M

The championship belt Muhammad Ali won in the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight title fight sold for $6.18 million in Dallas on July 24. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com

The championship belt Muhammad Ali won in the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight title fight sold for $6.18 million in Dallas on July 24. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com

DALLAS (AP) – Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on July 24 for $6.18 million. The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

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Spectacular Sabbadini gold and diamond ring topped Doyle auction

Sabbadini two-color gold and diamond double bombe ring, $25,200

Sabbadini two-color gold and diamond double bombe ring, $25,200

NEW YORK – Doyle’s jewelry sales continue to surpass expectations. With competitive bidding, the auction of Fine Jewelry & Luxury Handbags on Wednesday, July 20 totaled a successful $759,843, with an exceptional 100% sold by value.

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Some of the world's greatest art and historical treasures are held in the Vatican museums; shown here is a display at the Musei Vaticani, taken in May 2015. Canadian Indigenous groups are requesting the return of objects held in a lesser-known Vatican museum, the Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Ank Kumar. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Vatican says artifacts were gifts; some Indigenous groups push for their return

Some of the world's greatest art and historical treasures are held in the Vatican museums; shown here is a display at the Musei Vaticani, taken in May 2015. Canadian Indigenous groups are requesting the return of objects held in a lesser-known Vatican museum, the Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Ank Kumar. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Some of the world’s greatest art and historical treasures are held in the Vatican museums; shown here is a display at the Musei Vaticani, taken in May 2015. Canadian Indigenous groups are requesting the return of objects held in a lesser-known Vatican museum, the Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Ank Kumar. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested before Pope Francis’ trip to Canada.

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Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Photography by Terry Schmitt. Artwork: ‘Untitled (LC.012, Wall of Masks),’ circa 1966–2000. Ceramic, bisque-fired clay. © 2022 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center presents The Faces of Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Photography by Terry Schmitt. Artwork: ‘Untitled (LC.012, Wall of Masks),’ circa 1966–2000. Ceramic, bisque-fired clay. © 2022 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Photography by Terry Schmitt. Artwork: ‘Untitled (LC.012, Wall of Masks),’ circa 1966–2000. Ceramic, bisque-fired clay. © 2022 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

STANFORD, Calif. – The Cantor Arts Center, located on the Stanford University campus, recently opened a long-term exhibition of a lesser-known aspect of Ruth Asawa’s (American, 1926-2013) art. Dubbed The Faces of Ruth Asawa, the show focuses on clay face masks she made of family and friends and displayed outside her home.

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Actor Paul Sorvino, photographed at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Best known for his roles in the film ‘Goodfellas’ and the television series ‘Law & Order,’ he died on July 25 at the age of 83. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit David Shankbone. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

In Memoriam: ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Law & Order’ actor Paul Sorvino, 83

Actor Paul Sorvino, photographed at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Best known for his roles in the film ‘Goodfellas’ and the television series ‘Law & Order,’ he died on July 25 at the age of 83. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit David Shankbone. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Actor Paul Sorvino, photographed at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Best known for his roles in the film ‘Goodfellas’ and the television series ‘Law & Order,’ he died on July 25 at the age of 83. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit David Shankbone. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor who specialized in playing crooks and cops such as Paulie Cicero in Goodfellas and the NYPD sergeant Phil Cerreta on Law & Order, has died. He was 83. His publicist Roger Neal said he died July 25 of natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Sorvino had dealt with health issues during the past few years.

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Jaguar celebrates 100 years as the sportiest British luxury car

This image of a red XKSS was taken in 1974, during the filming of the documentary ‘Sebring: A Place in Time.’ All images courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover North American Archives.

This image of a red XKSS was taken in 1974, during the filming of the documentary ‘Sebring: A Place in Time.’ All images courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover North American Archives.

NEW YORK — There are race cars and there are passenger cars, but perhaps no automaker has more successfully mastered both than the British marque known as Jaguar, which transferred the design flair of racing cars to everyday automobiles.

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye, ‘Ochre Body Paint,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

Australian Indigenous art collection showcased at Abell, July 28

 

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, ‘Ochre Body Paint,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, ‘Ochre Body Paint,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

LOS ANGELES – Abell Auction Co. will offer an array of Aboriginal art from the collection of Richard Kelton (1929-2019), whose respect and passion for the Australian Indigenous culture inspired him to curate one of the world’s most important private collections of its kind. The online sale will take place Thursday, July 28, starting at 9 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Property from Seymour Stein collection at Capsule Auctions, July 28

Robert Tait McKenzie, ‘The Competitor,’ est. $5,000-$10,000

Robert Tait McKenzie, ‘The Competitor,’ est. $5,000-$10,000

NEW YORK – Capsule Auctions will hold two auctions on Thursday, July 28. OS: From The Collection of Seymour Stein will commence at 10 am Eastern time, and Deco + Design III will take place at 3 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Yamandu Canosa, ‘Casa,’ 2021, oil on canvas, 130 by 190cm

The Dali welcomes The Visit from artist Yamandu Canosa

Yamandu Canosa, ‘Casa,’ 2021, oil on canvas, 130 by 190cm

Yamandu Canosa, ‘Casa,’ 2021, oil on canvas, 130 by 190cm. Courtesy of The Dali

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Uruguayan-Spanish artist Yamandu Canosa (b. 1954-) creates an intense dialog between Surrealism and contemporary art in The Visit, a new exhibition of paintings, drawings and photographs. The Visit features both abstract and figurative works set in a dramatic installation especially conceived for The Dali Museum, with a majority of the works created for the exhibition. It will remain on view until October 30.

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The Adams Academy in Quincy, Massachusetts, photographed in November 2009. The former school, built in the 19th century with funds bequeathed to the city of Quincy by John Adams, could become the site of a proposed Adams Presidential Center. It would be devoted to the father-and-son presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and their wives, First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Sswonk. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Plans in motion for center to honor Presidents Adams and Quincy Adams

Left, Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of John Adams, rendered circa-1800-1815; Right, Thomas Sully’s 1824 portrait of John Quincy Adams. The father-and-son presidents and their wives, First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams, will be the focus of a proposed Adams Presidential Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. Both images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, sourced from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The image of the Adams portrait is shared under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication; Wikimedia Commons states the image of the John Quincy Adams portrait is considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

Left, Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of John Adams, rendered circa-1800-1815; Right, Thomas Sully’s 1824 portrait of John Quincy Adams. The father-and-son presidents and their wives, First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams, will be the focus of a proposed Adams Presidential Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. Both images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, sourced from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The image of the Adams portrait is shared under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication; Wikimedia Commons states the image of the John Quincy Adams portrait is considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

BOSTON (AP) – A Boston suburb that was the birthplace of two of the nation’s earliest presidents is planning to build a center honoring their legacies. Officials in Quincy, Massachusetts, announced on July 12 the formation of a new nonprofit foundation to raise money and oversee the design and construction of the Adams Presidential Center honoring former President John Adams and his son, former President John Quincy Adams, as well as former First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.

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