NEW YORK and PONCE, Puerto Rico – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will display five of the most important paintings from the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, from October 8 through February 2024. The loans include Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June (1895), an icon of Victorian painting; John Everett Millais’s The Escape of a Heretic, 1559 (1857); and the three scenes comprising the Small Briar Rose series by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (all painted 1871–73). Following a technical examination of Flaming June conducted by conservators, scientists and imaging specialists at the Met, the five works will be displayed in the museum’s galleries for 19th- and early-20th century European paintings and sculpture.
LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A full Psittacosaurus dinosaur skeleton, a coveted acetate master recording from Elvis Presley’s early sessions at Sun Records, an archive of material relating to Barbra Streisand and items signed by JFK and the Beatles will all come up for bid in Weiss Auctions’ Iconic and Eclectic auction on Thursday, September 29. The online auction, packed with approximately 500 rare and unusual items, will start at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DETROIT – Funded by a gift of $5 million from the Mort and Brigitte Harris Foundation, the Detroit Institute of Arts will hire a new curator and acquire works across media that illuminate the interrelated creative and technological, design and functional endeavors that defined and continue to characterize the ingenuity and development of the American automotive industry, with an emphasis on Detroit’s distinctive place in this narrative. The new collection will be launched with a generous gift of 91 automotive drawings from Julie Hyde-Edwards, which represents decades of study, collecting and advocacy by Julie and her late husband Robert Edwards on behalf of Detroit car designers and the art they produced.
CHICAGO – Hindman’s Prints & Multiples auction, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, will present an extraordinary offering of Pop art and Abstract Expressionist works, highlighted by a selection of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns prints. Innovative collages by Sam Gilliam, the groundbreaking artist who challenged the foundations of every medium he employed, will also be showcased in the contemporary and modern prints session. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Doyle offered the Kop family collection of Costa Rican coins and bank notes as a featured section of the highly successful sale of Coins, Stamps, Bank Notes, Sports Collectibles & Medals on September 13. With international competitive bidding, the auction totaled a successful $1,163,963, far surpassing its overall estimate of $476,650-$692,050, with an exceptional 97% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.
NEW YORK – An Ermanno Nason vase, a Romano Dona sculpture, and a Murano glass vase-lamp with a Mosaico pattern will compete for top lot status at Jasper52’s Italian and Murano Glass auction, which will be offered on Wednesday, September 28 at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
CRANSTON, R.I. – A World War II leather flight jacket from the U.S. 23rd Bomb Squadron, a worsted wool tunic worn by a brigadier general who was a commanding officer at the legendary Tuskegee Army Advanced Flying School, and a Polish pre-World War II VIS-35 Radom pistol are expected top lots in Bruneau & Co.’s Historic Arms & Militaria auction on Thursday, September 29. The online-only auction, beginning promptly at 6 pm Eastern time, contains 265 lots of historic objects from World Wars I and II and the modern era, including flags, uniforms, bayonets and an array of iconic arms of both World Wars. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s September 29 Art and Design auction brings the best of both collecting categories to market, from furniture by Harry Bertoia and Christian Liaigre to design objects by Tiffany Studios and Samuel Yellin to paintings, prints and works on paper by Andy Warhol and Louise Nevelson. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland will formally ask Russia to return seven paintings now in a leading Moscow museum that were looted during World War II by the Soviet Red Army, the Polish culture minister said last week.