Apollo Art Auctions offers spectacular ancient art & antiquities, Jan. 29

Important over-lifesize marble portrait of a Severan lady, possibly Empress Julia Domna, circa early 3rd century AD. Realistic details to face and wavy, center-parted hairstyle. Height: 555mm (21.85in). Provenance: Private collection of London doctor; previously with a London ancient art gallery; acquired from old Suffolk, UK collection, 1980s. Formerly in 19th century English collection (based on restoration techniques and information provided by vendor). Exhibited at Olympia Antiques Fair, June 2022. Accompanied by ARS professional historical report. Estimate £100,000-£200,000 ($122,150-$244,300)

LONDON – Apollo Art Auctions will launch its new season of gallery events with a January 29 sale generously laden with ancient fine art, antiquities and rare coins. Bidders who are unable to attend in person may bid remotely by phone, online or absentee, and everyone can enjoy the visually stunning auction catalogue online. With its exceptional photography and authoritative descriptions of rare art and artifacts, the auction book takes the reader on a virtual journey of the greatest civilizations of the world, traversing Classical Europe, Egypt and the Near East, and both southern Asia and the Far East.

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Jewelry, watches and Calder tapestry led Nadeau’s New Year’s Day sale

Platinum ring centered on a 10.07-carat pear shape diamond, $66,000
Platinum ring centered on a 10.07-carat pear-shape diamond, $66,000

WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery saw success at its signature January 1 New Year’s Day sale. After spirited and competitive bidding, it realized $2,664,825, with a 96% sell through rate and rock-solid results across all category. This was Nadeau’s tenth consecutive New Year’s Day Sale that surpassed the seven-figure mark.

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Richard Stedman presents art from Gertrude Whitney Vanderbilt estate, Jan. 21

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney bronze shepherd statue, estimated at $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Richard Stedman Estate Services
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney bronze shepherd statue, estimated at $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Richard Stedman Estate Services

TAMPA, Fla. – On Saturday, January 21, starting at noon Eastern time, Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC will hold The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate Auction. It will feature 22 sculptures by the Whitney Museum founder and great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt from her landmark Old Westbury, Long Island, New York studio as well as Vanderbilt family silver, Chinese vases, jewelry, paintings and decorative arts. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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MoMA presents Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio

Mackinnon & Saunders. Geppetto and Pinocchio Production Puppets, 2019-2020. Geppetto: steel, foam latex, silicone, resin, fabric, fiber, plastic. 4 by 4 ¾ by 14in (10.2 by 12.1 by 35.6cm). Pinocchio: 3D printed resin, 3D printed steel, steel, silicone, paint. 4 by 3 by 9.in (10.2 by 7.6 by 24.1cm). ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ 2022. Image courtesy Netflix
Guillermo del Toro on the set of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix
Guillermo del Toro on the set of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix

NEW YORK — The Museum of Modern Art presents Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, an exhibition devoted to the craft and process behind the celebrated filmmaker’s first stop-motion animation film. On view in the second-floor Paul J. Sachs Galleries and in the Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center through April 15, the exhibition will provide visitors with a behind-the-scenes look at the handcrafted creative process to realize del Toro’s latest film, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022).

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In Memoriam: Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, 54

Lisa Marie Presley, photographed at Quantum Collective’s SXSW Invastion 2014 in Austin, Texas in March 2014. The singer and only child of Elvis Presley died January 12 at the age of 54. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit David French. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Lisa Marie Presley, photographed at Quantum Collective’s SXSW Invastion 2014 in Austin, Texas in March 2014. The singer and only child of Elvis Presley died January 12 at the age of 54. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit David French. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Lisa Marie Presley, photographed at Quantum Collective’s SXSW Invasion 2014 in Austin, Texas in March 2014. The singer and only child of Elvis Presley died January 12 at the age of 54. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit David French. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lisa Marie Presley – the only child of Elvis Presley – died January 12 after being hospitalized earlier that day, her mother said in a statement. The singer was 54.

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