Bertoia Auctions will thrill toy, bank and antique advertising collectors, May 11-12

Arcade flat-top Yellow Cab bank, cast iron with rubber wheels, 7.5in long. Estimate $2,500-$3,500. Image courtesy of Bertoia Auctions
Arcade flat-top Yellow Cab bank, cast iron with rubber wheels, 7.5in long. Estimate $2,500-$3,500. Image courtesy of Bertoia Auctions
Arcade flat-top Yellow Cab bank, cast iron with rubber wheels, 7.5in long. Estimate $2,500-$3,500. Image courtesy of Bertoia Auctions

VINELAND, N.J. – Bertoia’s has a springtime treat in store for toy, bank and antique advertising collectors on Thursday and Friday, May 11-12. The Bertoia family will be hosting a 1,000-lot hybrid event that opens with a day-long cataloged gallery auction, followed the next day by a full slate of new discoveries presented in the Bertoia Basics online-only format collectors love. Sessions start at 10 am Eastern time on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Cartier Bamboo Coussin is king at Hindman Watches auction

Cartier Coussin bamboo watch, $34,650
Cartier Coussin bamboo watch, $34,650
Cartier Bamboo Coussin watch, $34,650

CHICAGO – Cartier watches achieved remarkable prices during Hindman’s Watches April 12 auction, led by a Bamboo Coussin watch that realized $34,650. The price is among the highest that a Coussin watch has sold for at auction. The auction drew in bidders from 34 countries and ultimately exceeded its total estimate. A total of 47 percent of lots hammered at or above their high estimates.

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Hannah Gadsby takes aim at Picasso in ‘It’s Pablo-matic’ at Brooklyn Museum

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), ‘The Crying Woman,’ October 1937. Oil on canvas, 21.7 by 18.2in. (55.3 by 46.3cm). Musee national Picasso/Paris/France, MP165. © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: Adrien Didierjean, © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, New York)
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), ‘The Crying Woman,’ October 1937. Oil on canvas, 21.7 by 18.2in. (55.3 by 46.3cm). Musee national Picasso/Paris/France, MP165. © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: Adrien Didierjean, © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, New York)
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), ‘The Crying Woman,’ October 1937. Oil on canvas, 21.7 by 18.2in. (55.3 by 46.3cm). Musee national Picasso/Paris/France, MP165. © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: Adrien Didierjean, © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, New York)

NEW YORK – Fifty years after his death, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) remains an artistic and cultural icon whose status as the preeminent modern artist has gone largely unquestioned. The exhibition It’s Pablo-matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby grapples with Picasso’s art and legacy through intersecting, critical feminist methodologies that have emerged since 1973 and continue to reshape art history today. Part of the global Picasso Celebration 1973–2023, the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition is organized by senior curators Lisa Small and Catherine Morris with Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby, whose groundbreaking 2018 comedy special Nanette pointedly challenged how public debate around marginalized communities is conducted, including art institutions’ frequent condoning of art history’s inherent misogyny. It’s Pablo-matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby opens on June 2 and closes on September 24.

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Railroadiana, clocks and lanterns light the way at EstateOfMind, May 6

Newburgh Brewster Fire Department engraved lantern, estimated at $25-$1,000
Newburgh Brewster Fire Department engraved lantern, estimated at $25-$1,000
Newburgh Brewster Fire Department engraved lantern, estimated at $25-$1,000

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – An astounding 50-year collection of railroadiana, clocks and lighting from the estate of Wayne Rheinfeld will headline a two-session Important Estate Auction on Saturday, May 6 offered by EstateOfMind Auctions. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Refurbished Chopin museum reopens in Warsaw with new items

The Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw, Poland, photographed in May 2022. The museum will reopen on April 29 following renovations. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Adrian Grycuk. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Poland license.
The Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw, Poland, photographed in May 2022. The museum will reopen on April 29. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Adrian Grycuk. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Poland license.
The Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw, Poland, photographed in May 2022. The museum will reopen on April 29 following renovations. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Adrian Grycuk. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Poland license.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – A museum to Polish pianist and composer Frederic Chopin reopens in Warsaw on April 29 after months of renovations to improve the presentation of the exhibits.

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Emmi Whitehorse’s lyrical abstracts reimagine nature

Emmi Whitehorse’s ‘Field of Birds’ achieved $30,000 plus the buyer’s premium in February 2023. Image courtesy of Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery and LiveAuctioneers.
Emmi Whitehorse’s ‘Field of Birds’ achieved $30,000 plus the buyer’s premium in February 2023. Image courtesy of Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery and LiveAuctioneers.
Emmi Whitehorse’s ‘Field of Birds’ achieved $30,000 plus the buyer’s premium in February 2023. Image courtesy of Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Emmi Whitehorse’s work is hard to categorize. It is lyrical yet abstract, and, in keeping with her Navajo Dine heritage, it evokes the same sense of balance and harmony found in nature that inspires these artworks.

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