1958 Joan Mitchell abstract in spotlight at Rago/Wright sale, May 23

Joan Mitchell, ‘Untitled,’ estimated at $600,000-$800,000. Image courtesy of Rago/Wright
Joan Mitchell, ‘Untitled,’ estimated at $600,000-$800,000. Image courtesy of Rago/Wright
Joan Mitchell, ‘Untitled,’ estimated at $600,000-$800,000. Image courtesy of Rago/Wright

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago/Wright will present a Post War & Contemporary Art auction on Tuesday, May 23. This beautifully curated auction consisting of 88 lots is a premier event of the spring season, featuring an exemplary selection of paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture from some of the most sought-after artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Play on: Heritage’s 68-lot American Art sale streaks past $6M

Detail from Ernie Barnes’s ‘Quintet,’ $645,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com
Ernie Barnes, ‘Quintet,’ $645,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com
Ernie Barnes, ‘Quintet,’ $645,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com

DALLAS — On May 12, Heritage Auctions showed real muscle and its own evolution in the American Art category with a finely curated event that brought a frenzy of bidders and broke auction records for a handful of beloved artists. The Diverse Visions: Important Works by American Masters Signature® Auction brought in $6,105,750. It took more than two hours to sell just 68 lots, with more than 500 bidders engaged. In addition, with the results of this auction, Heritage’s average lot value in its American Art Signature events is now just under $100,000. Works by familiar American greats, revisited stars, and increasingly desirable sleepers gave shape to an event that included Ernie Barnes, Arthur Wesley Dow, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Joseph Leyendecker and Charles White.

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John Moran graces your summer with Costume & Couture Auction, May 23

Iradj Moini gold-plated brooch, estimated at $800-$1,200
Iradj Moini gold-plated brooch, estimated at $800-$1,200
Iradj Moini gold-plated brooch, estimated at $800-$1,200

LOS ANGELES — Just in time for summer parties, John Moran Auctioneers will present its Costume & Couture auction on Tuesday, May 23, starting at 10 am Pacific time. The sale features more than 400 lots of vintage and contemporary costume jewelry, handbags, accessories and luggage, and showcases designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Valentino, Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Hermes, Judith Leiber, Miriam Haskell, Stephen Dweck, Michael Dawkins, John Hardy and Georg Jensen. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Andy Warhol violated photographer’s copyright, Supreme Court rules

Exterior of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., where the Supreme Court of the United States meets, photographed in March 2019. On May 18, the court ruled that Andy Warhol had in fact violated Lynn Goldsmith’s copyright on a photograph she took of the singer Prince. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Marielam1. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Exterior of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., where the Supreme Court of the United States meets, photographed in March 2019. On May 18, the court ruled that Andy Warhol had in fact violated Lynn Goldsmith’s copyright on a photograph she took of the singer Prince. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Marielam1. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Exterior of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, where the Supreme Court of the United States meets, photographed in March 2019. On May 18, the court ruled that the late artist Andy Warhol had in fact violated Lynn Goldsmith’s copyright on a photograph she took of the singer Prince. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Marielam1. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

WASHINGTON (AP) — On May 18, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a photographer who claimed the late Andy Warhol had violated her copyright on a photograph of the singer Prince. “Lynn Goldsmith’s original works, like those of other photographers, are entitled to copyright protection, even against famous artists,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in an opinion joined by six of her colleagues.

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High expectations for Neoclassical boule-inlaid table in May 23 sale

Circa-1920s Neoclassical boule inlaid center tilt table, estimated at $110,000-$132,000
Circa-1920s Neoclassical boule inlaid center tilt table, estimated at $110,000-$132,000
Circa-1920s Neoclassical boule inlaid center tilt table, estimated at $110,000-$132,000

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, May 23, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale titled Exquisite Decorative Arts & Furniture. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bid Smart: Sitting pretty – garden furniture with vintage charm

This Carlos Cortes faux bois garden bench achieved $7,500 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2021. Image courtesy of Vogt Auction Texas and LiveAuctioneers.
This Carlos Cortes faux bois garden bench achieved $7,500 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2021. Image courtesy of Vogt Auction Texas and LiveAuctioneers.

This Carlos Cortes faux bois garden bench achieved $7,500 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2021. Image courtesy of Vogt Auction Texas and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Outdoor spaces have long been a key feature of homes. These crucial features provide a welcome respite from sitting behind the computer, delivering fresh air and, if the sun cooperates, a dose of Vitamin D. Entertaining friends and family outdoors is important, too, prompting a need for appropriate seating. A few thoughtfully chosen, well-placed pieces of garden furniture can transform a humble patch of green into a refuge.

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