Freeman’s presents its much-anticipated American Week sales, June 4-8

Daniel Garber, ‘Brandywine Meadows,’ estimated at $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Daniel Garber, ‘Brandywine Meadows,’ estimated at $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Daniel Garber, ‘Brandywine Meadows,’ estimated at $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — In back-to-back sales of fine art and rare books and manuscripts this June, Freeman’s presents American Week, bringing important American art and printed matter to market. With a strong emphasis on 20th-century canvases and important first editions, the week’s sales highlight Freeman’s dedication to this dynamic market segment. Led by striking paintings by Horace Pippin, Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield and Robert Henri, as well as quintessential literature and Americana by Walt Whitman, Thomas Paine and Henry David Thoreau, American Week offers an impressive slate of fresh-to-market works, including two curated single-owner selections. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Game-worn Orioles gear perches atop lineup at University Archives, May 31

Detail from circa-1990-2016 group of six game-worn baseball helmets and jerseys from the Baltimore Orioles, estimated at $900-$1,000
Circa-1990-2016 group of six game-worn baseball helmets and jerseys from the Baltimore Orioles, with grading and authentication from JSA and Mears, estimated at $900-$1,000
Circa-1990-2016 group of six game-worn baseball helmets and jerseys from the Baltimore Orioles, with grading and authentication from JSA and Mears, estimated at $900-$1,000

WILTON, Conn. – An autograph letter handwritten in German and signed by Ludwig van Beethoven, regarding his only opera, Fidelio; a group of six game-worn baseball helmets and jerseys from the Baltimore Orioles, dating to circa 1990-2016; and an autograph letter signed by John Adams in 1801 regarding the influence of Virginia Democrats will headline University Archives’ next online-only auction, scheduled for Wednesday, May 31. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rolex, Patek Philippe and Cartier rarities counting the minutes till June 1 Heritage sale

Circa-2017 Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch with cloisonne enamel dial, estimated at $60,000-$1 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com
Circa-2017 Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch with cloisonne enamel dial, estimated at $60,000-$1 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com
Circa-2017 Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch with cloisonne enamel dial, estimated at $60,000-$1 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com

DALLAS — A gorgeous circa-2017 Patek Philippe watch, designed to look as if the hands revolve around the earth’s axis, will have the most serious of collectors counting the minutes until Heritage Auctions‘ Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature® Auction on Thursday, June 1. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Where Ideas Come From: Dali’s Drawings opens in Florida May 27

Salvador Dali, ‘Les Fourmis (Ants),’ circa 1936. Gouache on tinted paper, 25 ¾ by 19 ½in. Collection of the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla. (USA). In the USA: © Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., 2022 / Worldwide : ©Salvador Dali, Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, (ARS), 2022
Salvador Dali, ‘Study for Soft Watch Exploding,’ 1954. Ink and pencil on paper, 5 by 6 ¾in. Collection of the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla. (USA). In the USA: © Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., 2022 / Worldwide : ©Salvador Dali, Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, (ARS), 2022
Salvador Dali, ‘Study for Soft Watch Exploding,’ 1954. Ink and pencil on paper, 5 by 6 ¾in. Collection of the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla. (USA). In the USA: © Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., 2022 / Worldwide : ©Salvador Dali, Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, (ARS), 2022

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Dali Museum will present more than 100 works on paper from the museum’s vault in Where Ideas Come From: Dali’s Drawings from May 27 through Oct. 22. Showcasing the artist’s utilization of various media, including pencil, pen, charcoal, watercolor and gouache, Dali’s Drawings will highlight Dali’s creative process throughout the many phases of his career. More than half of the artworks will be on view for the first time in 35 years and will rarely be displayed again due to their fragile nature. Through the support of donations from the community, the majority of the works featured in the exhibition were recently conserved — for the first time — in alignment with the Dali’s mission to care for and share Dali’s work and legacy.

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Bid Smart: Mira Nakashima – worthy successor to father George

A Mira Nakashima single-board Conoid dining table and six single-board Conoid dining chairs achieved $30,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2023. Image courtesy of Freeman’s and LiveAuctioneers.

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A Mira Nakashima single-board Conoid dining table and six single-board Conoid dining chairs achieved $30,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2023. Image courtesy of Freeman’s and LiveAuctioneers.
A Mira Nakashima single-board Conoid dining table with six single-board Conoid dining chairs achieved $30,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2023. Image courtesy of Freeman’s and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — When renowned architect, furniture-maker and woodworker George Nakashima died in 1990, daughter Mira Nakashima (American, b. 1942-) had no qualms about stepping into his shoes to manage his legacy.

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