Masterworks shine in fine photographs at Swann June 11

Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Lisa Lyon,’ oversize silver print, one of an edition of one, 1980. Estimate $30,000-$40,000. Swann Galleries image

NEW YORK – On Thursday, June 11, Swann Galleries will hold a sale of fine photographs that features 20 century masterworks, landscapes, feminist and Latin American photographers, as well as pop photographica. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 auction salutes Americana, folk art June 4

Pig weathervane, copper, circa 1920-1940, 17in x 26in x 2in. Estimate: $1,300-$1,800. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – More than 500 lots of Americana and folk art will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Thursday, June 4. Handcrafted tramp art boxes, collectible vintage signage and detailed wooden frames are just a few of the whimsical treasures offered in this sale. This collection of 19th-20th century rural life will create a unique sense of welcome in any home. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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June 2 fine art auction transports bidders to South Pacific

Jean Charlot (French/Mexican, 1898-1979), ‘Presenting the Tabua,’ serigraph/silkscreen print from the Fijian series, 1973. Image: 20in x 15¼in. Sheet: 25¾in x 20in. Estimate: $1,100-$1,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, June 2, Jasper52 will present an auction of more than 100 artworks sourced from a Honolulu estate, about half of which have South Pacific subjects and themes. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.   Read more

Moran’s presents 20th Century Art & Design auction June 9

A pair of George Nakashima for Nakashima Studios ‘New’ chairs. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s 20th Century Art + Design auction June 9 is heating up the summer season with fresh-to-market fine and decorative art from an array of artists and designers are sure to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s auctions Revolutionary War tomahawk for world-record $664,200

Extremely important and fine silver-mounted and inlaid presentation pipe tomahawk signed ‘R. (Richard) Butler’ and inscribed to Lt John McClellan. Extensively exhibited, including at Smithsonian. Depicted on cover of ‘Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersman Belt Axes,’ and in several other respected reference books. Sold by Morphy Auctions for $664,200, a world auction record for a tomahawk. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – A circa 1765-1770 Revolutionary War presentation pipe tomahawk made by future army general Richard Butler and inscribed to Lieutenant John McClellan of the Pennsylvania Riflemen was sold yesterday by Morphy Auctions for a staggering $664,200, inclusive of buyer’s premium. It is a world-record auction price for any tomahawk. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Early music machines produce hi-fi results at Breker auction

Le Lioret No. 3 phonograph, with original horn, tripod and three celluloid cylinders, 1897, in perfect plying condition. Sold: €25,660 / $27,700. Auction Team Breker image

COLOGNE, Germany – Auction Team Breker’s first online-only sale on April 4 – a marathon double-bill of photographica and office antiques from the world-famous collection of Tom Russo – set the pace for a winning formula with a 96% sold quota, running almost 11 hours. Breker’s second virtual outing of vintage technology, toys and mechanical music on May 16 built momentum with some impressive results for rare and wonderful inventions. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Abell Auction offers exquisite diamond jewelry June 14

18 karat gold, platinum and fancy natural gray-blue and diamond flanked by two fancy natural pink diamonds. Estimate: $225,000-$275,000. Abell Auction image

LOS ANGELES – Celebrating its 104th year, Abell Auction Co. will hold an important jewelry sale on Sunday, June 14, beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern. Featuring exquisite gold, platinum and large diamond jewelry by iconic designers, the online-only auction will be headlined by a 3.10 fancy natural gray-blue diamond flanked by two fancy natural pink diamonds (above; est. $225,000-$275,000). All diamonds larger than 1.00 carat will be accompanied by a GIA diamond grading report. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage watch auction June 9 features elite brands  

Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Micheal Schumacher, carbon and titanium, limited edition, 219/221, circa 2016. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – They’re the most elite and desired names in watchmaking: Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Rolex and Louis Vuitton. And some of their most prized – and hardest-to-find – models will be offered in Heritage Auctions’ Timepieces Auction June 9. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hindman celebrates arts of the American West June 4-5

Martin Grelle (American, b. 1954), ‘A Warrior’s Pride,’ 2001, oil on canvas, 30 x 24in. Estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Hindman image

DENVER – Hindman will conduct its June 4 and 5 Arts of the American West auctions, comprising two sessions of Western art and sculpture, and American Indian art and jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Swann Galleries presents African American art June 4

Jacob Lawrence, ‘Cutting Logs, #51,’ gouache, tempera and watercolor, 1942. Estimate $250,000 to $350,000. Swann Galleries image

NEW YORK – Swann Galleries will offer a sale of African American Fine Art on Thursday, June 4, with works spanning from the 19th century through the modern era. The sale was postponed due to Covid-19 and will be held live online by the house. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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