FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – RM Auctions returned to Florida the weekend of April 6-7 April for the company’s 16th annual Fort Lauderdale sale, where the auction house achieved $19.1 million in total sales and a strong 76 percent of all lots found new homes. The total included noteworthy items purchased by bidders using LiveAuctioneers online.
CHICAGO – The April 10 and 11 Important Jewelry auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers offered an outstanding selection of bold vintage jewelry, signed designer jewelry and numerous loose and mounted diamonds and gemstones. Day one of the sale was conducted to a full floor in the Chicago saleroom and with over 1,000 bidders registered on live bidding platforms. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Remix Auction brought $1.27 million in sales on April 7. The auction of nearly 700 lots presented pieces of mid-century modern and 21st century design alongside period furnishings, heirloom silver, Asian and compelling art. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
CINCINNATI – The final opportunity to acquire a piece from one of the most revered prehistoric art collections in history and a truly remarkable assortment of beadwork drove a record number of bidders to Cowan’s April 6 American Indian and Western Art Auction. A capacity crowd in Cowan’s Cincinnati salesroom vied with nearly 500 bidders bidding over the phone and online for well over six hours on the way to a $1.4 million day. All told, the auction featured 689 bidders, a record for a Cowan’s American Indian & Western Art auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
BOSTON (AP) – A map of Cuba that President John F. Kennedy referred to during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 has sold at auction for nearly $140,000.
MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s biannual California & American Art Auction remains a strong draw for Southern California collectors. The house’s March 27 auction was a standing-room-only event, with heavy telephone bidding adding to the action. Collectors were eager to acquire location-specific works and quintessential examples by important American artists Guy Rose, Granville Redmond and Frederick Mulhaupt. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW ORLEANS – Neal Auction Co.’s March 24-25 Important Spring Estates Auction achieved a world record auction price of $304,500 for a monumental painting by Alexander John Drysdale, while a rare and important Clementine Hunter mural hit $70,150, setting a new record price for the artist at auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.