News and updates from around the arts and auction community: Vassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro made history on Wednesday night at Sotheby’s London gallery. It was the first time that three paintings sold at any London auction for more than £20 million (US$25.4 million) each. [View a slideshow and read more from Sotheby’s] A […]
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A Michael Jordan Team USA jersey worn by the basketball legend in the 1984 Olympics has sold for a world-record auction price of $273,904. The jersey was the headline item in Grey Flannel Auctions’ 2017 Summer Games Auction, which closed for bidding in the early hours of June 22.
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: George Sosnak spent decades as a baseball umpire. But in 1956 his talent as an amateur painter launched a second career, creating baseball-theme art on what else? Baseballs! A summer exhibition of Sosnak’s uniquely American folk art will open at the Chrysler Museum of […]
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: An 18th-century Chinese double-gourd vase with a pre-sale estimate of around $1,340 was auctioned in Ireland on Saturday for a massive $826,000. Internet competition was fierce during the 7-minute bidding battle. The price is a new record for an Asian work of art sold […]
PHILADELPHIA – Samuel M. “Beau” Freeman II, chairman of the board of Freeman’s auction house, died yesterday in Philadelphia. Born in 1936, Beau Freeman represented the sixth of seven generations of Freemans to operate the family business, which was founded in 1805.
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: To celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday, The Getty will host a special Hockney exhibition, July 18-Nov. 26. It includes one of the artist’s most renowned photo works: Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, along with a number of composite Polaroids Hockney created in the 1980s. [Read more […]
DALLAS – This summer the Dallas Museum of Art will oversee and initiate the conservation treatment of seven rare mural paintings, In Exaltation of Flowers, by the artist most notably known for his photography, Edward Jean Steichen (1879–1973). The seven canvases, part of a private collection, will undergo conservation treatment visible to the public […]
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: Who invented the selfie? Some might argue it was Andy Warhol, who recognized spontaneous self-photography as an art form well over 50 years ago. A selfie Warhol took in a dime store photo booth in 1963/64 is going to be auctioned on June 28 […]
CLEARWATER, Fla. – On June 10, Blackwell Auctions of Clearwater, Fla., held an Americana auction featuring an extraordinary archive of Lincoln-related ephemera and photographic images; historical objects, and baseball rarities. Despite being a relative newcomer to the live-auction community, Blackwell has gained a loyal following by bringing unique and estate-fresh items to its bidders […]
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: During their infamous crime spree, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow robbed a few jewelry stores, but the most intriguing piece of jewelry associated with the duo didn’t come from a retail establishment. A bejeweled three-headed snake ring that’s being auctioned on June 24 was […]