SARASOTA, Fla. – It’s possible that no human being understood the mind of a cat better than English illustrator Louis Wain (1860-1939). His anthropomorphic paintings of cats captured the imagination of the Edwardian era and helped elevate the profile and popularity of our feline friends to unprecedented heights.
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DENVER, Pa. – While writers may offer a particular perspective of what happened during a war or conflict, their accounts cannot rival the impact of actually seeing and holding objects that survived such pivotal events. That belief is what underscores Morphy’s popular semiannual Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria sales. The next live gallery auction in […]
BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Neue Auctions will host a mid-century design and contemporary art sale on Saturday, August 22, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. Titled “What’s Neue, Pussycat?,” the 203-lot auction features glass, sculpture, furniture, enamels, ceramics and textiles, with something for buyers at every level.
SYDNEY – Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls, also known as Bradscanvas, has just released his highly-anticipated new series “Pools From Above,” an ode to the beauty found in the shapes, colors and textures of swimming pools. This unique and never-before-seen perspective uses Walls’ preferred minimalist aesthetic to visually showcase interesting pools from around the world.
DENVER, Pa. – No matter how impressive a collector’s gun display may be, there’s always room for one more high-quality firearm if it’s on par with those being offered at Morphy’s August 11-13 Field & Range Firearms Auction. Over the span of three days, more than 2,100 arms will be presented, including 275 antique rifles, […]
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Famed art and antiquities collector Forrest Fenn says the man who found his hidden treasure last month located it in Wyoming.
DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy, founder and president of Morphy Auctions, has announced the appointment of Dan Mackel to the full-time position of Firearms Specialist. Formerly a consultant to Morphy’s, Mackel joins the formidable team of experts that produces the company’s Firearms, Edged Weapons, Armor and Militaria sales year round.
LONDON (AP) – A self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for 14.5 million pounds ($18.7 million) at a Sotheby’s virtual auction Tuesday — a record price for a self-portrait by the Dutch master, the auctioneer’s said.
BEVERLY, Mass. – Published to coincide with Rookwood Pottery’s 140th anniversary, a beautiful new reference book titled Rookwood — The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon, by Bob Batchelor, will be available for purchase on September 15 (Rockport Publishers / US $45/Ca). The fully illustrated volume tells the story of a great American art […]
DENVER, Pa. – The spotlight may have been shining on a stellar array of art glass, jewelry and watches at Morphy’s July 14-15 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, but it was an unlikely “dark horse” – a circa-1840 Shaker sewing table – that stitched up the top price at the $3.2 million sale in central […]