Entries by Tom Hoepf

Turner to auction maps, books, illustrations June 13

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Maps, Books & Illustrations on Saturday, June 13, featuring over 210 printed works from the 16th-20th centuries. Sourced primarily from two California collectors, the auction offers maps from the 16th-19th centuries, mostly from Europe, plus one from Monterey, California. A wide range of individual […]

Heath Ledger signed photo cracks $10K at RR Auction

BOSTON – RR Auction sold a rare Heath Ledger signed photo sold for $10,236 on May 13. The color satin-finish photograph of Ledger in his Oscar-winning role as the Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight, is signed and inscribed, “To Daniel, Big smile! Heath.” The fully illustrated auction catalog with prices realized can […]

Magic posters: spell-binding advertising

NEW YORK – An object tells a story but magic posters have myriad stories to tell. From picturing up-and-coming or celebrated magicians, these posters also tell a bit about society at the time they were made. Posters were created to be eye-catching and entice audiences to experience some of the mystery of magic by attending […]

Imperial porcelains highlight Freeman’s June 19 auction

PHILADELPHIA — On Friday, June 19, Freeman’s will offer over 200 carefully selected lots in its Asian Arts auction.  Spanning centuries and countries, the sale is a compelling offering of furniture, porcelains, jades, textiles, sculpture and fine art from across the Far East, including a group of ancient Chinese bronzes from a private Main Line […]

Moran’s ‘Jewelry: Made Modern’ to make a splash June 10

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Jewelry: Made Modern auction Wednesday, June 10, is filled with 161 lots of jewelry from the leading Modernist artisans of the mid-century. Consigned from the esteemed collection Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh, there are pieces poised to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort […]

Crescent City assembles 700-lot auction for June 13-14

NEW ORLEANS – Beautiful oil on canvas paintings by French artists Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) and Theodule Augustin Ribot (1823-1891), and a stunning platinum engagement ring with a 3.83-carat emerald-cut diamond, are just a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s auction, scheduled for June 13-14. Bid absentee or live online […]

Audubon birds migrate to Arader Galleries sale June 13  

NEW YORK — Arader Galleries has announced its annual Summer Sale, featuring competitive prices on the gallery’s renowned collection of Audubon prints, original Retouté watercolors and rare views of New York. Online bidding will close on Saturday, June 13. Bidding will be available absentee and live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Gallery Report: Magician’s props conjure auction excitement

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium. Magician cups and balls, $14,400, Potter & Potter A magician’s cups and balls used by industry luminary […]