Terry Kovel auctioning antiques for public television in Cleveland

Terry Kovel will be the antiques and collectibles auctioneer for WVIZ’s annual fundraiser. Image courtesy Kovels.


CLEVELAND – Author and antiques expert Terry Kovel will be auctioning antiques and collectibles to help raise funds for public television in Cleveland, and Kovels.com will link to streaming “Auction Action.” The WVIZ/PBS Golden Anniversary Auction is an exciting live television event, starting Thursday, April 20, continuing through Sunday, April 23.

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Karen Archey named to Stedelijk Museum post

Karen Archey. Image courtesy of Stedelijk Museum


AMSTERDAM – Karen Archey has joined the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media.

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Christina Prescott-Walker named new chairman of Asia Week NY

Christina Prescott-Walker, newly appointed chairman of Asia Week New York

NEW YORK – Christina Prescott-Walker has been named the new Chairman of Asia Week New York, the collaboration of more than four dozen international Asian art galleries, five major auction houses, and numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions. Read more

In Memoriam: Pop artist James Rosenquist, 83

James Rosenquist in his Aripeka, Florida, studio, 1988. Photo by Russ Blaise, courtesy Wikimedia Commons


NEW YORK (AP) – Artist James Rosenquist, a key figure in the pop art movement, has died. He was 83.

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In Memoriam: David Rockefeller, philanthropist and guardian of family fortune


David Rockefeller in 1953, from a photo held in the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration


NEW YORK (AP) _ David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had to set aside portions of their allowances for charitable giving. That lesson lasted throughout his life; to mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gave 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to the state of Maine.

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In Memoriam: Alfred Tibor, sculptor, 97

Alfred Tibor, ‘Balancing Act,’ bronze sculpture. Image courtesy of LiveAuctoneers and Rachel Davis Fine Arts


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at Ohio’s governor’s mansion has died.

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Warhol Museum promotes Patrick Moore to director

Patrick Moore. Photo by Abby Warhola, courtesy of The Warhol


PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh has promoted its new director from within.

Patrick Moore has been interim director since Eric Shiner left in August for a position with Sotheby’s auction house in New York. Moore was named director of the museum on Friday.

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In Memoriam: British abstract artist Howard Hodgkin, 84

Howard Hodgkin by Marcella Leith, Tate Photography


LONDON – The Tate museum is reporting the death earlier today, March 9, of Howard Hodgkin.

Howard Hodgkin is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest artists and has been a central figure in contemporary art for over half a century.

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Arnold Palmer golf memorabilia goes on tour in March

Arnold Palmer signed photograph. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and International Autograph Auctions Ltd.


LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – A treasure trove of memorabilia accumulated by Arnold Palmer during his Hall of Fame career is leaving his Pennsylvania hometown of Latrobe and hitting the road.

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Roxana Uskali tapped to head Numismatics at Heritage Auctions’ Chicago office

Roxana Uskali, new director of numismatics, Heritage Auctions, Chicago

CHICAGO – Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest numismatics auctioneer, has hired Roxana Uskali as Director of Numismatics for its newest office in Chicago, located at 215 W. Ohio Street.

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