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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Janice Hannah joins Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Janice Hannah. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image


MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Janice Hannah has been named consignment manager at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. She is responsible for overall consignments and client cultivation for the auction company.

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Christie’s names Dirk Boll president of EMERI operations

Dirk Boll. Christies’s image


LONDON – Dirk Boll has been appointed president of Christie’s Europe, Middle East, Russia and India, effective immediately.

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Alderfer Auction names downsizing & transition services coordinator

Mary Hunsberger. Alderfer Auction image


HATFIELD, Pa. – Alderfer Auction has named Mary Hunsberger as downsizing & transition coordinator.

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David Schrader to head Sotheby’s contemporary art private sales

David Schrader. Sotheby’s image


NEW YORK – Sotheby’s has named David Schrader head of Private Sales for Contemporary Art, New York.

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