Maud Lewis paintings motored to $390K at Miller & Miller

Maud Lewis, ‘Black Truck,’ CA$413,000
Maud Lewis, ‘Black Truck,’ CA$413,000
Maud Lewis, ‘Black Truck,’ CA$413,000

NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A pair of paintings by the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1901-1970) blasted through their pre-sale estimates to finish at a combined $501,500 (about $390,000), and a group of letters written by Lewis to a fellow artist and confidante hit $82,600 in an online Canadiana & Decorative Arts auction held May 14 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. All sums given in this story are in Canadian dollars.

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Einstein & Nirvana share stage at University Archives May 4 sale

CD jacket for the Nirvana album ‘Insecticide,’ signed by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, est. $10,000-$11,000

 

CD jacket for the Nirvana album ‘Insecticide,’ signed by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, est. $10,000-$11,000
CD jacket for the Nirvana album ‘Insecticide,’ signed in blue felt tip marker by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, est. $10,000-$11,000

WILTON, Conn. – Five items pertaining to Albert Einstein (two typed letters, a handwritten letter, an awards program and a humorous card, all hand-signed); a CD jacket autographed by all three members of Nirvana; and an author-signed first edition copy of The Babe Ruth Story are just a few of the expected highlights in University Archives’ next online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, May 4. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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