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NEW YORK (AP) – Kehinde Wiley was already well into his influential art career when his portrait of Barack Obama – arms crossed, perched on a chair amid brilliant foliage – was unveiled in 2018. But there’s no doubt it changed the artist’s life.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – This year marks the 150th anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell’s most famous invention: the telephone. While scientific history is mired in controversy over who actually devised the first electronic speech-transmitting device, with a number of contenders in the fray, it was Bell who received the US patent for the telephone, on March 7, 1876. In recognition of Bell’s world-changing invention, Quinn’s has included several significant early documents and other ephemera pertaining to the telephone patent dispute in its February 20 Presidential Autograph and Americana Auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle returned to the White House on September 7 for the unveiling of official portraits with a modern vibe: him standing expressionless against a white background and her seated on a sofa in the Red Room wearing a formal light blue dress.
WILTON, Conn. – A letter handwritten and signed by Albert Einstein to President Herbert Hoover in 1929; a one-page letter penned and signed by future President George Washington in 1783; and a charming photograph of baseball legend Lou Gehrig posing with a young boy, signed, with Babe Ruth in the background, are just a few of the rare autographs, manuscripts, books and photos in University Archives’ online-only auction slated for June 30, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announces the final chance to view the popular portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald before it departs Washington, D.C. for a five-stop national tour with Kehinde Wiley’s iconic portrait of President Barack Obama. The Obama Portraits Tour will begin in Chicago on June 18 and will continue across the United States through May 30, 2022 before returning to Washington.