Sarasota Estate Auction tees up more than 1,500 compelling lots, Aug. 5-6

Cushman Parker illustration of a golfer, estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Sarasota Estate Auction
Cushman Parker illustration of a golfer, estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Sarasota Estate Auction

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota Estate Auction will hold a two-day sale on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Headlining this more than 1,500-lot auction will be a Wang Yeting porcelain plaque and a Georg Jensen tea set, along with works from many noteworthy artists. It also features a lifetime collection of 17th- to 19th-century Chinese Export snuff bottles and a lifetime collection of early American pottery.

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Food in art is on the menu at Norton Simon Museum starting in April

Francois-Hubert Drouais (French, 1727-1775), ‘Young Girl Holding a Basket of Fruit,’ mid-18th-century oil on canvas, 28 3/4 by 23-1/4in (73.0 by 59.1cm). Norton Simon Art Foundation
Francois-Hubert Drouais (French, 1727-1775), ‘Young Girl Holding a Basket of Fruit,’ mid-18th-century oil on canvas, 28 3/4 by 23-1/4in (73.0 by 59.1cm). Norton Simon Art Foundation
Francois-Hubert Drouais (French, 1727-1775), ‘Young Girl Holding a Basket of Fruit,’ mid-18th-century oil on canvas, 28 3/4 by 23-1/4in (73.0 by 59.1cm). Norton Simon Art Foundation

PASADENA, Calif.— The Norton Simon Museum presents All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food, an exhibition that explores how artists responded to and shaped food cultures in Europe from 1500 to 1900. It will open on April 14 and continue through August 14.

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Madrid museum confident it can keep painting stolen by Nazis

Camille Pissarro’s 1897 work, ‘Rue Saint-Honore, dans l’apres-midi (Rue Saint-Honore in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain),’ is the subject of a case recently heard in the Supreme Court of the United States. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before January 1, 1927
Camille Pissarro’s 1897 work, ‘Rue Saint-Honore, dans l’apres-midi (Rue Saint-Honore in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain),’ is the subject of a case recently heard in the Supreme Court of the United States. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before January 1, 1927
Camille Pissarro’s 1897 work, ‘Rue Saint-Honore, dans l’apres-midi (Rue Saint-Honore in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain),’ is the subject of a case recently heard in the Supreme Court of the United States. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before January 1, 1927

MADRID (AP) – A leading Spanish museum said on April 22 it’s confident that U.S. courts will again rule that a valuable French Impressionist painting once taken from a Jewish family by the Nazis belongs to the museum, and not to descendants of the family.

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NYC estates deliver delights to Auctions at Showplace, Feb. 20

Etruscan style 22K yellow gold and ruby bangle bracelet, est. $3,000-$5,000
Etruscan style 22K yellow gold and ruby bangle bracelet, est. $3,000-$5,000
Etruscan-style 22K yellow gold and ruby bangle bracelet, est. $3,000-$5,000

NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace continues the winter 2022 auction season by offering 280 lots of fine art, jewelry and silver from New York City estates on Sunday, February 20. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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