March Avery painting, Giorgetti furniture and Lalique lead at Nye & Co., July 26-27

Detail of March Avery’s ‘Modern Figure in Blue,’ estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Nye & Company Auctioneers

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online-only 700-lot Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction, slated for Wednesday and Thursday, July 26 and 27, will feature an extensive selection of fine art and decorative arts and will start at 10 am Eastern time on each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available […]

Richard Stedman presents art from Gertrude Whitney Vanderbilt estate, Jan. 21

TAMPA, Fla. – On Saturday, January 21, starting at noon Eastern time, Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC will hold The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate Auction. It will feature 22 sculptures by the Whitney Museum founder and great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt from her landmark Old Westbury, Long Island, New York studio as well as Vanderbilt […]

Circus memorabilia paraded to $378K total at Potter & Potter

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey poster from 1944, $3,600

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions‘ September 24 circus sale performed triumphantly, realizing a total of $378,000. This event featured the circus collection of John and Jan Zweifel as well as the Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s entire circus exhibit, many elements of which had been on display at the institution for decades.

Matrix props drove Wachowski collection sale to almost $500K

Lightning rifle prop from ‘The Matrix,’ $78,000

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions‘ Enter the Matrix: The Wachowski Collection sale was as breathtaking as its namesake legacy film. The May 12 event, which totaled $492,000, generated a contribution of more than $300,000 for the Protect and Defend Trans Youth Fund. The offerings included memorabilia, props, awards and concept art from classic movies […]

Swann showcases Artists of the WPA Jan. 27

James Daugherty, maquette for the social room of the Fairfield Court Housing Project in Stamford, Conn., est. $5,000-$7,000

NEW YORK — Continuing a tradition of offering specialized auctions, Swann Galleries will offer its second edition of The Artists of the WPA on Thursday, January 27 which aims to call attention to the generation of artists that contributed to the Federal Arts Project and the varying “alphabet agencies” and helped form a new American […]

Disney dragon, Sinatra canvas soar at Potter & Potter sale

CHICAGO – Potter and Potter‘s Disneyana & Pop Culture Sale was a thrill ride from start to finish. After a long day of energized bidding, 195 lots realized between $500-1,999; 43 lots sold for between $2,000-9,999; and six lots broke the five-digit mark.