A veteran takes an impression of a name etched on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall, which will be displayed at the National WWI Museum and Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend 2022. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Vietnam Wall replica at National WWI Museum for Memorial Day weekend

 

A veteran takes an impression of a name etched on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall, which will be displayed at the National WWI Museum and Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend 2022. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

A veteran takes an impression of a name etched on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall, which will be displayed at the National WWI Museum and Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend 2022. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial has released its 2022 Memorial Day weekend schedule, which features the traveling Vietnam Wall.

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Man Ray, ‘Le Violon d’Ingres,’ $12.4 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Christie’s sets new auction record for Man Ray photograph at $12.4M

Man Ray, ‘Le Violon d’Ingres,’ $12.4 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Man Ray, ‘Le Violon d’Ingres,’ $12.4 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

NEW YORK – Christie’s Spring 2022 Marquee Week continued Saturday, May 14 with The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs & Melvin Jacobs at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. The sale totaled $42.3 million, bringing the week’s running total to $1.4 billion. Man Ray’s photograph Le Violon d’Ingres set a new record for a photograph, selling for $12.4 million after more than 10 minutes of competitive bidding. Results were exceptional across all categories of the sale, selling 99% by value and 92% by lot, and 182% hammer above the low estimate.

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Woof! Bonhams to auction designer dog houses for canine charity

The Kennels at Goodwood, venue for the Bonhams Barkitecture Sale at Goodwoof. Image courtesy of Bonhams

The Kennels at Goodwood, venue for the Bonhams Barkitecture Sale at Goodwoof. Image courtesy of Bonhams

LONDON – Bonhams, auction partner for Goodwood, which has staged many record-setting collector car sales at the West Sussex estate, is to host the Barkitecture Sale, featuring a collection of 21st century dog houses designed by leading architects, at the inaugural Goodwoof event, taking place May 28 and 29. A two-day celebration of canines, Goodwoof will present a program of activities for dogs and dog lovers, ranging from sheepdog trials to doga (yoga for dogs).

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Former London, Miami art dealer sentenced to seven years for fraud

Photo of Lady Justice by Dev Kulshrestha, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

Photo of Lady Justice by Dev Kulshrestha, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

NEW YORK (AP) – A former London and Miami art dealer who pleaded guilty to defrauding art buyers and others of more than $86 million was sentenced May 23 to seven years in prison. Inigo Philbrick, 34, a U.S. citizen who previously lived in London, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Sidney H. Stein. He also was ordered to forfeit $86 million.

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1981 DeLorean ‘Time Machine’ from the Back to the Future movies — the only DeLorean to appear on screen in all three. Courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum

Back to the Future DeLorean, Ghostbusters cars on view at the Petersen

 

Left to Right: 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor, aka Ecto-1, from Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters: Afterlife; 1981 DeLorean ‘Time Machine’ from the Back to the Future movies; Batmobile from Batman and Batman Returns. Courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum

Left to Right: 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor, aka Ecto-1, from ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife;’ 1981 DeLorean that appeared on screen in all three ‘Back to the Future’ movies; Batmobile from ‘Batman’ and ‘Batman Returns.’ Courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum

LOS ANGELES – Located just down the street from Hollywood’s most iconic production studios, the Petersen Automotive Museum’s brand-new collection of some of the most famous vehicles ever to appear in film and television is now open to the public. Located in the Omaze Hollywood Gallery on the Otis Booth History Floor, the exhibit will include a diverse selection of cars, motorcycles and custom creations that have starred in popular movies and television series throughout the decades. The Cars of Film and Television display is currently on view and will remain on view for at least a year.

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Morphy’s secures right to auction peerless Bobby Knudsen Jr petroliana collection

L to R: John Mihovetz, head of Morphy Auctions’ Automobilia and Petroliana department and Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions, with two of Bobby Knudsen Jr’s favorite gasoline signs, advertising the brands Husky (auction low estimate $125,000) and Musgo (auction low estimate $275,000), respectively. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions is delighted to announce that they have been chosen to auction the world-class Bobby Knudsen Jr Collection of antique and vintage petroliana and soda pop signs. The collection will be offered in a series of three no-reserve auctions over a one-year period, with Part I to take place around the time of the October 4-7, 2022 AACA Hershey Fall Meet & Show. Part II will be auctioned in spring 2023, and the third and final sale will be held on a date within close proximity to the Fall 2023 AACA Hershey event. All three auctions will be conducted live at Morphy Auctions’ gallery in Denver (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania, with all forms of remote bidding also available, including live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Michelangelo Buonarotti, ‘A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures,’ $24.3 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Christie’s auctions Michelangelo nude work on paper for record $24.3M

Michelangelo Buonarotti, ‘A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures,’ $24.3 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Michelangelo Buonarotti, ‘A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures,’ $24.3 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

PARIS – Christie’s Paris Old Masters auction, held Wednesday, May 18, began with the momentous sale of A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures by Michelangelo. It achieved €23,162,000 / £19,645,462 / $24,380,019, establishing it as the most expensive work by the artist to have ever sold; the highest price ever achieved for a work on paper offered on the European continent; and the third highest price for an Old Master drawing at auction.

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Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

Guggenheim gives Cecilia Vicuna her first New York museum solo show

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

NEW YORK — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents an exhibition devoted to Chilean artist, poet, activist and filmmaker Cecilia Vicuna (b. 1948-), who has been based in New York for the last 40 years. Titled Cecilia Vicuna: Spin Spin Triangulene, it opens May 27 and continues through September 5.

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The second offering from the Macklowe collection appeared at Sotheby’s New York on the evening of May 16. Together with the total from the November sale, the collection reached $922.2 million to become the most valuable collection ever auctioned. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

At $922.2M, Macklowe collection sets world auction record

The second offering from the Macklowe collection appeared at Sotheby’s New York on the evening of May 16. Together with the total from the November sale, the collection reached $922.2 million to become the most valuable collection ever auctioned. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

The second offering from the Macklowe collection appeared at Sotheby’s New York on the evening of May 16. Together with the total from the November sale, the collection reached $922.2 million to become the most valuable collection ever auctioned. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

NEW YORK – In a historic moment for the art market, the Macklowe collection became the most valuable collection ever sold in auction history. The May 16 offering of 30 works from the celebrated collection realized $246.1 million, bringing the combined total for the November and May auctions to $922.2 million, with an average lot value of $14.2 million – a record for a collection at Sotheby’s. Together, the 65 works outstripped their combined estimate ($607-$855 million), with every one of the works offered finding a new home.

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