Christie’s announces Nov. 11 auction of two premier Giacomettis

Left: Alberto Giacometti, Femme assise, bronze with brown and green patina. Conceived in 1949-1950 and cast in 1957, $14-18 million Right: Alberto Giacometti, Le Chat, bronze with dark brown patina. Conceived in 1951 and cast in 1955, $14-18 million

NEW YORK – In its November 11 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s will present two consummate examples of sculpture by Alberto Giacometti: Femme assise, conceived in 1949-1950 and cast in 1957 ($14-18 million) from a distinguished private collection, and Le Chat – “The Lambert Cat” – conceived in 1951 and cast in 1955 ($14-18 million), which was formerly in the Johanna Lambert collection. These works come to auction on the heels of Giacometti’s widely celebrated retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Win for Jeter: Marlins’ home run sculpture will be moved

MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture is outta here.

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Greece: Ancient wrecks, pottery found at ships’ ‘graveyard’

Example of an ancient Hellenistic terracotta oil lamp, circa 300-30 B.C. Image courtesy of Palmyra Heritage Gallery and LiveAuctioneers Archive

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A Greek-U.S. team of marine archaeologists has located three more ancient shipwrecks with pottery cargoes, including 1,900-year-old branded designer lamps, and two from much later times in a rich graveyard of ships in the eastern Aegean Sea, a project official said Tuesday.

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Video: Banksy releases new ‘director’s cut’ about his shredding caper

Courtesy of Banksy

LONDON – Banksy posted a new video to his website Tuesday implying the partial shredding of his Girl With Balloon at a London auction was supposed to have been complete.

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Artworks celebrating influential women unveiled across London

Artwork by Jasmin Kaur Sehra celebrating Mala Sen, part of LDN WMN

LONDON – Today a vast, public exhibition of 20 newly-commissioned artworks celebrating London women will be unveiled in public spaces across the city. Through a partnership with the Mayor of London and the London Tate Collective team, Tate’s group for 16 to 25-year olds, artists have been commissioned to create work featuring women who have played a crucial role in London’s history, but have been largely overlooked. Among the celebrated women are reporter and activist Jackie Foster, suffragist Lolita Roy, suffragette Adelaide Knight and the women who built Waterloo Bridge.

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FBI: Sotheby’s defrauded of $5 million in auction scheme

Antonio DiMarco in court at a bond hearing in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Image courtesy of Broward County Courts

NEW YORK — A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman’s identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby’s auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings.

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LiveAuctioneers named one of NY’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for 3rd straight year 

In an example of unity and social consciousness, LiveAuctioneers team members from across the United States donated toward a stockpile of everyday necessities most needed by the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The company matched those purchases dollar for dollar. Some of LiveAuctioneers’ Manhattan-based team members are shown here with donated goods.

NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers, the world’s leading online platform for auctions of fine art, antiques and premium-quality collectibles, has been named “One of the Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for 2018. It is the third consecutive year that LiveAuctioneers has been selected for the coveted honor.

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Alice Mann wins Taylor Wessing prize for majorette photo series

(From left to right) Wakiesha Titus and Riley Van Harte, Cape Town, South Africa, 2018; Keisha Ncube, Cape Town, South Africa, 2017; Tanique Williams, Cape Town, South Africa, 2018; Taylim Prince, Cape Town, South Africa, 2017 from the series Drummies by Alice Mann © Alice Mann; first prize winner, Alice Mann, with her portraits. Photograph by Jorge Herrera.

LONDON – Alice Mann has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 for her portrait series on the all-female teams of drum majorettes in South Africa’s Western Province. The £15,000 award was presented to the South African photographer at an awards ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

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Museum to auction 3 Georgia O’Keeffe paintings

Georgia O’Keeffe, ‘Calla Lilies on Red,’ signed and dated 1928 on the stretcher; titled, dated, signed with the artist’s initials, oil on canvas 32 1/8 by 17 1/8 in. Estimate: $8-$12 million. Sotheby’s image

NEW YORK – Four years following Sotheby’s sale of Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic flower painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, the auction house will again offer important works by the artist from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to benefit its acquisitions fund.

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Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

Kiss at Hellfest in Clisson, France, 2013. Photo by Llann We, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – It won’t be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock ‘n’ roll with the band one last time.

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