Exterior rendering of The Bob Dylan Center, which will open in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2022.

Bob Dylan Center to open in Tulsa in May 2022

Exterior rendering of The Bob Dylan Center, which will open in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2022.

Exterior rendering of The Bob Dylan Center, which will open in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2022.

TULSA, Okla. – The Bob Dylan Center (BDC) will open on May 10, 2022, welcoming visitors from around the world to access and interact with more than 100,000 exclusive cultural treasures found in The Bob Dylan Archive. These will include handwritten lyric manuscripts to some of the world’s most treasured songs, previously unreleased recordings, never-before-seen film performances, rare and unseen photographs, visual art, and other priceless items spanning Bob Dylan’s unparalleled seven decades as one of the world’s most important cultural figures.

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Water-Jewel,’ from Brad Walls’s ‘Water Geomaids’ photo series

Australian photographer captures art of synchronized swimming

‘Water-Jewel,’ from Brad Walls’s ‘Water Geomaids’ photo series

‘Water-Jewel,’ from Brad Walls’s ‘Water Geomaids’ photo series

SYDNEY, Australia – Award-winning fine art aerial photographer Brad Walls, also known as Bradscanvas, released a new body of work titled Water Geomaids, in which he invites audiences to experience an intimate and unique perspective on synchronized swimming just in time for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Tate Modern reunites Rodin plasters for insightful exhibit

Auguste Rodin, ‘Right hand of Pierre and Jacques de Wissant,’ 1885–86, Musee Rodin, S.00332

Auguste Rodin, ‘Right hand of Pierre and Jacques de Wissant,’ 1885–86, Musee Rodin, S.00332

LONDON – From May 17 to November 21, Tate Modern presents a major new exhibition of Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). It shows how he broke the rules of classical sculpture to create a dramatically different image of the human body, mirroring the ruptures, complexities and uncertainties of the modern age. Featuring more than 200 works, many of which have never been shown outside France, The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin offers a unique insight into Rodin’s ways of thinking and making.

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Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

Three-day sports memorabilia auction scores $33.5M

Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

DALLAS – One could say there were millions of reasons why Heritage Auctions’ three-day Spring Sports Catalog Auction was a newsmaker, beginning with the final tally: more than $33.5 million, a new record high for the world’s leading sports auction house.

This new highwater mark, set May 6-8, comes just two months after March’s $32.7-million Platinum Night Sports Auction – and only five months after Heritage’s first $22-million sports auction. In fact, December’s total set what was then the all-time record for any event ever held featuring only sports cards and memorabilia.

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Firearm used to kill Billy the Kid slated for August auction

In August, Bonhams will auction the gun Pat Garrett used to kill Billy the Kid. The historic firearm is estimated at $2 million-$3 million.

In August, Bonhams will auction the gun Pat Garrett used to kill Billy the Kid. The historic firearm, which comes from the Earle Collection, is estimated at $2 million-$3 million. Image courtesy of Bonhams

LOS ANGELES – Bonhams announces it has been entrusted with the sale of The Early West: The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle, one of the most important and well-documented collection of firearms belonging to Western Lawmen and Outlaw Legends. Jim Earle, a beloved engineering professor at Texas A&M, and his wife Theresa assembled this incredible collection over the course of more than 40 years. The collection includes historical firearms, Western manuscripts & memorabilia, and Western art. Highlighting the sale is most iconic treasure of early western history: the gun Pat Garrett used to kill Billy the Kid (estimate: $2 million-$3 million).

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‘Portrait of Napoleon,’ Andrea Appiani, estimated at £40,000-£60,000

Dedicated auction announced on 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death

‘Portrait of Napoleon,’ Andrea Appiani, estimated at £40,000-£60,000

‘Portrait of Napoleon,’ Andrea Appiani, estimated at £40,000-£60,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

LONDON – May 5, 2021 marks 200 years since the death of the great military leader and first Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on the island of St. Helena. One of the most significant figures in world history, Napoleon’s political and cultural legacy is undeniable. To commemorate this anniversary year, on October 27, Bonhams will present Napoleon Bonaparte: The British Sale at New Bond Street, London.

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LiveAuctioneers announces partnership with Bonhams

Bonhams New Bond Street. Image courtesy of Bonhams

NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers announces a new partnership with Bonhams, one of the world’s largest and most respected auction houses. With flagship salerooms in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Bonhams conducts more than 400 specialist sales per year in 60 different categories.

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Cy Twombly, ‘Untitled (Rome),’ 1970, estimated at $35 million-$45 million

Twombly Blackboard painting could reach $35M-$45M at Sotheby’s

Cy Twombly, ‘Untitled (Rome),’ 1970, estimated at $35 million-$45 million

Cy Twombly, ‘Untitled (Rome),’ 1970, estimated at $35 million-$45 million

NEW YORK – Cy Twombly’s Untitled (Rome), from the artist’s celebrated series of Blackboard paintings, will star in one of Sotheby’s May marquee auctions. Once part of the celebrated Saatchi collection, the Twombly painting has since remained in the same esteemed private collection for nearly 30 years, where it hung alongside many of the artist’s best-known works. Estimated at $35 million to $45 million, it will be offered alongside works by many of the greatest names of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Robert Colescott, and more in Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on May 12.

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Historic pair of game-worn Lionel Messi boots, which sold for $173,000 at Christie’s

Christie’s sells Lionel Messi’s historic game-worn boots for $173K

Historic pair of game-worn Lionel Messi boots, which sold for $173,000 at Christie’s

Historic pair of game-worn Lionel Messi boots, which sold for $173,000 at Christie’s

LONDON – Lionel Messi’s adidas record goal-scoring boots sold at Christie’s for £125,000, or more than $173,000, with proceeds benefitting the Arts and Health Project of the Vall Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona.

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Sylvia Shaw Judson’s ‘Bird Girl,’ bronze, 1936, estimated at $100,000-$150,000

Freeman’s debuts Judson’s famous ‘Bird Girl’ bronze June 6

Sylvia Shaw Judson’s ‘Bird Girl,’ bronze, 1936, estimated at $100,000-$150,000

Sylvia Shaw Judson’s ‘Bird Girl,’ bronze, 1936, estimated at $100,000-$150,000

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.Freeman’s is pleased to present Sylvia Shaw Judson’s Bird Girl, the highlight of its June 6 American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction. This fresh-to-market work is one of the most recognizable American sculptures to ever appear at auction. Conceived in 1936 by the Chicago-based Judson, Bird Girl was cast by Roman Bronze Works in New York, and will carry a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-150,000. One of four extant original bronzes, this iconic image is immediately familiar from Jack Leigh’s haunting photograph used as the cover of John Berendt’s 1994 best-selling novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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