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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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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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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Mary Stevenson Cassatt, ‘Two Little Sisters,’ circa 1901-02. Image courtesy of the Bruce Museum

Bruce Museum receives gift of American and European art

Mary Stevenson Cassatt, ‘Two Little Sisters,’ circa 1901-02. Image courtesy of the Bruce Museum

Mary Stevenson Cassatt, ‘Two Little Sisters,’ circa 1901-02. Image courtesy of the Bruce Museum

GREENWICH, Conn. – The Bruce Museum announces the promised gift of a major collection of European and American art — ranging from French and American Impressionism to the works of Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Andrew Wyeth and others — which will come as a bequest from an anonymous Greenwich couple. The private collection of 70 works, encompassing paintings, sculpture, watercolors, drawings, prints and photographs, will be the largest gift of art in the Bruce Museum’s 112-year history.

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Andy Warhol, ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,’ $195 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Christie’s auctions Warhol ‘Marilyn’ for world-record $195M

The New York saleroom during the offering of ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ on the evening of May 9. The Warhol work ultimately sold for $195 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

The New York saleroom during the offering of ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ on the evening of May 9. The Warhol work ultimately sold for $195 million. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

NEW YORK – Christie’s Spring Marquee Week of sales began with the auction of Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol on the evening of May 9. The Warhol achieved $195 million, establishing it as the most expensive 20th century artwork to sell at auction. The painting was the final lot of Christie’s single-owner evening sale The Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann, which featured 36 lots and totaled $317.8 million.

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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 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

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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Phaidon releases companion book for Faith Ringgold retrospective

On February 23, Phaidon releases ‘Faith Ringgold: American People,’ a companion book to the Ringgold retrospective opening at the New Museum in New York.

On February 23, Phaidon releases ‘Faith Ringgold: American People,’ a companion book to the Ringgold retrospective opening at the New Museum in New York.

NEW YORK – Phaidon, in partnership with the New Museum, is pleased to present the companion volume to New York’s most complete retrospective of the art of Faith Ringgold (American, b. 1930-). Faith Ringgold: American People will be the most significant collection of scholarship on Ringgold’s work to date, bringing together more than 60 years of work. It was released in hardback on February 23, priced at $79.95.

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Nancy Callan, ‘Melon Droplet,’ 2019. Blown and etched glass. Gift of Carl and Betty Pforzheimer. 2022.6.18. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Russell Johnson.

Peabody Essex Museum welcomes gift of art glass

Selection of works by Harvey Littleton, Toots Zynsky and James Watkins in the New York home of Betty and Carl Pforzheimer, 2021. Photo by Sarah Chasse.

Selection of works by Harvey Littleton, Toots Zynsky and James Watkins in the New York home of Betty and Carl Pforzheimer, 2021. Photo by Sarah Chasse.

SALEM, Mass. — The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has received a gift of the glass collection of the New York-based philanthropists Betty and Carl Pforzheimer. The Carl and Betty Pforzheimer collection contains more than 200 works of international studio glass and 40 pieces of historic European and American glass.

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The sun deck of Betty White’s Carmel-by-the-Sea home allows full enjoyment of the gardens and the beach beyond. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty and TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

Betty White’s Carmel-by-the-Sea house lists for $7.95M

The sun deck of Betty White’s Carmel-by-the-Sea home allows full enjoyment of the gardens and the beach beyond. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty and TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

The sun deck of Betty White’s Carmel-by-the-Sea home allows full enjoyment of the gardens and the beach beyond. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty and TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. – Betty White, whose career in television spanned 80 years, was the first woman to write, produce and act in a sitcom, Life With Elizabeth. She won eight Emmys, three Screen Actors’ Guild awards, a Grammy and three American Comedy Awards. Most recently known for her bubble-headed character Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, White died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99. Her Carmel-by-the-Sea beach house, which she built with her husband, Allen Ludden, in 1978, is listed at $7.95 million. Allan was also a television star who hosted the popular TV game show, Password, which is where they met. He died in 1981.

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The Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art has created a deck of cards featuring Nazi-looted art in hopes of locating the missing works. Image courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation

Foundation bets on Monuments Men card decks to help find missing art

The Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art has created a deck of cards featuring Nazi-looted art in hopes of locating the missing works. Image courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation

The Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art has created a deck of cards featuring Nazi-looted art in hopes of locating the missing works. Image courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation

DALLAS (AP) – A group dedicated to finishing the work of World War II’s Monuments Men is betting on a deck of playing cards – and reward money – to help find missing works of art taken by the Nazis. Inspired by the U.S. military’s history of creating playing cards related to missions, the Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art on March 23 announced the creation of the deck focusing on works – including paintings, sculptures and reliquaries – they believe still exist.

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