Capt. Cook’s Well-Traveled Waistcoat, Doc Holliday’s Gun, and More Fresh News

Dutch artist Nathaniel Dance’s portrait of Captain James Cook (1728-1779). Painted in 1775/76


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • A rare waistcoat belonging to Captain James Cook will be auctioned later this month in Australia. The garment remained in the Cook family in England following the explorer’s death in 1779,  but it has had several other owners since then. [Read more from StuffNZ]
  • The Glenwood Springs Historical Society pulled the trigger Thursday on a move the group hopes will boost the town’s reputation as an Old West tourist stop. They paid $84,000 for Doc Holliday’s derringer, one of few items believed to have been in the Hotel Glenwood room where he died in 1887. [Read more from AP/Post Independent]

  • A bargain hunter stumbled onto a piece of royal history in an antique store in Wales: a photo of Queen Elizabeth with Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The picture was taken right after The Queen officially gave permission for them to marry. [Read more from Royal Central]
  • Pink bunnies, a Trans Am and Buddha-inspired figure are just a few of the life-size and giant sculptures included in “Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art,” currently on at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition features works by artists who use air as a sculptural medium. [Read more from AP/MLive]

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