Father of All Race Cars, Dealer Sentenced for Stealing Guitarist’s Paintings, and More Fresh News

1913 Peugeot L45, one of only four made, widely regarded as the first race car. Image courtesy of Bonhams


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • The 1913 Peugeot L45 may well be the father of all race cars. It competed in the French Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and the Vanderbilt Cup. Only four were made, and one of them will soon be charging across the auction block in LA. [Read more from Bonhams]
  • A British art dealer has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from his clients, including Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. The 69-year-old dealer also represented the Estates of Miles Davis and John Lennon. [Read more from Reuters/Rolling Stone]
  • A New Zealand woman who purchased an old sewing box was surprised to discover among its contents antique black-and-white photos of a family in Japan. She’s using social media in hopes of locating the rightful heirs so the photos can be returned. [Read more from NextShark]
  • Alumni of the now-closed Wentworth Military Academy in Missouri have asked a judge to halt the auction of the iconic “Doughboy” statue that towered over the school since 1923. It memorializes 14 Wentworth graduates who died in World War I. [Read more from the Kansas City Star]

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