The Getty to Acquire Italian Masterpiece, Johnny Winter’s Guitars Headed to Auction, and More Fresh News

Virgin with Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40). Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola, Italian, 1503-1540). Oil on paper, laid down on panel, 75.5 x 59.7 cm (29 ½ x 23 ½ in.) . Courtesy of Sotheby’s

Virgin with Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40). Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola, Italian, 1503-1540). Oil on paper, laid down on panel, 75.5 x 59.7 cm (29 ½ x 23 ½ in.) . Courtesy of Sotheby’s

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Another masterpiece will soon be joining the phenomenal J. Paul Getty Museum collection. The Museum has announced its intention to acquire an artwork by Parmigianino (1503-1540), one of the most celebrated painters of the Italian Renaissance. [Read more from the J. Paul Getty Museum]
  • In the wake of destructive flooding in Scotland, bottle collectors have been digging up a stretch of the ancient Hadrian’s Wall Path in hopes of finding rare relics. Some say their efforts have only added to the devastation. [Read more from the Carlisle News & Star]
  • Sydney’s iconic Coca-Cola sign is coming down, one letter at a time. Long considered the gateway to the city’s nightlife center, the flashy tourist magnet’s old script logo is being auctioned on eBay to benefit a respected local charity. [Read more at News.com.au]
  •  Guitars and other personal memorabilia belonging to the late Texas blues/rock legend Johnny Winter will be auctioned on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Guernsey’s in New York. Fans will be able to bid absentee or live online as the sale is taking place, through LiveAuctioneers.com. [Read more from the Beaumont Enterprise]

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