Graham Nash Underground Comic Art, Rock Against MS Charity Auction, and More Fresh News

Robert Crumb, from The People’s Comics complete 4-page story original art, Golden Gate Publishing Co., 1972. Sold by Heritage for $203,150. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Singer/songwriter Graham Nash’s collection of Underground Comix art brought in more than $1.1 million at Heritage Auctions’ Aug. 12 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction in Dallas. Nash, who honed his considerable talent as a photographer while on tour with Crosby, Stills & Nash, also became an avid collector of vintage images, starting with photos and later focusing on antique daguerreotypes. [Read more from Fine Books & Collections]
  •  A rash of rockers – including Ozzy Osbourne, Marky Ramone, Quiet Riot’s Rudy Sarzo and others – have donated items to the Rock Against MS Foundation’s all-star charity auction, currently under way. Rock Against MS hopes to build a facility in L.A. called “The Rock House,” where MS patients would be able to receive free services and treatments. [Read more from WMMR]
  • The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on August 17 that an Islamic jihadist is liable for €2.7M ($3.2M) in damages for destroying shrines in Timbuktu, Mali, in 2012. This is the first time that the ICC has made a ruling solely on cultural destruction. [Read more from the New York Times]
  • Restoration has been completed on what was once the country home of England’s most famous landscape artist, J.M.W. Turner. It’s located in Twickenham, which used to be the countryside; now it’s a trendy – and still leafy – suburb favored by prosperous young Londoners. [Read more from the Guardian]


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