Lord of the Rings Original Art, Auction of Swayze’s Iconic Film Items, and More Fresh News

Barbara Remington original illustration used for a trio of Ballantyne book covers for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Bidding will open on Friday, April 21, for the original Barbara Remington art used on a trio of Ballantyne book covers for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. It’s one the headliners in Heritage’s Illustration Art Signature Auction. [Read more from Heritage]
  • Several items from actor Patrick Swayze’s estate will be auctioned on April 28-29, including the leather jacket he wore in Dirty Dancing and the surfboard he used in Point Break. Part of the proceeds will benefit Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. [Read more from AP/Washington Times]

  • The Toledo Museum of Art is auctioning 18 ancient artifacts acquired in 1906 by the institution’s founder, Edward Drummond Libbey. The pieces will be offered to other museums first, then to the public. [Read more from AP/The Toledo Blade]
  • Known as the King of Insult Comics and “The Merchant of Venom,” the late Don Rickles was one of Hollywood’s busiest performers. As a result, Rickles never got to enjoy his charming Malibu beach house, which is now for sale. [Read more from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com]

 

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