Mike Wolfe Leaving American Pickers, Another Try for Star Wars Museum, and More Fresh News

Mike Wolfe (right) and American Pickers co-star Frank Fritz with an early Indian motorbike they bought while on the road. Image by Amy Richmond Photography

Mike Wolfe (right) and American Pickers co-star Frank Fritz (left) with an early Indian motorbike they bought while on the road. Image by Amy Richmond Photography

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • American Pickers co-star Mike Wolfe says, “One more season and I’m done.” What does the future hold for the intrepid junker? [Read more from WQAD News 8]
  • After thwarted attempts to build a Star Wars museum in Chicago and San Francisco, George Lucas is again considering the Bay Area – this time, Treasure Island. The artificially constructed island was built for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, and its World’s Fair site is a California Historical Landmark. [Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Why buy antique furniture instead of newly constructed “fast furniture?” Here’s one expert’s opinion, with tips on what to look for when you buy. [Read more from Vogue Australia]
  •  What did William Shakespeare really look like? Cleaning the circa-1600 Chandos portrait could provide the answer, but not everyone agrees that it would be a good idea. [Read more from The Art Newspaper]

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