Real-Life Superhero Stan Lee, ‘Lost’ Francis Bacon Artwork, and More Fresh News

Stan Lee in his supporting role as postman Willie Lumpkin in the 2005 movie 'Fantastic Four,' 20th Century Fox. Fair use of low-resolution image. All Marvel characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks & Copyright © 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

Stan Lee in his supporting role as postman Willie Lumpkin in the 2005 movie ‘Fantastic Four,’ 20th Century Fox. Fair use of low-resolution image. All Marvel characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks & Copyright © 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • MegaCon Tampa Bay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee have formed the ultimate superhero partnership to help victims of Hurricane Irma. The Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men co-creator is auctioning off special experiences and art from his own collection. [Read more from syfy.com]
  • A “lost” painting by Francis Bacon could become the most expensive artwork every sold in Europe when it goes under the hammer next month. Study of Red Pope 1962, 2nd version 1971 disappeared from public view in 1972. [Read more from The Telegraph]
  • A sterling silver card case that belonged to Britain’s late Princess Diana has sold at auction for nearly $21,000. The case was among belongings Diana donated to charity months before her death in 1997. [Read more from AP/Boston Herald]
  • TMZ founder Harvey Levin’s new TV show, Objectified, visits celebrities in their homes for a “show and tell” of their favorite personal memorabilia. Upcoming guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martha Stewart, Tyler Perry and Mark Cuban. [Read more from the NY Times]

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