Record-Setting Rockwell, Roberto Clemente Auction, and More Fresh News

 

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978), Study for Triple Self Portrait, 1960. Oil on photographic paper laid on panel, 11-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches. Sold for $1,332,500. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Norman Rockwell’s Study for Triple Self Portrait, an oil study for the artist’s self-described 1960 Saturday Evening Post “masterpiece,” sold for a record $1,332,500 last week in Dallas. The price realized represents yet another victory for Heritage Auctions in the uber-competitive fine art arena. [Read more from Art Daily]
  • The great Roberto Clemente [1934-1972] earned just about every possible baseball accolade, but he was also a beloved humanitarian. In July, Roberto Clemente’s family will continue his legacy by auctioning selections from his career memorabilia, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting charities. [Read more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
  • Those intrepid junksters the American Pickers recently discovered a treasure trove in a Louisiana barn that included an antique Jell-O delivery wagon. The episode documenting the find will air Monday night, May 8, on the HISTORY Channel. [Read more from the News Star]
  • The original Lincoln Zephyr hot-rod that inspired Hot Wheels’ iconic 1/18 scale model “Scrape” is headed to auction in June. Its design is described as “the intersection of art and automobiles.” [Read more from NewAtlas]

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