Todd Fisher Protects Family Legacy, Ultra-Rare 1866 Gold Coin, and More Fresh News

L to R: Circa-1970 publicity photo of Debbie Reynolds; 2013 photo of Carrie Fisher, copyright Riccardo Ghilardi, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Todd Fisher considers himself the custodian of his mother Debbie Reynolds’ and sister Carrie Fisher’s legacies. He says that working on a display of their career memorabilia is helping to ease his grief. [Watch a video from Associated Press]
  • On April 27 in Chicago, Heritage will auction one of only 10 surviving 1866 proof Liberty Head Double Eagle gold coins. A highly desirable specimen, it has quite a pedigree. [Read more from Heritage]
  • Bidders from 22 countries took part in Christie’s series of auctions titled Betsy Bloomingdale: A Life in Style. The late fashion icon’s art, jewelry and other personal property took in $6,471,875. [Read more from Art Daily]
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received an extraordinary gift — an important private collection of 92 works of Native American art. Built over four decades, the collection contains pieces dating as early as the 2nd century A.D. [Read more from The Met]


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