Vintage Snowmobiles Grounded, Tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright, and More Fresh News

Wood-bodied Bombardier B-12 snow bus of a type built until approximately 1951/1952, when production switched to metal bodies. Image by Melensdad at English Wikipedia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • This weekend there would have been a snowmobile festival in northern Michigan featuring a parade of antique and vintage models. There’s just one problem: no snow. [Read more from AP News/UpNorthLive]
  • Wisconsin is celebrating the 150th birthday of native son Frank Lloyd Wright with special events and a new 200-mile trail directing visitors to nine of the sites, homes and buildings he designed. Wright fans who enjoy cycling can take part in the Tour du Taliesin cycling event, which, starts at the architect’s beloved residence Taliesin. [Read more from AP News/Minneapolis StarTribune]
  • Fifty-two years after his death, singer Nat King Cole is being remembered with a public-art mural in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. The painting on brick includes a line from one of his most famous recordings, Unforgettable. [Read more from AP News/Montgomery Advertiser]
  • Experts at Sotheby’s are predicting a record-setting price when they auction a masterpiece by German painter Georg Baselitz on March 8th in London. Titled Mit Roter Fahner (With Red Flag), the 1965 painting from the artist’s “Heroes” series is expected to make $8.1-$10.65 million. [Read more from Artnet News]

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