LOS ANGELES (AP) – Seventy-nine years ago, a Jewish woman named Lilly Cassirer surrendered her family’s priceless Camille Pissarro painting to the Nazis in exchange for safe passage out of Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.
CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Kensington Estate Auctions’ online sale Dec. 3 will offer an array of British and Dutch pottery; fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries; antiquarian books; sculptures; sterling silver; illustrations; theater, sports and political memorabilia; jewelry; rugs and stoneware. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Holiday tips are a way to thank the people who make your life easier. So why is it so hard to figure out whom to tip and how much? Guides published by etiquette experts don’t always agree on what’s appropriate. What people actually do is another matter altogether.
TIMONIUM – The next auction for Over & Above Online Auctions will be a collaborative effort with their affiliate, Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc. This auction is a single-owner collection of train and railroad collectibles. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
ORLEANS, France – In autumn of 2018, the Frac Centre-Val de Loire will inaugurate the first exhibition in France dedicated to the Spanish experimental scene of the 1960s and 1980s. The retrospective portrays the incredible adventure of the University of Madrid’s Computing Center, which brought together artists, architects, engineers, scientists and intellectuals to explore the possibilities offered by automatic computer generated calculation. These pioneers formed a community whose collective experience working at the crossroads of art and computing asserted a different form of artistic production between disciplines.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – A central Illinois museum wants to make sure that a historic mural stays in Peoria as the auction of the Marriott Pere Marquette and neighboring Courtyard by Marriott approaches next month.
NEW YORK (AP) – A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for.
He found half a dozen paintings he believes were done by artist Willem de Kooning, whose works have sold for millions of dollars at auction.