Yoko Ono ‘Wish Tree for Tokyo’ planted in museum’s sculpture garden

Yoko Ono (Japanese/American, b. 1933-), Wish Tree for Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Image courtesy of the museum

TOKYO – Wish Tree for Tokyo, donated by Yoko Ono to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, for its permanent collection in 2005, has been planted in the museum’s sculpture garden. Every year in December, Yoko Ono invites the public to come to the museum to write a wish and hang it on Wish Tree for Tokyo.

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Crowdfunded ‘RoboCop’ statue nears completion in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) – A statue of the robot featured in the 1987 film “RoboCop” set in Detroit is nearing completion ahead of its debut at a science museum in Michigan.

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Associated Press releases list of 10 best films of last decade

LOS ANGELES – The last 10 years will probably go down as the decade of Marvel’s domination and Netflix’s ascension. But despite all the tumult and the perpetual rumors of cinema’s supposed demise, good stuff — no, great stuff — kept getting made.

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The Morgan celebrates Alfred Jarry, who inspired Dada and Surrealism

Alfred Jarry (French, 1873-1907). Circa 1894–96 photograph attributed to Nadar, courtesy of Thieri Foulc

NEW YORK – In 2020, The Morgan Library & Museum will host the first major U.S. museum exhibition exploring the iconoclastic works and personality of the French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907). Opening January 24 and running through May 10, “Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being” considers the author’s seminal role in the radical upheaval in the arts more than a century ago.

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Heritage Auctions to offer presentation Rolex watches Dec. 10   

Rolex, Julian Nott Collection Ref. 1655 Explorer II, issued and used during the balloonist’s 1974 record breaking elevation of 45,836 feet over Bhopal India. Heritage Auctions image

NEW YORK – Three extraordinary Rolex watches that were presented to legendary balloon flight pioneer Julian Nott will be offered in Heritage Auctions’ Timepieces Auction on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Palm Beach Modern welcomes Lalanne sheep, Hockney, Giacometti to Nov. 9 auction

Two Francois-Xavier Lalanne (French 1927-2008) ‘Mouton’ sculptures to be auctioned separately and consecutively. Epoxy stone and patinated bronze. 1990 edition of 250, signed in the concrete and in the bronze. Provenance: the artist, Ariz Gasiunasen Fine Art Inc., Palm Beach, Florida; private collector. Copy of 1993 Letter of Guarantee from Gasiunasen accompanies each of the sculptures. Estimate $150,000-$200,000 (each)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Vibrant paintings and imaginative forms by the most celebrated artists and designers of the 20th century are waiting in the wings for Palm Beach Modern Auctions’ November 9 Modern Art & Design sale. The live gallery auction will be presented in three consecutive sessions: Important Art & Design, followed by Important Prints, and finally a Modern Art & Design session with attractive price points. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tory Burch celebrates Princess Diana with NY Fashion Week show

Nov. 11, 1985 photo of an elegantly gowned Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House. US Federal Government image from The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

NEW YORK (AP) – From a linen and leather pant to a macrame tweed skirt, Tory Burch looked to one of the most important fashion icons of the 20th century for inspiration at New York Fashion Week: Princess Diana.

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Turner’s Sept. 8 online auction spans ‘Rembrandt to Yoshida’

Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606 – 1669). Self Portrait in a Flat Cap, circa 1602. Later state. Paper size: 5 inches high x 3 ¾ inches. Image size: 4 inches high x 2 3/4 inches. Condition: Good. Date: 17th century. Estimate: $2,000-4,000.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present an online auction titled “Rembrandt to Yoshida,” on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Start time is 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET). The 160-lot selection of artworks, sculptures, decorative arts comprise a timeline of more than two millennia. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

RDMS to auction Legends/Starlite studio sculptures, Aug. 31

GEORGETOWN, Conn. – On Aug. 31, RDMS will host an auction of limited edition fine art featuring, among others, productions from Legends/Starlite Originals Studio™ by renowned fine art sculptors Kitty Cantrell and Christopher Pardell. Start time will be 10:00 a.m. ET, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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60-year antiques, jewelry collection headed to Woody Auction Sept. 7

Historically significant Americana 35-star flag folk art table, made circa the 1860s, made of solid wood and measuring 31 inches tall by 35 inches wide by 25 inches deep.

DOUGLASS, Kan. – An antiques, furniture and fine jewelry auction headlined by the James R. and Barbara A. Miller Americana collection of Colorado – 378 lots in all – will be held on Saturday, September 7, by Woody Auction. Start time will be 9:30 am Central time, and absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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