Collectors set sights on Las Vegas Antique Arms Show, Feb. 28-29, March 1

Browsing top-notch antique and sporting arms goes hand in hand with the camaraderie enjoyed by visitors to the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show. Image courtesy of LVAAS

LAS VEGAS – The most important buying event of the year for antique firearms collectors – the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show, International Sporting Arms Show & Custom Knifemakers Show (LVAAS) – will take place on February 28, 29 and March 1 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The spacious venue boasts more than 70,000 square feet of exhibitor space in the Antique Showroom and another 40,000 square feet for sporting arms, custom knifemakers and firearms engravers.

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Important Ludwig Deutsch painting leads Clars’ Feb. 23 auction

‘Eid al-Fitr,’ (Breaking the Fast), 1902, by Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian/French, 1855-1935) will be offered for $250,000–$350,000 

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s February 22-23, 2020 auction will present highly significant works by renowned artists, designers and historic collections spanning the categories of Fine Art, Decorative Arts & Furnishings, Jewelry and Asian Antiques and Art. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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European flavor enhances Kamelot’s Feb. 22 Modern Design auction

‘The Confidential’ suite by Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti. Sofa and chairs are covered in Missoni fabric.

PHILADELPHIA – On February 22, Kamelot Auctions will conduct a Modern Design sale featuring French, Italian, and American furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories. Containing nearly 500 lots, this auction is an eclectic mix of designs that will appeal to all kinds of tastes. Bidding will commence at 11 a.m. ET, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Salmagundi Club focuses on military vets’ art

‘Night Rescue’ by Cynthia DiDonato (U.S. Army Wife). Image courtesy of Salmagundi

NEW YORK – Salmagundi, the oldest artist’s club in New York, will present “From There to Here: Military Veterans’ Experiences,” a veteran-curated exhibit of military veterans’ art and words, opening on Monday, Feb. 10, in its Patrons’ Gallery, at 47 Fifth Ave., between 11th and 12th streets.

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F1 driver Ricciardo to auction race suit for Aussie bushfire relief

Daniel Ricciardo at Formula 1 2019 / Schloss Gabelhofen. Photo by XaviYuahanda, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

MELBOURNE (ACNI) – Australian racecar driver Daniel Ricciardo, who is currently competing in Formula One for the Renault Team, has announced via Instagram that he will be auctioning a race suit to benefit Australian bushfire relief efforts.

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University receives collection of thousands of bags to exhibit

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – An unusual new collection is in the bag at the University of Akron.

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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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