The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is hosting “The Cult of Beauty through June 17, 2012,” as the first major exhibition devoted to the entire material output inspired by the Aesthetic Movement.
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More than 1,200 lots of antiques and collectibles, including fine art , estate jewelry, period furniture, Persian rugs, chandeliers and lighting, antique clocks and more, will cross the block on May 12-13 at Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans.
A public auction, with live and online bidding, features selections of fine bronzes, antiques, original paintings, art glass, jewelry, Asian antiques and more. A pair of life-size bronze sculptures by South African artist Dylan Lewis, titled “Leopard Crushing Serpent,” is the expected top lot.
This May 14-15 auction holds collection of important and rare English and Irish silver, fine quality Chinese Ming, Qing, and Early Republic jades and porcelains, Vienna enamels, and fine quality American and European antiques and fine art.
Bonhams will present a selection of art from Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia in its Visions of Garcia auction, May 8 in San Francisco. The highly anticipated auction, also simulcast in New York, will offer one-of-a-kind memorabilia, including original and rare works by Garcia and guitars designed specially for him.
Toronto's A.H. Wilkens is hosting a three-session auction April 17-18, 2012 filled with a wide array of rare and unusual objects including silver silver and Judaica. The silver is followed by a wide array of Asian arts featuring Chinese ivory, jade, porcelain and stone.
The April 14-15, 2012 sale at Thomaston Place Auctions will include more than 1,200 lots of fine art, estate jewelry and watches, furniture, porcelain and pottery. The fine art collection will include more than 500 lots of paintings, etchings and lithographs created by American and European artists.
The fine art portion of an April 1, 2012 estate auction encompasses more than 125 lots of European and American works from the 17th to 20th centuries. An unusual collection of nine opium bowls highlights the Asian antiques and art selection.
A colorful Pop Art banner by artist Tom Wesselmann (Am. 1931-2004) earned $15,990 during a Feb. 26 sale of more than 365 lots, of market-fresh fine and decorative arts from estates and collections from coast to coast.