Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femme pencil drawing was snatched from Weinstein art gallery in San Francisco. A video camera snapshot shows a man who appears to walk with a painting in his arms (right) Art crime is a $6-billion-a-year business. … Read More +
Christie’s announced this week it is has scheduled a series of public exhibitions and special events leading up to the sale of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away March 23. The tour will culminate in New York in early December with a special ten-day, museum-quality exhibition of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, fashion, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia, followed by four consecutive days of auctions.
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The cornerstone of the sale was the remarkable 1960s Emilio Pucci collection of Lorna Dwyer-Carfano, a Pucci model during the 1960s. Bidders pounced on everything from contemporary designer pieces, such as a stunning pink Chanel jacket with pink and gold logo button that brought $430 to iconic genre pieces such as the 1960s Nina Ricci red wool dress that sold for $370.
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Marilyn Monroe – perhaps the most famous movie star in recent memory – and her famous white dress from “The Seven Year Itch,” shown in background of this photograph – is considered to be one of the greatest movie costume … Read More +
If Steve Martin, Robert De Niro, and Steven Spielberg can be had, so can you. The Hollywood legends have each been a victim of art scams – Martin, most recently, as part of a giant art scandal unfolding in Germany. The star … Read More +
Promoters in Round Top, Texas, are filling all available exhibit areas with dealers from all over the world. This spring there were nearly thousands of dealers at nearly a dozen venues offering Americana, Continental Antiques, vintage textiles, early silver and jewelry to several thousand shoppers attending the week-long affair.
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Litchfield County Auctions’ auction exhibition and tag sale opened April 29, and continued early into the next week. In all, the sale grossed more than $730,000, including the tag sale and buyer’s premium. Buyers hailed from 33 different US States 12 European and Asian countries. The top selling lot was "Red" by Hermann Nitsch, a unique work executed in spilled red paint and possibly blood on canvas, a medium that Nitsch is famous for using. With a pre-sale estimate of $12,000-18,000, it sold for $22,320.
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Marvin Gaye Exhibit Opens At Detroit Motown Museum The Motown museum, located in the original home of Motown Records Corp., has unveiled an exhibit chronicling the Marvin Gaye’s two decades at Motown, from 1960 to 1982. The exhibit in the … Read More +
Appraiser and author Caroline Ashleigh has been a featured appraiser on the popular television show, “Antiques Roadshow,” since 1997, and HGTV, and has been featured in publications such as “Forbes Magazine,” “The New York Times” and “Art and Antiques.” Caroline … Read More +
A legend in the movie prop business is Newel LLC in Manhattan. Owner Lewis J. Baer runs the company his grandfather Meyer Newman founded in 1939 as a “prop house” for Broadway shows. The company’s six-story building at 425 E. 53rd St. is stacked with furnishings, from 17th-century European Renaissance through mid-20th century designs. Keeping track of it all allowed little consideration for selling. Read More +