Christie’s announces it will manage Elizabeth Taylor auctions this fall

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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Sale of Pucci model’s couture collection cause for celebration

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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Modern work in spilled paint (and possibly blood) earns $22,320 at fine art auction

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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From ‘Mad Men’ to ‘Chicago,’ antiques dealers find new money in film and TV prop rentals

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 +