An incised small-sized stoneware masterpiece memorial jug brought a final price of $138,000 (inclusive of 15 percent buyer’s premium) at Crocker Farm‘s March 5 pottery sale. The firm uses ArtFact Live! to facilitate bidding worldwide.
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A highly important, monumental-scale self-portrait by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) sold Feb. 16 at Christie’s for $17,441,892 doubling its presale estimate. Recently discovered having been in a private collection since 1974, this previously unpublished work was executed in 1967 and is an addition to an historically important series of 10 self-portraits.
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Jay Jorgensen’s “Edith Head, The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer” is a biography and filmography filled with anecdotes from the grand dame of costumers and Hollywood stars. From the late 1920s, when she dressed supporting actors and was largely uncredited, through the late 1970s, after she became a superstar in her own right, Edith Head dressed everyone who was anyone. Read More +
Another book in the Shire Classics line, “Model Steam Engines” describes how model steam engines work, outlines the development of the tools used to build them and investigates seven different categories of model engines. Read More +
“Writing Antiques” is the latest in a series of reprints (in the Shire Classics line) of a manuscript originally published in 1980, signifying the popularity of this genre of antiques and the demand for information on it. Read More +
A pleasure to peruse, “Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals,” written by Patti Polk, who has more than 20 years of rock collecting, cutting and polishing experience, is a beautiful, full-color guide that focuses primarily on the rocks and minerals that the majority of people are interested in for lapidary, jewelry or specimens for display. Read More +
‘Delftware Tiles,’ is a compact, powerhouse of information on the history and production of this tin-glazed earthenware. The book was originally published in 1986, and a second edition was published in 2005 and reprinted in 2010. Read More +
Author Harold Zosel, a 48-year resident of St. Cloud and an active member of the Stearns History Museum, shares his personal historic photograph and postcard collection in “St. Cloud,” a recent addition to the Postcard History Series from Arcadia Publishing, a leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Read More +
Peter F. Stone, is an expert on oriental carpets and has written several books. Originally published 1981, this updated, hardcover edition of “Oriental Rug Repair, Step-by-Step Reknotting and Reconstruction, Care and Preservation,” was published in 2010. Read More +