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 +
Profiles in History announces the sale of the largest collection of Hollywood costumes and props in the world. For the first time in 50 years, the private collection owned by screen legend Debbie Reynolds will be made available to the … Read More +
Having met and worked with Cari and the cast on the show Cash & Cari, I can attest to the fact that there is a familial atmosphere built upon long-standing relationships. And like many families, they seem to work extraordinarily well together in a sort of charmingly dysfunctional way. Cari recently held a Q&A session with fans and the media, touching on the show, her business and her personal collections.
Handcrafted marionettes have always been a souce of fascination to me ever since my mother found my first one, Howdy Doody, in a thrift store many years ago for almost next to nothing. So, I was pretty amazed to see … Read More +