Modernism

Antiques, Modern and Asian art in online sale, ends May 4

LITCHFIELD, Ct. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh to the market quality property collected from distinguished New York and Connecticut estates and private collections will be sold in an online sale that ends May 4. Litchfield County Auctions‘ (LCA) Online Spring Sale focuses on Modernism, ethnographic and Asian art and antiques, and also...

Mr Apple by Norman Rockwell brings $33,722 in online auction

$33,722 Nate D. Sanders, Inc., an autograph, fine art and manuscript auctioneer in Los Angeles, sold Norman Rockwell‘s “Mr. Apple” in a March 2011 online auction for $33,722. The work has never before been publicly exhibited. “Mr. Apple,” 13 inches by 17 1/2 inches, is a playful rendering of Magritte‘s famous “The Son of...

Smithsonian American Art Museum offers free lecture series

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, which holds more than 41,000 works that tell the story of the American cultural experience, is offering the “Collectors’ Roundtable” series of lectures; they are free and open to the public with no advance registration required. Tuesday, April 5, Senator Bob Bennett, from Utah and Washington, DC, will present...

A slow economic recovery hurts archive preservation, too

The last year saw many historical auctions perform better than most auctioneers and industry spotters could have ever predicted. This growing trend doesn’t get a lot of critical attention in the mainstream media, well, except for the six-figure price tags. It appears our nation’s history is being sold off to the highest (private) bidder....

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Steve Martin on the allure of art

Steve Martin: The Comic Actor/Writer Talks About the Allure of Art, the Hazards of Collecting, and His New Novel About the Art World Martin’s main character in his new book, Lacey Yeager, is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing...