Lena Horne Items at Doyle Exceed Estimates

Doyle New York auctioned the estate of the legendary performer and civil rights pioneer Lena Horne on Wednesday. The exhibition and auction attracted thousands of her fans, and hundreds of them participated in this historic auction. The Lena Horne collection comprised approximately 200 lots of elegant costume jewelry, accessories, gowns, memorabilia, decorations, silver, furniture, books […]

Warhol Self-Portrait Tops $17 Million

A self-portrait by Andy Warhol brought more than $17 million at a Christie’s sale in London Wednesday. The high estimate was just over $8 million. According to the auction notes, the Self-Portrait series of 1967, originally made for the American Pavilion (a huge geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller) at Expo ’67 in Montreal, constitutes […]

PAFA Receives Unprecedented Gift of Art by Women from Philadelphia Art Collector and Artist Linda Lee Alter

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) recently announced a gift of the collection of art by women from Philadelphia art collector and artist Linda Lee Alter. This collection includes approximately 400 works of art spanning the 1910s to the present in all media and by a wide range of artists from the well-known […]