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Auction Record Set for Wharton Esherick Work

A record has been set for a work by Pennsylvania artist Wharton Esherick. The sculpture titled “Essie”/”Rebecca” from 1933 brought more than $123,000 at Freeman’s in Philadelphia.  Esherick is best known for his sculptural furniture and furnishings. Image: Freemans Auctions

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O’Keeffe Sets Auction Record

A Georgia O’Keeffe painting sold at Sotheby’s has set a record for an artwork by a female artist. The floral painting of a white blossom,  Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, brought $44.4 million, far surpassing the $11.9 million spent on a work by Joan Mitchell in May. Sotheby’s reported the final price came after an intense bidding

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Auction Reports Furniture Prices Increasing

California-based Witherell’s auction reports that furniture prices were up in its recent sale. One example is a monumental 1870’s 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for more than double the estimate bringing $28,750. Had it sold at the height of the market, it probably would have brought in $60,000, but in the past few years

Wittgenstein Family Vitrine on Display at DMA

Last year the Dallas Museum of Art acquired a silver vitrine originally owned by the Wittgenstein family of Vienna and designed by Carl Otto Czeschka (1878–1960) of the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops). It’s been the subject of an intensive research and conservation program and the museum is preparing to show it off. Modern Opulence in Vienna: The

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Cartier Exhibition Arrives at Denver Art Museum

Opening Sunday, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century featuring stunning jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. Brilliant will present a selection of themes ranging from Art Deco to old Hollywood glamour that cut across time periods and styles to display

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Martin Wong Work Triples Auction Record

Yesterday at Doyle Auctions in New York, a work by artist Martin Wong nearly tripled previous auction records. The work titled Liberty Mourning the Death of Her Sister – Beijing brought $137,000. The estimate suggested something in the $20,000 to $40,000 range. Wong’s prior record of $47,500 set in February 2013. Wong’s collection of graffiti was recently shown

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Freeman’s Joins Live Auctions on Ebay

Freeman’s announced recently it has joined eBay’s live auctions as the service is relaunched. The auction house says that in many of its events, up to 70 percent are bidding via the Internet. Freeman’s also says it has witnessed a shift in how collectors are accessing their website, with mobile devices set to outpace desktops.

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Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably

A painting at the Clark Art Institute titled Man Reading is indeed by the Dutch Master Rembrandt, at least if the assessment of a leading scholar is correct. Ernst van de Wetering, long-time head of the Netherlands-based Rembrandt Research Project, unequivocally attributed it in a recent publication. However even the affirmation won’t end the debate over this

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