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Amon Carter Adds Important Still Life to Its Collection

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has added an important painting to its collection.  Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825) was recently purchased in memory of the museum’s founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (1913–2013). The painting will be on view beginning July 29 in the main gallery. Considered the first American still-life

Ebay Re-enters Live Auction Arena

Remember the days of ebay Live Auctions? Online retailer platform eBay has teamed up with Sotheby’s in a plan to will make it easier for people worldwide to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles. The companies say they will start by offering a number of live auctions that are taking place at

c1930 Czechoslovakian perfume bottle and stopper; blue crystal, dauber; jeweled and enameled metalwork at neck and all around. 7 1⁄2 in.

Perfume Bottle Soars to $38K at IPBA Event

The recent International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) auction featuring Nicholas Dawes of the Antiques Roadshow saw one lot soar to $38,400. That hammer fell on a 1917 Baccarat Egyptian bottle. Other top lots included a rare 1922 Rosine bottle, Antinea ou au Fond e la Mer or bottom of the sea, which sold for $18,000.

Automakers Pledge $26 Million to Save Detroit Museum

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors and General Motors Foundation have pledged a total of $26 million toward the museum’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city

Bror Utter at the 1961 Dallas Claes Oldenburg Opening

m4s0n501 We noticed this recently in Leigh Arnold’s DallasSites book. The Oldenburg show was one of the highlights of the no longer existent Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art. Roger Winter describes an incident at the show’s opening: Claes (Oldenburg) had a slice of like a meringue pie. I think something like a lemon pie, coconut pie made

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