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A North Carolina Showcase with Asian Surprises
by Pete Prunkl

Leland Little Auctions, Hillsborough, North Carolina Photos courtesy Leland Little Auctions Over the past 20 years, auctioneer Leland Little has tweaked his business model in clever and innovative ways. In addition to print, he advertises on three public radio stations—WFAE Charlotte, WFDD Greensboro, and WUNC Chapel Hill. He transmits a digital catalog ... (Read More)

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Record-Breaking Result for Marie Zimmermann Jewelry
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center The results of Rago Arts and Auction Center’s sale of fine jewelry on June 10 illustrated certain market trends and revealed that soft sections of the market may be making gains. In a telephone interview after the sale, Katherine Van Dell, jewelry ... (Read More)


Clouds and Rhinoceros Horn Cups Lead at Quinn’s
by Walter C. Newman

Quinn’s Auction Galleries, Falls Church, Virginia Photos courtesy Quinn’s Auction Galleries There was very little doubt as to which lots would most likely become the stars of Quinn’s Auction Galleries’ sale held on June 9. The catalog’s cover featured a closeup of a large painting by popular Washington, D.C., artist Sam Gilliam. ... (Read More)


Historical and Eclectic
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Marion Antique Auctions, Marion, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Marion Antique Auctions Collectors and dealers know that Marion Antique Auctions in Marion, Massachusetts, is a dependable resource for historical and eclectic offerings. The June 9 sale in the Marion Music Hall by Frank McNamee and C. David Glynn was no exception. There were antiques ... (Read More)


New CEO for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
by M.A.D. staff

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced on June 5 that the firm has appointed Thomas Galbraith as chief executive officer, effective June 4. He succeeds Leslie Hindman, who founded the firm in 1982 and reopened it in 2003 after Sotheby’s, which had bought it in 1997, stopped conducting sales in Chicago in ... (Read More)

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Books Received, June 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Books Received These are brief reviews of books recently sent to us. We have included ordering information for publishers that accept mail, phone, or online orders. For other publishers, your local bookstore or a mail-order house is the place to look. This catalog examines the work of 21 self-taught artists through ... (Read More)


Southern Plains Ghost Dance Shirt Brings $225,000
by Alice Kaufman

Bonhams, Los Angeles, California Photos courtesy Bonhams After years of holding sales only in San Francisco, Bonhams held its sale of Native American art in Los Angeles for the first time on June 4, and that’s the plan for the future. This Southern Plains Ghost Dance shirt sold for $225,000 (est. $15,000/25,000) to ... (Read More)


Ottenberg American Art Collection Buoys Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s In June and again in December, Alasdair Nichol, chairman of Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia and head of the American art and Pennsylvania Impressionists department, fills a salesroom with collectors, the trade, sometimes a curator or two, a bank of 15 men and women on phones, and ... (Read More)


Objects of Desire
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Wilton, Connecticut A new show with a new concept was held in Wilton, Connecticut, the first weekend of June. Under the helm of Karen DiSaia of DiSaia Management, Old Lyme, Connecticut, Objects of Desire: Style for the Garden and Home featured 26 dealers who brought antique, vintage, mid-century, and contemporary offerings ... (Read More)


It’s a Bidding “Three-for-All”
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is expanding its regular schedule of four major auctions per year from two days apiece to three. One session will present Maine artists, both past and present. The rest of the added days will be focused on collections. As the company’s ... (Read More)
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