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Second Annual Curated Sale of Historical Indiana Art
by Don Johnson

Jackson’s Auction & Real Estate Company, Indianapolis, Indiana Photos courtesy Jackson’s Auction & Real Estate Company Although Dennis Jackson has been selling Indiana art at auction since 1982, his family auction business tried something new last year: a sale of curated works. The idea was to offer paintings that needed no apologies ... (Read More)

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Toomey & Co. Launches
by Danielle Arnet

Toomey & Co., Oak Park, Illinois Photos courtesy Toomey & Co. When an e-mail arrived in late December 2017 announcing the breakup of Treadway/Toomey Auctions in Oak Park, Illinois, it seemed to come out of the blue. The news marked the end of a successful 30-year era in which John Toomey hosted sales ... (Read More)

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An Invitation Worth Accepting
by Don Johnson

Midwest Antique & Art Show and The Collector’s Eye, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thom Rawson had been after me for at least three years. “Come to my show,” he would say when I’d see him at events in Indiana or Illinois. And yet his semiannual Midwest Antique & Art Show and its ... (Read More)

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New Executive Director of Winter Antiques Show Named
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Winter Antiques Show dealers were recently informed by e-mail of a “significant development” concerning the show. They were told that “As a result of our discussions with Catherine Sweeney Singer, we have decided that she will be stepping down as Executive Director. We are pleased that she will be available ... (Read More)

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Fraktur by Christian Beschler Sells for $39,500
by Lita Solis-Cohen

In his article in the Spring 2008 issue of Antiques & Fine Art, antiquarian Donald M. Herr, a retired Lancaster, Pennsylvania, veterinarian, identified the Sussel-Unicorn Artist as Christian Beschler, a schoolmaster in Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. When Herr photographed Thomas Umholtz’s fraktur collection for the article, he told ... (Read More)

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Salmon Ship Portrait Brings $48,000
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Photos courtesy Northeast Auctions Bidders have come to expect good marine paintings at a Northeast Auctions sale, and the highlight of the April 7 and 8 spring weekend sale in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was an 1808 portrait of the Liverpool privateer Ceres, a 33¼" x 52½" oil ... (Read More)

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Koekkoek Tops Eldred’s Auction
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc., East Dennis, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Eldred’s Ten phones mustered for lot 29 at Eldred’s April 6 and 7 Americana and paintings sale at the East Dennis, Massachusetts, gallery. A 24¼" x 19¾" oil on panel winter landscape with wood gatherers and a village in the distance by ... (Read More)

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Showtime Auction Services to Hold Auction in New Venue
by M.A.D. staff

Showtime Auction Services will hold its first big auction event of 2018 at a new venue on new dates. The auction will be held the weekend of April 20-22, about three weeks later than usual, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 10871 Quirk Road in Belleville, Michigan. Belleville is located east ... (Read More)

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Expands to Atlanta
by M.A.D. staff

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will open its newest location in Atlanta, Georgia, this spring. In September 2017 the auction firm announced its expansion into Atlanta after hiring director of business development Mary Calhoun. Before that announcement, in April 2017, Michael Shapiro, former director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, ... (Read More)

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Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné Scores Court Win
by M.A.D. staff

On April 5 Judge Andrea Masley dismissed a lawsuit filed in a New York court by the Mayor Gallery, Ltd. against the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné LLC and several individual defendants. The judge also ordered Mayor Gallery to pay the legal fees of the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné LLC and ... (Read More)
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