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Brandywine River Museum of Art Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania On Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, the 47th annual Brandywine River Museum of Art Antiques Show filled the courtyard, downstairs galleries, and three floors of the atrium of the old Hoffman’s grist mill, built in 1864 and now transformed into a modern art museum. A brief history of the ... (Read More)

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Smith’s Memorial Day Auction
by Jackie Sideli

William A. Smith, Inc., Plainfield, New Hampshire  Photos courtesy William A. Smith, Inc. The auction hall was packed to overflowing for William A. Smith’s annual Memorial Day auction at the company headquarters in Plainfield, New Hampshire, on May 28. Soaring above all the rest was a dramatic oil on canvas by American ... (Read More)

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The Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Show
by Clayton Pennington

Rhinebeck, New York Frank Gaglio had a problem. The spring edition of Barn Star Productions’ Antiques at Rhinebeck Show was cruising right along—there was good weather and a large crowd, and sales were being made. The fly in the ointment? His on-site shipper had not shown up and was not returning ... (Read More)

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Three R.S. Prussia Bowls Reach a Combined $33,000
by M.A.D. staff

Three marked R.S. Prussia bowls—each one boasting a portrait and scenic décor of one of the four seasons—sold as individual lots for a combined $33,000 during part one of the sale of the collection of the late John and Lavaun Headlee, held on May 26 by Woody Auction in the ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, June 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Black-figure amphora, 675-650 B.C.E., attributed to the Swing Painter (Greek, Attic), terracotta. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund. —Through July 8 —Richmond, Virginia The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) presents The Horse in Ancient Greek Art. The exhibition was organized in partnership with the National ... (Read More)

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Journal of Revolutionary War Prisoner of War Donated to Museum of the American Revolution
by M.A.D. staff

The original handwritten journal of Christopher Hawkins (1764-1837), who was captured from a privateer ship and was a prisoner of war during the Revolutionary War, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The journal was discovered nearly two decades ago in the linen closet of Margaret ... (Read More)

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American Art
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Bonhams, New York City Photos courtesy Bonhams American Modernists dominated the small sale held at Bonhams the afternoon of May 23. The hourlong sale of 56 lots totaled $2,112,750. Forty-seven lots sold, for a sell-through rate of 84%. John Marin (1870-1953), Sea in Red (Version II), 1948. The signed and dated oil on ... (Read More)

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Court Battle over Withdrawn Lot
by M.A.D. staff

One of baseball’s foundational documents—once headed to the auction block—is now at the center of a lawsuit between an auction house and a 92-year-old widow. The sale was stopped, but allegedly the auction house will not release the document, claiming that it is owed for expensive but futile marketing efforts. On ... (Read More)

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American Art at Auction
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Sotheby’s, New York City Photos courtesy Sotheby’s Overshadowed by months of legal proceedings over the sale of several paintings owned by the Berkshire Museum of Art, Sotheby’s nevertheless “kept calm and carried on” with its May American art sale. The 120-lot sale, held the morning of May 23, included three lots from ... (Read More)

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Christie’s Adds $32.8 Million to American Art Total for May
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s Christie’s sale of American art on May 22, held less than two weeks after its record-breaking sale of the Rockefeller collection of art of the Americas, did not disappoint. Of the 84 lots offered, 69 sold, for a sell-through rate of 82%. The sale totaled ... (Read More)
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