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American Paintings, Furniture, and Decorative Arts at Auction
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Doyle New York, New York City Photos courtesy Doyle Doyle New York has a loyal fan base for its semiannual American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts auctions. Its salesroom at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan fills up a few minutes before the 10 a.m. start time with interested buyers, including a ... (Read More)

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The Main Line Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The 12th annual Main Line Antiques Show to benefit Surrey Services for Seniors was a different show this time. “I decided it should be a lifestyle show, not just an antiques show,” said Anne F. Hamilton, the enthusiastic cochair of the show, held in the gymnasium of Cabrini College ... (Read More)

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Design Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s  A taste for modern design flourished in the Philadelphia area. By the late 1940s architects were commissioned to design flat-roofed low-slung modern houses, which were furnished with Knoll, Herman Miller, and Scandinavian modern, and also with furniture by local studio artists and craftsmen. Wharton Esherick was ... (Read More)

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Frick Awards Biennial Book Prize
by M.A.D. staff

The Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting has awarded its biennial book prize for a distinguished publication on the history of collecting in America to Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman by Margaret K. Hofer and Roberta J. M. Olson, with contributions ... (Read More)

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African American Fine Art
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Swann Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Galleries A standing-room-only crowd assembled at Swann Galleries, New York City, in the midafternoon of October 5, 2017, and three and a half hours later, 124 lots of modern and contemporary African American works had been sold. The auction had estimates of $2,283,500/3,371,000; the ... (Read More)

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James Castle Collection Loses Bid to Stop Book
by M.A.D. staff

A new children’s book—Silent Days, Silent Dreams, an “imagined biography” of artist James Castle (1899-1977)—includes works of art and drawings that are virtual copies of Castle originals. The James Castle Collection and Archive, LP, which owns all Castle copyrights, filed suit on October 27, 2017, asking the court for a ... (Read More)

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Heritage Sets New Movie Poster Record
by M.A.D. staff

One of just two surviving movie posters for the 1931 horror movie Dracula set a world auction record for movie posters when it sold for $525,800 (includes buyer’s premium) on November 18, 2017, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. Dracula (Universal, 1931), one sheet (27" x 41"), style A. Before its recent ... (Read More)

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Sunflower Chest Brings $32,400
by Clayton Pennington

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Windsor, Connecticut There was little doubt what the top lot at Nadeau’s 501-lot sale on October 21, 2017, in Windsor, Connecticut, would be. A Connecticut sunflower chest, fresh to the market, sat front and center during the preview, drawing both the curious and the desirous. The star of the ... (Read More)

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The Marburger Farm Antique Show
by Don Johnson

Round Top, TexasWhen it comes to the venues of the semiannual Round Top antiques festival, there’s nothing quite like the Marburger Farm Antique Show. Located on the west side of Highway 237 between Round Top and Warrenton, Texas, the show sits on 43 acres of slightly rolling farmland. Now in its ... (Read More)

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"Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work" at the Mütter Museum
by M.A.D. staff

Five private collections of 19th-century Victorian hair artwork, never before publicly displayed together, will be exhibited at the Mütter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from January 19 through July 12. The exhibition examines a domestic craft that employs human hair as textile in four distinctive art and ... (Read More)
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