LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house, has announced its highly anticipated event Property from the Estate of Burt Reynolds to take place on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online through LiveAuctioneers. This special two-day event offers some of the most iconic and personal items of Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds, the Emmy and Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated actor who was Hollywood’s top-grossing star in the late 70s-early 80s.
HONG KONG – A spectacular 88.22-carat diamond sold at auction today for HK$108 million / US$13.8 million / £10.6 million at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.
DALLAS – Multiple bidders drove the price for Wu Changshuo’s Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917, to $399,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York. The final total for the sale, Heritage’s first as a participant in Asia Week New York, climbed to $2.24 million.
NEW YORK – This May, Christie’s will present 11 extraordinary works from the collection of S.I. Newhouse. The selection will be sold across Christie’s New York Evening Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art on May 13, and Postwar and Contemporary Art on May 15.
CHICAGO — Hindman LLC today announced an expansion to the auction house’s growing team, including the appointment of finance industry veteran Joan Wagner as Vice President for its Midwest region and two new additions to the fine art department. Joe Stanfield has been appointed Director of Fine Art and will be based in the Chicago headquarters. Monica Brown will join the Denver location as Senior Specialist for Prints and Multiples. This growth follows Hindman’s previously announced acquisition of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (est.1982) and Cowan’s Auctions (est.1995), which together operate more salerooms than any other auction house in the country.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Due to technical difficulties with their Internet service provider, Spectrum, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has postponed its March 9 auction, rescheduling it to Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON – Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) turns 275 today. The auction company’s first sale was held on March 11, 1744, in London at Exeter Exchange on The Strand – an auction of “several Hundred scarce and valuable Books in all branches of Polite Literature” that fetched a grand total of £826.
BOSTON (AP) – Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have sold for as much as $1,430 each at an auction in West Palm Beach, Florida.
HATFIELD, Pa. – Alderfer Auction has announced the expansion of its Transition Team during a time of rapid growth and customer need. Their team of eight can play a vital role in developing a transition plan and timeline for those who are moving to a new residence, while utilizing its strengths in problem-solving, organizational skills and compassion.
NEW YORK – Sotheby’s today announced that it will unveil a dramatic expansion and reimagining of its New York City galleries on May 3.