Monthly Archives: July 2013

LeRoy Neiman painting, $94,300, Clars Auction

LeRoy Neiman painting, $94,300, Clars Auction

LeRoy Neiman painting, $94,300, Clars Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A brightly colored 1982 painting by LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012), titled Finish at Indy, depicting the closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history, sold for $94,300 at an auction held May 18-19 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. […]

Ken's Korner: Early Apple computer auctioned for $668,000

Ken's Korner: Early Apple computer auctioned for $668,000

Ken’s Korner: Early Apple computer auctioned for $668,000 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall An Apple 1 computer from 1976 (one of the first computers made by the fledgling firm) sold for $668,000 at an auction held by the German auction house Breker. An unidentified Asian buyer bought […]

Barnett Newman painting, $43.85 million, Sotheby's

Barnett Newman painting, $43.85 million, Sotheby's

Barnett Newman painting, $43.85 million, Sotheby’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by Barnett Newman, rendered in 1953 and titled Onement VI, sold for $43.85 million at a Contemporary Art Evening Auction held May 14 by Sotheby’s in New York. It was a new […]

Ken's Korner: Navy dolphin finds 130-year-old torpedo

Ken's Korner: Navy dolphin finds 130-year-old torpedo

Ken’s Korner: Navy dolphin finds 130-year-old torpedo News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remarkable as it sounds, the U.S. Navy actually trains dolphins to use their sophisticated natural sonar systems (called “echolocation”) to detect underwater mines and other dangerous objects on the ocean floor. On a recent exercise […]

Jackson Pollock painting, $58.36 million, Christie's

Jackson Pollock painting, $58.36 million, Christie's

Jackson Pollock painting, $58.36 million, Christie’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil and enamel on paper mounted on canvas by Jackson Pollock, painted in 1948 and titled Number 19, sold for $58.36 million – a new world auction record for the artist – at a Post-War & […]

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall David Gonzalez, 34, was renovating a residence in Elbow Lake, Minn., when he made the discovery of a lifetime: a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, stuffed inside a wall and […]

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall Rembrandt Peale’s iconic portrait of U.S. President George Washington sold for $662,500 at an American Art Auction held May 10-11 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Peale’s equally iconic portrait of Martha Washington fetched $158,500. Also, […]

Kenneth Noland's Flown, $81,250, Rago Arts & Auction

Kenneth Noland's Flown, $81,250, Rago Arts & Auction

Kenneth Noland’s Flown, $81,250, Rago Arts & Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An artwork by Kenneth Noland titled Flown sold for $81,250 at a May Artwork Auction (19th /20th Century American & European Art, plus Post-War & Contemporary Art) held by Rago Arts & Auction Center in […]

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S. News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remember last month we reported that the rosewood violin played by the bandmaster aboard the Titanic the night the doomed ocean liner went down over 100 years ago had been […]

Picasso linoleum cut, $572,500, Leslie Hindman

Picasso linoleum cut, $572,500, Leslie Hindman

Picasso linoleum cut, $572,500, Leslie Hindman Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An unsigned linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso, titled Buste de Femme d’apres Cranach le Jeune, sold for $572,500 at a Modern and Contemporary Art Auction held May 14 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, Ill. Also, a […]