Tag Archives: Art

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The Chippendale desk (and bookcase) of Capt. John Cowan (1748-1823), one of the first settlers in Kentucky in 1773, sold for $498,750 at a Fall Fine & Decorative Art Auction held Oct. 20-21 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a new record […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Kuhn acrylic painting, $409,500, Jackson Hole

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Kuhn acrylic painting, $409,500, Jackson Hole

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An acrylic on Masonite painting by Bob Kuhn (1920-2007), titled Closing the Distance, sold for $409,500 at the 11th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, held Sept. 15-16 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and co-hosted by Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery. Also, Kuhn’s Onward and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Remington’s Bronco Buster, $510,000, Brunk Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Remington’s Bronco Buster, $510,000, Brunk Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Frederic Remington’s famous bronze sculpture titled Bronco Buster sold for $510,000 at an auction held Sept. 15-16 by Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. Also, a 3-D study by Henry Moore titled Maquette for Spindle Piece (1968) hit $312,000; a painting by Eugene Boudin titled […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $1.68 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $1.68 million, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A baseball-themed painting by artist Norman Rockwell that appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1949, originally thought to be a signed copy but then turned out to be an original, sold for $1.68 million at a Platinum Night Sports Auction […]

Great Collections: September 2017

Great Collections: September 2017

J. Pierpont Morgan Hartford native John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a banking dynasty still in operation today, was one of the great financial figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Well known for his successes as a banker, railroad tycoon, and steel magnate, he was also an important philanthropist and avid art […]

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

Featuring more than 300 outstanding objects gathered from private and public collections, Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard provides the first comprehensive survey of the rich art, books, and memorabilia created during the last 20 years of Pottermania. First-edition copies of J.K. Rowling’s epic now command nearly $50,000 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano sold for $22,500 at a Traditional Collector Auction held June 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an .800 silver eagle by Italian maker Buccellati finished at $19,200; a rustic scene of a fisherman […]

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Braided Beauties by Jessica Kosinski Braided rugs have been produced for centuries in some form, and they have also gone by many names, including rag rugs. Although we now consider them to be common household items, they have a very rich history, both in Europe and in North America. They are even prominently featured in […]

Casablanca Movie Poster Sets $478,000 World Record with Heritage Auctions

Casablanca Movie Poster Sets $478,000 World Record with Heritage Auctions

The only known surviving Italian issue movie poster for Casablanca sold Saturday, July 29, for a record $478,000 at a public auction of vintage movie posters held by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. Measuring a massive 55.5 by 78.25 inches, the 1946 Casablanca Italian 4 Fogli poster matched the world record for the most valuable movie poster ever […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Robert Crumb’s 1969 Fritz the Cat comic cover art sold for $717,000 at a Comics & Comic Art Auction held May 18th by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York City. It was the most ever paid at auction for a piece […]