Thomas Hart Benton's politically-motivated painting of 1951, titled "Flood Disaster," fetched $1.87 million at a Sotheby's sale of American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture totaling $27.1 million on Thursday. American private collectors purchased the top ten lots of the sale. Six works went above $1 million.
Butler Museum Acquires 1892 American Genre Painting by James Longacre Wood
Release Date: 18 May 2011
Officials from The Butler Institute of American Art have announced that the museum has acquired a master work by American painter James Longacre Wood (c. 1863-1938) titled “Mumble the Peg.” Painted in 1892, a full twenty years after Winslow Homer (1836-1910) painted “Snap the Whip.” ...
Jewels with intruiging provenance or rare qualities piqued bidders' interest at Geneva auctions that fetched an impressive total of about €140m. A tiara commissioned for a German princess was among several record-setting pieces in the spring sale series in Switzerland. Christie’s sold more than €75.8 million over three days, including the record amount of €7.65 million paid for an internally flawless, 56-carat heart-shaped diamond. The buyer was reportedly Graff. A buyer dropped ...
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