Bilbo comes to the huts of the Raft-elves (MS.  Tolkien Drawings 29, © The Tolkien Estate

'Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth' Traveling Exhibition Explores the Author's Art and Life

  • June 04, 2018

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - Tolkien Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, an exhibition now on view in Oxford, UK, explores J.R.R. Tolkien's ...

Lot 228: Leonard E.  Fisher, The 4th of July, acrylic on board, 2014.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Modernism & PaJaMa at Swann Galleries’ American Art Sale in June

  • Swann Galleries
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  • June 01, 2018

American Art comes to Swann Galleries on June 14 with a highly curated offering of original works by artists living or working in the United States. The nearly 300 paintings, drawings and ...

Lot 337: John James Audubon, Fish Hawk, Plate 81, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1830.  Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.

From the Shoreline of Manhattan to the Island of California: Maps & Atlases at Swann Galleries June 7

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 22, 2018

Swann Galleries’ June 7 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books offers nearly 400 groundbreaking maps, atlases, manuscript travelogues, naturalist plates and ephemera ...

The top lot of the auction was a David Hockney photo portfolio from 1976, collection of Ileana Sonnabend, that earned $75,000.

Buyers Focus On Photography, Art At Millea Bros. Spring Select Auction

  • Millea Bros.
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  • June 04, 2018

If a photograph is worth 1,000 words, then Millea Bros.’ Spring Select Auction May 17–19 is worth a book. Boasting over 1,000 lots, all with compelling stories of their own, the auction showcased ...

The top lot of the auction was this E.  Howard & Co.  No.  57 wall regulator clock retaining its original 14-inch silvered dial signed “E.  Howard & Co., Boston, Mass.” that set a world auction record price at $145,200.

Choice Antiques, Clocks Drive Fontaine’s Auction Over $1 Million

  • Fontaine's Auction Gallery
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  • June 04, 2018

It’s little surprise that of the top 5 selling lots at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s May 19 auction, three of them were clocks, by E. Howard & Company, Seth Thomas and R.J. Horner. Fontaine’s ...

Lot 183: Charles Schulz, Do you like Beethoven?, ink and graphite, signed and inscribed, for Peanuts, 1970.  Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

Swann Galleries’ Illustration Sensation Features Addams, Schulz

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 17, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Illustration Art on Tuesday, June 5, with more than 250 original works of art including comics, pin-ups and covers for books and magazines. Setting the ...

Lot 264: Barbara Hepworth, Opposing Forms, complete portfolio with 12 color lithographs, 1969-70.  Sold May 22, 2018 for $40,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $20,000 to $30,000)

Abstract Attracts at Swann Galleries’ Contemporary Art Auction

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 24, 2018

Swann Galleries offered nearly 400 works by some of the twentieth century’s greatest innovators in their May 22 auction of Contemporary Art. Abstract works ruled the day, with only three of the top ...

Lot 264: Barbara Hepworth, Opposing Forms, complete portfolio with 12 color lithographs, 1969-70.  Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

Pop & Sculpture Dominate Swann Contemporary Auction

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 04, 2018

— Swann Galleries’ offering of Contemporary Art on Tuesday, May 22 features a wide-ranging selection of sculpture, paintings and multiples with important works by Alexander Calder, Barbara ...

Lot 193: Ernest Hemingway, Three Stories & Ten Poems, limited first edition, Paris, 1923.  Sold May 15, 2018, for $23,750.  (Pre-sale estimate: $20,000 to $30,000)

Sci-Fi Collection Dominates Swann Literature Auction

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 18, 2018

Science fiction ruled on May 15 at Swann Galleries’ auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature. Selections from the Estate of Stanley Simon, featuring 84 rare and first editions of cornerstones ...

Lot 108: Philip K.  Dick, Ubik, first edition, signed, Garden City, 1969.  Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.

Swann to Offer Science Fiction Collection of Stanley Simon

  • Swann Galleries
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  • April 27, 2018

Cornerstones of science fiction from the Estate of Stanley Simon form the backbone of Swann Galleries’ May 15 auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature. Stanley Simon was a passionate, ...

Lot 424: Henri Matisse, Grand Masque, aquatint, inscribed to model Nadia Sednaoui, 1948.  Sold May 8, 2018 for $87,500, a record for the work.  (Pre-sale estimate: $50,000 to $80,000)

Personalized Portrait by Matisse Leads Swann Print Auction

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 10, 2018

With highlights spanning six centuries, Swann Galleries’ auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 8 offered works by the greatest innovators in the field. The sale totaled more than ...

Lot 398: Pablo Picasso, Tête de femme, de profil, drypoint, 1905.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

Early Portraits by Picasso & Rembrandt Lead Swann Prints Auction

  • Swann Galleries
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  • April 20, 2018

Swann Galleries’ offering of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Tuesday, May 8 forms a comprehensive survey of Western art history and the development of the modern style. More than 500 rare and ...

This antique French handpainted fan will be offered in June.

Benefit Shop Foundation Sale Seeks To Lure Fanatics June 13

  • Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc.
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  • June 04, 2018

Antique fan collectors will find a fanciful grouping of antique fans on Wednesday, June 13, at 10 am, highlighting Benefit Shop Foundation’s monthly Red Carpet auction. Consigned a few months ago ...

work.  (Pre-sale estimate: $80,000 to $120,000)

$149K Man Ray Sets Record at Swann Graphic Design Auction

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 07, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Graphic Design on May 3 offered vintage posters that defined the styles of the twentieth century. In a highly-curated selection of just over 250 lots, the highlight was ...

Lot 76: Man Ray, [London Transport] – Keeps London Going, 1938.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

$100K Man Ray Leads Swann Galleries Auction Celebrating Graphic Design

  • Swann Galleries
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  • April 10, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Graphic Design on Thursday, May 3, celebrating innovation in the field, with an array of vintage posters, along with a coterie of fine graphically-oriented ...

Lot 169: Gustav Klimt, Das Werk von Gustav Klimt, with 49 plates, Vienna & Leipzig, 1918.  Sold April 26, 2018 for $106,250.  (Pre-sale estimate: $25,000 to $35,000)

$100K Klimt Leads Fine Books & Graphics at Swann

  • Swann Galleries
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  • May 01, 2018

Swann Galleries offered an auction of Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics on April 26, with highlights by artists of the twentieth century and scarce volumes from fine presses. Leading the sale ...

Lot 168: Gustav Klimt, Eine Nachlese, with 30 plates, Vienna, 1931.  Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

Visual Feast of Scarce Volumes in Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics

  • Swann Galleries
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  • April 13, 2018

Swann Galleries’ Thursday, April 26 auction of Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics will offer books, magazines, portfolios, editions and unique works, with material that changed the trajectory of ...

Lot 45: Norman Lewis, Untitled, oil on canvas, 1956.  Sold April 5, 2018 for $725,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $150,000 to $250,000)

Delaney, White & Woodruff Set Records at Swann

  • Swann Galleries
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  • April 13, 2018

Swann Galleries held their highest-grossing auction to date on April 5, totaling $4.5M—more than $1M over the high estimate of the sale. The 160 works that made up the highly curated offering of ...

Lot 19: Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, Parts I & II, first separate edition, first state, Philadelphia, 1776-77.  Sold April 12, 2018 for $50,000.

Swann’s $1M Americana Auction Continues Upward Trend

  • Swann Galleries
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  • April 17, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana on April 12 was the department’s highest-grossing sale in four years, continuing an upward trajectory as each offering of Americana ...

Lot 19: Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, Parts I & II, first separate edition, first state, Philadelphia, 1776-77.  Estimate $50,000 to $75,000.

Paine’s American Crisis Leads Swann Americana Auction

  • Swann Galleries
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  • March 21, 2018

Swann Galleries’ Thursday, April 12, auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana illustrates the many facets of American history, from the records of a sixteenth-century Mexican silver mine, to ...