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ARTFIXdaily News Feed - Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Seven Elmer Crowell decoys take in $1.768 million at Copley auction Six Elmer Crowell Decoys Tally $1,768,000 At Copley
Antiques and the Arts - July 22nd, 2009 03:30

(PLYMOUTH, MASS.) The preening pintail drake and the "snakey-neck" nesting Canada goose, two exceptional decoys carved by Elmer Crowell for one of his most discerning patrons, broke more than a half-million dollars each when auctioned by Copley Fine Art Auctions on Wednesday, July 15.

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Image courtesy Simon Wiesenthal Center
Israel’s High Court of Justice has allowed construction to proceed on Jerusalem’s Museum of Tolerance, designed by Frank Gehry and backed by the Los Angeles–based Simon Wiesenthal Center. Museums' new mantra: Connect with community
CS Monitor - July 21st, 2009 06:00

(LOS ANGELES) Relevance, responsiveness, interactivity is the new road map to success. From San Francisco to Jerusalem, museums are bustling with new construction – and new visions, strategic plans, and ambitious initiatives, not to mention visitors.

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Chris Jordan, Cans SeuratState of the Art
J.C. Carlson
Shock 'n' Awe: Chris Jordan's Green Theme Mega-Art

Chris Jordan was a lawyer, but don't hold that against him. He reinvented himself as an artist with a social conscious. Seattle-based Jordan creates large-scale photographic works that jolt viewers into thinking about burning issues such as global consumerism and excess.

On view at Santa ...Read more

Auction brings surfboards to a new levelSurf auction catches bidders' waves
AP - July 22nd, 2009 03:06

(HONOLULU) A surfboard more than a half-century old has sold for a record $40,000. Overall, the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction on Sunday brought in more than $767,000 from 379 bidders from around the world for surfboards ...Read more

The Partridge booth at the Palm Beach FairBankruptcy looms for venerable London antiques dealer
The Times - July 22nd, 2009 02:58

(LONDON) Partridge Fine Art, the dealership set up in 1902 to buy antiques for Queen Mary, will be run by a bankruptcy specialist as the firm struggles with the global recession.

The business, which sells to private clients, designers and institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum ...Read more

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Bricks Quilt, 1920s, from the Bresler CollectionAmerican Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: The Bresler Collection
July 25 - February 27, 2009
Mint Museum of Art
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Franz Bischoff,  Roses (est. $600,000-800,000)Impressions of California - Roses, Mt. Wilson and the West to Highlight Auction of California & American Paintings & Sculpture
Release Date: 21 July 2009

Bonhams & Butterfields will hold its summer auction of California and American Painting and Sculpture on August 3, 2009. The Los Angeles-based sale will feature a wide variety of important California, Western, Society of Six, Hawaiian scenes and Plein Air works by established American ...Read more

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