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Wide Array of "Toys with Character" Take the Spotlight at Bertoia...

VINELAND, N.J.- It took weeks to catalog the enormous array of beautiful toys, banks and doorstops chosen for Bertoia Auctions’ June 10-11 Toys with Character sale, and gallery associate Rich Bertoia says it was worth every minute of the effort. &...

Inaugural Wine Auction Realizes $1.65+ Million at Heritage Auctions

BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- An Imperial of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 brought $28,680 as the top lot of Heritage Auctions’ $1.65+ million Inaugural Signature® Wine Auction, April 1, held at the company’s Beverly Hills location, 9478, West Olympic Boul...

Wartime German Bunker Discovered by Workers in Warsaw Laying a New...

WARSAW (AP).- Workers in Warsaw laying a new tram line have uncovered a German bunker dating back to World War II, officials said Thursday. The bunker was discovered in recent days at Plac Zbawiciela, or Savior's Square, a major traffic hub in the Pol...

Major Chinese Ceramics Sale at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong Fails to...

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- A major collection of Chinese ceramics seen as one of the best to be sold in decades, fell flat in a Sotheby's sale on Thursday, in a surprise setback for the market given a relative lack of Chinese buying interest and high estima...

Rare Dinosaur Found in Canada’s Oil Sands

By: Julie Gordon TORONTO (REUTERS).- The Canadian oil sands, a vast expanse of tar and sand being mined for crude oil, yielded treasure of another kind this week when an oil company worker unearthed a 110-million-year-old dinosaur fossil that wasn't su...

Poppy Sebire Presents the Exhibition Player Player Player

LONDON.- In a month of seasonal and economic gloom, Poppy Sebire’s latest show offers a little light relief. Player Player Player brings together six artists who use wit, slapstick, and a healthy sense of the absurd to come at the world from a fre...

1960s Mini Coopers Temporarily Trade Places with the Lord Mayor’s State...

LONDON.- Three Minis used by Paramount Pictures to promote the 1969 film The Italian Job have taken up temporary residence in the Museum of London’s City Gallery, downstairs in the new Galleries of Modern London. The Minis will remain here until...

Danish Artist Awarded The Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Prize of $60,000 at...

SURRY HILLS.- Danish artist Keld Moseholm was announced today as the recipient of The Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Prize of $60,000, the main prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010 and the most generous sculpture prize in NSW The prize was awarded ...

Vet Reaches 10,000 Volunteer Hours at WWII Museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP).- The National World War II Museum is honoring a man who parachuted behind Nazi lines on D-Day. But Tom Blakey is being recognized for safer service: 10,000 hours as a museum volunteer. He's the first volunteer to log that many hours...

Last Exhibition on which Louise Bourgeois Collaborated Opens

THE HAGUE.- The new cultural season at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag opened with an exhibition on artist Louise Bourgeois, who died on 29 May this year. The exhibition confronts her work with that of Hans Bellmer and is being held in cooperation with the...

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