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Julien’s Auctions has announced property from the estate of Greg Lake as part of its Music Icons auction taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The auction will feature guitars, memorabilia, stage wardrobe, personal items, tour ephemera and more owned and used by legendary singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake of the English progressive rock supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, together with historical items by other music legends (to be announced), and will take...

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A special two-day auction event celebrating Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds will feature famous car, artwork, Western furniture, personal and professional wardrobe, awards, memorabilia from his alma mater Florida State University, and more. Julian’s of Los Angeles’ auction on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at www.juliensauctions.com offers some of the most iconic and personal items of Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds, the Emmy and...

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A rare masterpiece by Jean-Léon Gérôme will lead Sotheby’s annual Orientalist Sale in London on 30 April 2019. Cinematic in scale and impact, Rider and His Steed in the Desert is a unique work in Gérôme’s oeuvre. The highly charged picture captures both the stoicism of the North African tribespeople and a heroic struggle between man and nature. Estimated at £1,000,000-1,500,000, the oil is one of five works by the artist in a sale comprising...

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Bidding is now open for Heritage Auctions’ April 23rd Illustration Art Auction, which features iconic works by Patrick Nagel. Nagel, who died at the age of 38 in 1984, was best known for his Art Deco- and Japanese woodblock-influenced illustrations of women, for the magazine Playboy and notably for the cover of Duran Duran’s album Rio. He lived and worked in Los Angeles as a graphic designer before finding success as a poster artist. His...

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On Tuesday April 2nd, Sotheby’s fourth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London amassed £2,316,625 / $3,023,196 (pre-sale estimate: £1.5-2.2 million / $2-2.9 million), creating new auction records for 11 artists in this category. El Anatsui, a contemporary Ghanaian artist, led the sale with his metallic aluminium bottle cap tapestry titled Zebra Crossing 2, achieving £1.1 million / $1.4 million (est. £550,000-750,000); the competitive bidding for the shimmering tapestry realised the third highest price...

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By definition the last ever documentation of the life of Elvis Presley – the EKG strip recording the King’s final moments – is up for auction, along with a collection of other rare Elvis memorabilia. Elvis Presley was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. on Aug.16, 1977 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in 1977, after being found unresponsive on the floor of his bathroom at his home, Graceland. Medical technician James McQueen saved the...

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MTV’s RE:DEFINE 2019 art auction and gala on 29th March in Dallas, presented by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation in partnership with The Goss-Michael Foundation, will benefits HIV prevention and education through the charity set up according to the wishes of the late George Michael. The evening will include a charity auction of twenty-five curated pieces of contemporary art and luxury experiences. The Goss-Michael Foundation is custodian of one of the leading contemporary British art...

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Julien’s Auctions and The Beatles Story present a spectacular Beatlemania memorabilia auction on Friday, May 9-10th. The two-day event, Music Icons: The Beatles In Liverpool, held for the first time at The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, UK, the birthplace of The Beatles, as well as online at juliensauctions.com, will feature items from John Lennon’s guitar strap and the Yesterday and Today ‘butcher’ album prototype, and a baseball signed by The Beatles. In addition Julien’s...

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A stunning marble bust of Lucrezia d’Este, one of the last works of Antonio Canova, is coming to auction for the first time. The bust will be offered for auction by Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, Monaco, in the auction Mobilier et Objets d’Art, Dessins, Tableaux Anciens et XIXème Siècle, on April 27th. No estimate of its price has been released, but a comparable Canova piece, Bust of Peace, sold for over £5m in 2018. “I read...

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On April 2nd 2019, Sotheby’s is launching a Modern and Contemporary African Art auction to exhibit masterpieces by renowned Sudanese artists. The line up will include artwork from Ibrahim El Salahi and Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, who helped found the Khartoum School in Sudan, alongside artwork from Salah Elmur and Hussein Shariffe. Formed in 1960, The Khartoum School was a modernist art movement formed to simulate the changing face of the newly independent Sudan, from Anglo-Egyptian...

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