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Hocking County historical society holds second barn painting fundraiser | Arts And Entertainment

[ad_1] LOGAN – For Nyla Vollmer, long-standing, historic barns are a vital part of Hocking County history — which is why paintings depicting them make for a fitting fundraiser for the Hocking County Historical and Genealogical Society. More than 20 barn paintings are up for auction until April 30. Located at 64 N. Culver St., …

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An Andy Warhol ‘Marilyn’, Estimated to Fetch $200 Million, Could Become the Most Expensive Work of Art Ever Sold at Auction

[ad_1] How high can the art market go? We may be about to find out. An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol is expected to fetch $200 million at Christie’s in May. It’s the highest estimate ever recorded for a work of art at auction. Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964) is being sold …

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She Painted for Decades in Obscurity on a Remote Island in Maine. Suddenly, Collectors Can’t Get Enough of Lynne Drexler

[ad_1] what is going on there? That’s the question market observers asked after a vibrant abstract canvas painted six decades ago by little-known artist Lynne Drexler soared to $1.2 million at a Christie’s off-season auction last month. More than 16 bidders propelled the work to 12 times its presale estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. The …

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For art’s sake: Thirst for Bill Hammond paintings drives strong bidding

[ad_1] The work of New Zealand artist Bill Hammond have escalated in price since his death in January last year. Photo/supplied Kiwi art collectors dug deep at Webb’s Works of Art auction tonight, paying high prices for the work of some of New Zealand’s most revered artists. A major work by the late Christchurch artist …

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An Unassuming Chardin Strawberry Painting Fetches a Record-Shattering $26.8 Million at Auction, Shocking Market-Watchers

[ad_1] Bidding battles in Old Masters auctions aren’t exactly unheard of, but they’re not as frequent—nor as explosive—as ones in contemporary art sales. So it was a pleasant surprise this week when a still life of a heap of strawberries set a Paris salesroom ablaze. The work, titled The Basket of Wild Strawberries and painted …

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