"Save it for Later" selling exhibition closing on Aug 8th on view at S|2, Sothebys, New York.

Last chance to see this very contemporary exhibition organized in collaboration with curator Ryan Steadman. Save It For Later essentially features garbage transformed into art! The 34 lots of paintings and sculpture are created with salvaged materials by a group of young and emerging American artists, the work offers interesting insight to the concept of reuse and environmental questions as well as the odd surprising in terms of material usage. The exhibition features Brian Belott, Graham Collins, Rachel Foullon, Jack Greer, Dave Hardy, Jo Nigoghossian, Demetrius Oliver, Borna Sammak, Hanna Sandin and Jack Siegel.

Fine Books and Manuscripts on Aug 6th at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago.

If you are tantalized by the smell of books, concepts like 'first edition' or 'signed copy' excite you and not only the content communicated in a book but the the history of the object itself intrigues you then this 406 lot sale is for you! Star of the sale are a couple first edition volumes by the celebrated ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851). The Birds of America, first octavo edition of 7 volumes with 500 color plates is estimated to sell between $30000 to $50000 and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America a mythic object estimated at $200000 - $300000!


August Americana on Aug 9th and 10th at Skinner, Marlborough Massachusetts.

In comparison to "Save it For Later" where dated objects and materials are recycled and re-shaped into contemporary forms Skinner's sale celebrates American objects from the past, crudely put one man's trash is another man's treasure! From folk art game boards to 18th century Queen Anne furniture by ways of a selection of 18th century wrought iron trivets this  fascinating 767 lot sale features a wide range of decorative arts, antiques and fine art from the Americas.