Original artworks by Birger Sandzén will highlight Woody Auction’s grand opening sale, February 24th

Woody Auction will celebrate the grand opening of its new gallery in Douglass, Kansas with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that will be highlighted by several original artworks by the renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum Nancy, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass, and furniture. Douglass is located just south and east of Wichita. The catalog is available for online bidding. All four of the original Sandzén paintings are fresh to the market, not offered to the public in more than 50 years.

The McCaslin Royal Bayreuth collection of 132 items features many of the rarest animal forms available. Another private collection will present a great selection of Daum Nancy, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass and additional quality art glass. The period furniture collection features Meeks, Wooton, Hunzinger and more. Also sold will be bronze statues and lovely brides baskets. Birger Sandzén studied art in Stockholm and Paris early on, before coming to Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas in 1894. He taught art there until retiring in 1946. During his lifetime, he painted over 2,600 oil paintings and 500 watercolors. He also created 207 lithographs, five of which are up for auction also. For more info, click here.




Buy coins thru auction or at a fixed price on Barnebys, from David Lawrence Rare Coins

David Lawrence Rare Coins is a family business founded in 1979 by David Lawrence Feigenbaum in his spare bedroom. David, a Ph.D. in Marine Biology, was a passionate coin collector all his life. He made the jump to coin dealing when his collecting desires exceeded his limited professor's budget. After a long and valiant battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), David succumbed and the company was passed along to his son, John. In August 2015, John left to join CDN Publishing and David Lawrence Rare Coins was then passed along to John Brush, the present-day owner of the 39-year-old company.

David Lawrence Rare Coins lists weekly online auctions with Barnebys, but people can also “buy-it-now” by replying to an asking price, thanks to a special arrangement. The company has a dedicated staff of 15 employees and a management team with 80+ total years with the firm. “We’re passionate about all aspects of coin collecting, but we are equally focused on bringing the latest technology advances to our hobby, and the best customer service possible,” John Brush said from the company’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. “Over the years, we've helped build some of the greatest collections of our time.” To see more, click here.




George Condo’s Nude Homeless Drinker will headline Phillips’ New Now sale on Feb. 28th

On Wednesday, February 28th, Phillips will kick off the 2018 auction season with its New Now sale. Offering nearly 250 lots, the sale will bring together works by emerging contemporary artists and those with firmly established careers. It will be the first of Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art auctions to include Latin American works since the announcement of the firm’s full incorporation of the two categories. George Condo’s Nude Homeless Drinker will headline the sale, alongside artworks by Damien Hirst, Ugo Rondinone and Manolo Valdés. The auction will be held online and in Phillips’ Manhattan gallery.

Samuel Mansour, Head of Phillips’ New Now Auctions, said, “The New Now sales have become a focal point of the auction season for collectors and this is one of our strongest to date. In keeping with this tradition we’ll offer a selection for collectors of all levels and interests, from artworks by blue-chip names like Damien Hirst, Laura Owens and George Condo to younger emerging artists like Alex Becerra and Shara Hughes. We’re proud to have worked with some exceptional consignors this season, including Michael and Sirje Gold and a private collector who has entrusted us with an exceptional group of Cuban lots.” For more info, click here.