Jasper52 hosts Fashion Fights Cancer benefit auction, March 8

Jasper52 will host a benefit auction titled Fashion Fights Cancer on Tuesday, March 8 to raise funds for the charity of the same name. The start time is 6pm Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Founded in 2004, Fashion Fights Cancer (FFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers innovative and therapeutic programs in fashion and design. FFC also acts as a sanctuary for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones, and seeks to empower those who have been affected by cancer in the United States and internationally. The 118-lot benefit auction features artworks by Idris Habib, Patrick Hughes, Lisa Whittington, Kelly Bernard, Victor Ekpuk, Andy Dass, Ruth Owens, Marco Gallota, Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro, Nkechi Ebubedike, Clara Fialho, Donald Thomas Earley, Lauren Dana Smith, Angela Costanzo Paris, Sean Sarafin, David Olatoye, Molly Brocklehurst and many others.

Idris Habib, ‘Globetrotter W,’ est. $25,000-$30,000

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Exclusive Japanese Woodblock Prints Auction in New York, March 4

On Monday, March 4, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an Exclusive Japanese Woodblock Prints Auction. As you might expect, the sale is tightly curated, featuring just 51 lots. Artists whose works appear in the auction lineup include Sofu Matsuno; Eijiro Kobayashi; Ohara Koson; Toshi Yoshida; Shoda Koho; Tsukioka Kogyo; Takashi Ito; Arai Yoshimune; Gyosui Kawanabe; Hajime Namiki; Hiroaki Takahashi; Yoshimoto Masao; Ogata Gekko; Kitao Shigemasa; Hideki Hanabusa; Toyohisa Inoue; Utagawa Kuniyoshi; Shizuo Ashikaga; Utagawa Hiroshige and Terada Akitoyo.

Eijiro Kobayashi, ‘Evening Cool on Sumida,’ est. $550-$700

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Jasper52 embraces Americana, folk and outsider art, Feb. 24

A needlework sampler stitched in New Hampshire in 1793, a large carved dolphin head from the bannister of a staircase, and a circa-1910 tin Halloween lantern will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction, which will be held Thursday, February 24 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other items in the 558-lot sale include a circa-1920s vanity recovered from an Odd Fellows lodge, fitted with secret compartments; a Staffordshire bust of George Washington; a carved Art Nouveau stand; stoneware jugs; trade signs, including one that boasts the single word ‘CHOICE’ in white letters on a black background; a Bakongo maternity figure; windmill weights and whirligigs; a goose decoy from Prince Edward Island; a swing handle Nantucket basket; an elaborate fretwork bird cage; numerous quilts, including a 1930s example with a Wedding Ring pattern and blue accents; an Art Deco nutcracker in the shape of an elephant’s head and a large folk art robot made from found objects.

Circa-1910 tin pumpkin head Halloween lantern, est. $1,500-$2,000

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Great images captured in Gravures & Heliogravures sale, Feb. 22

On Tuesday, February 22, starting at 11 am Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Gravures and Heliogravures. the auction consists of just 74 lots but includes some of the greatest names and images in photography. Several photographs by Diane Arbus are featured, among them a brooding night shot of Disneyland Castle in California; several by Henri Cartier-Bresson, including a compelling shot of a cell in a model prison in the United States; and photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, Tina Modotti, Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst, Eadweard Muybridge, Erwin Blumenfeld and Lewis Hine. The Man Ray offerings include his iconic 1924 work Le Violon d’Ingres (The Violin of Ingres); Helmut Newton is represented by his masterpiece Big Nude III, Henrietta, Paris, 1980; and Robert Doisneau’s contribution is his 1950 black-and-white Le Baiser de l’hotel de ville (The Kiss by the Hotel de Ville).

Diane Arbus, ‘A castle in Disneyland, California,’ est. $100-$120

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Snap up photo lithographs and gravures at Jasper52’s Feb. 16 sale

A 1988 Mary Ellen Mark image of a Black child seated and dreaming, a portrait of David Byrne taken in 1986 by Annie Leibovitz, and a 1947 John Gutmann photograph of a man working on the Golden Gate Bridge are among the top lots in Jasper52’s Photo Lithographs and Gravures auction. It will take place on Wednesday, February 16, starting at 4 pm Eastern time. Other artists represented in the 132-lot sale include Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Yousuf Karsh, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Man Ray, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Bruce Weber, Edward Steichen, Linda McCartney, Bunny Yeager, Jock Sturges, Robert Mapplethorpe, Brassai and Ruth Bernhard, to name a few.

David Byrne portrait by Annie Leibovitz, est. $200-$250

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Luxe brands add cachet to Jasper52 Feb. 15 Jewelry & Watches auction

On Tuesday, February 15, starting at 5 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present an auction of Designer Jewelry & Watches. The 293 lots cover virtually every great name and brand in a dazzling array of pieces. Among them are an Alex Sepkus yellow gold and diamond ring featuring a large orange spessartite, an Hermes white gold and diamond Cape Cod Nantucket ladies’ watch, a Roberto Coin yellow gold and enamel giraffe-patterned bangle, and a Pasquale Bruni white gold, diamond and peridot cross pendant necklace.

Other top prizes include a circa-1994 Cartier yellow gold heart necklace, a Bulgari Mediterranean Eden yellow gold amethyst necklace, an Ilias Lalaounis yellow gold, diamond, ruby and sapphire Chimera bangle bracelet; a Tiffany & Co., yellow gold ladies’ pocket watch; a Piaget yellow gold cocktail ring set with a three-carat diamond; a Chanel Comete yellow gold, diamond, pink sapphire and pearl ring; and a Barry Kieselstein-Cord yellow gold and diamond Two Alligator Heads bracelet, among many others.

Cartier 18K yellow gold heart-pattern necklace, est. $10,000-$12,000

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Exquisite decorative arts enliven New York auction, Feb. 9

On Wednesday, February 9, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Exquisite Decorative Arts. The 266-lot lineup contains a three-piece British sterling silver tea set; mid-century Italian furniture; several sculptures in the Classical style; a Herend Queen Victoria extra-large vase; Russian lacquer boxes; a delicate-looking Chinese nephrite jade carving of a butterfly; a Maori swordfish bill carved in a traditional Rauponga pattern; several lamps and light fixtures by Stilux Milano of Italy, including a circa-1960s table lamp with a golden-colored blown-glass dome; sets of matryoshka (nesting) dolls; a 1981 sculpture of a pine tree by Curtis Jere; a Steuben blue Aurene glass funnel vase created in 2012; and a pair of 18th-century Chinese famille rose porcelain figures.

Circa-1960s Stilux Milano chrome table lamp, est. $1,000-$1,200

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Americana takes center stage at Jasper52, Feb. 10

A red, white and blue Lone Star quilt; a Native American squash blossom necklace; and a 19th-century sampler stitched by a New Hampshire girl should earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana sale, which will be offered on Thursday, February 10, commencing at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the auction is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana.

Red, white and blue Lone Star quilt, est. $600-$800

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Jasper52 to host Ancient Arts Auction, Feb. 16

On Wednesday, February 16, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold an Ancient Arts Auction – 84 lots of treasures from the impossibly distant past. Among the items on offer will be an ancient Greek terracotta pair of winged horses; a painted wood Egyptian sarcophagus lid from the Late Period, dating to circa 664-323 BCE; a circa-300 Roman glass jar with blue decoration; an Egyptian limestone canoptic jar with a baboon-headed lid; a circa-480 BCE Attic pottery red-figure kylix; a Mesopotamian limestone male head; an ancient Egyptian granite figure of the god Horus-Sobek; a circa-3rd century BCE Greek embossed silver finial for a ceremonial chair; the head of a female mummy from Egypt’s New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, dating to circa-1550-1069 BCE; a Roman marble head of Aphrodite; a gold Phoenician scarab ring; an Etruscan terracotta star dish; and a Greek Xenon-ware mug, to name just a few.

Pair of Greek terracotta winged horses, est. $24,000-$29,000

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Get ready to play: boutique Vintage Guitars sale set for Feb. 1

Few categories of collectibles are hotter than vintage guitars. Be they electric or acoustic, be they decades old or centuries old, choice examples will always draw a serious, attentive audience, ready and eager to bid. The next buying opportunity geared toward six-string aficionados will take place on Tuesday, February 1, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, when Jasper52 conducts and auction of vintage guitars. It is a tightly curated sale featuring 32 lots.

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