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  • Art Industry
    Minted and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Launch Design Collaboration Supporting the Arts and Independent Artists

    Classic Works of Art Are Reimagined as Contemporary Holiday Card and Greeting Card Designs by Minted’s Global Community of Independent Artists SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Minted, the design marketplace that brings unique design from the best independent artists to consumers everywhere, today announced a collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eleven of Minted’s independent artists created holiday card and greeting card designs inspired by iconic works of art from The Met collection. A portion of every purchase will support The Met, which recently reopened its doors to the public, as well as the independent artists from Minted’s community who created the designs. The Minted x The Met collection consists of 12 holiday cards and eight greeting cards by 11 artists from Minted’s community: Brandy Brown, Karly Depew, Amy Ehmann, Tina Furjanic, Petra Kern, Angela Marzuki, Susan Moyal, Rachel Nanfelt, Angel Walker, Lori Wemple, and Jennifer Wick. The Minted artists have drawn inspiration from works in The Met’s collection, ranging in medium from tapestry to stained glass, and reimagined them as contemporary designs. Each holiday card and greeting card includes a message about the Museum’s mission, the work of art that served as inspiration, and the independent artist who designed it. Customers may personalize the holiday cards with their own text and photos. “As a modern marketplace dedicated to delivering great independent design to people everywhere, Minted is honored to collaborate with The Met, one of the world’s preeminent art museums,” said Minted Founder and CEO Mariam Naficy. “With our Minted x The Met holiday card collection, we are banding together to support both the museum and independent artists in a very challenging year for the arts. Museum goers and art lovers can feel good knowing that they're contributing to the arts while also sending holiday cheer, which is needed in abundance this season.” “We are thrilled to partner with Minted, the leading online platform for emerging and independent artists and designers,” said Stephen Mannello, Head of Retail at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “It is more important than ever to bring The Met’s mission and artwork to the public online in innovative ways. We’re…

  • Art Industry
    Blockparty Launches New Rare Digital Collectibles Marketplace to Foster More Meaningful Fan Engagement for Artists, Musicians, and Sports Teams

    The first collection available features art from Ryan Keeley, Harif Guzman and MADSTEEZ available for sale for the next 48 hours MADSTEEZ WEEN X digital art collectible available now on Blockparty. (Photo: MADSTEEZ) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blockparty today launches its curated digital collectibles marketplace where users can own, sell, and trade valuable digital assets. The marketplace will provide fans with the opportunity to access rare, authentic collectibles that have been made digital for the first time within three main categories – art, music, and sports. With today’s collectible launch focused on the art category, Blockparty now features rare and valuable works from recognized legacy artists never before seen in the digital art world. With more than half (57%) of 18 to 24-year-olds preferring to buy collectibles online, Blockparty is tapping into the $4.8B online art and collectibles marketplace with unique offerings. “On one hand, our new marketplace allows art, music, and sports enthusiasts to exchange and validate the authenticity of rare digital collectibles they want from some of their biggest idols,” said Vladislav Ginzburg, CEO of Blockparty. “On the other, we’re solving an age-old problem that entertainment brands have faced for decades – creating lifetime value with their fans. With our unique digital assets marketplace, we’re not only creating greater access to collectibles on a global scale but also heightening the fan experience; we’re ultimately helping everyone, from artists to fans, monetize it in a completely new way.” With a focus on art at launch, Blockparty will bridge gaps between the fine art world and the rapidly-growing digital collectibles space. In our new reality where fans miss the in-person experience of their favorite artists, digital collectibles are more important than ever in helping artists and brands incentivize long-term relationships with their collectors and fans by offering unique benefits, rewards, and giveaways. By showcasing their work in Blockparty’s digital collectibles marketplace, artists and brands can access new initial and recurring revenue streams and open themselves to new markets of avid collectors. They can also expand their creative mediums and branded assets into digital and mixed reality and create more integrated collector and fan experiences that…

  • Art Industry
    Museums Could Face Permanent Closure Without Government Relief as a Result of COVID-19 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

    ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the museum industry "Museums Could Face Permanent Closure Without Government Relief as a Result of COVID-19" Unesco and the International Council of Museums have reported that 1 in 8 museums could permanently close as a result of COVID-19. The American Alliance of Museums estimates that 30% of institutions may not be able to reopen without substantial government relief. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has pushed its reopening to mid-August with reduced opening hours. The Met will also not offer events or tours until the end of 2020 in order to comply with social distancing and has canceled its 2020 annual gala which is a valuable source of funding for the Met’s Costume Institute. The Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts received $200 million in federal relief funding. All three agencies are authorized to provide grants to support museum operations. The Association of Art Museum Directors has also announced it will temporarily allow member museums to engage in activities that are normally prohibited by its policies such as using income from restricted funds for general operating expenses. To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit "Museums Could Face Permanent Closure Without Government Relief as a Result of COVID-19" About ResearchAndMarkets.com ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. Contacts ResearchAndMarkets.comLaura Wood, Senior Press [email protected] E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900

  • Artists
    Modern Huntsman Launches COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    Hunting’s premier publication is launching two initiatives to support out of work freelance artists and the Montana medical community during the coronavirus pandemic. Modern Huntsman is proud to announce two new initiatives to support artists whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID-19, as well as medical professionals in Bozeman, MT who face a shortage of personal protective equipment. Until the crisis abates, Modern Huntsman will be allocating 10% of sales to Funds for Freelancers, which is money that will give paid support to freelance photographers, writers and artists. The second, Mission for Masks, allocates an additional 10% of sales to a partnership with Mystery Ranch Backpacks to provide facemasks for medical professionals at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. Through these two initiatives, 20% of all Modern Huntsman sales will now go to support these relief efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Business Wire) LIVINGSTON, Mont.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Modern Huntsman is proud to announce two new initiatives to support artists whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID-19, as well as medical professionals in Bozeman, MT who face a shortage of personal protective equipment. Until the crisis abates, Modern Huntsman will be allocating 10% of sales to Funds for Freelancers, which is money that will give paid support to freelance photographers, writers and artists. The second, Mission for Masks, allocates an additional 10% of sales to a partnership with Mystery Ranch Backpacks to provide facemasks for medical professionals at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. Through these two initiatives, 20% of all Modern Huntsman sales will now go to support these relief efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. With travel restrictions and loss of business rampant due to a global quarantine, many freelance photographers, writers and artists have suffered considerable financial hardship that will likely continue for many months to come. Through Funds for Freelancers, Modern Huntsman will use the 10% of sales to support creative individuals by providing paid work during this uncertain time, which will ease financial strain until they can safely resume their regular assignments. The additional 10% of sales will be given to Mission for Masks, a partnership with Mystery Ranch Backpacks to provide…

  • Auction Industry
    Barrett-Jackson to Premiere Online Only Auction Featuring Hand-Selected Vehicles, Automobilia Beginning on May 8, 2020

    Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will bring the Barrett Jackson experience to enthusiasts worldwide with its premiere online only auction beginning on May 8, 2020. Featuring approximately 75 premium, hand-selected collector vehicles and more than 250 pieces of authentic automobilia, the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction will be run on the industry’s most trusted online auction platform, Proxibid. “Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction company to introduce live internet bidding to the industry in the early 1990s,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Today, that same innovative spirit has led to our new online auction platform that will deliver the same level of trust digitally as we do in person. All of our bidders will be carefully pre-screened and our vehicles reviewed with the same care as at our live events, making our online auctions the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience.” The Online Only May 2020 Auction will be run on the leading online auction platform, Proxibid, giving bidders and sellers alike secure online transactions and an infrastructure that boasts 99 percent uptime. Barrett-Jackson’s relaunched online auction will connect sellers with pre-screened bidders who have been vetted using bank-level risk mitigation tools. Consignors will have the advantage of being associated with Barrett-Jackson’s international brand, the visibility offered on extensive marketing and advertising platforms, and exposure to the company’s extensive database of car collectors around the world. Mirroring the selection and quality of Barrett-Jackson’s live auctions, the Online Only May 2020 docket will include collector vehicles and genuine automobilia pieces that appeal to collectors of all interests. Included in the collector car auction is an exceptional 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (preview) in Candy Apple Red that was one of the first 150 examples built, as well as a custom 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe (preview) built by Jeff Hayes Customs and powered by a GM LS3 540hp with a Hot Cam engine. “No other company connects the collector car community like Barrett-Jackson,” said Jackson. “Over the last nearly 50 years, we’ve built a brand that’s come to represent more than just the auction of collector cars. Our relaunched online…

  • Artists
    Artscape Atelier Launches More Than $100,000 in Paid Opportunities for Artists During COVID-19

    Artists’ works will be displayed at the Lakeview Village development site in Mississaug TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the arts and culture sector across the GTA struggles to stay afloat during COVID-19, Artscape is taking a leadership role in seeking work opportunities for artists to help them thrive now and in the future. Today, Artscape is excited to announce the first of a series of paid work opportunities that will be developed together with one of its city-building partners Lakeview Community Partners Limited, through its initiative, Artscape Atelier. The first Call for Artist Proposals will generate over $100,000 in work for 17 artists at Lakeview Village, a vibrant 177-acre mixed-use community coming to Mississauga's waterfront. The Call for Submissions for four distinct works is open to artists based in the Mississauga and Greater Toronto region, as well as within the Artscape artist community. Artscape Atelier was conceived in 2019 to reimagine the relationship between artists and urban development by intentionally incorporating art into public spaces to create a sense of place and belonging. It has grown into a social enterprise dedicated to creating opportunities for artists to meaningfully participate in city-building and shape communities through site-specific public art, public realm and creative placemaking interventions. Today, working together with Lakeview Community Partners Limited, Artscape Atelier is making a Call for Artists to create four distinct artworks for the project site, which include: 1. Construction Hoarding Illustration: The first opportunity involves the creation of an illustrated “flipbook” that will be digitally printed across 400ft of construction hoarding to create the effect of an animation coming to life as community members walk, bike and drive across Lakeshore Blvd East and Hydro Road. Budget: $17,000 Online Information Session: April 24 at 1pm EST Deadline: April 29, 2020 2. Interactive Sculpture/Installation: The second opportunity is a large-scale interactive sculpture / installation that will serve as a focal point in the midst of a field of one-million sunflowers, connecting the street-level to the view of Lake Ontario. Budget: $40,000 Online Information Session: April 27 at 1pm EST Deadline: May 8, 2020 3. Sunflower Lane Mural Wall Series: The third…

  • Auction Industry
    Barrett-Jackson to Postpone 2020 Palm Beach Auction To October 15-17, 2020, To Safeguard Customers, Sponsors and Guests

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following the recommendation of county and state officials in Florida, executives with Barrett-Jackson today announced the company will postpone its 18th Annual Palm Beach Auction, scheduled for April 16-18, 2020, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The decision was made due to the uncertainty of the current public health crisis and to safeguard auction customers, sponsors and guests from the potential spread of COVID-19. “While every indication shows that our bidders, consignors and sponsors were behind our efforts to hold our auction, we’ve decided to follow the advice of the Florida governor and exercise an abundance of caution at this time”Tweet this “While every indication shows that our bidders, consignors and sponsors were behind our efforts to hold our auction, we’ve decided to follow the advice of the Florida governor and exercise an abundance of caution at this time,” said Craig Jackson chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our decision to postpone the auction was made to protect the public’s safety and health.” Barrett-Jackson’s No Reserve Palm Beach Auction is in its 18th year and hosts more than 60,000 guests annually. Last year the company celebrated its largest 3-day Palm Beach Auction with a record number of collector vehicles, nearly 1,500 bidders and total auction sales exceeding $31.2 million. This year’s auction was on track to continue the company’s success in Florida. The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction is expected to be rescheduled for October 15-17, 2020. Current ticket holders can have their tickets transferred to the new event dates. Full refunds will be also available. Details for transfers and refunds will be communicated directly to ticket holders. “This is truly an unprecedented challenge in our country’s history, and one we take very seriously,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “That’s why in the coming weeks, we’ll continue to work closely with local governments and health officials as we plan for future auctions.” Barrett-Jackson’s remaining 2020 auctions, including the Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut from June 24-27 and Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort from September 10-12, will be held as scheduled. About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company Established…

  • Auction Industry
    Auction Daily, the World’s First Auction News Site, Expands Its Content Providers, Including Business Wire, ArtDaily, and ArtfixDaily

    EDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Auction Daily, the world’s first news source dedicated entirely to the auction industry, bolstered its content offerings today. The website added Business Wire, ArtDaily, and ArtfixDaily to its growing list of news providers. Breaking auction news and press releases from all three sources will keep private collectors, dealers, and art enthusiasts up to date on the industry. “We’re always looking for ways to partner with great news sources,” says the Auction Daily team. “Our mission is to bring reliable auction news to people throughout the industry as quickly as possible. Adding valued sources like ArtDaily, Business Wire, and ArtfixDaily is crucial to these efforts.” Press releases from Business Wire related to upcoming auctions, record-breaking bids, and other events will now appear on Auction Daily’s Auction News page. The page will also feature up-to-the-minute auction updates and articles for art enthusiasts from both ArtDaily and ArtfixDaily. Auction Daily’s news page aggregates the latest news from every major auction house and trusted sources around the world, with ArtfixDaily, ArtDaily, and Business Wire being only the latest examples. News and media companies can share their content with Auction Daily to drive quality traffic back to their website. Auction Daily only shares work that resonates with collectors, dealers, and auction industry experts. News websites producing such content can contact Burton Waddy at [email protected] to begin partnering with Auction Daily. Founded in 2019, Auction Daily strives to keep bidders up to date on the auction industry. Beyond its news page, the website also provides an Auction Calendar, which gives collectors, dealers, and auctioneers an at-a-glance view of events happening each week. Then, click on each event to read its auction preview. Previews inform readers of the starting bids and estimated values of their favorite lots, along with supplying relevant background information. These can be found for events from every major auction house in the world on the Auction Previews page. Follow Auction Daily on its Facebook and Twitter pages. For questions regarding Auction Daily and its services or comment on its sourcing of Business Wire, ArtDaily, and ArtfixDaily content, contact Burton Waddy at [email protected]

  • Artists
    The Pfister®Hotel Names Nykoli Koslow as Next Artist in Residence

    12th Artist in Residence Succeeds Rosy Petri; Petri Culminating Residency with a Blues, Brews, and BBQ event. Nykoli Koslow, 12th Pfister Hotel Artist in Residence (Photo: Business Wire) MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The historic AAA Four Diamond Pfister® Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced Nykoli Koslow as the hotel’s 12th Artist in Residence. Born in Chicago and Milwaukee-based, Koslow is a conceptual abstraction artist and will work in the hotel’s lobby-level Artist’s Studio for one year beginning April 1, 2020. He is succeeding current Pfister Artist in Residence and portraitist, Rosy Petri, who will culminate her residency with a Blues, Brews, and BBQ event at The Pfister Hotel, on March 27, 2020. Koslow will join The Pfister Hotel as the first transgender Artist in Residence in the history of the program. His art uses painting and drawing to fuse figuration with abstraction to explore notions of gender, sexuality and agency. Koslow uses art as a platform to analyze and express his personal feelings and worldviews as part of the broader trans-peoples community, with art inspiration derived from ancient history, mythology, religion, mysticism and theoretical physics infused with science fiction. In his most recent art series, which was part autobiographical and part research based, Koslow expressed the visceral feelings of gender dysphoria into a queer cosmology. “I am thrilled to be the next Artist in Residence. Having this platform to introduce visitors to new art forms that have never before existed in The Pfister Hotel is incredibly special. I strive to share my artistic perspective and weave in the unmatched history of this hotel through my own distinct lens,” said Koslow. “My art will be grounded in love, respect, and gratitude while challenging and evolving traditional stories and narratives. It is my hope that all visitors will be able to interact with, engage, embrace, question, confront and enjoy these new art forms while staying at the world-class Pfister Hotel.” During his residency, Koslow aims to spark conversation and engagement around modern ideologies that are formed from religion and mythology. Part of Koslow’s art process will be interpreting and reimagining The Pfister Hotel’s Victorian art collections…

  • Auction Industry
    TA Associates Announces the Acquisitions of Auction Technology Group (“ATG”) from ECI Partners and Proxibid from Primus Capital

    BOSTON & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the acquisitions of Auction Technology Group (“ATG”), a leading online platform for auctions across Europe and the United States, from ECI Partners (“ECI”), and Proxibid, an online marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers across North America, from Primus Capital (“Primus”). Both ATG and Proxibid transactions closed on the 13th of February 2020. The companies will be brought under the ATG umbrella with headquarters in London, but will retain substantial operations in Omaha, Nebraska, where Proxibid is headquartered. Both management teams are excited about the combination and believe that their collective resources will benefit auctioneers and bidders through increased technology investment and better auction results. As part of the transaction, ECI reinvested in the combined entity and now holds a minority stake. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The auction market is at a unique point in its evolution, benefiting on one hand from transformations in online selling technology and on the other from the growing trend for buyers to seek unique and second use items,” said John-Paul Savant, CEO of Auction Technology Group. “Combining ATG and Proxibid will give us the resources to invest in better tools for auctioneers and accelerate investment in marketing, which we believe will bring a steady stream of new online bidders. The companies are a natural cultural fit, both valuing the provision of a professional experience for our auctioneer and bidder clients.” “The combined resources of ATG and Proxibid will give us greater scale to compete against competitors such as Ritchie Brothers,” said Ryan Downs, CEO of Proxibid. “We will accelerate investment in the online tools that make auctioneers a preferred route for the disposal of many industrial assets. The combination also allows us to address a larger auctioneer base with our tools such as Wavebid, our auction management solution.” “TA Associates is excited to bring together these two profitable and growing online businesses,” said Morgan Seigler, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “With their similar business models, technology and culture, as well as complementary geography and sector focus, we…

  • Auction Industry
    Claremont Rug Company Names 50 Best “High-End” Antique Oriental Rugs Sold in 2019

    Mohtasham Kashan, Bakshaish, Caucasian Weaving Groups Most Represented Antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan “Vase Rug", 4’5” x 6’8”, 3rd quarter, 19th century. Epitomizing the majesty and refinement that make the finest 19th century carpets from this Central Persian city is this tour-de-force reinvention of the classic Vase and Tree of Life format. Note its three pairs of mythical birds, culminating in a pair of entirely singular birds-of-paradise. (Photo: Business Wire) OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Claremont Rug Company founder and president Jan David Winitz today revealed the list of the “50 Best of Their Type Antique Oriental rugs sold in 2019” by his global gallery, which has clients on six continents. The pieces were all woven circa 1800-1875, at the height of “The Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving,” ca. 1800 to ca. 1910, and represented 23 major weaving groups, with the most representatives in the Caucasian rugs (12), Persian Mohtasham Kashan (nine) and Persian Bakshaish (nine) styles. Winitz said that the 85 subgroups from the Caucasus Mountains were his top-selling style of smaller rugs once again this year and that overall the rugs range in size from small, prayer rugs to palace-size. “The Mohtasham Kashans were at a level that virtually never comes to market,” said Winitz, who founded Claremont in 1980, “and the Bakshaish pieces, included four incredibly rare Camelhair rugs, all with one-in-the-world designs.” Winitz also recently revealed a “phenomenal” year of sales at the top of the antique rug world. “On our proprietary Antique Rug Pyramid ,” he said, “what transpired exceeded our most optimistic expectations. Sales of High-Collectible rugs, which are the finest level of 19th century rugs available, increased by a whopping 68 percent. During 2019, 65 percent of our clients included at least one Level 2 or Level 3 rug among their purchases.” At Claremont, Level 2 pieces are designated “High-Collectible” and Level 3 are “Connoisseur-Caliber.” Level 1 rugs, woven during the First Golden Age (ca. 1300 to ca. 1800), are primarily held in museums and by royal families and are rarely available. Other highlights of the 50 Best included: 12 diverse 19th century Caucasian rugs from several different subgroups, woven in the first to third…

  • People
    Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes New Agent Alexio Ramirez to Our Ever-Expanding Team

    Alexio Ramirez (Photo: Business Wire) LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the addition of agent Alex Ramirez to its team of esteemed real estate professionals serving the greater Las Vegas Valley. Alex brings a wealth of experience to the Synergy team with his many years serving customers and clients with the utmost professionalism and integrity from his 20-plus years in the gaming hospitality industry. Prior to joining Synergy, Alex was listed as one of Real Vegas Magazine’s 2019 top real estate agents and was an award-winning agent having achieved the Inner Circle Presidents Club Award and the Highest Real Estate Sales Award at his previous broker, Wardley Real Estate. With the influx of people moving to Southern Nevada from places like California and New York, Synergy, with its access to elite buyers and agents around the globe, through the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is pleased to be adding Alex to its roster of talented, hard-working, and well-regarded agents. Kyle Northup, General Manager of Synergy says of the partnership, “We are so fortunate to bring on board an agent of Alex’s caliber to our team, and we have nothing but good things to say about his work ethic, his dedication to his clients, and his enthusiasm for his work. He can connect with anybody. He’s very personable and it shows through the relationships he forms with everyone he meets, be it his clients, friends or otherwise.” Alex will be serving clients across the Las Vegas Valley, primarily in Las Vegas proper. About Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty has built their business around the philosophy that their clients deserve an outstanding real estate experience — and that’s why their agents are celebrated for their attention to detail, collaborative relationships, and dedication. As a member of Sotheby’s International Realty, Synergy works at the intersection of artful living and real estate. For more than 40 years, Sotheby’s International Realty has been the first choice for sellers and buyers who value deep knowledge and a thoughtful, responsive approach to the ever-changing real estate market. About Sotheby’s International Realty The Sotheby’s International…

  • Auction Industry
    Historic Lotus 19 Headlines the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Classic Sale With Live Online Bidding on Proxibid

    OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, will be the exclusive provider of live online bidding when Silverstone Auctions kicks 2020 into high gear with its Race Retro Classic Sale. The auction, featuring a vast selection of automobilia and rare collector cars, will take place Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK. Bidders unable to travel to the live event can log on from anywhere using any device to participate online in this auction. Prebidding is already available at www.proxibid.com/silverstone. Bid live on Proxibid when this historic 1960 Lotus 19 goes up for bid in the @Silverstoneauc Race Retro Classic Sale Feb. 22-23 in Warwickshire UK. Headlining this year’s Race Retro Classic Sale is a historic Lotus 19 raced by some of the greatest British racing drivers of our time—Moss, Hill, Ireland, and Clark. Jim Clark won Oulton Park in 1964 in this car. As the last car driven by Sir Stirling Moss as a professional racer, this vehicle bares his signature. This is the first time in 57 years this 1960 Lotus 19 Monte Carlo, Chassis 953, has been available for sale on the open market, making this one of the most exciting vehicles up for bid in the Race Retro Classic Sale. Other featured vehicles up for bid in the Race Retro Classic Sale include: 1992 Lancia Hyena Zagato: Number nine of only 24 produced, this left-hand-drive vehicle has only two registered owners and 9,500 km from new. 1991 BMW Z1: This left-hand-drive vehicle has three registered owners and is 11,200 miles from new. Finished in Urgrun Green Metallic with Lemon Nubuck leather and Biscuit cloth, this car sports new tires, rear-axle rebush, and more. 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth “Group A” Rally Car: This car has been dry stored for 15 years prior to receiving a full restoration, and still maintains its original T5 gearbox with an all-new close-ration, Quaife cluster and quick shift. Noted as one of the most competitive “Group A” rally cars available, this vehicle was an outright win in the March 2018 “Legends”…

  • Exhibitions
    Manga Works Drawn by Niigata Manga Artists Have Started at Niigata Airport

    With the theme of “The Traditional Entertainment of Sado Island” which has a rare number and unusual diversity in the world and “Niigata’s Sake Breweries” produced by the rich rice-producing region NIIGATA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan is holding a new initiative called the “Japanese cultural media arts dissemination initiative in airports and other institutions” for inbound tourists. “Japanese cultural media arts dissemination initiative in airports and other institutions.” Overview of Exhibition at Niigata Airport Date & Time:Opens on Saturday, December 14, the first year of Reiwa (2019)Location:1F International Arrivals Lobby and International Arrivals Concourse, Niigata Airport, Niigata City, Niigata PrefectureDetails:This is an exhibition of manga works by artist OGAWA Etsushi and young manga artists from the Niigata Manga Business Association (also called “GATAMAN”) on the themes of “The Traditional Entertainment of Sado Island” and “Niigata’s Sake Breweries”Official website:https://jmadm.jp/en/ At Niigata Airport, the agency is exhibiting manga works on the theme of “The Traditional Entertainment of Sado Island” in the 1F International Arrivals Lobby and manga works on the theme of “Niigata’s Sake Breweries” throughout the International Arrivals Concourse from Saturday, December 14, the first year of Reiwa (2019). Sado Island is home to a total of 409 cultural properties designated by the country, prefecture, city, or nationally registered, making the island practically a cultural property itself. Its traditional entertainment was developed diversely while deeply rooted in the community, making it uniquely widespread and historically significant. You can also see valuable information about the history and performing arts of Sado at the Sado Museum. Niigata Prefecture, meanwhile, has the most sake breweries in Japan due to its abundance in rice, resulting in many breweries being designated as registered tangible cultural properties (buildings). There are many sake breweries where you can see how sake is brewed, for example, Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery in Niigata city which also supports inbound tourists. Along with prefecture’s traditional sake brewing culture, these properties are part of Niigata’s proud heritage. This exhibition uses manga, an important cultural resource of modern Niigata, as a bridge to the imagination to dynamically convey to visitors…

  • Auction Industry
    Barrett-Jackson Celebrates Highest-Grossing Auction in 49-Year History With Over $141 Million in No Reserve Sales

    Mary Barra, Rick Hendrick, Simon Cowell and Other Captains of Industry Along With the Paul Walker Collection, Help Drive Record Sales SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, kicked off its “Road to 50” – a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th Anniversary – with its largest and most successful auction in its 49-year history. The celebrity-filled Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on January 11-19, 2020, boasted its largest docket ever, with a record number of bidders vying for over 1,900 vehicles that sold for more than $129.7 million, while over 1,200 pieces of automobilia brought in more than $3.7 million and $7.625 million was raised through the sale of nine charity vehicles, bringing the total amount sold on the Barrett-Jackson auction block to more than $141 million. “Our ‘Road to 50’ is a year-long celebration toward our 50th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction in 2021. Over the coming months we’re going to ramp up for what promises to be the ‘can’t-miss’ automotive event of the last half-century.”Tweet this “We kicked off our ‘Road to 50’ in Scottsdale with our foot planted on the accelerator,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our sponsors, consignors, bidders and guests made this week’s auction epic. We hit one new auction record after another, raised $7.625 million for charity, which included the sale of two VIN 001 vehicles and rewrote automotive history with the unveil of my newly restored 1967 Shelby GT500 EXP ‘Little Red.’ As we ramp up for our 50th Anniversary next year, we’ll continue to drive the excitement from Scottsdale right into our Palm Beach, Northeast and Las Vegas auctions.” During the week, nine collections – the most ever offered by Barrett-Jackson – included over 180 well-preserved and maintained collector vehicles that all sold at No Reserve. The Paul Walker Collection was among the most anticipated and set several auction records, including a 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight (Lot #1371) that sold for $385,000 – more than doubling the previous auction record. Other celebrity-owned cars that crossed the block included Simon Cowell’s 1977 Ford Bronco (Lot #1025.3) and 2009 Bentley Azure (Lot #1301.2), Mariano Rivera’s…