A quiet week in the salerooms this week: the main sale I'll be watching is the Comics and Comics Art auction, being held through August 3 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
Another fairly quiet week in the auction rooms coming up:
New York – Swann Galleries’ annual Graphic Design sale on Thursday, May 23 features important designers, such as Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, Charles Loupot and Tadanori Yokoo. On display is the evolution of design in the last century, from exceptional Constructivist images of the 1910s, to Psychedelic Rock-and-Roll posters and corporate propaganda from the 2010s.
New York – Christie’s is thrilled to announce the auction of The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book fifty years after the historic space mission (estimate: $7-9 million). The Timeline Book is the most important manual used to accomplish the national goal of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. The Timeline Book will be the star lot offered within the auction, One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11 on July 18 which will include over 150 lots of space history artefacts.
Westport, CT – Collectors of early American history, science and technology and Civil War memorabilia will want to mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 15th, when those popular categories and many others will be featured in University Archives’ next online-only auction, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. In all, close to 300 quality lots will come up for bid.
A trio of sales to kick off the new month:
Falls Church, VA -- Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, will present a special Collectors Series Judaica auction on May 2 featuring historically important books, art, scrolls and artifacts. A prized selection of items comes from the estate of Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman (1919-2017), who had strong ties to the Washington, D.C., area.
New York — Swann Galleries’ sale of Classic & Contemporary Photographs on Thursday, April 18 saw active bidding across all categories with early-twentieth-century photography, Humanist portraits and sublime images of nature making an impact.