One of the iconic Norman Rockwell artworks sold by the Berkshire Museum as part of a controversial expansion plan has found a home far, far away. The Berkshire Museum has sold 1950’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, which was co-founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas and is expected to open in 2022. Elizabeth “Buzz” McGraw is President of the Berkshire Museum board of trustees. “Our hope is that with all of these works and not just that one would stay in the public eye,” said McGraw. Under a court-approved agreement with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, the Berkshire Museum can raise up to $55 million in auction sales from items in its collection.
This glass and steel post-and-beam is among the last homes designed by the late modernist Donald Wexler. Completed earlier this year, the Palm Springs residence was designed for the architect’s tenant-turned-friend Marc Sanders, according to Desert Sun, in 1998, but it wasn’t until 20 years later that a version of the home was built. Aptly named Steel and Glass, the 2,780-square-foot L-shaped house features a distinctly midcentury modern silhouette characterized by a low-slung flat roof, open-plan interiors, and walls of sliding glass doors that establish seamless connections to the backyard and pool terrace.
LONDON.- On 21 and 22 April, Bonhams will offer an astonishing range of motorcycles, spares and memorabilia at its marathon two-day auction at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford. 16 single-owner collections will be offered alongside everything from supremely rare Vintage models to modern superbikes of impeccable provenance. One of only two known survivors from a total of five or six ever made, this Grindlay Peerless is the last word in important Vintage racers. After Bill Lacey became the first man to cover 100 miles in an hour on UK soil on his own Grindlay-Peerless, the Coventry factory wasted no time in creating replicas of the mighty machine. However, the project proved expensive and only 5 or 6 are believed to have been made
NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on 11 April 2018 that Max Hollein has been elected its next Director. Mr. Hollein currently leads the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. After beginning his career at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, he was Director and CEO of three of Germany's most prestigious art institutions, including the Städel Museum, Frankfurt. An accomplished curator and museum leader, Mr. Hollein has demonstrated exceptional skill at building collections, diversifying audiences, and broadening institutional development. He was elected at a meeting of the Board of Trustees today and will assume the directorship of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the summer of 2018. "The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Max Hollein as the tenth Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," said Daniel Brodsky, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.