Hudson

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The official seal of the city of Hudson, New York, depicts a whale—which strikes the first-time visitor to a town more than one hundred miles from the Atlantic as odd. But then, Hudson has had an odd history. The site—on high land between two deep-water bays—was noted by Henry Hudson in 1609, during his expedition up the river that bears …

This Week’s Top Lots: April 6 – 10

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*  This week Sotheby’s hosted several important auctions in Hong Kong from Saturday to Wednesday.  Overall the sales were disappointing, totaling $89 million (reportedly less than half of last year’s figure), but with several bright spots. The auction house’s first single-owner wine sale in Asia, and its sale of “Eight Treasures from a European Collection” (which alone brought $12.2 million) …

Dog days for dogs in art?

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Doyle New York reported lackluster results for its 11th annual Dogs in Art sale today, which brought in $168,058 with 61% of lots sold. The sale, which also includes sporting art, featured canine inspired collectibles ranging from cast iron garden furniture and figures to finely detailed portrait paintings.  Our pick for “best in show,” was an early Cassius Marcellus Coolidge …