Sunday, April 24, 2011

Collecting buildings: -

Rural Hastings man collects history, one building at a time -

"Steve Bauer collects old buildings — he calls it his addiction.

It's a craving that started innocently enough with an 1855 log cabin. It later led him to take apart a Hastings church brick by brick and reassemble it on his farm.

The past two decades, Bauer has amassed a village of more than 50 restored buildings — a general store, blacksmith shop, saloon, one-room schoolhouses, a post office and even a jail — on a portion of his 160 acres about six miles south of Hastings."

Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of Contemporary German Art -
Gerhard Richter's “1024 Farben” (1974) is among 59 German works to be auctioned.
"And so Sotheby’s will sell 59 works from his collection on June 29 and June 30 in London. Many of them have not been on the market for more than 30 years. Together they are expected to bring about $55 million.

Among the highlights is “Dschungel,” or “Jungle,” a 1967 painting by Polke that is a prime example of his use of pointillism. Depicting a sunset through leaves in a jungle, ... Also for sale are Mr. Baselitz’s “Spekulatius,” a 1965 canvas from his “Hero” series, and one of Richter’s seminal color chart paintings, this one from 1974.

Highlights of the sale will be on view at Sotheby’s in New York from May 6 through May 9."

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"Allister Lee would like to have the most extensive collection of black markers in the world. Allister was inspired by an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collection of cigarette rolling [papers].

Allister calls his documentation of this collection the Black Marker B.I.B.L.E. He claims that nowadays the collection contained 523 unique black markers, and it is grows."

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