The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller share the spotlight at Julien's Auctions sale
This Viennese enamel ewer and charger was estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and sold for $22,500.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier celebrity and entertainment auction house announced highlights of this weekend’s auction event of the Estate of Bob and Dolores Hope and the Estate of Phyllis Diller. The three day event brought in higher than expected estimates on items offered from both collections including memorabilia, antiques, art and personal effects. Bidders from around the globe bid fast and furiously on-site, online and on the phone.

As many know, Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller were life-long friends. Diller attributed her success to Bob Hope who often had her appear on his television program and tours along with his films. Bob Hope was one of the world’s most prolific entertainers with a career that spanned more than 60 years and included vaudeville, radio, film and television. Often referred to as “Mr. Entertainer,” Hope was a comedian, actor, singer, dancer and author, although he preferred to be known as a great golfer. Phyllis Diller is known as the First Lady of Stand-Up Comedy, paving the way for numerous other female comedians who attribute their success to her. The pop culture icon and comedian was known for decades of her self-deprecating humor. In the 1960s her fame skyrocketed after appearing on several of Hope’s television specials, USO tours and three films. Her signature blonde wig, long cigarette holder and loud cackling laugh has yet to be duplicated giving her a place in comedic history as the first female trailblazer of her time.

Highlights of the Estate of Bob & Dolores Hope auction included a George/Green Japanned Parcel-Gilt Bureau estimated to sell for $50,000 which ultimately brought $168,000. Other highlights included a Viennese Enamel Ewer and Charger which sold for $22,500, an original lithograph depicting a portrait of Picasso’s muse Francoise (Pablo Picasso 1881-1973) which sold for $21,250, a portrait of a clown signed “Red Skelton” which sold for $10,880, a Tony Bennett watercolor on paper, signed, which sold for $10,625 and a Dulio Barnade signed oil on canvas (Italian, 1914-1961) which sold $10,000.

Other highlights include a Tony Bennett oil painting on canvas of a still life vase of flowers which sold for $10,000, a Bob Hope People’s Choice Award which sold for $7,500, a John F. Kennedy Inscribed photograph to Bob Hope which sold for $6,080, Bob Hope’s partner’s desk which sold for $7,680 and a pair of Terracotta carved putti figures which sold for $5,000.

Highlights of the Collection of Phyllis Diller auction included a Cow, color screenprint on wallpaper, signed and inscribed “H.B. P.D.” (Happy Birthday, Phyllis Diller) Signed, Love Andy Warhol ’83 which sold for $43,750, a set of 13 Salvadore Dali lithographs of which 12 were signed by the artist sold for $11,875, a portrait of Bob Hope sold for $16,250, the Phyllis Diller Spotlight painting of a stage and curtains drawn and a shining spotlight from the foyer of her house sold for $10,625 and Phyllis Diller’s directors chair sold for$3,437.

Other Diller highlights included several pieces of Phyllis Diller’s Louis Vuitton’s luggage which sold collectively for $22,112, a Phyllis Diller original painting sold for $4,062, a black and white photograph of Phyllis Diller and Barbra Streisand from the 1960s taken backstage in New York sold for $3,437, a Ronald Reagan letter and telegraph to Phyllis Diller sold for $3,750 and a collection of Phyllis Diller gold-tone costume jewelry sold for $3,125.



Today's News

September 24, 2013

"The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day" opens at the Musée d'Orsay

Flowers of blood in Deutsche Bank's 2013 "Artist of the Year" Imran Qureshi's Rome exhibition

Three large-scale canvas tents by Francesco Clemente on view at Blain/Southern

Painted Sketches from the Romantic Period on view at the Musée de la Vie Romantique

Peter Eleey named Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs at MoMA PS1

Portrait of David Bowie as the Elephant Man by Derek Boshier to be exhibited in the UK for the first time

New perspectives on Old Masters in [remastered] at The Worcester Art Museum

Nasher Sculpture Center presents exhibition of ceramics by artists of the avant-garde

Exhibition of new paintings by the Chinese artist Li Songsong opens at Pace London

Murals of New York: The best of New York's public paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish in new book

Tiancheng International Autumn Auctions 2013 to be held on 25 November and 8 December

Written on the Wind: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents Lawrence Weiner exhibition

Persuasion: Museum in Britain reclaims Jane Austen ring from Kelly Clarkson

Restoring the Nazi-decimated heritage of Lithuanian Jews

Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller share the spotlight at Julien's Auctions sale

Algeria's home-grown manga a hit with the young

Captain Kangaroo's Bunny Rabbit & Mr. Moose up for auction

Martin Creed: Scales opens at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum presents Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power

Retrospective of New Queer Cinema pioneer Gregg Araki opens at Museum of Arts and Design

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site