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Shortlist announced for John Moores Painting Prize 2018

The Walker Art Gallery has announced the five paintings shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize 2018, marking 60 years of the UK’s longest-established painting prize. One of the shortlisted paintings, selected from more than 2,700 entries, will be chosen as the overall winner of the £25,000 first prize. The shortlisted works are among the 60 paintings to be exhibited in the John Moores Painting Prize 2018, a free exhibition that will be held at the Walker from 14 July to 18 November. The Prize is showing as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018, the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK. The five shortlisted paintings are: Quilt by Billy Crosby; King and Queen of Wands by Jacqui Hallum; The Thunderous Silence of Your Presence by Tom Howse; GIANTS by Joseph O’Rourke and The Divide, Beyond Reasoning by Shanti Panchal. The paintings

Freeman’s announces highlights from The Collector’s Sale

Beginning July 10, Freeman’s will host The Collector’s Sale. Now a staple of the house’s summer sale schedule, the Collector’s Sale was first introduced in August of 2017. Aimed primarily at emerging, young collectors, July’s auction will feature close to 1,200 lots, and will span three consecutive sale days, with each auction focusing on a different collecting area: Ocean Liner Memorabilia, Objects & Curiosities, and culminating with Furniture & Fine Art on July 12.With the majority of the lots carrying pre-sale estimates below $1,000, the sale offers the millennial and modern consumer an interesting buying experience and a more cost-effective alternative to high-end retail. A selection of Ocean Liner memorabilia will kick-off the week’s proceedings. Around the first quarter of the 20th century, big shipping companies began replacing older,