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Bidsquare Picks: Heres Looking at you, Kid

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

Dec 05,2017 | 13:25 EST

Even if you havent seen Casablanca, you've probably quoted it. The famous phrase, "Here's looking at you, kid" that we find ourselves smoothly reciting, was originally ad-libbed by Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in the most iconic romantic melodrama ever filmed. The timeless classic continues to sweep starry-eyed viewers off of their feet and should one of them happen to be you, we found the perfect chair to catch your fall. 

Lot 511, Kathy Callahan, Humphrey Bogart Chair, Plywood and paint, Massachusetts, 1991; Estimate $300 - $500

Dry your eyes! Youll never have to rehearse bitter-sweet goodbyes to Rick Blaine again! Coming up at Skinner, 20th Century Design sale on December 14th is a unique, hand-painted chair depicting Humphrey Bogarts character from Casablanca. How can you resist the design possibilities that this nonchalant stud so coolly presents? 

Lot 285, Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Expressionist Painting, 1990. Screenprint/lithograph with encaustic wax; Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 

Speaking of classics, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Prints sale on December 14th will represent a generous breadth of artists that we all know and love. Leaping to the top of the catalog is an active abstract by Roy Lichtenstein from The Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary Portfolio. This print highlights Lichtensteins Pop Art aesthetic with an added layer of encaustic wax detailing. 

Lot 221, Motorized Bicycle; Estimate $200 - $400

Want to go on a long bike ride but dont want to worry about sweating it out on the way back? If so, pedal your way towards Pook & Pook, Inc, The Eclectic Collection of John Rexroad, Madison, Connecticut sale on December 13th! If you hop onto Lot 221, we guarentee youll be sharpest kid on the block. 

Lot 673, Assembled Console Table, Philadelphia, 19th c; Buy Now for $2,560

We specialize in one-of-a-kind finds and this reclaimed work bench top and coffee grinder base table fully awakens our creative cravings! This assembled antique is currently available to Buy Now in Rago Auctions, Remix: Authentic Style Passed Lots, Timed Auction from December 5th - 19th. Grab it while you can!

Lot 14, Chung Ling Soo, The World’s Greatest Conjurer, Birmingham: James Upton Ltd., ca. 1908; Estimate $4,000 - $6,000

Imaginative illustrations are mysteriously appearing in Potter & Potter Auctions, Winter Magic Sale on December 16th and they shouldnt be missed! These highly graphic, original advertisements showcase the best magicians of the 20th century and depict acts such as Chung Ling Soo, Alexander The Man Who Knows, Carter The Great, Kellar and many others. 

With new auctions added daily, were always ripe for the pickin! Be sure to check into Bidsquare Picks each week for a speedy look at our upcoming selections!

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Jessica Helen Weinberg | Senior Content Editor at Bidsquare

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