FrontRunners: Latin Class

    The Italian pen maker Omas honors its country’s capital with the inaugural release from its La Citte collection, which celebrates significant cities throughout the world. The metal barrel of the Omas Roma (www.omas.com) is coated in cotton resin and engraved with a rendering of the Colosseum and the Roman numeral DCCLIII, the year (BC) Rome was founded. Omas offers the pen in three styles: a brass edition ($1,335 for the rollerball, $1,695 for the fountain pen), a silver version topped with a carnelian gem ($3,250 for the rollerball, $3,495 for the fountain pen), and a gold-and-diamond version priced at $99,500 and limited to four examples.

    When the air had cleared after the frenzy of New York’s spring art auctions, players and spectators...
    This circa-1900 pink-swirl marble is in what Dan Morphy calls “wet mint condition,” or as pristine...
    Photo by Bob Tursack
    Maya Angelou’s art collection focused on works by African-American masters...
    The display is part of a hotel-wide renovation that will be completed by the end of the year...
    Heritage Auctions will also offer Mickey Mantle’s rookie card and Mike Ditka’s Super Bowl playbook…
    Photo by Cordero Studios⁄corderostudios.com
    Charles and Judy Tate assembled a world-class collection of Latin American art—and then gave it all...
    Photo by The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.
    The American game culture is almost as old as the country itself...
    Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
    The bounty from the sunken ship includes 40 tons of silver and gold valued at $450 million…
    Photo by Michael Richter
    Visitors trekked to Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the March opening day of the European Fine Art...
    The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…