FrontRunners: Weight of the World

    A 6-foot-by-4.5-foot, 330-pound atlas from Australian publisher Millennium House, Earth Platinum (www.millenniumhouse.com.au) stands taller and weighs more than most of its readers. The $100,000, 128-page book includes maps and photo spreads—made from stitching together as many as 1,000 images—of world wonders. The atlas represents four years of work by nearly 100 cartographers, geographers, and editors. About half of the 31 numbered examples of Earth Platinum are still available.

    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...
    Photo by Michael Richter
    Visitors trekked to Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the March opening day of the European Fine Art...
    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…
    The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…