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  1. Sheldon Adelson throws his arms up, waves them with a flourish, and declares, “Not even Bugsy Siegel would have thought of this!” Adelson is presiding over the October opening of the Guggenheim Las...
  2. The literary world, for whom no breeze is so fragrant as a whiff of scandal, has been in full frisson ever since the appearance of the novel The Bulgari Connection (Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2001) by...
  3. There is a scene in The Magnificent Ambersons , Booth Tarkington’s tale of the Gilded Age, in which George, the young scion of what used to be called an American dynasty, is asked what profession he...
  4. When selecting items for their exhibit on rococo design, curator Gail Davidson and her colleagues employed the SOS method: "Our choices," she says, "had to be sinuous, organic, and sensuous." More...
  5. Admirers of the Kaufmann house consider it a work of art, and Christie’s ( www.christies.com ) evidently concurs. The auction house will include the Palm Springs, Calif., vacation residence, which...
  6. Visit the Smith College art exhibition Corot to Picasso , now on a two-year tour of American museums, and you will see a work by Edgar Degas that the artist never wanted displayed. In fact, some...
  7. THE ITEM This rock crystal snuff bottle from China dates to the late 18th or early 19th century, when its owner would have used it to hold powdered tobacco. One craftsman roughed out the shape of the...
  8. Connoisseurs know that selecting a frame from the place and period of an artwork’s origin is rather like pairing the right wine with your favorite species of meat. it will either embellish or detract...
  9. Once a year for the eight years following his father’s 1963 death, art dealer Daniel Wil-denstein sent Georgiana Blois, who was friendly with many British noble families, to ask the Earl of Radnor if...
  10. The Item This trio of baseball jerseys was worn during the 1909 season by Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance, the Chicago Cubs infielders immortalized in verse. Shortstop Tinker, second...

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