Collectibles

Nicholas Brawer ( www.nicholasbrawer.com ) began his career as an antiques dealer in 1999 and, for a time, he focused on traditional English sporting antiques, as well as mahogany and leather...
Each Beretta Gallery site—from New York to London to Paris—was chosen specifically for its locale, and also for the influx of international visitors that each city attracts. But according to Ian...
If you’re familiar with Joel Oppenheimer’s gallery of natural history art in Chicago, you likely would expect a similar environment and shopping experience at its sister establishment, the Audubon...
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson is the J.D. Salinger of comic-strip artists—worshipped by his fans and pathologically media-shy. So when Heritage Auctions offered an original Watterson...
Entering Kunstkammer Georg Laue is akin to walking into the 16th-century library of a learned nobleman or eccentric scholar. The gallery features a bewildering assortment of antique treasures, from...
Jack Row—a 26-year-old goldsmith in Birmingham, England—made his debut in the luxury pen market last year with Architect, a collection of fascinating intricacy and modernity. Employing both centuries...
David Oscarson, the irreverent St. Louis pen maker, is known to produce designs based on themes such as the Mayan apocalypse. But his most successful creation was Pierrot and Pierrette, a 2005...
Although Faber-Castell’s history spans more than 250 years, the German maker of pens and pencils continues to innovate. In recent years, it introduced the notable Graf von Faber-Castell line of high-...
After struggling for years as a fiction writer, Jonathan Kellerman struck gold with When the Bough Breaks, the first of his novels starring Los Angeles psychologist-turned-detective Alex Delaware...
On the afternoon of November 26, 1922, a small group descended a flight of 16 steps that led below ground to a plain stone-and-plaster wall bearing a seal. One of the men pried a stone loose and...
The Asian decorative art of maki-e is an ancient one, involving intricate designs created from thin layers of gold dust (or other metallic powder) coated in lacquer from an urushi tree. During the...
Ceramics and calligraphy—considered Japan’s most significant art mediums—traditionally have been male-dominated art forms, and only recently have women been allowed to pursue these areas of study and...
Anthony Caro’s Pearl wasn’t plucked from an oyster. He sculpted it from brass and bronze in 2011, and it looks nothing like the marine gem. The unique $50,000 artwork should not linger long in the...
On June 8 and 9, Beverly Hills–based celebrity and entertainment auction house Julien’s Auctions , in collaboration with the Les Paul Foundation, will offer a collection of memorabilia from the...
Perry Rubenstein is inaugurating his Los Angeles gallery with a spectacular presentation—Helmut Newton: Sex and Landscapes—the first American showing of the exhibit since the photographer died in...
From May 4 to June 16, Paul Kasmin Gallery in Manhattan will showcase more than 30 inventive, sculptural works by French artists Claude Lalanne and the late Franc¸ois-Xavier Lalanne. The husband-and-...
Andrew Jackson demonstrated that he was indeed "a man of the people"—and not another member of the Eastern elite who had been elected president—by opening his 1829 inaugural reception at the White...
When an exceptionally rare camera commands a record-setting sum, the sale usually takes place through Vienna-based WestLicht Photographica Auction. And more often than not, the record that was broken...
An unshakable desire to possess what divine providence or the dictates of overzealous lawmakers would deny us is a peculiarly American trait—one magnified to the point of frenzy by this nation’s...
The late Theodore J. Forstmann’s art collection—featuring 56 major works by the most influential artists of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Roy Lichtenstein—will be offered...
The Hong Kong International Art Fair started strong in 2008 and never lost momentum. Its fifth edition, dubbed Art HK 12 and running from May 17 through 20 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition...
Blue-chip contemporary art galleries often choose to sit out the debut edition of a new art fair, but Frieze New York is a rare exception. Taking place May 4 to 7 on Randall’s Island, adjacent to...
Two important pieces of artwork that were thought to have been missing for decades have suddenly resurfaced, and master art auctioneers Christie’s and Sotheby’s are bringing them back to the public...
From April 13 to 15, more than 200 book dealers from around the world will flock to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair , bearing rare and collectible works that range from a first-edition copy of F...
With a modest two-paned window display framed by a dark blue facade, the Map House ( www.themaphouse.com ) in the Knightsbridge section of London seems like an unassuming cartographer’s gallery when...
First-time patrons of Bauman Rare Books ( www.baumanrarebooks.com ) in New York City will discover the mystique of vintage folios long before a leather-bound first edition is placed in their hands...
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, which first found success in the mid-1800s manufacturing marine chronometers, celebrated its nautical heritage by collaborating with Italian pen maker Visconti on a...
Craig Sopin assumed the upcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic would boost demand for the ocean liner’s memorabilia—even more than did the discovery of the wreck in 1985 or the release...
Napa Valley Arts in April kicks off on April 1 with a month long series of events, exhibitions, installations, and classes at 30 wineries spanning from Calistoga to Los Carneros. Each winery will...
For its first exhibit of works from the estate of Robert De Niro, Sr., DC Moore Gallery in New York City went for the broad gesture. Robert De Niro Sr.: Paintings and Drawings 1960–1993, from now...

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