Articles in Art & Collectibles

Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying...
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his...
David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows...
Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems Occasionally, gem expert Dennis Tanjeloff allows...
Photograph courtesy Hearst Castle/California State Parks
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr. Johnson’s phrase) the themes of this,...
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk. Neither the many accolades heaped upon nor the charges leveled at...
When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [...
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its...
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s...
Perhaps our most daunting challenge as editors of a magazine about connoisseurship is that our...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella (www?.brunswickbilliards.com) is a table fit for—or at least...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors,"...
Photograph by Gianni Zenone
The Ducati Corse (www.aquilabrands.com) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the...
The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about...

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