Articles in Art & Collectibles

Photo by Guillaume de Laubier
The vast contemporary art collection at the Pompidou Center in Paris has been known to overwhelm...
In the early 20th century, Japanese fountain pen maker Namiki was faced with a dilemma; merchants...
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A 6-foot-by-4.5-foot, 330-pound atlas from Australian publisher Millennium House, Earth Platinum (...
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The GIFT A set of five one-of-a-kind David Oscarson Harlequin pens, embellished with diamonds,...
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The acceptance of certain gifts sometimes has unexpected consequences. The Scottish monarchy, for...
In Frank Gehry’s world, it is a small landscape: a chunk of real estate approximately 40 square...
You might need a Christmas tree with braces instead of just branches to hang the 13.4-pound, $900...
Photo by Gilles Lorin
Joseph Kurstin’s first netsuke was inexpensive and unattractive. But after five decades, the piece...
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Tales of the search for those raw materials that make possible the objects of beauty included in...
The commander of the angels, the archangel Michael, appears on the barrel of the Tibaldi Sanctus...
Oliver Cromwell may have famously instructed artists to depict him "warts and all," but he had...
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Los Angeles’ biggest patron of the arts is Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and...
Photo by Florence McCall
Unusual among book collectors because he did not grow up in a book-laden household, Dr. Gerald...
The cross-grained olive wood used in the Graf von Faber-Castell Elemento Collection (www.faber-...
Photo by John Horner
When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens in Bentonville, Ark., on November 11, it will...
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Three generations of Atlanta’s Moulthrop family (www.moulthropstudios.com) have yielded to the...
A parade of Abraham Lincoln–related milestones began two years ago with the bicentennial of his...
For his new book about Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI is using Faber-Castell pencils to write his...
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Last November, Peter Bainbridge, of Bainbridges, a small auction house in England, asked his...
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The most conspicuous removal of imperial treasures from China to points west occurred in 1860 when...

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