Notwithstanding his fight-hyping poetry, Muhammad Ali gained more fame as a pugilist than as a writer.
On November 9, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction showcases two iconic works of pop art from two of the masters of the genre, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
New York’s Pace Gallery, once again independent after its April split from longtime partner the Wildenstein Gallery, reflects upon its past and reaffirms its future with 50 Years at Pace, a multi-
The Ciclotte (www.ciclotte.com), a design-driven stationary bike that arrived in the United States this summer from Milan, It
If the Major League Baseball Opus Marquee Edition had a trading card, the back would read something like this: pages: 790; size: 20 x 20 inches; weight: 75 pounds; images: 1,000+; words: 110,000+;
Had James Bond been vanquishing villains in the 19th century, surely he would have found a use for this Russian strongbox.
One of the highlights of the Kunsthaus Zürich museum’s centenary year is “Picasso” (October 15, 2010–January 31, 2011), an homage to the museum’s groundbreaking 1932 Picasso exhibition, which was
To commemorate its centennial on June 24, 2010, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo commissioned Montegrappa for Alfa Romeo (www.mont
Trevor Barton loved to talk about his pipes.
Graf von Faber-Castell fashioned its Pen of the Year 2010 (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com) using the techniques
Montblanc is perpetuating its 19-year-old Patron of Art series with handcrafted writing instruments celebrating England’s Queen Elizabeth I.
On December 31, 1914, the social pages of The New York Times cheerfully informed readers that Robert Goelet would host New Year’s Day trotting races on Glenmere Lake, part of his estate "near the
It is a telling commentary on the state of our culture that the only words by George Santayana, author of The Life of Reason, with which the public is still acquainted are these: "Those who cannot
The 16th-century French artist Valentin Bousch completed some of his most daring work for Prior Wary de Lucy.
Istanbul-born, Paris-based painter Mubin Orhon, whose untitled work from 1960 set a record price for the artist at a Christie’s auction in 2008 ($374,500), is a central figure in Sotheby’s upcomin
In the early 1880s, while his personal railway car was parked on a siding in Michigan City, Ind., William Henry Vanderbilt, who was traveling with two of his sons, consented to a brief interview w
Loiminchay, the pen company known for its modern interpretation of ancient Asian culture, has introduced a new design in its Chinese calligraphy-themed writing instruments.
Hercules’ stepmother Hera drove him mad—mad enough to commit several atrocious murders.
On October 26, 1886, a note arrived at London’s Albemarle Hotel addressed to Mrs. John L. Gardner.
In 1827, while exhibiting his products in Washington, D.C., globe maker James Wilson declared himself the preeminent American practitioner of his craft.