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...
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s...
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr. Johnson’s phrase) the themes of this,...
When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [...
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk. Neither the many accolades heaped upon nor the charges leveled at...
Perhaps our most daunting challenge as editors of a magazine about connoisseurship is that our...
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and...
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...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English...
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors,"...
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...
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his...
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident. The pen,...
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his...
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s...
Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big. For more than 30 years, Joan Mirviss’ nine-room,...
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo. But...
The Item. This battle flag belonged to John Rodgers, a Maryland man who captained ships for the...
The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars. Made from rose...
Italian pen maker Tibaldi has teamed with Bentley Motors for a special-edition collection that pays...
Every detail of the Caran d’Ache 1010 (718.482.7500, www.carandache?.com )—from the tiny screw at...
Pen maker Montblanc was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906, the same year that jeweler Van Cleef...

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