Art & Collectibles

Daniel Weinberg has worked at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop ( www.alincolnbookshop.com ) in Chicago for the last 40 years, and in that time he’s accomplished two noteworthy achievements in the field...
Walking down the hallways of the Legacy Companies’ headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the firm’s president and CEO, Neal Asbury, passes dozens of antique American and Asian maps hanging on...
Once upon a time, more than a decade ago, Art Basel Miami Beach was a gamble. Some were skeptical that this spin-off of Art Basel, the venerable contemporary art fair held in summer in Basel,...
Christie’s auction house is exploring new territory with its first art online -only auction, a 15-day sale that started November 19. The event features 96 stunning black-and-white prints by French...
Christie’s has consigned an exciting Warhol canvas to its postwar and contemporary evening sale on November 14. Titled Statue of Liberty , it compels interest on several fronts. It dates to 1962, the...
Dressed in his finery, the pope sits isolated, screaming in agony over the horrors of a postwar world. Monet’s water lilies it ain’t. But Sotheby’s estimates that Untitled (Pope) , a haunting 1954...
Winslow Homer, one of the most important American artists of the 19th century, painted many of his most recognizable works at his studio on Prouts Neck near Portland, Maine. Now owned by the Portland...
Many wealthy young men of the 18th century finished their educations with a grand tour—a voyage to the great cultural sites of Europe, from which they carried home art and antiques as souvenirs. The...
Julieta Talamante moved to Los Cabos at a time when the region boasted only one paved road and one stop sign. But that was 20 years ago. The area has evolved significantly since then, and so has...
Twenty-two years ago, Sandra Hindman, the president and CEO of Les Enluminures ( www.lesenluminures.com ), opened the company’s Parisian gallery dedicated to medieval manuscripts, rings, and other...
On October 9, 1992, thousands of people along the United States’ Eastern Seaboard watched a chunk of cosmic debris dart across the sky on its way to landing in Peekskill, N.Y., where it hit a parked...
The Italian pen maker Omas honors its country’s capital with the inaugural release from its La Citte collection, which celebrates significant cities throughout the world. The metal barrel of the Omas...
The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show offers treasures from centuries past, such as a pair of George III painted beechwood armchairs made circa 1770 and priced at £135,000 (about $213...
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced last weekit will divest its entire collection of the late artist’s work through Christie’s . The collection contains all known Warhol works...
The Biennale des Antiquaires , the grande dame of France’s art and antiques fairs, takes place from September 14 to 23 at the city’s Grand Palais. Biennale organizers have enlisted high-profile...
During John Herzog’s first year with his father’s Manhattan brokerage firm, Herzog & Co., the most significant trade he made involved a defunct stake in a 19th-century railroad. It was 1959, and...
Hélène Rochas was considered the epitome of Parisian elegance. She lived in her 7th arrondissement apartment for more than 60 years and amassed an extraordinary collection of art and furnishings,...
Jalal Aro opened the Phonogalerie ( www​.phonogalerie.com ) shop in its current location in the ninth arrondissement of Paris in 2004, though the business truly began 13 years earlier when the Syrian...
At the end of the 18th century, George Washington planted 13 chestnut trees—one for each colony—between his mother’s and sister’s houses in Fredericksburg, Va. The trees provided shade for the women...
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression. The $33,000 Montblanc Statue of Liberty Artisan Edition ( www.montblanc.com ), available only in the...
Sword swallowers, fire-eaters, giants, midgets, fat ladies, tattooed ladies, bearded ladies— Johnny Meah has painted them all in his 55 years as a sideshow-banner artist. When he is asked which of...
During World War I, as fighting spread to northern Italy, the 15th-century Villa Cà Erizzo Luca in Bassano del Grappa became a barracks for Red Cross ambulance drivers. Montegrappa, a then-new...
Although best known as the Grammy Award–winning lead man of the Tijuana Brass, 77-year-old trumpeter Herb Alpert has a professional playlist that also includes songwriter (he cowrote "Wonderful World...
Situated amid the faux antiquity of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the Martin Lawrence Galleries Las Vegas ( www.martinlawrence.com ) is a genuine bastion of modernity. The business specializes...
Paulo Coelho has received the pen makers’ version of a Pulitzer: a pen honoring one of his books. Montegrappa’s The Alchemist collection ( www.montegrappa.com ) pays tribute to the author’s novel of...
Dick Coen hunted ducks before he hunted antique duck decoys. Boyhood memories of shooting excursions with his father led him to collect the carved and painted wood sculptures that are designed—...
Dealers and collectors of old master paintings will descend on London for its fourth annual Master Paintings Week , taking place from June 29 to July 6. Whitfield Fine Art, which specializes in...
The work of renowned fashion photographer Bruce Weber will be on view in a summer-long exhibition at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society in Bellport, Long Island—a small seaside village that...
Phillips de Pury & Co. , a 216-year-old international art companywith outposts in London and New York, is hosting an auction June 15 at its Park Avenue location. Focusing on 20th- and 21st-...
It might surprise some art aficionados to learn that the famous painting Boy Building a House of Cards by French artist Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin is part of a series of four works on the same...

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