Art & Collectibles

Blue-chip contemporary art galleries often choose to sit out the debut edition of a new art fair, but Frieze New York is a rare exception. Taking place May 4 to 7 on Randall’s Island, adjacent to...
Two important pieces of artwork that were thought to have been missing for decades have suddenly resurfaced, and master art auctioneers Christie’s and Sotheby’s are bringing them back to the public...
From April 13 to 15, more than 200 book dealers from around the world will flock to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair , bearing rare and collectible works that range from a first-edition copy of F...
With a modest two-paned window display framed by a dark blue facade, the Map House ( www.themaphouse.com ) in the Knightsbridge section of London seems like an unassuming cartographer’s gallery when...
First-time patrons of Bauman Rare Books ( www.baumanrarebooks.com ) in New York City will discover the mystique of vintage folios long before a leather-bound first edition is placed in their hands...
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, which first found success in the mid-1800s manufacturing marine chronometers, celebrated its nautical heritage by collaborating with Italian pen maker Visconti on a...
Craig Sopin assumed the upcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic would boost demand for the ocean liner’s memorabilia—even more than did the discovery of the wreck in 1985 or the release...
Ideally, a home—whether modest or magnificent—not only shelters the human body from the elements, but also provides the mind and imagination with refuge from the vulgar encroachments of everyday life...
Napa Valley Arts in April kicks off on April 1 with a month long series of events, exhibitions, installations, and classes at 30 wineries spanning from Calistoga to Los Carneros. Each winery will...
Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna unveiled its first in series of art exhibitions and...
For its first exhibit of works from the estate of Robert De Niro, Sr., DC Moore Gallery in New York City went for the broad gesture. Robert De Niro Sr.: Paintings and Drawings 1960–1993, from now...
Lillian Bassman ’s 1950s-era black-and-white fashion pictures of confident, well-dressed women were bound to come back into style. Fortunately, she lived to see them embraced as fine art. After her...
On a morning in July 1868, British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron’s breakfast was interrupted by the news that her neighbor, the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, had arrived with a gentleman and...
A Swedish firearms maker that has produced limited-edition hunting rifles displaying design themes ranging from the Vikings to Ernest Hemingway, VO Vapen ( www.vovapen.com ) recently introduced its...
Jack Row Exclusive Writing Instruments debuted its inaugural design, Architect ( www.jackrow.com ), in October at Harrods of Knightsbridge London. Row, a 26-year-old goldsmith based in Birmingham,...
Before Heritage Auctions acquired the estate of Garth Montgomery Williams, Ed Jaster—a senior vice president at the auction house—was not familiar with the artist. "I had never heard of him," he...
As an air force fighter pilot in the Vietnam War, Forrest Fenn flew 328 missions and was shot down twice. After the war, he and his wife, Peggy, settled in Santa Fe, N.M., and founded what would...
From the first BMW Art Car, created by American artist Alexander Calder and commissioned by French racing driver Hervé Poulain in 1975, to important drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt van...
With each successive year, Asia Week New York grows bigger and better. In 2012, no fewer than five auction houses will offer relevant sales of artworks and artifacts from China, Korea, Japan, India,...
In the decades following the Civil War, budding and polished American artists alike embraced the Grand Tour tradition with gusto, and Florence, the city that nurtured the Renaissance, returned their...
Nearly 200 dealers from more than 30 countries will showcase modern and contemporary artwork by Ai Weiwei, Peter Doig, Maurizio Cattelan, and more at the 14th annual Armory Show art fair from March 8...
A vast collection of musical instruments and antique cars will be up for auction at RM Auctions and Sotheby’s sale of the Milhous Collection—a compilation of more than five decades’ worth of...
The vast contemporary art collection at the Pompidou Center in Paris has been known to overwhelm visitors, yet Domoina de Brantes wends expertly through the galleries, guiding her charges to works of...
Christie’s Richard Lloyd got a stark demonstration of David Hockney’s popularity when he tried to convince collectors of the artist’s work to part with choice pieces for a Hockney-only auction that...
African-American fine art, a long underemphasized niche, receives its due twice a year at New York’s Swann Auction Galleries . Swann’s next African-American fine art auction, set for February 16,...
A $3.8 million sculpture will be the standout piece among more than 80 important medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque objects at the exhibition Collecting Treasures of the Past VII, on view at the...
The inaugural Metro Show is a new art show being held January 19–22 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The fair, which evolved from the former American Antiques Show for Americana art,...
In the early 20th century, Japanese fountain pen maker Namiki was faced with a dilemma; merchants proudly displayed the company’s pens in shop windows, but they also complained that the pens’ vibrant...
A 6-foot-by-4.5-foot, 330-pound atlas from Australian publisher Millennium House, Earth Platinum ( www.millenniumhouse.com.au ) stands taller and weighs more than most of its readers. The $100,000,...
In 1768, when the future King Gustav II of Sweden gave this pair of finely detailed globes to the French duchess d’Enville, it was a gesture freighted with meaning. Made by Anders Akerman, Sweden’s...

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