Art & Collectibles

Bonhams will offer Alexander Calder's (1898-1976) 1960 sculpture Maripose in the November 12 Contemporary Art auction (est. $1,200,000-1,600,000). This stunning example of Calder's large scale...
A pair of 13th-century Samurai swords by master maker Bizen Nagamitsu (or, "Nagamitsu from Bizen province," active 1264-1287) is estimated to sell for between $150,000 and $200,000 at Bonhams October...
Bonhams November 5 Impressionist and Modern Art auction will feature a masterpiece by Camille Pissarro, the pivotal Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist master. Le Jardin de Maubuisson, Pontoise, la...
The online retailer Bespoke Global , which enables clients to commission made-to-order items for the home, has rolled out a new series of nature-inspired decorative and contemporary furnishings...
Louis Vuitton has opened an expansive, extraordinary installation by James Turrell —the contemporary artist known for his work with light and its interaction with space—in Las Vegas. This...
The snow did not deter the faithful. The winter storm was a nuisance, but not worth canceling a trip to honor Dave Powers and John F. Kennedy. Born in Charlestown, Mass., Powers helped launch Kennedy...
Richard Gauntlett established his reputation as a man capable of making extraordinary acquisitions early in his life, when, at the age of 22, he brokered the sale of a handful of historic racecars...
Once you’ve written with a high-quality writing instrument, there is no going back to the average pen. The feel of a well-made pen in the hand and the smoothness of its stroke on the page is a...
Buying Art In June 2007, London-based artist Damien Hirst sold For the Love of God for $100 million, creating the latest example of alpha in the already alpha-rich art market. Considering Hirst...
In the hell-blasts and volcanic glare of Midwestern furnaces, the modern mass-produced automobile was born. Into gigantic structures in which whole city blocks could be spaciously laid out, the raw...
In the realm of collectible antique armaments, suits of armor reign supreme in terms of attracting attention. That’s why Roland and Redmond Finer aim to always have numerous examples on display in...
Macabre and haunting illustrations decorate the main floor of AFA Gallery ( www.afanyc.com ), attracting the attention of passersby on Greene Street in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. These works, by...
Bruce Meyer loves to push the limits, and he’s amassed a collection of vintage automobiles that allows him to do it in style.
More than 180 international art galleries, art dealers, and jewelers will be presenting prized pieces at the annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show , held February 15 to 19 at the Palm...
The London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn ’s bespoke backgammon tables—which may be fashioned from rare materials including ebonized ash and ferns from the British countryside, and can be...
There’s a special thrill that comes with discovering something you didn’t know you wanted until you laid eyes on it. Bonhams ’ annual Gentleman’s Library sale specializes in precisely those things...
Everyone knows that the tropics are fertile, but few suspected that the balmy city of Miami Beach could yield a bumper crop of art fairs until Art Basel Miami Beach took root 10 years ago. Ironically...
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Arts & Collectibles

When it comes to comic book collecting, the most valuable items from decades past continue to be the most valuable today. The first appearances of major super­heroes attract the most attention. Take...
In the world of collectible stamps, or as Robert Scott likes to say, “art you can lick,” the head of Bonhams’ stamp and postal history department explains that there haven’t been any new discoveries...
It wasn’t long ago that Thomas Lecky, head specialist of Christie’s books and manuscripts department in New York, saw collectors adopting a comprehensive strategy—singling out a great author and...
For the pen collectors on your list this holiday season, you must first determine if they value vintage pens or contemporary, limited-edition releases. According to Ivan Briggs, the writing...
As evidence supporting the scope of coin collecting around the world, Norman Scrivener, a consultant at Doyle New York, references a quote from King George V, who declared the practice “the hobby of...
A work of art may shine for the techniques it displays and the insights it reveals, but how brightly it shines often depends on how it is displayed. Eli Wilner, the founder of his namesake New York...
Jeff Bridgman’s career as a dealer of American folk art spans more than two decades, yet most of his clients have never set foot in his gallery—a 240-square-foot exhibition space on the second floor...
The Chisholm Larsson Gallery ( www.chisholm-poster.com ) is one of the oldest galleries in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, yet its greatest asset, perhaps, is that it never seems old. Robert...
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...

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