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.
Jalal Aro opened the Phonogalerie (www.phonogalerie.com) shop in its current location in the ninth arrondissement of Paris in 2004, thou
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 "Wo
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression.
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.
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.
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.
Dick Coen hunted ducks before he hunted antique duck decoys.
Situated amid the faux antiquity of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the Martin Lawrence Galleries Las Vegas (www.martinl
Paulo Coelho has received the pen makers’ version of a Pulitzer: a pen honoring one of his books.
Nicholas Brawer (www.nicholasbrawer.com) began his career as an antiques dealer in 1999 and, for a time, he focused on
Each Beretta Gallery site—from New York to London to Paris—was chosen specifically for its locale, and also for the influx of international visitors that each city attracts.
If you’re familiar with Joel Oppenheimer’s gallery of natural history art in Chicago, you likely would expect a similar environment and shopping experience at its sister establishment, the Audubon
The Asian decorative art of maki-e is an ancient one, involving intricate designs created from thin layers of gold dust (or other metallic powder) coated in lacquer from an urushi tree.
After struggling for years as a fiction writer, Jonathan Kellerman struck gold with When the Bough Breaks, the first of his novels starring Los Angeles psychologist-turned-detective Alex Delaware.
On the afternoon of November 26, 1922, a small group descended a flight of 16 steps that led below ground to a plain stone-and-plaster wall bearing a seal.
Few art galleries can claim a continuous history under the same name for nearly two centuries. Yet C.G. Boerner has been purveying prints and drawings by the Old Masters since 1826.
Although Faber-Castell’s history spans more than 250 years, the German maker of pens and pencils continues to innovate.
David Oscarson, the irreverent St. Louis pen maker, is known to produce designs based on themes such as the Mayan apocalypse.
Jack Row—a 26-year-old goldsmith in Birmingham, England—made his debut in the luxury pen market last year with Architect, a collection of fascinating intricacy and modernity.
Since its founding in 1979, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco has featured virtually everyone in the photographic pantheon, from Eugène Atget to Diane Arbus to Walker Evans.
It was not D-Day, but it was a complicated maneuver covering three continents and six time zones.
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson is the J.D. Salinger of comic-strip artists—worshipped by his fans and pathologically media-shy.
Entering Kunstkammer Georg Laue is akin to walking into the 16th-century library of a learned nobleman or eccentric scholar.
Each May in New York, the art world holds its equivalent of the World Series: The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, where two rival teams—Christie’s and Sotheby’s—square off by
An unshakable desire to possess what divine providence or the dictates of overzealous lawmakers would deny us is a peculiarly American trait—one magnified to the point of frenzy by this nation’s c
When an exceptionally rare camera commands a record-setting sum, the sale usually takes place through Vienna-based WestLicht Photographica Auction.
Andrew Jackson demonstrated that he was indeed "a man of the people"—and not another member of the Eastern elite who had been elected president—by opening his 1829 inaugural reception at
With a modest two-paned window display framed by a dark blue facade, the Map House (www.themaphouse.com) in the Knightsbri
First-time patrons of Bauman Rare Books (www.baumanrarebooks.com) in New York City will discover the mystique of vint