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Opening Bids: To Infinity and Beyond

When the air had cleared after the frenzy of New York’s spring art auctions, players and spectators alike were left feeling winded. From the leadoff at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on May 5, where the top lot was a Vincent van Gogh canvas that brought in $66.3 million against an estimate of $40 […]

Expert Eye: Royally Revved Up

Salon privé, the United Kingdom’s most prestigious automotive occasion, marks its 10th anniversary with a change in venue, an invitation to supercars, and a first-time opportunity to drive some of the rarities on display…

Bruno & Alexandre Lafourcade

For many, to make a trip to the French countryside is to fall in love and fall hard—especially with the idea of owning a bastide. Those who are serious about ownership will likely turn to the Lafourcade family, perhaps the most sought-after restoration and renovation specialists in the South of France. Since launching the business […]

Opening Bids: On the Marc

During his short life, the German artist Franz Marc (1880–1916) was at the cutting edge of modern art. The painter and printmaker, who died in combat during World War I, started out painting naturalist landscape scenes until he traveled to France in 1903 and 1907 and discovered the works of Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, […]

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