Buying Fine Art and Antiques

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 himself once quipped, “Art is the most fabulous currency,” it isn’t surprising he created an object that interplays art and commerce, a theme […]

Antiques: Mixed Metal, Pure Pleasure

“The blacker the better,” Eric Streiner says as he lifts a heavily tarnished Tiffany & Co. jug from a table in the living room of his Manhattan apartment. “See the detail?” he asks, pointing to raised depictions of sea grasses, butterflies, dragonflies, and trout that ornament the jug. Unlike the body of the piece, which […]