SHEILA J. GIBSON

FrontRunners: If He Can Make It There…

David Lester has come to the Summer Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair in London to engage in a game of high-stakes show and tell. The Olympia fair features 408 exhibitors in two massive display halls, and Lester is comparing and contrasting it with the fair that he plans to launch in New York in […]

Leisure: Fare Thee Well

When art dealer Otto Naumann was ready to bring to market his finest acquisition, a $40 million Rembrandt painting of the goddess Minerva, he knew exactly where the grand unveiling should take place. He did not take it to Paris or London, nor did he stay home in New York. Instead, he waited for the […]

Back Page: The Future Was Then

If it were possible to accurately, consistently foretell the future, day-trading would still be a viable profession and operating a casino would not be. By now, were we not supposed to be piloting flying cars, eating food pills for lunch, and letting our robot butlers handle the household chores? (Perhaps those are not the best […]

Travel: Quiet Time

Chetek, Wis., might not be the first place that leaps to mind when you are mulling over romantic getaway spots, but it happens to be home to the only Midwestern resort that has earned membership in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotel and resort group. Canoe Bay is not easy to get to (two hours’ […]

Symposium: Crossed Signals

While many porschephiles are upset about the new Cayenne SUV, their ire is not focused on any shortcomings that the vehicle might exhibit. Instead, they decry its very existence. The Cayenne is Porsche’s first attempt at a family-friendly vehicle, and that is precisely the problem. Porsche drivers do not want to see their beloved marque […]

Back Page: Silver Ghost Stories

We may have been guilty of hyperbole in January 1986, when our cover touted excerpts from the book Rolls-Royce/The Complete Works: The Best 599 Rolls-Royce Stories as the greatest stories ever told, but then, a tendency to overstate is a vice shared by most cover line writers. (Is actor Ben Affleck really the sexiest man […]

Art: Side by Side

It is natural to view Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso as artistic rivals. They were contemporaries who possessed rare and formidable artistic talent, yet differed in temperament, nationality, age, background, and creative approach. Matisse was French, 12 years Picasso’s senior, born to a father who sold grain, studied law before ultimately committing himself to painting, […]

Back Page: How Time Flies

Until someone discovers how to create a true H.G. Wells– style time machine, private business jets will have to do. Although the latest bird from Boeing or Bombardier will not transport you to the past or the future, it does enable you to manipulate time and space when you can depart for a far-flung destination […]

Robb Report’s 21 Ultimate Gifts: Perfect Pear

Laurence Graff has a reputation for acquiring the finest, most beautiful gemstones—whatever the cost—and the incredible necklace shown here will only enhance that reputation. Completed earlier this year after months of painstaking crafting, it features 144 carats of brilliantly sparkling diamonds. At its heart is an internally flawless, fancy light pink pear-shaped diamond weighing 70.39 […]

Robb Report’s 21 Ultimate Gifts: European Ride

What better way to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 100th anniversary than with this exclusive tour through Europe? A private jet will fly you and nine of your biker friends to Germany’s Cologne- Bonn Airport, where a limousine will transport you to the palatial Schloss Bensberg Hotel, the starting point for the first leg of the tour. There, […]

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