Bringing Pinocchio to Life through Disney Animation

As only the second animated film released by Disney Studios, the 1940 classic, Pinocchio, remains to be one of the most beloved movies ever made. Originally written by Carlo Collodi, as the Adventures of Pinocchio, Walt Disney brought the story to life through stunning  character artwork and beautiful animation which changed the way animated  movies […]

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The Legacy of Little Bighorn and Custer’s Last Stand

For Garryowen and Glory! Those were the prophetic closing words of the regimental song of George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry. As a boy growing up in the days of black-and-white TV, my favorite “old movie” was They Died with their Boots On, starring the incomparable swashbuckler Errol Flynn as Custer. I watched it countless times. […]

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Norman Rockwell’s Works Embody Magical Golden Age of Illustration

Before television and the movies, illustrated books and magazines were the entertainment and the escape for many Americans. Through skillful draftsmanship, thoughtful composition, and sharp wit, illustrators were able to create snapshots of climactic action in their drawings and paintings. Depicting historical, literary, or romantic themes, graphic artists were able to capture the imaginations and […]

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5 Must-Read Avengers Comics Before the Release of Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War, which is scheduled to be released April 27, is the culmination of 18 films produced by the Marvel Studios over the last decade. Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated movies I can ever remember, Infinity War will  feature Jim Starlin’s creation, Thanos of Titan, and his Infinity Gauntlet. In Heritage Auctions’ upcoming May Comics […]

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Q&A with Antique Silver Specialist Karen Rigdon

It’s easy to like silver. In its pure form, silver is a stunning element, which goes a long way toward creating beautiful works of art when in the hands of an accomplished silversmith. But there is a significant difference between liking silver and making it a livelihood as a true expert on silver artwork. Heritage […]

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Specialist Picks: Spring Prints & Multiples

Heritage Auctions’ April 17 Prints & Multiples Auction has several standout works. From stunning Ellsworth Kelly lithographs to Andy Warhol’s most celebrated series, there are prints that appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets. If you need some guidance, our Modern & Contemporary Art specialists have you covered. Discover their favorite works in […]

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Q&A with Heritage Auctions’ Design Director Brent Lewis

Brent Lewis is an art and design specialist based in Los Angeles and the Director of Design for Heritage Auctions. He has spent more than 15 years in the auction business, working with auction houses on both coasts, including Wright, Christie’s, Moss, Freeman’s and Bonham’s, as a specialist and auctioneer. In his role at Heritage […]

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Bryan Money and the Fight for Free Silver

Bryan dollars were struck during the 1896 and 1900 presidential campaigns by eastern silversmiths to promote the “free silver” agenda of Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan. Today, each piece tells the story of the socio-economic climate of the last quarter of the 19th century in America. At the heart of these two fiercely-fought campaigns was […]

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Stadium Stories My Father Told Me

My father died on Valentine’s Day, just a few weeks ago. He was 87 years old, in failing health, and no words of sympathy are necessary. Infirmity had shrunk his world to a size so unworthy of him that when the heart attack took him in his sleep it felt like a release from a […]

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Specialists’ Picks: Modern & Contemporary Art Prints

Modern and contemporary art comes in many forms, and therefore appeals to people in many different ways. That variety is on full display in Heritage Auctions’ March 27 Online Prints & Multiples Auction. Two of Heritage’s experts perused the lots in the auction and selected some of their favorites: Desiree Pakravan Beverly Hills Ed Ruscha’s […]

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