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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The Cost of Fine Wine Does Not Always Indicate Rarity

Our upcoming March 23-24 Wine Auction has shaped up to be the finest multi-vendor sale we have ever amassed. Nearly 100 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti — including 10 from the Romanée-Conti –  and 20 from La Tache highlight a sale that is a roll call of the world’s finest wine. Every lot is […]

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Estate Offers Access To Hollywood’s Golden Age

Zsa Zsa Gabor, synonymous with glamor, always charming and entertaining personified the celebrity lifestyle. Her passion for people, jewels and beauty was first and foremost. Heritage Auctions is honored to present The Estate of Zsa Zsa Gabor April 14, both live and online. Zsa Zsa, the one and only, conjures up visions of flowing negligees, […]

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What Jewelry to Wear with 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Every year the Pantone Color Institute travels the globe looking for color trends in pop culture, film, fashion, cars, cosmetics and housewares. The institute chooses a color that captures the zeitgeist or mood of the times and designate it as color of the year. The 2018 color is Ultra Violet, a dramatic shade of purple. […]

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Collecting A Piece of Rap History – Thug Life Contract with Tupac Shakur

An entertainment auction loaded with an incredible array of musical instruments, stage-worn clothing and TV/film memorabilia also includes a legal document from a musical icon whose career was cut short by the artist’s death. The contract between Interscope Records and the rap group Thug Life will be available to fans and collectors April 15 in […]

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When Superheroes Leap From Big Screen To Fine Art

Superheroes are fictional personas that inspire us to be our ideal selves and fight for justice and a better society. They, along with other comic book characters, have always been present in contemporary art, a theme that carries timeliness and importance considering the popularity of current and recent films based around superheroes and comic book figures. A list […]

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When Marvelous Mechanics Make Music

Before iPods, before gramophones, before player pianos were the rage, there were parlor music players. Designed for domestic entertainment, a well-appointed home in 1910 likely had one of these. While earlier mechanical players were large, temperamental and expensive (best suited for public spaces), music boxes like this Mira player changed the American parlor and harmonized […]

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Chinese Artists Fuel Innovation With Collaboration

A recent study on today’s Chinese luxury consumers shows shoppers are choosing premium products over mass products. Tapping into this trend, the past year saw a push by Western luxury brands toward the Chinese consumer through collaboration with contemporary Chinese artists. A movement acknowledged by the Hong Kong-based media company, The Art Gorgeous. With these […]

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Are All Inscriptions Equal?

In the Rare Book trade, there is a generally agreed-upon hierarchy for the desirability of collectible inscribed or signed books. It is as follows: The Dedication Copy, Association Copies, Presentation Copies, Inscribed Copies and, lastly, Signed Copies. Of course, you can never account for variations in personal taste, and specialists in different fields can offer […]

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