Month: March 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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,