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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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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