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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Q&A with KAWS Collector and Legend Ronnie K. Pirovino

Ronnie K. Pirovino has been collecting KAWS artwork and collectibles since 2003, amassing one of the world’s largest KAWS collections. He is also an active member of the contemporary art community, appraising collections and curating exhibitions from Los Angeles to Dubai. In anticipation of Heritage Auctions’ March 6 Urban Art & Supreme Featuring The Collection […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Career of Frank Frazetta

Every true fantasy fan knows the name, Frazetta, but the prodigious artist is known for much more. From comic art to corporate logos, album covers to movie production, Frank Frazetta had his hand in all things illustration. As soon as the Brooklyn native could walk he was drawing, and at the mere age of 16 […]

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Record-Breaking Spider-Man Original Art by John Romita, Sr.

Collectors searching for the value of vintage Spider-Man comic books may be shocked to learn original cover art featuring the Marvel superhero can sell for $150,000-250,000. One such piece – John Romita Sr.’s original cover art to Amazing Spider-Man #100 – may even set an auction record this month with the possibility of selling for […]

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Marilyn Monroe Photos Showcase Classic Film Roles

As her white flowy dress blows up from the air below, Marilyn Monroe quickly pushes the dress down, smiling cheekily at the camera. We’ve all seen this photo. Without fail, Monroe has provided the world with some of the most prolific images, and never failed to grab the attention of photographers. Our Photographs Auction on […]

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