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A Brief History of Pin-Up Art: Gil Elvgren

Gil Elvgren is considered the most successful Pin-Up artist of the 20th Century. Elvgren applied the commercial mass appeal of advertisement art and the hint of humour to Pin-Up creating images that encapsulate a time and place in American history.

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A Brief History of Pin-Up Art: George Petty

The popularity of the Petty Girl changed not only Pin-Up art, but the concept of American Beauty. A beautiful woman with elongated limbs often dangling a telephone with a flirtatious smile, George Petty created a

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A Brief History of Pin-Up Art: Alberto Vargas

Alberto Vargas career highlights the low and highs of Pin-Up art within the last 100 years as well as its cultural effects on American societal norms. From Ziegfeld Follies to Esquire to Playboy, Vargas captured the imagination of the nation with a touch of glamour.

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Chief Auctioneer Bob Merrill Retires After 43 Years

Congratulations and thank you to Bob Merrill, Chief Auctioneer on retiring after 40 years at Heritage Auctions.

Tribute to Peter Fonda from Heritage Auctions

A farewell to Peter Fonda from Heritage Auctions.

Icon Spotlight: Norman Seeff's Vintage Photographs

Icon Spotlight: Norman Seeff’s Vintage Photographs

Norman Seeff has had a very interesting life.  He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and was trained as a doctor eventually working as an emergency doctor under apartheid in the Black township of Soweto. 

What Was Norman Rockwell Famous For?

Popularity often has a finite lifespan. Whether for an actor, athlete, political candidate, there usually comes a time when the public is ready for the next big thing. Buy, Value or Appraise Your Fine Art

Draftsman Frank Lloyd Wright & the Art of Harmonizing Design with Nature

“An idea is inevitably a coordination. It is a coming together of something that is separate or disorganized or incomplete. With an idea you begin to feel into the nature of that incompleteness.” – Frank

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Steve Ditko: Farewell to a Legend of Comic Book Art

The world of comics and comic art lost a legend with the June 29 death of Steve Ditko, who has the unusual distinction of being one of the most beloved and revered comic artists of

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