Article Type: Opinion Piece

Lists that Make Cents: Comic Books with Box Office Smashes

In 1989, something miraculous happened. That year, Batman arrived in the theatres. While the movie itself was good, that is not what the miracle really was. It was the first time the comics saw how

Newell Convers Wyeth: Father of American Illustration, Patriarch of ‘First Family of American Art’

If Howard Pyle is considered the “Grandfather of American illustration,” then his arguably most successful student, Newell Convers Wyeth, would have to be thought of as the “Father.” Illustrating more than 112 books, including Treasure

Baseball’s First Champions … and the Pioneer That Powered Them

Baseball’s First Champions … and the Pioneer That Powered Them

Long before baseball was officially anointed America’s National Pastime — in truth, before even the first drop of blood was spilled in the American Civil War — there existed the Atlantic Base Ball Club of

Lists That Make Cents: Top 10 Most Violent Comic Covers

For years, my biggest comic collecting regret has been that I didn’t know or understand how amazing Pre-Code Horror and Crime books were when I was younger. I am not a horror movie junkie. In

Celebrating Women’s History Month through our Fine and Decorative Arts Auction

Women’s History Month, which is celebrated in March in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, had its origins in a small-town school event in California that evolved gradually into Women’s History Week. Then,

Lists That Make Cents: Top 10 Favorite Comic Covers

Just over 40 years ago, my world changed in a way that I would not understand until many years later. My grandfather had his first heart attack. Back then, visiting hours were exactly that, the

The Allure of Petrus: Rich, Rare and Easy to Resell

Petrus is the epitome of extravagance in Bordeaux. Single bottles can cost more $5,000, with the wine consistently selling for more than $1,000, even in comparatively humble vintages. Endeavoring to explain why Petrus is more

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

The Handbag as Art: How Takashi Murakami Indulged My Theory

I always enjoy debating the merits of the handbag with our contemporary art specialists. For me, it’s natural to compare the luxury handbags we auction to works of art. From a tri-color special-order Hermès Kelly

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Essential Prints to Collect This Fall

Many artists have used the printing press to experiment with various forms and create works at a faster rate. From Miró to Warhol, artists have made prints so that their works could be accessible to