Jeff R. Bridgman Taking Civil War Era Flags on Tour

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War, Jeff R. Bridgman, the nation’s premier antique flag specialist, will present a selection of rare and important period flags at several art and antique fairs across the country. With stops in Kent, Connecticut, Aspen, Colorado, Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland, Bridgman will […]

The Fairytale Watch Collection Hidden in a Bank Vault for More Than Sixty Years

Among serious watch collectors and horological aficionados, perhaps no name inspires as much reverence and admiration as that of James Ward Packard (1863-1928), the American auto manufacturer and inventor whose passion for watch collecting is the stuff of legend. Packard was among the first of the great watch collectors to work directly with Patek Philippe […]

Three D’s now Four

  There have traditionally been three “d” words that have impacted the antiques industry (not to mention lawyers). They are death, debt and divorce. Now there’s another: downsizing. One thing that, as can be expected, has a significant impact on the antiques market in particular is real estate. The reality there is, not only is […]

Met Will Take Over Whitney Building

Metropolitan Museum of Art will take over space vacated by the Whitney Museum of Art when that museum moves into its new downtown digs, the institutions announced today. The directors of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that their boards of trustees have agreed in principle to […]

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Sale Sets Seven Records

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale realized $301,683,630, exhibiting a thriving and healthy market for art, in which buyers fiercely competed for works of utmost quality, provenance and beauty. Brett Gorvy, Christie’s International Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Deputy Chairman comments: “Tonight’s extraordinary results exemplify the market’s vigor for top-quality works of art. […]

Gil Elvgren’s ‘Gay Nymph’ sets World’s Record $286,000 in $3.4 million Heritage Auctions

The power and depth of the Charles Martignette Collection of Illustration Art continued to exert its influence on May 4 in the form of Gil Elvgren’s Gay Nymph, 1947, which brought $286,800 – a World’s Record price for the artist – against a $60,000+ pre-auction estimate–in Heritage Auctions’ $3.409+ million Signature New York Illustration Art […]