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 […]

John Wayne’s Costumes, Awards and Documents Offered in First Ever Public Auction

The family of legendary actor John Wayne will be offering an expansive collection of never-before-released personal and professional memorabilia from the movie star’s personal archives for public auction this fall. Among the items in the collection are one of the iconic black eye-patches worn by John Wayne in his 1969 Academy Award® winning role in […]

Original Charlotte’s Web cover art brings $155,350, Elvgren remains strong, in $3.75 million Auction

The original 1952 cover art for the best-selling children’s book, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, brought $155,350 on Friday, Oct. 15 as a feature of Heritage Auctions’ Signature Illustration Art auction. Part One of Garth Williams: The Art of Charlotte’s Web – consigned by the late great artist’s family – brought more than $780,000, with […]

Rebel Without A Cause — Preview from Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Sale At Heritage Auctions

Maybe our article “Won’t You Try Saturday” reached the management of the auction houses, now Heritage Auctions is offering previews on Saturday (at least for the current Signature Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Fine Art sale). There’s no lack of weekend previews in New York city. Auction houses draw large crowd from collectors who may not […]