Artists Scrutinize Nazi Family Past of Julia Stoschek

As word circulated of a link between Julia Stoschek’s fortune and forced labor in World War II, some began questioning the ethics of working with the billionaire art patron.

#art, #brose-max-1884-1968, #collectors-and-collections, #germany, #high-net-worth-individuals, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #stoschek-julia, #stoschek-julia-collection, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Thefts, Fraud and Lawsuits at the World’s Biggest NFT Marketplace

OpenSea, one of the highest-profile crypto start-ups, is facing a backlash over stolen and plagiarized nonfungible tokens.

#alex-atallah, #art, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #devin-finzer, #monkeys-and-apes, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #opensea-ozone-networks-inc, #plagiarism, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #virtual-currency

Scientists Uncover a Shady Web of Online Spider Sales

More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.

#animals, #collectors-and-collections, #communications-biology-journal, #conservation-of-resources, #convention-on-international-trade-in-endangered-species, #costa-rica, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #international-trade-and-world-market, #scorpions, #spiders, #united-states, #vietnam, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Macklowe Collection Tops $922 Million at Auction

The art holdings from a bitter divorce became what Sotheby’s called the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.

#art, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #finances, #macklowe-harry, #manhattan-nyc, #richter-gerhard, #rockefeller-margaret-1947, #rothko-mark, #sothebys

Meet the New Old Book Collectors

A growing cohort of young enthusiasts is helping to shape the future of an antique trade.

#books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections

Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King

A culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars has flourished in Miami for decades. This weekend it will all be on display.

#alfa-romeo-automobiles, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #biscayne-bay-fla, #collectors-and-collections, #cuba, #ferrari-spa, #florida, #formula-one, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #havana-cuba, #luxury-goods-and-services, #maserati-spa, #miami-fla, #miami-gardens-fla, #miami-vice-tv-program, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #pitbull-rapper, #pompano-beach-fla, #porsche-ag, #restoration-and-renovation, #willis-dontrelle, #wynwood-miami-fla

Ukraine’s profane stamp that has become a symbol of resistance sells out.

#collectors-and-collections, #defense-and-military-forces, #kyiv-ukraine, #lviv-ukraine, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stamps-postal, #ukraine

The Fiddle Leaf Fig Is Dead. What’s the New Popular Plant?

Meet the man working to put the next big “It” plant on every windowsill in North America.

#agriculture-and-farming, #collectors-and-collections, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #ebay-inc, #flowers-and-plants, #home-depot-inc, #ikea, #millennial-generation, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #walmart-stores-inc

‘Big John,’ a High-Profile Triceratops, Locked Horns With Its Own Kind, Study Suggests

A team of Italian scientists describe what they believe is a gaping scar from one of these ancient battles on the neck frill of the Triceratops.

#animal-behavior, #collectors-and-collections, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #museums, #paleontology, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Mixing Minecraft and Watches

Lydia Winters, the game’s chief storyteller, now spends her leisure time photographing her 18-piece collection.

#collectors-and-collections, #computer-and-video-games, #content-type-personal-profile, #minecraft-video-game, #mojang-ab, #photography, #watches-and-clocks, #winters-lydia

A Tiny Brontë Book, Lost for a Century, Resurfaces

A miniature book made by the 13-year-old Charlotte Brontë, to go on sale next month for $1.25 million, contains what may be her last unknown poems.

#a-book-of-rhymes-book, #a-book-of-ryhmes, #auctions, #books-and-literature, #bronte-charlotte, #collectors-and-collections, #henry-wessells, #james-cummins-bookseller, #morgan-librarymuseum, #poetry-and-poets

Questlove: My Collection Is an Act of Devotion, and Creation

A collection starts as a protest against the passage of time and ends as a celebration of it.

#collectors-and-collections, #music, #pop-and-rock-music

Rare Copy of First Marvel Comic Sells for $2.4 Million

The book, “Marvel Comics No. 1,” published in 1939, is so valuable because the publisher used it to record the payments he owed to illustrators, an expert said.

#auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #comic-books-and-strips, #marvel-comics, #marvel-comics-no-1-book

Cox/Roosevelt Campaign Button From 1920 Sells for $185,850

The political button business has been booming. A Cox/Roosevelt campaign button from 1920 was auctioned for a six-figure sum this week.

#auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #internal-sub-only-nl, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #politics-and-government, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

He Spent $57,000 in Covid Relief on a Pokémon Card. Now the U.S. Owns It.

The mint Charizard trading card will be auctioned off with other fraudulently obtained luxury items seized by the U.S. Marshals. Its former owner was sentenced to three years in prison.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #atlanta-ga, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #georgia, #justice-department, #pokemon-fictional-characters, #small-business, #small-business-administration

The Staten Island House Where Black History Lives

A 90-year-old former schoolteacher’s collection includes Muhammad Ali’s boxing shoes and Tuskegee Airmen headgear — but it also features Ku Klux Klan toys.

#aaron-hank, #ali-muhammad, #auctions, #black-people, #brown-james-1933-2006, #brown-john-1800-59, #buffett-howard-g, #calloway-cab, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #collectors-and-collections, #coltrane-john, #du-bois-w-e-b, #ellington-duke, #frazier-joe-1944-2011, #guernseys, #louis-joe, #mariners-harbor-staten-island-ny, #meaders-elizabeth, #paige-satchel, #parks-rosa, #robinson-jackie, #sifford-charlie, #slavery-historical, #underground-railroad-19th-century

Beeple Is Trying His Hand at Artwork for Walls

The digital artist known for NFTs is showing paintings and prints IRL at a Manhattan gallery. Will the art establishment finally take notice?

#art, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #hanley-jack-gallery, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #science-and-technology, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #winkelmann-mike-beeple

The NFT Has Changed Artists. Has it Changed Art?

Hardly at all.

#art, #auctions, #blockchain-technology, #collectors-and-collections, #finances, #mccoy-jennifer-1968, #mccoy-kevin-1967, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts

Speculators Win Big With Bets on Young Artists

When demand outstrips supply, there is huge money to be made by “flipping”— the practice of buying low from the artist’s gallery and reselling high at auction.

#art, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #crosby-njideka-akunyili, #finances, #ghana, #murillo-oscar-1986, #phillips-auctioneers-llc, #smith-lucien-1989, #victoria-miro, #yukhnovich-flora

Sotheby’s NFT Sale, Expected to Hit $30 Million, Suddenly Canceled

The CryptoPunk auction was supposed to set a new benchmark for NFT prices, but instead the consignor bowed out and posted a meme on Twitter.

#art, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #larva-labs, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #sothebys

Shelf Life: Our Collections and the Passage of Time

Set off by a scene in a movie, a critic reflects on cultural baggage: “The things you loved when you were young will never be able to make you young again.”

#collectors-and-collections, #generation-x, #klosterman-chuck, #movies, #the-nineties-a-book-book, #the-worst-person-in-the-world-movie, #trier-joachim

After Pak and Beeple, What’s Next for NFT Collectors? Art Made With a Paintbrush

Now crypto collectors are investing in something more tangible, and traditional, like paintings and sculpture. And art dealers are rushing to woo them.

#art, #blockchain-technology, #collectors-and-collections, #ethereum-foundation, #metaverse-internet, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #pace-gallery, #sachs-tom, #sun-justin-1990, #xu-felix

Rise of the Numismatist: Coin Collecting Versus Bitcoin

Is coin collecting cool again? Four millennial and Gen Z numismatists on why they collect: “They’re little art objects you can hold in your hand.”

#collectors-and-collections, #numismatics

Drawing, a Cure for the January Blahs

The medium is our art critic’s favorite — and this is a rich moment to indulge in works on paper, from the Drawing Center to the weeklong Master Drawings New York.

#art, #collectors-and-collections, #drawing-center-manhattan-ny, #drawings, #master-drawings-new-york-2022-exhibit, #new-york-city, #ways-of-seeing-three-takes-on-the-jack-shear-drawing-collection-exhibit

A Library the Internet Can’t Get Enough Of

Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?

#books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #johns-hopkins-university, #libraries-and-librarians, #macksey-richard-1931-2019, #photography, #social-media

Leading Bookseller’s Private Collection Goes Up for Sale

Christie’s will auction the personal Americana collection of William Reese, which carries an estimate of $12 million to $18 million.

#americana, #auctions, #books-and-literature, #christies, #collectors-and-collections, #reese-william-s, #united-states

Netscape Founder Gives Up $35 Million in Art Said to Be Stolen

“Why would you want to own something that was stolen?” said James H. Clark, who investigators said had been persuaded to buy dozens of looted items by a rogue dealer.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #cambodia, #clark-james-h, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #latchford-douglas-a-j, #netscape-communications-corp

A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at the Grolier Club

A collector’s passion for Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is on display in “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects.” But can he solve the case of the pirate signature?

#book-clubs, #books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #doyle-arthur-conan, #grolier-club, #holmes-sherlock-fictional-character, #miranker-glen-s, #sherlock-holmes-book, #sherlock-holmes-in-221-objects-exhibit, #writing-and-writers

That Expensive Bourbon You Bought May Be a Fake

Counterfeiting — filling luxury bottles with cheap liquor — has hit American whiskey hard as sky-high prices raise the payoff for scammers.

#bourbon-whiskey, #collectors-and-collections, #counterfeit-merchandise, #e-commerce, #frauds-and-swindling, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states, #whiskey

That Vintage Dress on the Red Carpet? There’s More to the Story.

It’s awards season, and the big designer brands have some scrappy, pre-owned competition.

#celebrities, #collectors-and-collections, #couture-fashion, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel

After Hurricanes and Pandemic, a New Orleans Museum Fights to Hold On

The Backstreet Cultural Museum served as an enduring tribute to the city’s Black culture, as the Tremé neighborhood gentrified around it. Then Hurricane Ida destroyed its home.

#andrews-james-r-1942, #black-people, #collectors-and-collections, #mardi-gras, #museums, #new-orleans-la, #new-orleans-museum-of-art

Group Raises $20 Million to Preserve ‘Lost’ Brontë Library

The Honresfield Library, which includes rarely seen manuscripts by the Brontës, Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Jane Austen, will be acquired for the British public.

#auctions, #austen-jane, #blavatnik-leonard, #bodleian-libraries, #books-and-literature, #british-library, #bronte-parsonage-museum, #bronte-emily, #collectors-and-collections, #friends-of-the-national-libraries-nonprofit, #honresfield-library, #libraries-and-librarians, #manuscripts, #museums, #scott-walter-1771-1832, #sothebys

He Paid $30 for a Drawing. It Could Be a Renaissance Work Worth Millions.

A man bought a yellowing picture of the Virgin Mary and Child at an estate sale in Massachusetts. Experts believe it is by the renowned German artist Albrecht Dürer.

#art, #british-museum, #clifford-schorer, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #durer-albrecht, #england, #forgery, #massachusetts, #museums

Hagerty Goes Public to Pursue a Simple Mission: Save Driving

The Hagerty brand insures collectible autos — two million of them — and its articles and videos draw crowds. After going public, it has bigger plans.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-insurance-and-liability, #collectors-and-collections, #hagerty-classic-insurance, #hagerty-mckeel, #initial-public-offerings, #stocks-and-bonds

Cambodian Effort to Find Artifacts Won’t End With Informant’s Death

Officials plan to use evidence from the former looter known as Lion as they seek the return of stolen objects from museums and private collections.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #cambodia, #collectors-and-collections, #khmer-rouge, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #toek-tik

‘Call Me Dog Tag Man’: Pacific Island Is Full of War Relics and Human Remains

More than 75 years after the Battle of Biak ended, collectors are still finding remnants of the fight, and U.S. authorities are hoping to bring closure to families of soldiers still missing.

#biak-indonesia, #collectors-and-collections, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency, #indonesia, #macarthur-douglas, #new-guinea, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

A Collector Who Fills His Los Angeles Home With Carefully Sourced Clutter

Jonathan Pessin has stuffed his apartment with the fruits of his obsessive search for the “best, weirdest version” of seemingly everything.

#art, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #flea-markets, #furniture, #holiday-issue-2021, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lofts, #los-angeles-calif, #loughlin-robert, #pessin-jonathan, #sculpture

The Metaverse Takes Manhattan

NFT.NYC, a gathering for nonfungible token enthusiasts, offered a taste of a crypto-filled future.

#art, #blockchain-technology, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #winkelmann-mike-beeple

Glimpsing a Soon-to-Vanish Surrealist World in Chelsea

Their apartment is “a piece of art we created together,” Tom Shivers said. Now the vast collection assembled with his late husband, Neil Zukerman, will help start a museum.

#art, #cfm-gallery-manhattan-ny, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #fini-leonor, #shivers-tom, #zukerman-neil-d-2021

Vinyl Is Selling So Well That It’s Getting Hard to Sell Vinyl

Left for dead in the 1980s, vinyl records are now the music industry’s most popular and highest-grossing physical format. Getting them manufactured, however, is increasingly a challenge.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #ben-blackwell, #brian-lowit, #caren-kelleher, #cassandra-jenkins, #collectors-and-collections, #dischord-records, #gold-rush-vinyl, #joyful-noise-recordings, #karl-hofstetter, #kevin-morby, #music, #record-technology, #recording-equipment, #rick-hashimoto, #third-man

The Curious, Astounding Collection of the Magician Ricky Jay

Illusionists, cardsharps, charlatans and human cannonballs enliven a trove of rare books, posters and ephemera now going to auction at Sotheby’s.

#art, #auctions, #beverly-hills-calif, #collectors-and-collections, #jay-ricky, #los-angeles-calif, #magic-and-magicians, #sothebys

A ‘Holy Grail’ of American Folk Art, Hiding in Plain Sight

A collector’s keen eye — and willingness to knock on a stranger’s door — led to the rediscovery of a sculpture by a renowned stone carver, William Edmondson.

#american-folk-art-museum, #art, #black-people, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #edmondson-william-1874-1951, #kaws-1974, #museums, #sculpture, #st-louis-mo

At Frieze London, the Art World Inches Toward Normalcy

The fairs, exhibitions and auctions of “Frieze Week” are in-person events once more. But the art world has changed, and so has Britain.

#art, #banksy, #christies, #cohan-james, #collectors-and-collections, #frieze-art-fair, #hauserwirth, #london-england, #myers-christopher, #pi-ex-ltd, #sothebys

A Nostalgic Quest to Buy a 1986 Toyota MR2

The pursuit of a car wistfully recalled from the writer’s youth begins with an exhaustive online search and ends with an auction victory and a special delivery.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #bring-a-trailer-media-llc, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #toyota-motor-corp

A Nazi Legacy Haunts a Museum’s New Galleries

The Kunsthaus Zurich built an extension to display masterpieces from a private Swiss collection. But critics say the works are tainted by the source of their owner’s wealth.

#architecture, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #books-and-literature, #buhrle-e-g-foundation, #buhrle-emil-g, #chipperfield-david, #collectors-and-collections, #gloor-lukas, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #keller-erich-historian, #kunsthaus-zurich, #the-contaminated-museum-book, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zurich-switzerland

A Tiny Gas Meter? The More Mundane the Better for Japan’s Capsule Toys.

Isolated in their plastic spheres, pint-size reproductions of everyday items feel like a metaphor for Covid-era life.

#collectors-and-collections, #japan, #shopping-and-retail, #toys, #vending-machines

Collectors Who Caught the Bug

Volkswagen’s original Beetle, cute and petite, still thrills aficionados.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #collectors-and-collections, #volkswagen-ag

French and Russian Art on a ‘War and Peace’ Scale

The Russian Revolution split the Morozov collection, but a colossal diplomatic effort has brought it back together in Paris. This exhibition is legitimately historic.

#art, #collectors-and-collections, #france, #louis-vuitton-foundation-for-creation, #morozov-ivan-1871-1921, #morozov-mikhail-1870-1903, #paris-france, #russia, #the-morozov-collection-icons-of-modern-art-exhibit

He Taught Ancient Texts at Oxford. Now He Is Accused of Stealing Some.

Hobby Lobby, the craft chain that helped build a collection for the Museum of the Bible, has sued a former Oxford lecturer, asserting he sold it stolen artifacts.

#bible, #collectors-and-collections, #colleges-and-universities, #egypt-exploration-society-nonprofit, #frauds-and-swindling, #hobby-lobby-stores-inc, #libraries-and-librarians, #manuscripts, #museum-of-the-bible, #museums, #obbink-dirk-a, #oxford-england, #oxford-university, #oxyrhynchus-papyri, #robberies-and-thefts, #sackler-library, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Anarchy, and $$$, in the Vintage Punk Clothing Market

Sid Vicious would never believe how much his old clothes are worth, and the lengths to which counterfeiters will go to fake them.

#collectors-and-collections, #counterfeit-merchandise, #fashion-and-apparel, #london-england, #mclaren-malcolm, #pop-and-rock-music, #seditionaries-fashion-label, #westwood-vivienne, #your-feed-fashion