Appraisal Stories from Kathleen Guzman, 20th Anniversary of Antiques Roadshow

Kathleen Guzman Heritage Auctions

When Antiques Roadshow started, recalled auctioneer Kathleen Guzman during a lecture at Heritage Auctions last night, there might have been 500 people for a show taping. It wasn't until the taping for the first show of the second season, this time in Pittsburgh when things started to catch on. When they opened the door, they … Continue reading Appraisal Stories from Kathleen Guzman, 20th Anniversary of Antiques Roadshow

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

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

Urban Art & Antiques Releases List of Top Articles of 2010

An article about dealer Frederick Klass Jr., the tv show American Pickers and the launch of the Highwood Street Market in Illinois is the top article for 2010 on Urban Art & Antiques. The site has also increased in popularity during the year, up 212 percent according to Google Analytics. A few people must have … Continue reading Urban Art & Antiques Releases List of Top Articles of 2010

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

Texas Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State

Heritage Auctions was set up like a contemporary painting gallery this afternoon for the release of Texas Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State by Michael Duty & Susan Hallsten McGarry The walls of the front gallery at Slocum Street were lined with works by the 36 artists featured in the book. When we … Continue reading Texas Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State

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