COLLECTING
Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Courtesy of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Organizing the exhibition “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels,” (February 18- July 4, 2011) must have been a delight for Sarah D. Coffin, Head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Who would not want to have to select among hundreds of precious objects (jewelry, […]

Courtesy of Bloomsbury Auctions

Richard Hamilton’s (London, b.1922–  ) prints come up at auctions in the UK every so often. The upcoming sale of June 30th at Bloomsbury Auctions in London, “Andy Warhol and the Pop Legacy,” features several works by Hamilton from the 1960s and 1970s. The one presented here, an offset lithograph printed in color (1977, 70/75), […]

Courtesy of Cambridge University Press

Book enthusiasts who would like to learn more about book collecting should take notice of the recent Cambridge University Press title, Revolution and the Antiquarian Book: Reshaping the Past, 1780-1815, available since February 2011. The author, Kristian Jensen, surveys the field of antiquarianism in England, France, and the Low Countries in the late 18th century, […]