COLLECTING
Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Lyonel Feininger woodcut on European wove paper. Courtesy of Moeller Fine Art.

No one will ever find April 29, 2003 in Lyonel Feininger’s (1871-1956) approved chronology. Yet, that is the date when, still a graduate student, I took my orals exam to qualify for my PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts. Neither the refined décor of the Institute’s Oak Room nor the majestic view of Central […]

Herb & Dorothy

With a tag line “You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art,” Megumi Sasaki’s film makes an impact immediately. If not Rockefellers, who were Herb and Dorothy Vogel? Just a postal clerk and a librarian, who, while living and working in New York in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, managed to amass an […]

Courtesy of Hermès

                                As in old masters fine painting, contemporary artists are distinguishable by their affinity for color, aptitude in design, or even preoccupation with certain motifs. In fact, you might own a piece of contemporary art if you purchased a tie by […]

Copyright Thomaï Serdari

  A name that takes us to the mid-eighteenth century, when Contardo Buccellati, the most important goldsmith in the Lombard region, opened his store in Via degli Orafi in Milan. The bracelet featured here is made of solid silver. Embossed foliage decorations enhance its appearance. A piece internally carved rests prominently on its velvet base […]