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Schoenhut: From Tiny Pianos To Legendary Toys

German immigrant Albert Schoenhut not only lived the American dream, but he made childhood much more fun for generations of children in his adopted homeland. Born into a family of toymakers, Schoenhut’s lot in life emerged early on. Even as a child, Albert was already picking up the skills to make toy pianos in the […]

Jasper52 auction serves up silver in many beautiful forms Oct. 22

As the most versatile of precious metals, silver stands as both the backdrop and center stage of a tastefully decorated home. Many beautiful forms of American, British and Continental sterling silver will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Sunday, Oct. 22. Among the many highlights of the 77-lot auction is a set of […]

Fine jewelry, gemstones comprise Jasper52 auction Oct. 15

A brilliant array of fine jewelry as well as loose colored gemstones will be presented in a Jasper52 online auction on Sunday, Oct. 15. Vintage diamond rings in gold and platinum top the more than 200 lots offered in the catalog, together with a selection of contemporary designer pieces. View the auction. Learn more about […]

Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Art with a Comic Book Twist

Oct. 27 marks the 94th anniversary of Roy Fox Lichtenstein’s birth. The pop art trailblazer was born in 1923 and lived to age 73, leaving an immense body of compelling, in-your-face art that appeals to anyone who loves comic-book-style graphics – and isn’t that just about everyone? Immense, in this instance, means more than 5,000 […]

Warhol’s ‘Liz’ litho starring in Jasper52 auction Oct. 14

Elizabeth Taylor and Andy Warhol, major luminaries of the 20th century, shine together in a signed offset lithograph of the actress by the artist, making it the star attraction in a Jasper52 Fine Paintings and Prints Auction on Saturday, Oct. 14. The online auction consists of 45 lots of paintings, prints and drawings. The sale will […]

In Focus: Linda McCartney

If it were not for photographer Linda McCartney (American, 1941-1998), the history of rock music would be missing a vital part of its visual record from the 1960s and ’70s. While she had only minimal formal training – once modestly referring to herself as a “punk photographer” – McCartney had a gift for putting performers […]