Collecting rare wine can be a lucrative and fun investment—but high-stakes buyers should be wary of sour grapes
The sale of counterfeit wines at the highest tier is a costly problem that’s compounding at an alarming rate. It was recently revealed that Benoît Violier, the 44-year-old acclaimed French-Swiss chef who stunned the haute-culinary world by taking his own life last month, was likely the recent victim of a ... More
How did a wedding gift to John Huston survive Elizabeth Taylor and Artie Shaw only to end up in a plastic box outside of Santa Barbara?
Towering green hedges flank an imposing wrought-iron gate, which opens to reveal an acre of verdant, manicured lawn surrounding a white Spanish stucco structure with a rolling red-tile roof. The scene could accurately be described as the very essence of Southern California architecture, so it’s fitting that nestled inside is ... More
The Astolat Dollhouse Castle is truly a miniature masterpiece
Feast your eyes on the dollhouse of your childhood dreams, one that’s valued and insured at $8.5 million.
The Astolat Dollhouse Castle, designed and built over the span of 13 years by renowned miniaturist Elaine Diehl in the 1980s, features 29 rooms filled with 10,000 expertly-crafted miniature pieces—think: a $5,000 flatware ... More
A. Alfred Taubman’s private collection, which includes rare masterworks by De Kooning, Modigliani, Picasso and Degas, is estimated to fetch over $500 million—get a sneak peek at the extraordinary paintings ahead of their highly-anticipated sale
Hundreds of rare European pieces will be on sale in NYC for two weeks only
Three of Europe’s elite art galleries have joined forces to hold a pop-up exhibition for the ages. Beginning on October 14, Marie-Amélie Carlier of Brimo de Laroussilhe in Paris, Nicolas and Alexis Kugel of Galerie J. Kugel, also in Paris, and Alessandra di Castro of Rome will be showing over 300 objects in their ... More
A round-up of stores, both new and established, offering something special this season
Mecox GardensSituated on three acres in lovely Southampton, Mecox Gardens’ founding location will play host this summer to a unique “pool house” installation erected by Cocoon9, Chris Burch’s new prefab home design and construction company. Visitors to the store will be able to tour one of the venture’s prefabricated ... More
Mention the Shakers and modern probably isn’t the first word that springs to mind, but if ever there was evidence that trends are cyclical, it’s in the revival of the 19th-century furniture style. This spring, in a booth at the European Fine Art Fair, François Laffanour—director of the Paris-based Laffanour-Galerie Downtown—re-created a series of Shaker ... More
Experts reveal the best ways to score your next masterpiece
Calling all art aficionados! From exquisite paintings to stunning antique collectibles, DuJour has inside access to the best exhibitions, curators and more. Below, read up on the year’s top artists and must-visit galleries—then discover helpful buying tips from industry experts.
10 Things to Know About Buying Art A ... More
The late star's most prized mementos are up for auction this month
Artwork, prints, jewelry, furniture and more collectibles belonging to Oscar-winning actress Lauren Bacall will be auctioned this month by Bonhams New York.
The eclectic collection filled numerous homes the actress once owned, including a country house in Amagansett and a Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park. Among the range are ... More