Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!
Since its 2009 inception, New York's Asia Week has flourished. A convergence of museums, dealers, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts, the event features endless opportunities to view, bid, and buy.
As an avid antique ring collector -- a theme which acts as a metaphor for various relationships in my memoir -- I immediately accepted the invitation to preview the 40 plus rings assembled together for the first time for public view and sale at Les Enluminures' New York gallery.
The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.
What if you fell upon a piece of Elvis Presley history? After all, he was just a mere mortal, right? Well, to millions around the world he is as much as a magical being as he ever was when he first began his career as a musician and actor in the '50s.
I caught up with Alan Swyer, producer of films such as The Buddy Holly Story, HBO's award-winning Rebound, and the TV series everyone loved to drool over, Baywatch. He explained to me how he often takes a walk down memory lane, one song at a time...
Pin trading has consumed almost everyone at the Olympic Green---volunteers, managers, broadcasters, technicians and myself included. I originally resisted this Olympic pastime until I discovered its political undertones.