Movie star, rumored gift from Hitler, World War II survivor, wood transporter, theft victim, Concours d’Elegance Winner…quite a history for a car. But this is not any car, this is a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K with a one-of-a-kind body by Sindelfingen.
Visiting the 2010 Saratoga Spring Invitational car show, I was struck with the incredible finish of this 1937 BMW 328S. After talking to the owner, and hearing the car’s amazing story, I became even more interested in the car and was inspired to create my publication Patina Magazine.
Controversial for his time and yet undoubtedly a recognized genius, Gustav Klimt is today considered one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and a noteworthy figure of early modernism. Famous for grappling with subjects of the human psyche through his fleshy depictions of the female form, his work transcends planal reality and yet evokes a sense of raw humanity and emotion in its most vulnerable state.
Vincent van Gogh is an embodiment of the myth of the tortured artist: neurotic, emotional, troubled, and mysterious, but above an uncontested genius. In less than a decade, the painter produced a body of work that's unique in the history of art and has earned him worldwide fame - a supreme achievement for one who during his lifetime was largely ignored.
From the very earliest of civilisations, fashion has been one of the most significant components of a community’s culture, and a means of expressing endless messages. Whether one is using it to represent social status, wealth, class, vocation, or personal tastes, it can provide an insight into what values and traditions were held by the wearer and the society of the time. The 19th century especially was an era in which appearances were paramount and a woman’s wardrobe could tell the story of her world.
Masterful painter, sculptor, architect, and poet, Michelangelo embodies the archetype of modern genius. A major figure of the Renaissance, he created iconic works of art such as The Statue of David, Pietà, and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Beyond hagiography remain the works, which enjoy the status of masterpieces among all art even today.
The fine Italian jewelry brand was founded by Mario Buccellati in 1919 and has set a standard for exquisite pieces for a century.
Orb of the world, terrestrial sphere, celestial or zodiacal vision - for centuries, globes have been among the most symbolic objects in terms of science, power, and religion. Their longstanding presence on the art market testifies to the interest of collectors in these unique pieces of art with universal appeal.
Academy Award-nominated director Luca Guadagnino always dreamed of becoming an interior designer, so his friend Federico Marchetti entrusted him with the interiors of his Lake Como home in 2016. Here's a look inside Villa 'La Filanda'...
A craftsman of plastic, glass, wood, and stone, Tony Cragg enriches the materials and reveals their beauty. Since the 2000s, his increased interest in the natural sciences has opened up his art to new formalities and pushed the boundaries of aesthetic language.