Author Archives: JPS

The Art of the Bowtie: Bogie by Avedon

Courtesy of Bonhams Lot 110: Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) Humphrey Bogart, Actor, New York, 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed 1970, from Minneapolis Portfolio (New York: self-published, 1970), signed and numbered 8/35 in pencil in the margin; signed in ink and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Warhols

                          Christie’s Images Ltd. A lot of fuss is being made over a blood red 1986 Andy Warhol self-portrait expected to fetch up to $40 million at Christie’s … Continue reading

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Beard & Blixen at Sotheby’s

Courtesy Sotheby’s This oversized, embellished Polaroid of swashbuckling photographer Peter Beard holding one of his iconic portraits of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen is expected to fetch up to $14,000 at Sotheby’s Photographies sale in Paris on May 10. … Continue reading

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Remembering Cary Gant

Courtesy of DRIVEN Cary Grant’s daughter Jennifer is publishing a new memoir of her father this week entitled Good Stuff (Knopf). In celebration DRIVEN takes a look at the book and offers this classic snap of the iconic actor perusing … Continue reading

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Treasures from J.P. Morgan’s Corsair

This weekend Boston Harbor Auctions is offering a number of nautical treasures from the Corsair, the massive steam yacht built for J.P. Morgan in 1890 by Neafie & Levy of Philadelphia. Morgan, who was for a time Commodore of the … Continue reading

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Huntsman of Savile Row

Here’s a peek inside the hallowed portals of Hunstman of Savile Row, established 1849. Over the decades Huntsman has made suits for the likes of the Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor), the Maharajah of Jaipur, Rudolph Valentino, Laurence … Continue reading

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Jockey Full of Bourbon

In honor of his recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we present the only man alive who should ever sport a soul patch.

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Rewind: The Rolex Commando

Released in 1972 for one year only, the Rolex Commando, a Spartan version of the Explorer, was the cheapest model in the famed Swiss watchmaker’s catalog at the time. Today, of, course, it is extremely rare, desirable and all-but-impossible to … Continue reading

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Hockney at Bonhams

Courtesy Bonhams UK auction house Bonhams is staging a sale in London on April 20 dedicated solely to the work of David Hockney, including several important paintings. To our way of thinking however of equal appeal are the many portraits … Continue reading

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Drinking & Driving with Hunter S. Thompson

Courtesy of DRIVEN A brisk wind is blustering down from the snow-capped Rockies as Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, clutching a Bloody Mary, shifts his red Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible into high gear…. Thus begins our reminiscence of the good doctor … Continue reading

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