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Featured Stories

Every item tells a story. Learn more about the stories behind some of our most special collections, explore tips from top design influencers and celebrities, and more in the editorial side of EBTH.

Featured Artist: Modernist Artist, Walter Stomps Jr. (1929-2020)

The late Walter Stomps, Jr. was a dynamic painter for over 70 years and vigorously produced work in the vein of the American Color Field painters and the Abstract Expressionists.

Featured Artist: Leonard Maurer (1912-1976)

Featured Artist: Leonard Maurer (1912-1976)

Leonard Maurer, known for his abstract and modernist compositions in painting and printmaking. His work has been widely exhibited across the United States, including being chosen to hang in the White House in 1969.

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Seller Story: Famed Sci-Fi Writer - Mike Resnick

Seller Story: Famed Sci-Fi Writer - Mike Resnick

Resnick was a prolific science fiction writer, who wrote over 40 science fiction novels, 150 stories, 10 story collections, and edited more than 30 anthologies during his 5-decade career.

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An Eccentric Collector: The Dr. Gilbert Estate Collection

Dr. Gilbert followed two criteria every collector should follow, “One of them is that I like it and the other is I can afford it”.

Featured Artist: Tony White

Sydney-based jewelry designer, Tony White, has been creating one-of-kind jewelry over four decades for _A list clientele_ who appreciate his incomparable craftsmanship and opulent use of precious gems.

Artist On The Verge: Philip the Transplant

Artist On The Verge: Philip the Transplant

Philip Rostek, Philip the Transplant, and Phriar Phil, all share the same body, heart, and spirit. Read why this artist's adoption of pseudonyms stems from his ongoing interest in assuming multiple identities, performance art, and...

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Featured Artist: Franklin L. Folger

Featured Artist: Franklin L. Folger

Folger, a (self-proclaimed) descendant of Benjamin Franklin, came from a long line of Cincinnati artists, with his father a city photographer and his grandfather a noted wood engraver, all three worked for "The Cincinnati Enquirer."

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Featured Artist: Barbara Hershey

Transcending ordinary photography, creative force and Assistant Professor, Barbara Hershey evolved as an artist through the continued exploration of aesthetic and deeply personal concepts.

Shopper Stories: A Familiar Painting

Read the story of how this Charleston-native re-discovered a painting that his grandparents had owned decades ago.

Expert Profile: Kara Swami

Expert Profile: Kara Swami

At an early age, Kara Swami developed a unique perspective on and a strong passion for things and the impact they have on people. Kara’s one-of-a-kind approach to interpreting art enables her to shape Everything...

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Seller Story: Sam Presnell, Cincinnati, OH

47 years ago, Cincinnati-born Sam Presnell fell in love with a rug. His first purchase of the kind, a unique oriental rug, and his ensuing curiosity, led to his becoming one of the largest purveyors...

Seller Story: Nick Bubash

Seller Story: Nick Bubash

Meet Nick Bubash: not solely a painter, a graphic artist, a draftsman, an assemblage-creator, a sculptor, or a tattooer. Bubash is a true artist. He does it all. Nick, genetically and stylistically, is a melting...

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Seller Story: The Judy Levine Collection

In 1968, Judy Levine and her husband Max moved to Larchmont, NY. Little by little, she started helping friends and neighbors with home decorating and design. Realizing a talent and passion for the work, Judy...

Seller Story: Visionaries & Voices

Seller Story: Visionaries & Voices

Founded in 2003, Visionaries + Voices is a Cincinnati area non-profit that provides exhibition opportunities, studio space, supplies and support to visual artists with disabilities. Creating with a range of mediums, from clay to colored...

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Seller Story: The Hutchinson Signature Collection, Atlanta, GA

Seller Story: The Hutchinson Signature Collection, Atlanta, GA

My dad and uncle were both World War ll veterans and part of the ‘Greatest Generation.’ My dad especially was quite fond of history and loved his country. That’s why he collected the Declaration of...

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A.C.E. Series: Modern and Contemporary Design

Contemporary design is often characterized by the fact that the the styles of its works defy easy categorization.

Seller Story: Walter Bush, Minneapolis, MN

"As president, he advocated for the addition of women’s hockey as an Olympic sport in 1998. Bush was also behind the hiring of Herb Brooks, the coach of legendary 1980 Men’s Hockey team

Seller Story: Aida & Allan Flamm, Atlanta, GA

Seller Story: Aida & Allan Flamm, Atlanta, GA

“Everything in this sale is from our home; personal pieces we collected from our travels around the world. We fell in love with art in Amsterdam in the early eighties after we watched artists at...

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Seller Story: Kevin and Kate McCarthy, Los Angeles, CA

“Do you know this woman, Marie Kondo?” says Kate McCarthy, of the Japanese organizing consultant and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. “My story is that I got her book but it didn’t...

Get the Look: Diane Keaton's House That Pinterest Built

Get the Look: Diane Keaton's House That Pinterest Built

“I would say my design aesthetic is constantly evolving,” says Diane Keaton, whose passion for interiors has been well-documented in home renovation projects and contributions to sumptuous books about California architecture and design. That developing...

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Seller Story: Auction Benefitting Cincinnati Opera

Seller Story: Auction Benefitting Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Opera celebrates its gala annually with a festive evening filled with performances, cocktails, dinner and a live auction — the funds of which benefit the organization’s four-production summer season. This year’s November 18th black...

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Seller Story: Katie Brown, Brooklyn, NY

It’s been over a decade since she was introduced as “the next Martha Stewart" by Lifetime TV, but Katie Brown is in a class of her own. As a working mother of two – armed...

Seller Story: Rose Dawson, Atlanta, GA

Seller Story: Rose Dawson, Atlanta, GA

"My parents, Harold and Rose, were born in 1934 and '35, respectively, and experienced segregation firsthand. And yet they really engendered in my brother and me a love of all humankind. They also taught us...

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Seller Story: Ruth Ross Estate, Los Angeles, CA

Built in 1957 by Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson of the famed architect Frank, the Ruth Ross house overlooks the Silverlake Reservoir, and is known in the Los Angeles neighborhood as a jewel of Mid Century...

Seller Story: Larry Balas, Dayton, OH

Holocaust survivor Larry Balas left behind a porcelain collection of Herend, Zsolnay and Fischer, and a legacy characterized by determination, compassion and love. His family shares his story.

Tips Of The Trade: Silver 101

Tips Of The Trade: Silver 101

Here's a crash course in the world of collecting, caring for and consigning the precious metal. To help, we’ve enlisted the expertise of Lee Drexler, President of Esquire Appraisals, Inc. and an appraiser, consultant and...

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Modern Masters: Chef Sam Talbot

Modern Masters: Chef Sam Talbot

Armed with the three tools that he can't cook without — a cast-iron pan, a Microplane, and a lighter — chef Sam Talbot crafts signature iterations of comfort food from his chef’s table — a repurposed chicken...

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Modern Masters: Ricardo Morin, New York, NY

“My love of art has always mattered much more to me than any commercial success. One of my mentors in Venezuela would say to me that there’s nothing more unique than to dedicate your life...

Modern Masters: Jonathan Ward Icon 4x4

For more than 20 years, Jonathan and his wife Jamie Ward have been revisiting classic automobile design in a modern context, restoring iconic models with mechanical and design elements that make them irresistible to collectors....

Seller Story: Dr. Henry Heimlich, Cincinnati, OH

Seller Story: Dr. Henry Heimlich, Cincinnati, OH

Decades before he would introduce the world to the Heimlich Maneuver, the lifesaving technique responsible for saving countless lives, Dr. Henry Heimlich arrived at Camp Four in Inner Mongolia, China on June 4th, 1945, in...

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Keys To The City: Nashville, TN, Libby Callaway

Keys To The City: Nashville, TN, Libby Callaway

Inspired by our recent trip to Nashville as a sponsor of the Antiques & Garden show, we're celebrating the city's vibrant vintage and design scene all week! Today, we’re following in the fashion footsteps of...

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Keys to the City: Atlanta, GA

Our latest trip to the southern metropolis showed us exciting facets to the city — beautiful industrial design, eclectic boutiques, emerging innovators; and, of course, a classic southern mansion for good measure.

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