Entries by Tom Hoepf

Flashy signage blossoms into neon art

NEW YORK – Part science, part contemporary art, neon signs have been a ubiquitous part of the urban landscape for decades and their playful aesthetic makes them well suited to jazzing up one’s home decor, particularly mid-century examples that have a retro feel. Collectors are usually drawn to neon signage for its steady glow featuring […]

Theft of Madonna church painting puzzles Belgian police

BRUSSELS (AP) – It’s probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn’t stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves. But the disappearance of a painting that a priest claimed resembled a work by the Renaissance master has Belgian investigators scratching their heads.

Jasper52 auction devoted to designer jewelry Jan. 23

NEW YORK – The world’s top jewelry designers are represented in an exclusive Jasper52 fine jewelry auction to be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23. Approximately 370 lots of gold necklaces, diamond earrings, brooches, charms and pendants will cross the auction block. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.