Author Archives: Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy

About Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy is the Editorial Director of Antiques & Collectibles Books, Krause Publications. Have a book suggestion or a question about our book line? You can contact Paul at 715-445-2214 ext. 13470 or via email at Paul.Kennedy@fwcommunity.com.

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Behind the Spine: Beatlemania remains eight days a week

Do you recall the original wave of Beatlemania? It was a time that changed the landscape of music forever. Today, the Beatles music continues to enjoy much fanfare, and based on trends in music memorabilia auctions another round of Beatlemania seems to be taking place within the collecting community. Learn more in Paul Kennedy's...

Artist Jeff Koons’s sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange), which measures 121 by 143 by 45 inches, sold for $58.4 million at auction.

Behind the Spine: Balloon Dog inflates contemporary art values

In the latest installment of the Behind the Spine column, Paul Kennedy talks with Noah Fleisher, editor of Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2015 and public relations director of Heritage Auctions, about the record-setting sale of a single stainless steel sculpture and its impact on the contemporary art market.

You go girl! At 50, Barbie still shines brightest

Little could Ruth Handler have realized her first attempt at doll making would help create not only a fabulous doll, but also a touchstone of cultural politics and one of the most amazing success stories in the history of children’s toys. Not bad for a woman who was simply trying to give her daughter...