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Art: Illustration Art
Ed Jaster
Ed Jaster
Senior VP, Heritage Auctions
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From the very beginning, Ed Jaster seemed destined for the art business. His parents met while attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1940s, the same school their son would later attend. Subsequently, for some 20 years, Ed owned his own commercial art firm in Chicago, acquiring, trading, and selling world class collections of American photography, illustration art, and vintage comic books. Ed brought his vast experience and expertise in collectibles to Heritage Auctions in 2002.

Todd Hignite
Todd Hignite
Vice President of Heritage Auctions
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Todd Hignite has extensive experience working in the gallery and auction worlds, specializing in contemporary art, original comic art, and illustration art. Since joining Heritage Auctions in 2008, Todd has managed a number of the most significant art consignments to be brought to auction and was promoted to a Vice President in 2011. Todd holds a Master's Degree in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis and acted as inaugural curator for the university‚Äôs Modern Graphic History Library, worked for a number of years at Pace Gallery, New York, and has curated many commercial gallery and museum exhibitions, notably the retrospective R. Crumb's Underground, which originated at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and toured the US, including the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He has also written on art for numerous publications, and is author of the books The Art of Jaime Hernandez/The Secrets of Life and Death (Abrams, 2010) and In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists (Yale University Press, 2006). Todd was listed as one of Art + Auction's 2014 Power Game Changers.

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