Art & Auctions

Indian warrior’s sword fetches $3.2m

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the last King of Mysore, was sold at Bonhams Islamic and Indian art sale yes ...

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Leaf from ‘Blue Qur'an’ leads Islamic art sale

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction today in London, UK, will feature exquisite and important manuscripts in Arabic, Persian and Turk ...

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Iraqi modern art sale sets record

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

The first dedicated auction of Iraqi modernism anywhere in the world, held at Bonhams in London UK, set several new world records and made a total ...

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Top art on offer at Sotheby’s Doha today

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Sotheby’s is to hold an evening auction today in Doha, Qatar, offering a selection of top works by leading Arab, Iranian and international co ...

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Islamic Art Week set to open

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Christie’s Islamic Art Week kicks off tomorrowb /bwhen its two salerooms in London, UK, will host a wealth of treasures from the Islamic ...

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Rare watches to go on sale in Geneva

Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Rare million-dollar watches as well as models made for Gulf Royalty are to go on sale in Geneva, Switzerland, next month as part of a new series of ...

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Tipu Sultan’s armoury up for sale

Sun, Apr 12, 2015

A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the last King of Mysore, will be sold by Bonhams in the UK. The coll ...

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Rare Patek Philippe sets $461,000 Mideast sale record

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Christie's watch sale in Dubai, UAE, yesterday saw a vintage piece sell for $461,000 making it the most expensive watch ever sold at an auction in ...

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Christie’s Dubai sale fetches $11.4m

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Christie’s sale of modern and contporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Dubai, UAE, yesterday fetched a total of $11.4 million with a privat ...

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Vintage jewellery goes on sale at Sotheby’s

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

A selection of fine vintage jewellery and a rare collection of 18th century jewellery designs that is expected to fetch close to $100,000 go at a S ...

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Jameel Prize exhibition opens in Sharjah

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

An exhibition of Islamic-inspired work by artists and designers shortlisted for the prestigious Jameel Prize got under way yesterday in Sharjah, UA ...

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‘Perfect’ diamond on show in Dubai, likely to sell for $25m

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

An extraordinary diamond expected to fetch as much as $25 million in an upcoming auction in the US goes on show in Dubai, UAE, today for three days ...

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English football tombstone sells for $638,000

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

A work by an Italian artist charting every England footballing defeat since 1874, sold for £425,000 ($638,116) at a Sotheby’s auction i ...

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Rare antique weaponry collection for sale

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Bonhams is to offer one of the most significant collections of eastern antique weaponry in the world at a sale in London, UK, next month. ...

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100 top curators head to New York Asia week

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

More than 100 Asian art curators from prier museums worldwide will be attending New York’s 2015 Asian art week which gets under way this Fr ...

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