Art & Auctions




$457,000 price tag for Royal coach

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

A stately coach commissioned by King William IV of the UK is expected to fetch close to half a million dollars an upcoming auction. spanT ...

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$101m sculpture was top buy at Sotheby’s in 2014

Fri, Jan 2, 2015

A sculpture beat other works of art and paintings including a $61 million Van Gogh to fetch the highest price at Sotheby’s auctions last year ...

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Size matters: art records in 2014

Fri, Jan 2, 2015

The most valuable object by weight and size sold by Sotheby’s in 2014 was The British Guiana One‐Cent Black on Magenta which sold in June at ...

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Christie’s Indian art sale fetches $12.09 million

Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Christie’s second auction in India totalled Rs752.74 million ($12.09 million) with the works selling 90 per cent by lot and 97 per cent by va ...

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Christie’s to sell top Indian modern art

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Mumbai will once again take its place at the heart of the international art market tomorrow as Christie’s holds its second auction in India. ...

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By George! Thanksgiving Proclamation worth millions is sold

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

An historic Thanksgiving Proclamation from George Washington, the first President of the US, has been sold to a private collector. The only ...

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Famous Matisse work expected to fetch $19m

Sun, Nov 30, 2014

A famous Matisse painting is expected to fetch close to $19 million when it goes under the hammer at a Sotheby’s sale in London next year./p ...

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Street art engages viewers in debut expo

Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Interesting sculptural works from French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed are currently on display in Dubai, UAE, in what is his first solo exhibitio ...

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Red hot ruby sells for record $6.8m

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

A rare red ruby sold for a record $8.6 million at Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent and Noble Jewels in Geneva, Switzerland. The 8.62-car ...

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Whopping $853m art sale sets a new world record

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

A Christie’s art sale held yesterday in the US fetched $852.88 million, setting what is said to be a world record for a single auction. ...

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Rare Egyptian works included in modern art sale

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

A new sales series from Sotheby’s aimed at promoting 20spansupth/sup/span century art will feature works from artists who were trailb ...

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Museum masterpieces - 1

Autumn 2014

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will feature some 300 paintings and sculptures from 13 of France’s most renowned collections spanning from pre-Bronze Ag ...

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Abu Dhabi sheds light on Guggenheim collection

Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Art lovers are being treated to a special preview of some of the 200 works that will be displayed at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi when it opens in 2017 ...

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Rare, blood red ruby expected to fetch $9m

Sat, Nov 1, 2014

Lovers of fine jewelry are expected to bid to up $9 million for a rare ruby that will be the star of an upcoming sale by Sotheby’s in Geneva, ...

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Collectibles ‘can outperform mainstream assets’

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Collectable investments of passion can still outperform more mainstream asset classes, according to the latest results from the Knight Frank Luxury ...

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