Art & Auctions




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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$3.4m price tag set for rare Ferrari

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB alloy-bodied Berlinetta - once considered to be the finest production Ferrari ever built - is to star in an upcoming Bonhams ...

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Dubai watches sales clocks up new record

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Christie’s sale of Important Watches in Dubai, UAE,  made a record total of $3.31 million and, with 152 lots, was the largest ever held ...

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Million reasons to own rare Bentley

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

An incredibly rare and special 60-year-old Bentley is expected to fetch well over a million dollars at an upcoming auction in the UK. The 1 ...

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Christie’s sells $12.5m modern art in Dubai

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Works from eight important family collections from across the Middle East and around the world drove a sale of Modern and Contporary Arab, Irania ...

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‘Diaspora’ exhibit is mesmerising and powerful

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

An exhibition of powerful and mesmeric paintings by famed Syrian artist Sara Shamma is set to open at the Art Satwa Gallery in Dubai, UAE. /p ...

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‘Greatest’ motorcycle up for grabs

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Considered to be one of the greatest motorcycles ever built, a 1989 Honda VFR 750 RC30 will be going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions' sale ...

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Famous watch expected to fetch $16m

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

One of the world’s most famous watches returns to the market this Novber as the centrepiece of a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzer ...

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Da Vinci painting brought to life at Abu Dhabi seminar

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Art lovers were treated to a deep insight into a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci at an event in Abu Dhabi, UAE, yesterday. The fourth ...

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