Celebrities Love Old Masters, but Will Collectors Fall for Them?

Celebrities Love Old Masters, however Will Collectors Fall for Them?

LONDON — How do you make the outdated new? The artwork commerce right here confronted that perennial problem as outdated grasp auctions, the Masterpiece fair and the London Art Week gallery path tried to reinvigorate curiosity in artworks and objects from earlier than the 20th century. Such artwork isn’t precisely on-trend. Last 12 months, European […]

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Italian Police Break Up Ring That Illegally Dug Up Ancient Artifacts

ROME — The Italian police have dismantled a world ring trafficking in what prosecutors say are hundreds of historic artifacts illegally excavated in Sicily. Maj. Luigi Mancuso, in Palermo for the artwork squad of the Carabinieri navy police power, stated Wednesday that investigators had been contending that the archaeological digs had been commissioned by a […]

Umbrella-camera and other Soviet spy cams up for auction

Umbrella-camera and different Soviet spy cams up for public sale

Next Thursday, Aston’s auctioneers will unload a private collection of cameras together with some improbable Soviet-era spy cams. According to the public sale home’s digital camera specialist, probably the most curious merchandise is a digital camera containing a second digital camera (picture under): At first look this seems to be a […]

Breathing New Life Into London’s Summer Auction ‘Season’

Breathing New Life Into London’s Summer Auction ‘Season’

LONDON — “Everyone’s fed up. They feel there are too many fairs, too many auctions,” stated Gérard Faggionato, a companion on the London department of the dealership David Zwirner, as one more Alexander Calder cell got here below one more auctioneer’s hammer Tuesday night time at Sotheby’s. “But it still works,” Mr. Faggionato added. The […]

How Tastes Have Changed: ‘Imps and Mods’ Stutter at London Auctions

How Tastes Have Changed: ‘Imps and Mods’ Stutter at London Auctions

LONDON — It’s a commonplace of the artwork market that Impressionist and trendy artwork shouldn’t be the drive it as soon as was. Thirty years in the past, it was the most expensive on the earth, with work by Gauguin, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh reaching eight-figure costs at black-tie auctions at Sotheby’s and at […]

Napoleon’s Hat, Dropped at Waterloo, Is Picked Up at Auction for $400,000

Napoleon’s Hat, Dropped at Waterloo, Is Picked Up at Auction for $400,000

PARIS — A hat attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte and stated to have been dropped on the battlefield at Waterloo 203 years in the past was purchased on Monday for over $400,000. It was one other signal, if one have been wanted, that the French emperor continues to fascinate collectors and curators throughout the globe. The […]

Napoleon’s Hat, Dropped at Waterloo, Is Picked Up at Auction for $400,000

Napoleon’s Hat, Dropped at Waterloo, Is Picked Up at Auction for $400,000

PARIS — A hat attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte and stated to have been dropped on the battlefield at Waterloo 203 years in the past was purchased on Monday for over $400,000. It was one other signal, if one have been wanted, that the French emperor continues to fascinate collectors and curators throughout the globe. The […]

Vintage IBM lab coveralls on eBay

Vintage IBM lab coveralls on eBay

One of my eBay alerts lastly pinged! A Boing Boing reader will certainly turn out to be the fortunate proprietor of these splendid IBM lab coveralls, dated to the late 1980s or thereabouts, which have a buy-it-now value of $170 and ship out of California. Here’s an uncommon alternative for a hardcore Star Wars fan. […]

Daughter Sues Father for Trying to Block Sale of a Basquiat

Daughter Sues Father for Trying to Block Sale of a Basquiat

In one dialog along with her father, secretly taped by Ms. Donnelly-Neumann, in response to the court docket papers, the go well with says Mr. Neumann agrees the portray ought to have bought for at the very least as a lot as one other Basquiat that bought the following day for $45 million. Ms. Neumann-Donnelly’s […]

Amazon Wins U.K. Broadcast Rights to Premier League

Amazon Wins U.Okay. Broadcast Rights to Premier League

By distinction, the matches that Amazon will broadcast on its Prime service are comparatively minor. In all, it’s going to showcase 20 matches, scheduled at factors which can be anticipated to realize comparatively low viewing figures. “We welcome Amazon as an exciting new partner and we know Prime Video will provide an excellent service on […]