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LONDON — How do you make the outdated new? The artwork commerce right here confronted that perennial problem as outdated grasp auctions, the Masterpiece fair and the London Art Week gallery path tried to reinvigorate curiosity in artworks and objects from earlier than the 20th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 […]

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 […]

This Artist’s Collection Was a Milestone, and a Lifeline

This Artist’s Collection Was a Milestone, and a Lifeline

LISBON — For younger Portuguese artists beginning their careers within the 1990s and 2000s, little was as thrilling as a studio go to from Pedro Cabrita Reis, a sculptor who was not solely one of many nation’s most celebrated artists but in addition considered one of its most important collectors. When he began accumulating, in […]

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 […]

Back to Blue-Chip Works at a More Conservative Art Basel

Back to Blue-Chip Works at a More Conservative Art Basel

BASEL, Switzerland — The Art Basel fair is extensively considered the occasion that defines the present cutting-edge market from a seller’s perspective. The 290 galleries exhibiting on the 49th version, which previewed on Tuesday, had been hoping the truthful would appeal to the form of demand for contemporary and modern artwork that had just lately […]

Tiffany Show Reveals Helen Gould’s Role as Arts Patron

Tiffany Show Reveals Helen Gould’s Role as Arts Patron

The philanthropist Helen Gould’s repute is re-emerging from the shadows of her railroad-rich household, because of her patronage of the influential designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. She spent a part of her multimillion-dollar inheritance commissioning artworks and buildings from Tiffany and his friends, and her efforts have now impressed an exhibition, “Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley […]

It’s Not an Art Collection. It’s Her Life.

It’s Not an Art Collection. It’s Her Life.

“I am not a collector,” Claudia Gould, director of the Jewish Museum in Manhattan, mentioned adamantly, sitting in her nook workplace overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park. An total wall — hung densely, ground to ceiling, with works she’s amassed by Louise Bourgeois, Shirin Neshat and Sol LeWitt, amongst many others — may counsel in […]

An Investment on Your Wrist

An Investment on Your Wrist

Rolex watches span the gamut from inexpensive to unique, beginning at lower than $6,000 and hovering to limited-edition fashions that price greater than $300,000. It’s just like the vary of Mercedes vehicles between a primary C Class sedan, which has no rarity worth, and a extra coveted AMG Cabriolet that tops $300,000. “Rolex has become […]

The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback

The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback

LONDON — Sometimes it’s onerous to let go. For many Britons, that may apply to establishments and objects that signify their nation’s previous energy and glory — stately properties, the monarchy … and crimson telephone containers. Battered first by the march of know-how and these days by the weather in junkyards, the long-lasting telephone containers […]