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Sometimes the prospect of owning your own piece of art by an acclaimed artist seems slim. Pieces by Andy Warhol for example, have reached astronomical prices at auction time and time again. However, many of his prints remain extremely accessible to collectors who are just starting to build their collection of famous works of art. MyArtBroker.com has prepared a uniquely helpful guide for anyone who might fancy an original Andy Warhol piece to hang on...

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The World Photography Organisation has revealed the National Awards Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards. Over 345,000 images were submitted to the awards. This year saw the highest number of entries to date. You can see the list of winners and their work here. The programme awards one photographer from each nation for a standalone image. The awards presents the photographers with the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience at the...

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A Whisky Auctioneer auction has broken records as a valuable and rare 1926 Macallan sold for $1,072,000 (£825,000), which broke the previous sale record of $912,000 in 2018. The whiskies up for sale, described as the ‘Perfect Collection’ had already sparked global interest before the auction started. This was the first online whisky auction that saw a bottle sell for a million dollars. Bids came in from 56 countries all over the world, with 1,642...

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On 10th March 2020, Bonhams is to present property from the Estate of award-winning entertainer Diahann Carroll, which will be sold at auction in Los Angeles. The collection will feature 150 items, including furniture, personal items, photos, clothing, shoes, handbags and jewellery. Head of Jewellery at Bonhams, Emily Waterfall said: “This sale encapsulates Diahann’s legacy through her personal memorabilia and offers a glimpse into her iconic lifestyle. We are thrilled to offer this special collection...

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A major exhibition will mark 100 years since the birth of British surrealism at the Dulwich Picture Gallery from the 26th February to the 17th May. It will feature over 70 eclectic works from 42 artists including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash as well as lesser known artists such as Marion Adnams, Conroy Maddox, Reuben Mednikoff and Grace Pailthorpe. Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Sackler Director, Jennifer Scott, said: “Visitors will be invited...

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An exhibition being held at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris is exploring love in all its complexities. Artists have been exploring love for decades. The De L’amour exhibition represents the line where art meets science through two different galleries. The first gallery, named the Gallery of Attachments,  is dedicated to love in the cultural sense, and how it is seen through the eyes of artists. In other words, the ‘romantic’ version of love...

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A lost painting by artist L.S Lowry has sold at auction for £2.65 million. The painting, which sold at a Christie’s Auction on Tuesday, had been lost after Lowry gave the artwork to medical researcher Leonard D Hamilton 70 years ago. Art experts only came to know of its existence after Hamilton’s death. See Also: Teenage Mozart Painting Rockets Past Estimated Price at Christie’s Auction  Hamilton took the painting with him when he moved to...

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Is fine wine best enjoyed in a glass, or stored away as an investment? Arts & Collections asks Peter Shakeshaft of wine investment advisors Vin-X for a taste of his insider knowledge.  In these days of economic and political upheaval, it would be good to know of a reliable investment available to anyone with a little specialist knowledge. But does fine wine qualify? We asked Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Chairman of Vin-X Limited for some...

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Leather is the most natural and durable material – and one of Man’s earliest luxuries. But how does the tradition of fine leather work fit into the modern market?  The tradition of leatherworking appears to date back to the Stone Age, with Palaeolithic cave paintings depicting people wearing leather clothing and shoes and even building shelters out of animal hide. It was then adopted by the Greeks and the Romans, making leather one of the...

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A photographic exhibition in Huddersfield reveals the secrets behind the curtain as actors get ready for the spotlight  For the last 35 years, London-based photographer Simon Annand has been capturing the honest moments and serene contemplation of actors during the half an hour before a theatre performance.  Now the latest incarnation of his long-running exhibition, The Half, held in the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, showcases some of the most thought-provoking photographs of famous names...

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