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Peter Harrington Gallery of Chelsea has an exhibition of limited edition linocuts, etchings and lithographs, ceramics and books signed by Pablo Picasso, running from March 19th to April 13th. Highlights include: Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, 1934 first and limited edition, first printing, number 1,103 of 1,500 copies signed by Picasso. This finely produced work features Picasso’s sensitive line drawings, which carefully “capture the braggadocio of both the men and women in the play”. Priced at £5,750. Portrait...

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Starting at 1:30 PM CET on March 18, 2019, Gros & Delettrez, along with experts Dominique Chombert and Françoise Sternbach, introduce one of the most exclusive auctions of the season with a selection of Vintage Chanel accessories. Featuring necklaces, bracelets, handbags, clothing and other accessories from the leasing fashion house, the live online auction boasts over 300 lots, and a 100-page catalogue is available online. We’ve picked some of the highlights below. More details here....

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The Phillips Photographic auction, occurring on the 4th of April at 450 Park Avenue, New York, will be exhibiting and selling a multitude of prints from different genres across the 20th Century. A viewing of the auction will be held from the 27th of March to the 3rd of April. The auction will be led by a rare, exhibition-sized printing of the 1981, Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed Naked) by Helmut Newton and a distinctive large-scale...

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Leading London silver dealer Koopman Rare Art is presenting an outstanding, rare group of early antique silver plus the highly important, Royal George IV, silver-gilt masterpiece The Shield of Achilles at TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) in Maastricht. The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), is one of the main focal points on the stand of Koopman Rare Art...

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This February, Stampex International will celebrate two leading female philatelists within the show’s prestigious Court of Honour. Collections from Birthe King and Judith Holder will be on display throughout the four-day showcase. Birthe King is not only a passionate collector but also a council member for The Royal Philatelic Society. Her display, which was last seen in a museum in Denmark, consists of 20 letters between a newly married couple during the 1864 war between...

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Watches by Patek Philippe dominated sales at GWS Auctions’ Luxury Timepieces and Master Jewelry Pieces auction in January. Top of the auction list at the California event was a Gubelin Travel Time Limited Edition 150th Anniversary 18K Yellow Gold watch, one of only 50 made. This ultra-rare wrist watch features a solid 18k yellow gold 38mm case with large crown and push buttons, see-through sapphire exhibition case back, Swiss handmade manual wind movement with two...

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary since World War I ended, an online antique marketplace has revealed the war’s most valuable memorabilia; a list topped by a Victoria Cross Medal worth £200,000. An antiques website, LoveAntiques.com has partnered with military historian, Mark Smith to compile a list that features the 10 most valuable items that exist from the World War I period. Members of the public could have these valuable collectibles in their homes. Will Thomas,...

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The Moon of Baroda diamond—famously worn by Maharajas and Marilyn Monroe—will be auctioned by Christie’s on 27 November. In 1953 it was donned by Monroe when she sang the iconic song, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend whilst promoting the Howard Hawks film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Iconic Hollywood royalty, Marilyn Monroe reportedly exclaimed: ‘It’s gorgeous!’ upon setting eyes on the stone—it was the largest diamond she ever wore in her lifetime. A rich history...

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Opening on 12 October, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Photography Centre is set to display the world’s first photographic experiments, pictures by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, acquisitions by Linda McCartney and commissioned works by Thomas Ruff. The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design has collected photographs since it was founded in 1852. Following the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society collection, the V&A’s expanding amalgamation of world-class photography collections has inspired...

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Collecting fine art can be a life-long pursuit of happiness. Owning rare and unique items comes with its own risks, however, as a standard household policy usually does not cover these prized possessions. We caught up with Suzi Rackley of Aston Lark to discuss fine art insurance and how to navigate the market. Arts & Collections: Why do I need art insurance? Suzi Rackley: Art is often a prized possession or carries great sentimental value,...

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