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The Fondation Louis Vuitton is presenting The Morozov Collection, one of the world’s foremost collections of Impressionist and Modern art, in Paris from now until February 22nd, 2022. The major international exhibition, which is finally opening having been postponed three times due to COVID-19, shows 200 masterpieces from the collection of the Morozov brothers. This is the first time the collection of the brothers Mikhaïl Abramovitch Morozov (1870-1903) and Ivan Abramovitch Morozov (1871-1921) has travelled...

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Chorley Auctioneers has announced its next Modern Art & Design Auction to take place on Tuesday 19th October. The auction will feature vintage fashion from Mulberry and other fashion designers; jewellery by Kiki McDonough, David Yurman, Barbara Christie; silverware by Georg Jensen, Pomellato, Stuart Devlin; works of art; stunning collections of Lalique glass, Wedgwood ‘Fairyland’ lustreware, Phil Rogers studio ceramics; pictures, furniture and lighting. Catrin Hampton, Director and Auctioneer & Valuer of Chorley’s Auctioneers says:...

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A bronze sculpture measuring just 11cm by one of the greatest British sculptors of the 20th century, Henry Moore (1898-1986), is set to come to auction at Dreweatts Modern and Contemporary Art sale on October 12th 2021. The work titled Reclining Nude: Crossed Feet depicts a recumbent female nude – a form that dominated Moore’s artistic oeuvre throughout his career. He loved the composition both for the spirit of the idea, as well as the...

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Showpiece, the newest entrant to the fast-growing fractional ownership market, has launched with a focus on giving individuals ownership of the world’s most rare and remarkable items. Showpiece says it is democratising ownership, allowing people to collect, own and exchange a piece of some of the world’s most culturally significant treasures that, until now, were inaccessible to all but a handful of individuals worldwide. The first item Showpiece is offering for shared ownership is the...

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High-end and bespoke furniture design brand Ahu has launched its inaugural collection at the 2021 London Design Festival. Based in both London and Istanbul, Ahu produces custom and limited-edition collectible designs that are both functional and sculptural. Each piece is hand-made in Istanbul by master craftsmen in specialised, small ateliers using the highest quality materials and finishes. Founded by long-time friends and Central Saint Martins alumni Eda Akaltun and Mevce Çıracı, the pieces combine works...

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James Bond will be returning – and not just on the big screen. To coincide with the belated launch of No Time to Die, international auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull, in partnership with poster specialists Tomkinson Churcher, are to offer a fine selection of vintage 007 posters as part of an auction of Vintage & Film Posters live online on 19th October. A total of 15 Bond posters come under the hammer, many of them classics...

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WatchTime New York will make its triumphant return to live in-person events this autumn, integrating collectors, enthusiasts, and 27 registered watch brands under Gotham Hall’s famed rotunda in Midtown Manhattan after a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19 issues. The sixth edition of the show, produced by WatchTime and presented in partnership with the cocktail party sponsor Tourneau | Bucherer and BMW, expands from two days to three and will be open to the public by...

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The Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin will launch the major retrospective exhibition, HELMUT NEWTON. LEGACY, on 31st October 2021. Originally scheduled to coincide with the photographer’s 100th birthday, it was postponed for a year due to the pandemic. Visitors can now look forward to seeing not only Helmut Newton’s many iconic images, but also a number of surprises. (Image top of page – Helmut Newton, Fashion, Melbourne, 1955, © Helmut Newton Estate, Courtesy Helmut Newton...

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As interest rises regarding the collection and investment of rare whiskey bottles, and signs of an unsustainable ‘bubble’ develop around some of the most popular releases, a whisky broker has launched what’s claimed to be the first-ever comprehensive guide to help inform up-and-coming investors. The Whiskey Bottle Investment Guide, an 80-page guidebook full of tips and tricks, has been created by prominent UK whiskey broker Mark Littler to “cut through the hyperbole and bust some...

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A Rolex Submariner watch worn by a British Military army diver during notable operations such as the Mary Rose recovery has sold for £29,348 at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham. The classic watch was owned by a diver named Peter Melhuish, who was a part of the Royal Engineers and served in various different diving missions during the 1980s. It was worn during military service and has travelled around the globe enduring key operations including the...

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