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Julien’s Auctions held its Music Icons: The Beatles in Liverpool auction event at The Beatles Story on May 9th, with nearly 300 pieces of iconic Beatles memorabilia going under the hammer. John Lennon’s personal and signed Yesterday and Today album prototype from 1966 sold for £180,000 ($234,400), a record-breaking price for the edition of the album with its controversial ‘butcher’ artwork. This was the first Julien’s auction to take place in the Fab Four’s hometown...

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Sotheby’s Renaissance Revival collection was featured in the Magnificent Jewels auction in spring. Incorporating intricate enamel work, old mine diamonds, delicate seed pearls, ornate filigree and other enchanting details, the value of these pieces is dictated by the craftsmanship, magnificent, detailed designs and their historical significance. Originally popularised during the 19th century by master jewelers and goldsmiths such as Castellani and Giuliano, the collection is inspired by the classical antiquity unique to the Renaissance. These Renaissance inspired...

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When David Swensen’s Yale Model—a model that invests heavily in alternative or non-liquid investments—was first revealed in 2000[1], it caused quite a stir in institutional investment. In the first 20 years of his tenure (1985-2005) as Yale’s endowment manager, Swensen managed to top the S&P 500’s 12.3 percent annualised return by a further 3.8 percent, breezing through stock market downturns that decimated other institutions. Mainstreaming Alternative Investment Instruments Many of Swensen’s contemporaries, and more than...

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A special two-day auction event celebrating Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds will feature famous car, artwork, Western furniture, personal and professional wardrobe, awards, memorabilia from his alma mater Florida State University, and more. Julian’s of Los Angeles’ auction on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at www.juliensauctions.com offers some of the most iconic and personal items of Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds, the Emmy and...

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Though hit by high exhibiting prices and some big-name absences, annual watch and jewellery show Baselworld, run this year from March 21st-26th, still commands the attention of the luxury goods market. After a drop from around 2,000 exhibitors to around 600 in recent years, the future of the Swiss show seemed in doubt, and the absence this year of Swatch and all its sub-brands hasn’t done it any favours. However, so long as leading watch brands...

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On April 2nd 2019, Sotheby’s is launching a Modern and Contemporary African Art auction to exhibit masterpieces by renowned Sudanese artists. The line up will include artwork from Ibrahim El Salahi and Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, who helped found the Khartoum School in Sudan, alongside artwork from Salah Elmur and Hussein Shariffe. Formed in 1960, The Khartoum School was a modernist art movement formed to simulate the changing face of the newly independent Sudan, from Anglo-Egyptian...

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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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