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Maserati Could Reach $3.6m

A 1957 Maserati 200Si that successfully competed in the heroic and very last Mille Miglia in 1957 could reach a price of $3.6m at the Monterey Jet Center Auction on August 14th-15th 2024. The car boasts an impressive racing record in both Italian and U.S. 1950s and 1960s sports car races. A genuine and highly original example, retaining its original bodywork, chassis and gearbox; accompanied by its original engine block and extensively documented with full...

The Furniture of Ado Chale in Brussels

Sublimating nature seems to have always been the creative leitmotif of famous Belgian designer Ado Chale. Now supported by his children, Ilona and Pierre, he is celebrating 65 years in the furniture business this year. It’s the perfect opportunity for a retrospective, featuring both historic creations and never-before-seen pieces, testifying to both the wealth of his talent and the passing of the torch to the younger generation, who are faithfully and respectfully carrying on the...

Stroke and Structure at Indian Online Auctioneer AstaGuru

After the outstanding success of the milestone 100th auction and ‘The Exceptionals’ Jewellery, Silver and Timepieces auction, premium Indian online auction house AstaGuru is set to host two consecutive auctions dedicated to Modern & Contemporary Indian art. The Modern Indian Art Auction titled ‘Stroke & Structure’ is scheduled to be held on June 20-21, 2024 and will showcase a wide collection of works belonging to the oeuvre of important modernist figures. The contemporary art auction...

Eye of the Collector at Chelsea Barracks

Eye of the Collector, the London fair that offers a curated presentation of art and collectible design, announces the highlight exhibitors and artworks for its 2024 edition. Taking place in a new venue at the beautiful Grade II listed Garrison Chapel at the Chelsea Barracks between 26th-29th June 2024, the fair offers a unique environment in which to appreciate and acquire works by both emerging and established 20th and 21st century artists and designers. Partnerships...

Batman Vs Superman in UK Comics Auction

The UK’s leading comic book auction house Excalibur Auctions is excited to offer two historically important and exceptionally rare comics by the famous American publisher DC, that have never been offered in the UK before. The first is Superman #1 which is currently ranked #3 on Overstreet’s list of the Top 100 Golden Age comics. Superman The Golden Age ran from 1938 to 1956 and was a period when the concept of the ‘super-hero’ was...

Sebastian Blakeley – Serendipity and the Refining of a Design Process

As Sotheby’s celebrate 280 years as an auction house, Sebastian Blakeley celebrates 40 years since setting up his first workshop in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Prior to setting up his first workshop Sebastian had undertaken three years of a cabinet-making apprenticeship and a year working in and learning furniture restoration. About Sebastian Blakeley Sebastian is a product designer who is also an accomplished craftsman with skills ranging from furniture restoration and cabinet-making to metal fabrication. His...

Jaguar Owned by Sir Donald Campbell for Auction

Sir Donald Campbell’s Jaguar XK150 comes for sale at Sworders this summer. The classic sportscar, bought by the British speed record breaker in 1958 as his regular runabout, is expected to bring over £150,000 on June 18th, part of a stand-alone auction of classic cars. The car’s full history is confirmed by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate.  Campbell, the only man to hold both the land and water speed records, received his fixed head coupe...

Own Your Own 1970s Formula One McLaren

Broad Arrow Private Sales is selling a 1976 McLaren M23, chassis M23-12, a rare example of one of the most celebrated Formula One chassis to have come out of the McLaren Grand Prix factory, now available for purchase with pricing available upon request. An exquisite machine, it was driven exclusively in period by Jochen Mass in six Grand Prix events and includes points finishes in Spain and Monaco and a 2nd place finish in Sweden....

Louis Vuitton Luggage With a Tail Attached

An extraordinary single-owner collection of 37 pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage – including a bespoke trunk made for a large rubber duck – comes to auction this spring. The luxurious array of travel accessories, all covered in the iconic LV monogram canvas, form part of Sworders’ April 30th Design sale. The duck trunk, measuring 34 x 24 x 27cm, is the only one in existence – the design and manufacture a collaboration between its owner...

Affordable Art Fair Hits £500m Sales Record

Following its Battersea Spring edition (6th-10th March), the first UK fair in its 25th Anniversary year, Affordable Art Fair has now reached the milestone of £500,000,000 in global art sales generated for independent galleries and artists. The artwork that brought the Fair to this important milestone was Fly Away With Me by Sudanese artist Hussein Salim (Barnes Collective), exhibiting at the fair for the first time with Barnes Collective, and acquired by art lover Laura...

Unique in its broad international coverage of both arts and cultural events, Arts & Collections covers fine art from antiquity to modern times, auction records, a special sale preview by Sotheby’s, as well as market trends that inform collectors of the world’s finest items.

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