Modern Collectables

Future of Baselworld Watch Show in Doubt as Rolex Leads Defections

The future of Baselworld, the high-end watch and jewellery trade show held annually since 1917, is in doubt with the defection of major exhibitors including Rolex, Swatch, Chopard, Chanel and Tudor. Organised by the MCH Group which also organises Art Basel in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, Baselworld was already ailing due to the high-profile exit of Swatch in 2019 citing issues including costs, and the loss of others including Dior, Seiko and Breitling....

The Folio Society Produces a Limited Edition of Jean de Brunhoff’s “The Story of Babar”

A limited edition of Jean de Brunhoff’s children’s classic The Story of Babar has been produced by The Folio Society. Limited to 750 copies, the edition features specially commissioned essays, archive material, sketches and a maquette. The Story of Babar follows the incredible journey of ‘le petit éléphant’ from bedtime tale to one of the most memorable and loved children’s stories of all time. Jean de Brunhoff ’s original artwork for Histoire de Babar is...

Pablo Picasso Ceramics In First London Solo Show In Commercial Gallery

A new exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s ceramics opens in March 2020 at Huxley-Parlour Gallery. It is the first time the artist’s ceramics will be exhibited as a solo show in a commercial gallery in London. Pablo Picasso’s ceramic works have generated significant interest in recent years. With subjects varying from Greek mythological figures, animals, faces and even scenes of the Spanish corrida, his pieces are united by an accessible and playful aesthetic that carries the...

Phaidon Announces New Limited Edition of Rihanna Title

Publisher Phaidon has announced a new limited edition of its Rihanna book, as featured on the cover of the current issue of Arts & Collections. The large-format Luxury Supreme edition is bound in a bespoke Japanese-designed fabric with a pearlescent finish with a matte black, laser-cut steel logo embedded into the front cover. Each book has been signed “Love, Rihanna” by Rihanna herself. From her Barbados childhood to her worldwide tours, from iconic fashion moments...
Terence Cuneo Painting Celebrating the Age of Steam Offered by Sworders

Modern CollectablesTerence Cuneo Painting Celebrating the Age of Steam Offered by Sworders

Sworders’ March 10th-11th Fine Interiors sale includes a well-known oil painting by artist Terence Cuneo (1907-1996). Evening Star at Full Steam, signed and dated October 1963, is estimated at £40,000-60,000. The painting’s ‘end of an era’ subject is the last steam locomotive ever built for British Railways – the BR standard class 9F engine completed at Swindon Works in 1960. Built with the intention that it would be preserved as a heritage object, it was...
Aston Martin Announces Vantage Roadster

Modern CollectablesAston Martin Announces Vantage Roadster

Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, the new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability. Testament to the uncompromising design, engineering and execution of this scintillating open-top two-seater, Vantage Roadster shares the Vantage Coupe’s absolute commitment to driving thrills. Powered by Aston Martin’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS/685Nm V8 engine and mated to an...
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