Modern Collectables

Philippe Starck Furniture Headlines in Chorley’s Modern Art & Design Auction

A considerable collection of Modern Art and Design collectibles including furniture by visionary designer Philippe Starck, pottery by Dame Lucie Rie and Edmund de Waal, and lighting and art by popular household names will go up for auction on Tuesday 27th October at Chorley’s of Gloucestershire. Furniture by visionary designer Philippe Starck in the sale includes a pair of Cam El Eon bar stools (image top of page), grey plastic moulded seats on aluminium frame...

Jeanne Moreau Collection Sale Celebrates Life of Iconic Performer

From 16th to 22nd October 2020, Artcurial will hold a sale and exhibition of the Jeanne Moreau Collection, comprising nearly 300 lots, including wardrobe items, jewellery and unpublished photographs. Jeanne Moreau, who died in 2017, was an actress in the theatre and cinema, a director, author and performer. The tribute sale comprising nearly 300 lots comes largely from the artist’s wardrobe as worn in films and at award evenings. There will also be items of...

Folio Society Brings Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy to Life

The Folio Society brings Robin Hobb’s genre favourite fantasy novels The Farseer Trilogy to life in a spectacular three-volume set, with an introduction specially commissioned by the author, and fifteen ethereal illustrations by award-winning fantasy artist, David Palumbo. Bringing together Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest, this trilogy includes illustrations depicting Robin Hobb’s fascinating characters and vast landscapes with exquisite detail, delivering a realistic medieval tone within a rich tapestry of magic and otherworldliness....

Fellows’ Watch Sale Follows Luxury Market

It’s a challenging time for the luxury watch market, with sales dipping in the face of the coronavirus lockdown, new product releases delayed, and trade show Baselworld collapsing. But all this doesn’t necessarily impact the secondary market, and David Hurley, executive vice president for The Watches of Switzerland Group in the United States, says that investment-grade timepieces are still much sought-after: “During Covid, it seems people have doubled down on purchases that hold and grow...
Future of Baselworld Watch Show in Doubt as Rolex Leads Defections

Modern CollectablesFuture 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”

Modern CollectablesThe 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...
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