Modern Collectables

Masterpiece London 2019 Fair Showcases Finest in Art, Design, Jewellery and Antiquities

Masterpiece London 2019 opened on June 27th and runs until July 3rd. A virtual tour of the event is available on the website here. At this unmissable art fair visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – from antiquity to the present day. The Fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale across a range of price points from over...

Isabelle van Zeijl’s London Exhibition Merges Old Masters With Consumer Culture

Dutch artist and photographer, Isabelle van Zeijl, who creates striking photographic self-portraits merging references from the Old Masters with modern-day consumer imagery, has her largest solo exhibition to date from Monday, 24th June, at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London. Confronting the significance of aesthetics throughout history and society, the artist produces the scenes entirely independently, from the costume design and makeup, to the lighting and editing. Isabelle has also collaborated with celebrated...

Rare Bert Stern Nudes of Marilyn Monroe Feature in Four Seasons June Auction

Rare nude photos of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe by legendary photographer Bert Stern are included in the June Joyfuls event from Four Seasons Auction Gallery in Gainesville, Georgia, USA on June 23rd 2019. In a very mixed bunch which includes fine art by Alfred Alex Gockel and Elena Bond, limited edition art by Pino, Picasso, Iztchak Tarkay, Ferjo, Fanch Ledan, Gary Benefield, Joan Miro, Marcel Mouly, Isaac Maimon, Henri Matisse, Howard Behrens, Roy Fairchild Woodard,...

Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue Diver’s Watch Re-interpets Classic 1968 Model

The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, launched today, re-interprets Seiko’s classic 1968 automatic diver’s model and is inspired by the sunset on the Mediterranean Sea. Twilight Blue comes with interchangeable straps meaning it can be worn with a bracelet or silicone design to suit any style. The main evolution on this new reference SPB097J1 can be seen on the dial and the bezel, as both feature a unique colour combination. Black and blue versions already existed...
Alfa Romeo from 1937 Wins Best of Show at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019

Modern CollectablesAlfa Romeo from 1937 Wins Best of Show at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019

A glittering finish to the Festival of Elegance 2019 under the motto The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles saw an Alfa Romeo Berlinetta Coupé from the year 1937 take the grand prize. The event, held on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, brings together the finest historic cars and motorcycles for competition in front of an international jury. Rare cars seen at the Festival include...
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auctions Russian Imperial Emerald

Modern CollectablesChristie’s Magnificent Jewels Auctions Russian Imperial Emerald

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on 15th May 2019 offered a superb selection of pieces, many of which, including a Russian Imperial Emerald, achieved well over their estimates. The Imperial Emerald of Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia is a pear-shaped emerald of 75.61 carats, with pear, circular and marquise-cut diamonds on a necklace of platinum and gold. On an estimate of CHF 2,300,000 – CHF 3,500,000 (£1.8m-£2.7m) it realised CHF 4,335,000 (£3.4m). The second...
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