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Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art saw René Magritte’s portrait of patron Edward James, Le Principe du Plaisir (The Principle of Pleasure) (1937), fetch $26.9 million—a new world auction record for the artist. The portrait of one of the most influential patrons of surrealist art—introduced to Magritte by Salvador Dalí in 1937—well exceeded its highest pre-sale estimate of $20 million, after a bidding battle between seven collectors. Commissioned by James himself, the work...

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On 14 November, Sotheby’s will present A Street (1926) and Calla Lillies on Red (1928) by Georgia O’Keeffe in a Contemporary Art Evening Auction for the first time. The stunning Cottonwood Tree in Spring (1943) will also be featured at the American Art Auction, taking place on 16 November. Succeeding the sale of Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic flower painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1 (1932), Sotheby’s will again be offering significant works by the modernist artist to...

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When someone sells art in the U.K., they are unlikely to be surprised that any capital gain realised will be subject to tax. What might be surprising, however, is that the purchase of art can sometimes trigger a tax charge too. Many international taxpayers residing in the U.K. will be regarded as ‘resident but non-domiciled’ and permitted to benefit from the ‘remittance basis’ of taxation for non-UK income and capital gains. Under the remittance basis...

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Klimt was the master of symbolism, but was his personal life as scandalous as his paintings? Born on July 14 1862 in Baumgarten, Austria, Gustav Klimt was the son of a struggling gold engraver. Klimt was the second of seven children and lived in poverty while he studied architectural painting at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts. All three of the Klimt boys displayed early artistic talent—as a member of the ‘Company of Artists’ (a group...

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An eye for quality and patience are crucial for high net worth individuals looking to start investing in art. Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev thought he grossly overpaid when he purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (c.1490) from Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier for $127.5 million in 2013—Bouvier reportedly ‘only’ paid around $75 million for it. However, at one of the most publicised auctions to date, da Vinci’s masterpiece fetched in excess of $450 million at...

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Through innovative, clean and intricate craftsmanship, Michelozzo carved himself a legacy—one that has reverberated throughout the streets of Italy ever since. Michelozzo di Bartolomeo (1396-1472) was an Italian architect and sculptor. His vast contribution to the early Renaissance movement solidified him as one of the most prolific architects of all time. His ingenuity helped pave the way for the development of the central palazzo configuration that defines the visage of Italy—even to this day. Michelozzo...

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Organized by the Salon du Dessin in partnership with Paris Tableau, FINE ARTS PARIS will be running its second edition at the Carrousel du Louvre from 7 to 11 November 2018. The new Paris event is run in collaboration with the major French museums, including the Louvre, Petit Palais, Centre Pompidou, Zadkine, Bourdelle, Rodin and Maillol museums. With over 40 overseas exhibitors currently booked to attend, the fair promises stalls from both recognized dealers and...

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Travelling to the Big Apple? Read through Arts & Collections’ essential list of the best museums in New York City. The museums of New York are some of the most iconic in the world and feature some of the finest collections of art, science and history. With such grandeur and the sheer number of them that are spread around NYC, choosing the right museum can be overwhelming. This list compiles the city’s finest, covering facts,...

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This autumn, London’s National Gallery will house a new impressionist exhibition, Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne, displaying the artwork of major impressionists and post-impressionists. As the Courtauld Gallery temporarily closes to make way for a major transformation project—Courtauld Connects—26 pieces from the establishment’s impressionist and post-impressionist art collection will be displayed at the National Gallery. Showcasing leading impressionists The impressionist exhibition—which is opening on 17 September—will be arranged chronologically with 12 sections for each...

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By Julie Webb In the age-old battle between experts and forgers, Aston Lark Insurance private client director, Julie Webb, explains the issues and offers advice on sensible precautions for art buyers. I was once approached by a bank to insure an uncut gemstone for a customer who wanted to use the item against a loan. The paperwork and certificates all seemed in order. However, considering the high value of the item, a viewing by an...

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