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Artcurial’s Winter sales at the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo return on the 14th-16th January 2020, offering a striking array of luxury collectables, from fine watches and Hermès handbags to rare jewellery and stones including Lalique. Jewellery sale highlights (15th Jan) include: An opal-set Lalique neck plate from the Maurice Rheims collection (estimate: €150,000 – 200,000) A pink gold pendant necklace made of a square-cut blue-green diamond, a pear-cut yellow diamond and eight pear-cut pink diamonds...

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We expect certain artists to sell for millions at auction, but would we ever have thought that a vandal would become one of the biggest names in contemporary art?  The pseudonymous artist known as Banksy has disrupted the art market yet again, with the recent sale at Sotheby’s of the painting Devolved Parliament (which depicts MPs as chimps in the House of Commons) for £9.9 million, five times its estimate.  It was a world record...

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Julien’s Auctions has announced a three-day auction event celebrating Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, taking place from Friday 6th December to Sunday 8th December. The Property From The Lifestyle Of Elizabeth Taylor event will exhibit an immense selection of some of Elizabeth Taylor’s most iconic outfits, costumes and accessories. See Also: Never Before Seen Elizabeth Taylor Memorabilia To Be Sold At Julien’s Auctions  Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions said: “Elizabeth Taylor was a...

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A beautifully executed work by celebrated Scottish artist Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935) valued at £150,000 to 200,000 leads Lyon & Turnbull’s forthcoming Scottish Paintings auction on 5th December in Edinburgh. An elegant example of Peploe’s mastery of colour and composition, Still Life of Roses and Pear will be offered alongside a number of important works by the other Scottish Colourists John Duncan Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell. The Scottish Colourists Samuel...

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A holographic artwork by performance artist Marina Abramović will be auctioned at Christie’s with an estimate of £600,000 next year. The Life (2019) was first shown at the  Serpentine Galleries, London in February, and uses ‘Mixed Reality’, showing the artwork through virtual reality goggles, but unlike full Virtual Reality, leaving the outside world partially visible. The 19-minute work, created using 32 cameras, involves Marina Abramović, dressed in red, appear to pace around her viewers. A...

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Extremely rare Disneyland memorabilia is to be auctioned off by Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles this December, giving Disney fans the chance to get their hands on original items that date back to the 1950’s. The History of Disneyland and Walt Disney World auction is one of the biggest Disney sales ever, containing over 1500 items from the history of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. See Also: Winnie-the-Pooh Map Breaks Auction Record Mike Van...

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Eccentric possessions of late Prodigy singer Keith Flint have sold for a total of £347,750. His belongings, which included his bespoke bed and nose piercings went up for auction with Cheffins Fine Art on the 7th November. Flint, who was a singer, dancer and motorcycle racer, died in March 2019. See Also: Olivia Newton-John Leather Outfit Fetches Nearly $500,000 at Julien’s auction  Three MTV awards were the most expensive, selling for £16,000, while his custom...

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Julien’s Auctions saw Olivia Newton-John’s leather outfit, worn during the famous number You’re The One That I Want in Grease, sell for $405,700, more than double the expected bid. The Property From the Collection of Olivia Newton-John auction was held in Hollywood on the 2nd November and sold items from the actress’ career. See Also: Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroes to Include Medicine Bottles, Costumes and Photographs  The famous outfit is...

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Headlining the Legendary Women of Hollywood auction event, hosted by Julien’s, will be property from the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, sure to bring in a crowd of Marilyn enthusiasts to marvel at her mementos. The auction will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November in Beverly Hills, California. See Also: Classic Marilyn Monroe Photographs For Online Auction at Julien’s  Cheques, Medicine Bottles and Couches Not only will this auction display some of Monroe’s...

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The Classic Car Show is returning for its sixth year, with tickets to go on sale on the 30th October. This year the show is moving from Excel Docklands to London Olympia. See Also: Highlights at Cons Thoroughbred and Vintage Car Auction  The event, taking place from the 20th-23rd February 2020, will showcase a vast range of classic cars and vintage models. The Classic Car show is a must for discerning car collectors, owners, experts...

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