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An extremely rare bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 set a new world record when it was sold by Bonhams auctioneers on 3 October. The limited-edition 60-year-old lot fetched an eye-watering £848,750—it had been estimated at £700,000-900,000. Previous to this sale, the world record was set in May 2018 by Bonhams when another bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold for £814,081. Pop art labels Macallan commissioned two iconic pop artists—Valerio Adami...

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Remarkable record-breaking prices keep happening with rarity being a coveted trait. We bring you the latest from the world’s biggest auction houses. The Blue Moon A new world record was set at Sotheby’s in November 2015, as a 12.03-carat blue diamond was sold for $48 million—an auction record for any diamond, of any colour. The striking blue diamond, dubbed ‘The Blue Moon’, was bought by Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau for his daughter, and he...

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A prestigious collection of classic cars once again made for a tremendous line-up at Bonhams’ flagship drive-through car auction in Paris. Even if there are signs of a global financial crisis in other sectors, there was little evidence of purse strings being tightened as bidders fought fiercely at Bonhams’ flagship classic car auction in Paris earlier this year. Spending over €7 million in total, the auction, which featured models from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Bentley,...

Unique in its broad international coverage of both arts and cultural events, Arts & Collections covers fine art from antiquity to modern times, auction records, a special sale preview by Sotheby’s, as well as market trends that inform collectors of the world’s finest items.

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