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A portrait of a young Charles Dickens that had been lost for 174 years has been unearthed in a box of trinkets at a junk sale in South Africa. The palm-sized portrait, painted by artist and social campaigner Margaret Gillies in 1843, portrays the celebrated Victorian writer at the age of 31. The portrait was last seen in public in 1844 when it was displayed at the Royal Academy in London and Gillies reported the...

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Sotheby’s will hold a series of dedicated auctions from The Estate of Barbara Sinatra in New York this December. The collection will be split among three sales: Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra (6 December), Magnificent Jewels (4 December), and Lady Blue Eyes: Online (27 November-7 December).  Gathered primarily from the couple’s residences in Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Malibu, the objects on offer to collectors include fine art, decorative pieces and...

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A special exhibition will feature the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding outfits from their royal wedding in May 2018. The display, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be on show at Windsor Castle from 26 October to January 6 2019 and at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh from 14 June until 6 October 2019. Minimal and elegant Described as one of the most ‘minimal and elegant’ royal wedding dresses...

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This autumn, Sotheby’s New York will offer works from the Marsha and Robin Williams collection in a dedicated auction. The sale, which is currently scheduled to take place on 4 October 2018, is set to showcase movie memorabilia, contemporary art, furniture, accessories and various items associated with Marsha and Robin’s careers. For a good cause A portion of the proceeds will benefit organisations championed by Robin Williams and Marsha Garces Williams, his wife of 20...

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A captivating exhibition dedicated to fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa is currently being housed in the famous Design Museum in London. Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, the first major display dedicated to the late style icon to be housed in the UK, comprises of over 60 rare garments spanning the artist’s stellar career from the early 80s until his last creations. It encapsulates Alaïa’s work ethic and personal approach that defied the rules of fashion—he was known...

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The city of London is abuzz this season with talk of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Frida Kahlo show. ‘Frida was ahead of her time. Frida Kahlo is the very model of the bohemian artist: unique, rebellious and contradictory, a cult figure that has been appropriated by feminists, artists, fashion designers and popular culture’—Circe Henestrosa, Head of the School of Fashion, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and exhibition co-curator The exhibition involves a phenomenal...

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Sotheby’s and Victoria Beckham are staging a collaborative exhibition at the revered fashion designer’s contemporary Dover Street store in Mayfair, London. The exhibition, which opened on 22 June, features highlights from Sotheby’s 4 July Old Master Paintings sale. It is Victoria Beckham’s first collaboration with the international auction house and perhaps her most significant partnership since her duet with Dane Bowers. But it is not the first time the flagship store of her eponymous brand...

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Julien’s Auctions has sold Han Solo’s Blaster from Return of the Jedi (Lucasfilm 1983) for almost half a million pounds. Julien’s says Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum purchased the blaster—whose sale topped the world-record-breaking auction house’s Hollywood Legends auction—for $550,000 (£415,000). The BlasTech DL-44 blaster was one of many items to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends sale at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday (24 June)....

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Julien’s Auctions has announced a star-studded lineup for its HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS sale, taking place on June 23. Highlights from the auction, which will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, will include an Ewok axe and Imperial Trooper blaster from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Marilyn Monroe’s black wool dress and Superman III’s full costume. Also on offer will be meteorologist Valerie Voss’ Playboy bunny costume, Hugh Hefner’s robe and Donald...

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Art blockchain platform Maecenas today announced that Andy Warhol artwork 14 Small Electric Chairs (1980) will be the first on its platform to be tokenised. Cryptocurrency and art enthusiasts will be able to own fractional shares in the artwork by bidding at an auction on 20 June. The auction—which will be the world’s first cryptocurrency art sale—will be held in collaboration with Dadiani Syndicate, the first fine art gallery in the UK to accept cryptocurrency payments...

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