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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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In an exclusive interview with Arts & Collections, photographer of the stars Steve Parke shares his experience working alongside legendary rock icon, Prince. Steve Parke’s acclaimed photobook, Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait (2017), provides an honest glimpse into the life and individuality of one of the most revered rock stars ever known. The publication coincided with an exhibition of the same name that was held at Proud Galleries in London at the end of last...

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Sotheby’s will unveil an exceptional portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s golden muse, in public for the first time in two decades next month. Buste de femme de profil. Femme écrivant (1932) will be displayed in London from 14 – 19 June ahead of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Art Sale on 19 June 2018. Painted in 1932, Picasso’s annus mirabilis, this monumental—yet remarkably intimate—painting of Marie-Thérèse, absorbed in the act of writing, evokes a private...

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Proud Galleries will showcase a collection of rare Marilyn Monroe photographs taken by famed photographer, Milton H. Greene. This landmark display, which is set to grace London’s Proud Central from 11 May until 24 June, exhibits images that neatly encapsulate the glamour, charisma and charm that made Marilyn the icon she is remembered as today. Born in 1926 as Norma Jeane, the actress filmed her first movie when she was just 21. She would not...

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