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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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Art fair Asia Now will celebrate its fifth show from the 16th to the 20th of October in Paris. Asia Now is the first European art fair to focus on Asia’s contemporary art scene. The fair will also expand this year, welcoming over 50 more of the most renowned galleries. It will present 250 artists from all over Asia, such as China, Korea, Japan and the Southeast. See Also: Hong Kong Cyberpunk Exhibition to Pay Homage...

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The 65th BRAFA, (Brussels Art Fair), one of the leading European art fairs,  will take place on Sunday 26th January – 2nd February 2020 at a former industrial site in Tour & Taxis, Belgium. There will be 133 galleries in total, the same number as last year, with some new names and several returning galleries. Staying true to its roots it will once again offer a diverse range of artworks of the highest quality from...

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A photography exhibition in Hong Kong will explore the past life of the harbour city between 1959 and 1960. A total of 130 photos will be shown at the F11 Foto Museum in the exhibition which will take place between the 3rd October 2019 and the 28th February 2020.  The show is called Ed Van der Elsken – Hong Kong the way it was. It will be the first time Elsken’s series will be shown in its...

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Once again Hong Kong’s most distinguished fine art fair welcomes elite international dealers and leading galleries to marvel at the treasures on display. Running from 4th to the 7th October, Fine Art Asia will exhibit extraordinary pieces at fairs across Asia and Western countries. These range from art and antiques, jewellery and timepieces to contemporary art, all spanning over five thousand years. Here, we show Arts & Collections’ favourite and most noteworthy pieces being displayed...

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There’s a particular exhilaration that comes from being the winning bidder – the new owner of something valuable and unique. It may well linger until you next see your artwork installed in your home, your office, a gallery or a museum. Between this moment and that, it will need to move. Besides the physical challenges involved in transporting it from A to B, there’s a maze of admin tasks to manoeuvre through too: insurance, taxes, custom...

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Renée Pfister is an independent Art & Gallery consultant, lending expertise to help clients preserve the highest quality and integrity of their artwork. Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy was founded in 2010. It has since been supporting private, corporate and institutional fine art, as well as antiquities collections in building, organising and shipping their artworks. Renée’s focus is to care and mitigate against the risks to your artwork during transit, at home, corporate headquarters,...

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On Tuesday April 2nd, Sotheby’s fourth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London amassed £2,316,625 / $3,023,196 (pre-sale estimate: £1.5-2.2 million / $2-2.9 million), creating new auction records for 11 artists in this category. El Anatsui, a contemporary Ghanaian artist, led the sale with his metallic aluminium bottle cap tapestry titled Zebra Crossing 2, achieving £1.1 million / $1.4 million (est. £550,000-750,000); the competitive bidding for the shimmering tapestry realised the third highest price...

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Over 200 works from the private art collection of George Michael are to be auctioned by Christie’s in London this March. The proceeds will help to continue the singer-songwriter’s philanthropic work.  The late George Michael, who died suddenly on Christmas Day in 2016, was a keen visitor to galleries and artist’s studios, where he developed friendships with many of the Young British Art Movement (YBA) artists whose work he admired deeply. His impressive collection represents...

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A well-known but rarely sighted portrait by Lucian Freud is heading to auction for the first time, after hanging in a legendary Irish house in the Wicklow mountains for more than 50 years. The 1956 painting, Head of a Boy, is a tender tribute to its sitter, the late Hon. Garech Browne, wealthy Guinness heir and lifelong friend of figurative British painter Lucian Freud. Executed at the Luggala estate by a 34-year-old Freud when Browne...

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