Horace Walpole’s aunt once quipped that the hermaphrodite was ‘the only happy couple she ever saw’. A bronze variation on the theme comes to auction soon…
‘When this collection began, no one thought that Islam would be on everyone’s lips’
There are no better examples of piqué posé tortoiseshell in the world. How often may this be said of a work of art on the market?
A look at the star attractions at Sotheby’s in London this November
This year’s fair was complemented by a strong edition of Parcours des Mondes
The highlight of the Asian art sales in London is a ceramic masterpiece that was created in China almost a thousand years ago
The celebrated TEFAF art fair will opens its doors at New York’s Park Avenue Armory this month. Susan Moore selects her highlights from the landmark event
Christie’s New York is offering two mummy portraits at auction this month. What do we know about these strange survivals from antiquity?
An exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of Ariosto’s epic Italian poem is as rich as the book itself
London’s PAD stands out among the Frieze week fairs; Christie’s auctions works from Leslie Waddington’s collection, while Sotheby’s focuses on Islamic art
Anyone scanning the headlines would have been impressed by the results of the ‘classic art’ auctions in London in July.
The British Pop artist is hot property at auction – and now there’s a welcome exhibition of his work in London, too
From a Dutch Caravaggisti painting to 17th-century Chinese cabinets, here are our highlights from the art market this month
June’s auctions see works by Moore, Saville and Picardy exceeding expectations, while several museum-worthy pieces change hands
The first ever exhibition of Tsogo land pieces and a hairpin made from Zulu ivory are among the highlights at Parcours des Mondes
A look at some of the highlights at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this week
C.W. Eckersberg’s 19th-century paintings are barely known outside Denmark and Germany, but they should be…
Rubens’s epic painting of Lot and his Daughters treats a morally ambiguous subject with great artistic subtlety. It’s bound to do well at auction
Christie’s celebrates the great tradition of British painting this month
The estimate is far short of the $100m+ prices notched up in recent years – but then this is a Picasso more cerebral than sexy
Bacon, Warhol, Rothko…All the usual big-hitters appear in this month’s blue-chip sales. For the sake of variety, here are a few other highlights
The architect’s first project in São Paulo restores and adds to one of the city’s historical landmarks
The elegant Bernard Boutet, medieval chess pieces and a vibrant, miniaturist Madonna feature in our preview of April’s art market