Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Sotheby's sold to media entrepreneur and art collector Patrick Drahi in $3.7bn deal17 June 2019
Sotheby’s has been sold to BidFair USA, a company owned by media and telecom entrepreneur and art collector Patrick Drahi.
Leonard Cohen's love letters to muse Marianne sell for five times estimate at Christie’s auction17 June 2019
Letters from Canadian poet, singer-songwriter and novelist Leonard Cohen to his muse Marianne Ihlen have sold for a total $700,800 ($876,000 including buyer’s premium).
Burne-Jones sketches head to Delaware museum via Cambridge17 June 2019
Two studies by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones for his 1868 oil Hymenaeus will soon be reunited with the finished painting.
Antique silk top hats in demand ahead of Royal Ascot racing events14 June 2019
Retailer Oliver Brown has reported a boost in the sale of antique silk top hats ahead of Royal Ascot next week.
Only Fools and Horses millionaire cheque sold for £9100 at Bristol auction14 June 2019
The £6.2m cheque that finally made the Trotter brothers millionaires was hammered down at £9100 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) at auction in Bristol.
Who will pick Concorde’s nose? Nose cone from supersonic plane comes to auction14 June 2019
A nose cone from the supersonic Concorde plane is coming to auction in Northamptonshire.
Design specialists Rago and Wright merge, Hansons promotes book specialist and Phillips hires US lawyer – the latest Movers and Shakers13 June 2019
A selection of appointments across the art and antiques market.
Gun found in a field where artist van Gogh shot himself to be sold in Paris13 June 2019
Vincent van Gogh died from a gunshot wound in the summer of 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise in the south of France.
First original cover art of Tintin sells at US auction for more than $1m11 June 2019
The very first original cover art featuring comic character Tintin has sold at auction in the US for a premium inclusive $1.125m.
Coin from reign of Allectus found in field makes house record at Dix Noonan Webb10 June 2019
A rare Roman gold aureus, found by a metal detectorist in a field in Kent earlier this year, was hammered down at Dix Noonan Webb last week for a house record £460,000.
‘New addition’ to the Lewis chessmen10 June 2019
Sotheby’s believes it has found a missing piece from the Lewis chessmen hoard – the cache of 12th or 13th century walrus ivory carvings that chiefly resides in the British Museum.
Meet the ‘last living Surrealist’ – Desmond Morris on painting and collecting10 June 2019
Desmond Morris on his many lives as a zoologist, painter, author and collector
Five lots to watch at auction this week including a rare pair of Jagger statues, a Winston Churchill letter and an Indian toy soldier10 June 2019
With estimates from £500-400,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.
Three of the first British female artists on show at Lyon & Turnbull's London exhibition08 June 2019
Lyon & Turnbull is hosting an exhibition spotlighting the work of three of the first British female artists this summer.
Newly redeveloped Cork Street gets first letting – Contemporary art dealer Goodman Gallery moves to Mayfair07 June 2019
Contemporary art dealership Goodman Gallery is to join Cork Street as its first major letting since its multi-million pound redevelopment last year.
Rare fireman’s helmet bought at auction by Midlands museum07 June 2019
The Black Country Living Museum has bought a rare piece of local history - a fireman’s helmet from a fire service run by the local butcher.
Rare Roman gold coin found in Kent field sells at £460,00006 June 2019
A rare Roman gold coin, found by a metal detectorist in a field in Kent, was hammered down at £460,000.
New York auctions to celebrate the LGBTQ community and mark 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising05 June 2019
As the Pride season begins this month with a series of events and parades in major cities to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Swann Auction Galleries are to hold auctions honouring the movement.
Chiswick opens in Edinburgh, Bonhams reorganises its ceramics department, Unique Auctions expands and a dealer leaves Pimlico Road after 25 years - the latest Movers and Shakers04 June 2019
A selection of expansion news and appointments across the art and antiques market.
Bought for £5 in 1964: 'Lewis Chessmen' piece comes to auction with estimate of up to £1m at Sotheby’s03 June 2019
Dating from the 12th and early 13th centuries, the Lewis Chessmen collection was rediscovered on Lewis in 1831 and is among the most famous archaeological finds.