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El Bulli was the greatest restaurant in the world until it closed in 2011. Now its owner, Ferran Adrià, is finally getting rid of the venue’s leftover plonk. So, how much for a sip? Samuel Muston finds out
The National Geographic Society is selling parts of its massive archive of world exploration, offering 240 pieces spanning from the late 1800s to the present at an auction expected to bring in about $3m (£1.9m).
A Gerhard Richter painting owned by Eric Clapton sold on Friday night for £21.3m - more than 30 times what he paid for it in 2001.
The record sale of a Mark Rothko painting helped drive auctioneer Christie's to its most successful first half, as investors continued to flock to art as a good place to put their cash.
The sale of one of John Constable's finest works, an idyllic depiction of rural Suffolk, has provoked a bitter dispute in one of Europe's most flamboyant aristocratic families.
She's a walking fashionplate, a couture-clad collector. So why is Daphne Guinness selling her clothes?
A version of Edvard Munch's classic masterpiece The Scream has fetched a record-breaking $119.9 million (£74 million), making it the most expensive work of art to be sold at auction.
India's Sachin Tendulkar added another record to his impressive collection when he became the first batsman to score 15,000 Test runs today in the first test against West Indies.
Luis Suarez, the Liverpool forward, has risked the wrath of the Football Association by speaking for the first time about the allegation he racially abused Manchester United's Patrice Evra at Anfield last month.
Antonio Cassese was an internationally renowned Italian judge who headed two international war crimes tribunals.
Win in the International Varsity Debate for the city's university team speaks volumes
Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel will weigh up all options before deciding whether to sign Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi on another loan deal.
You could probably read the entire novel in the time it takes for New York's Elevator Repair Service to present Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the opening theatre show in the Edinburgh International Festival. Some of the episodes from the story – laconically narrated from within the action by the journalist Jake Barnes (Mike Iveson) – could easily have been cut. But in searching out "the play within the story" – as the director John Collins describes the process involved in devising this version – the company has made a brilliantly inventive marriage between words, music and an array of sound effects, and also between sharp characterisation, movement and choreography.
The biggest pieces of transfer-related bleating that you'll hear this January are from those players who will say "at this stage in a World Cup year, I need to be playing".
The Independent's Chris Hewett picks his ultimate XV from this Autumn's internationals.