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Friday 03 September 2010
Lord Nelson's Breast Star of the Order of the Bath is to go on sale at Sothebys next month with an estimate of £300,000.
Saturday 24 July 2010
Monday 12 July 2010
The aristocratic owners of some of Britain's most famous country estates have sold off art treasures worth £100m since the start of the recession. Many are heirlooms and are being sold at auction – often to foreign bidders – to pay for the renovation and upkeep of country homes. Cuts in government spending have raised concerns that treasure with heritage value will increasing be sold abroad as museums and galleries are unable to afford them. All these artworks come from stately homes, most of which are open to the public. Around £80m worth of major works have been sold in this way, while additional, smaller works are being marketed discreetly, an investigation by The Art Newspaper claims.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Sunday 27 June 2010
George Osborne might insist that "we are all in this together", but it looks like the super-rich did not get the memo. While the rest of the nation embraces a new age of austerity, the wealthy are snapping up status symbols such as yachts, multi-million pound artworks, private jets and jewels with renewed vigour.
Saturday 19 June 2010
The lyrics to the final song on the classic Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band have sold for $1.2m (£810,000) at an auction in New York.
Friday 18 June 2010
Countrywide, Britain's largest residential estate agency and property services group, has agreed to buy most of its upmarket rival Hamptons International.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
A collection of first-edition books, described as the greatest of its kind, is estimated to sell for between £8m and £15m at auction later this year.
Thursday 20 May 2010
A collection of prints by Pablo Picasso is expected to fetch around £2.5 million when they are auctioned later this year.
Thursday 20 May 2010
Four “important works” by L.S Lowry are among a collection of 20th Century British artwork due to be auctioned next Wednesday.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
The Brooklyn town house where Truman Capote wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and other notable works is on sale for $18 million.
Thursday 06 May 2010
A US State Department spokesman confirmed that a 25-year-old American woman was killed by a crocodile while snorkelling in India's Andaman Islands last month.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
A 1932 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress has sold for $106.5 million (£70 million), a world record price for any work of art at auction.
Thursday 29 April 2010
A collection of Roman sculptures that was due to be sold at Bonhams auction house in London yesterday has been withdrawn amid concerns that the statues may have originally been illegally excavated.
Sunday 18 April 2010
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
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- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'