The work has become the most expensive printed book in the world
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Monday 20 July 2009
Wednesday 17 June 2009
How King Louis XV came to shoot his own horse in the bottom is described, by the monarch himself, in a batch of royal letters to be auctioned in Paris today.
Sunday 10 May 2009
Sunday 22 March 2009
Wednesday 18 March 2009
When the list of items offered in the sale catalogue for tonight's auction of the late designer Gianni Versace's possessions was announced, Lot 72 was billed as the star item.
Saturday 14 March 2009
Thursday 12 March 2009
Bronze busts, glazed terracotta reliefs and 19 century and paintings are among the 546 lots from the home of the late Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace on display at Sotheby's in London from today.
Sunday 25 January 2009
For 90 years this exquisite and rare work by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani has graced the home of one wealthy family. The image of two young girls was painted in the south of France in 1918 as the artist avoided the ravages of the end of the First World War. Now, for the first time, it is to go under the hammer.
Sunday 16 November 2008
Friday 07 November 2008
Wednesday 08 October 2008
Tuesday 23 September 2008
Tuesday 16 September 2008
Damien Hirst's audacious plot to take his creations straight to auction paid off last night as he set a new personal record of £10.3m for one artwork in the first part of a two-part sale. The astounding £70.5m total raised at Sotheby's in London exceeded all expectations. The previous auction record for a work by Hirst was £9.7m.
Sunday 14 September 2008
Tuesday 09 September 2008
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