10×10 London: Drawing the City is the latest innovative art scheme to raise money for charity.
According to their website, the project “brings together 100 of the world’s best artists, architects and designers in the most famous city in the world, London”. Read more
Mackintosh art to be auctioned in Edinburgh
The single largest collection of Charles Rennie Mackintosh art is to be auctioned off in Edinburgh. Read more
Over 40 separate paintings by Ronnie and Reggie Kray are to be sold at auction, with the lot expected to sell for a big price.
The pair, who were jailed for murder in 1969 after running a gang in London’s East End during the 1950s and 1960s, painted the works during their time in prison. Read more
A highly valuable Baroque painting has been returned to its original owners after a 70 year battle and will go up for sale at Christie’s this June.
The painting, ‘Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue’, was lost by Federico Gentili di Giuseppe’s family during World War Two and relatives listened via conference call as the rights were handed back to them. Read more
Auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s are holding an auction of valuable Asian art as part of their semi-annual Asia Week.
According to Reuters, the sales, which began on Monday, will include bronze Buddha statues, modern art, hanging scrolls as well as a number of carved rhinoceros horns which have been featured on Antiques Roadshow. Read more
A number of pieces of work done by urban artist Banksy are set to go under the hammer at auction house Bonhams in New Bond Street, as part of its Urban Art Sale.
Leopard and Barcode is the main piece that is expected to grab the most headlines and attract the big bucks. Pre sale estimates range from between £60,000 and £80,000 thanks in no small part to Banksy’s signature on the reverse. Read more
As famous pieces of art go, there are few which quite capture the attention like Edvard Munch’s Scream, which is why it will bring in huge amount of money when sold at Sotheby’s in May.
The famous piece, painted by Norwegian Munch, is expected to fetch around £50 million when it goes under the hammer in New York in a couple of months’ time. Read more
A series of art masterpieces set to go under the hammer have been unveiled and are expected to raise around £4.5 million.
The paintings, one of which was found in an abandoned beach hut, range in time periods from the Pre-Raphaelites to the British Impressionists and are expected to raise the mammoth amount cumulatively when they are auctioned on December 15th.
Arguably the pick of the bunch is Derby Day, painted by William Powell Firth, which was found in the beach hut only recently. Read more
A number of photographs taken of legendary Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe have been sold for a massive $352,000 (£225,000).
Taken by Joseph Jasgur back in 1946, the photographs were the first images of Monroe before she changed her name from Norma Jeane Dougherty. They came complete with negatives and sell-on rights, and were sold to settle the late photographer’s debts. Read more
It’s a well-known phrase that people ‘suffer for their art’ and over the weekend, outside the Royal College of Art, hundreds of people were readily suffering for other people’s art.
This weekend saw the annual Secret Sale, which offers art lovers the chance to pick up pieces painted by some of the finest artists in the world for peanuts.
Works painted by esteemed artists including Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Anish Kapoor and Yoko Ono were up for grabs at a price of just £45. Alternatively, art buyers can end up with work carried out by as-yet unknown artists. Read more