Art Auction

Recession? What Recession? London Art Auction Raises £74m

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

It was a "healthy" night of sales at Sotheby's yesterday evening as a contemporary art auction brought in more than £74 million - the auction house's...

Hand-Written Keats Poem To Auction For £45,000

PA | Posted 10.03.2013 | Home

A fragment of the only hand-written poem by John Keats known to remain in private hands is going under the hammer. Inspired by a walk on London's H...

Mick Jagger's Love Letter Sells For £187,250

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | Home

Almost a dozen passionate letters sent by Mick Jagger to his secret lover in the summer of 1969 have sold for £187,250. The price was more than do...

Which Artist's Sketch Is Set To Sell For £15m?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 16.01.2013 | Home

A drawing by Italian painter Raphael estimated to be worth up to £15 million is to be sold at auction. The Duke of Devonshire is selling the black...

For Sale: Love Letter That Scandalised 19th Century Britain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home

An emotional letter from Lord Horatio Nelson to his long-time mistress Lady Emma Hamilton is up for sale. The letter, which is dated circa 1801, ad...

Sgt Pepper's Collage To Fetch £80,000

PA | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home

A slice of Beatles' history goes on sale next month when the original collage designed by Sir Peter Blake for the insert of the band's Sgt Pepper's Lo...

Grayson Perry Goes Potty!

PA | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

Grayson Perry has unveiled a pot covered in "bad portraits" to raise money for the refurbishment of the Royal Academy. The transvestite potter is o...

Revealed: The Billionaire Who Bought The Most Expensive Painting In The World

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

The owner of the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction - which just so happens to be the world's most famous artwork, Edvard Munch's The Scream ...

Warhol's Final Print To Sell For £60,000

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home

One of Andy Warhol's final works could raise £60,000 when it is auctioned on Wednesday. The copy of the American pop artist's 1985 portrait of the...

Which Notorious Criminal Painted This Idyllic Landscape?

Caters | Heather Skillen | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

A series of artworks produced behind bars by the notorious Kray twins are expected to fetch £15,000 when they go under the hammer next month. The...

£200m Worth Of Masterpieces In One Room

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home

Masterpieces by the likes of John Constable, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Francis Bacon, together valued at more than £200 million, were assembled this ...

A Lot To Shell Out: Lucian Freud's Egg To Sell For £100,000

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

It’s far from the late painter’s most sophisticated work, but that shouldn’t stop this painted egg by Lucian Freud from selling for up to £100,...

Mr. Toad Sells For £37,000

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 14.07.2012 | Home

Rat, Mole and Mr. Toad, drawn when Shepard was 90 years old A sketch of Rat, Mole and Mr. Toad from The Wind in the Willows has sold for £37,0...

How Much For A Rare Pooh Bear?

Posted 19.03.2012 | Home

A thank you note featuring a rare sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet is expected to sell for £20,000. Featuring Pooh holding a piece of paper th...