Audrey Hepburn's Clothes And Personal Belongings Go Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Style

Audrey Hepburn’s elegant personal style is the definition of iconic. Which is why devoted fans and fashion enthusiasts alike have had their hearts ...

Life in the Arts Lane, Week 125 - What Next After the Leave Vote?

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am just one of millions of British citizens and other Europeans who have benefitted from freedom of movement. All this does not matter as we are irrevocably in this situation and we have to make the best of it. Head up, chin high and off we go.

Life In The Arts Lane - week 113 - All Change

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

After nearly five years of quasi independence as a roving antique dealer and erstwhile fair organiser I found myself boarding an aeroplane heading for...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 107 - Nearly at an End?

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

In London the sun is shining, the public walk in a daze and semi-naked young and old parade their interesting bodies around town. This is the summer; ...

Russian Art: To Buy or Not to Buy

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Following the various bans imposed on Russian citizens living in Europe, and the drop in oil prices, there was apprehension surrounding Russian Art Week in London last month. Dealers and auction houses were wondering how the political and economical situation would impact the Russian art market. In essence, the market has proven to remain strong.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 96 - The Smell of Art

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Back in the Ming exhibition I rise from the floor and continue my tour. This exhibition has been a huge success - friends from America have flown over more or less just to see it.

Art and Technology

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Van der Vorst

The online incarnation of the art market is changing centuries-old habits of art consumption - 71% of collectors have purchased art through the Internet, which I think is quite a substantial figure thus demonstrating people feel more and more comfortable buying art online.

Join an Archaeological Dig... Courtesy of the Internet of Things

Mark Horton | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Horton

Archaeologists like things - in fact things are the very stuff of what we dig up all the time. The very excitement of discovery, when you never know what is likely to pop out of the ground at any moment, is what keep us all going, all those long days in the horizontal rain on windswept hillsides!

Life In the Arts Lane - Week 84 - Season Finale

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The dust is rising as the last few struts are removed and packed up for onward travel,The Dutch are licking their wounds following another World Cup penalty shoot-out failure, and a disconsolate mood hangs over the dry bare ground revealed by the vanished Masterpiece 'Evolution' tent like a miasma.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 48 - An Auction House 'After Hours'

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Banksy is all the rage in NY at the moment as he has blazed through the city graffittying hither and thither and stirring up a hornet's nest of opinion about what art is. The outgoing Mayor has ultimately spoken that all graffiti should be removed, but Banksy's celebrity means that people are trying to preserve the work. Complex indeed.

Christie's Art Cornucopia: Auction Houses as Exhibition Spaces

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Auction Houses always get in the news when an art work reaches an exorbitant price. However, many people do not realise that they exhibit some of the finest works before they go back into a private collection away from the public view. It is a golden opportunity to see them before it is too late. And there is no entrance fee.

New Works by Christie: A Show of Intellectual Gravity

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The new solo exhibition at the Flowers Gallery in Shoreditch, London, by the British artist Cedric Christie, displays an intellectual gravity not seen since the 60's, when artists of the calibre of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd and Carl Andre, among many, developed the imagery that represents the collective memory of the 20th Century.

Fashion Legend Remembered as Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Dress Goes to Auction

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Style
Amanda Callaghan

Elizabeth Taylor's wedding dress was not the only famous gown designed by Helen Rose. She was the designer behind most of Old Hollywood's most iconic fashion moments on and off the silver screen.

PICS: This Massive, 56-Year-Old Robot Can Be Yours For £8,000

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Tech

Are you rich, lonely and want a giant robot to hug? Then today is your lucky day. A nine foot tall humanoid robot built in 1957 is to be placed up ...

Musings: A Walk Through February Auctions

Freya Simms | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Freya Simms

It has been a blockbuster few weeks in the heart of London where records have been made and many works of art have sold in the millions at the great a...

Totally Surreal: And That's Just The Prices...

PA | Posted 17.03.2013 | Home

A sale of "exceptional" surrealist art including a Joan Miro painting that has not been seen for more than half a century is set to raise millions of ...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 4

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 16.02.2013 | Home
Thomas Woodham Smith

Back to lunch though I cannot describe every dish and each friend I met with. Lunch is a perfect blend of time pressure with hedonism. Because of the uncertain length of lunch it intensives the agenda. You cut to the chase.

A Tube Trip Down Memory Lane (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.09.2012 | Home

A selection of vintage London Underground posters are going under the hammer at Christie’s. The 300 posters are from the archives of the London ...

Heads I Shop, Tails He Pays!

Ella Krasner | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Krasner

I am sorry to be late again. Sometimes I find it hard to keep up with this blog, especially when an invitation from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to the 3 day launch of their first Couture Collection in Sicily, arrives - like that!

Daphne Guinness Collection Auction at Christie's

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Style
Christine Babington Smith

Last week Glamnet's owner, Joanne, was invited to preview the Daphne Guinness Collection which will go under the hammer at Christie's tonight. Daphne was there to present the collection, and talked movingly about her friend and fellow fashion muse Issie: "the sale was the only poetical way for me to say thank you to my friend who I carry in my soul. She meant so very much to me."

Paintings Of Queen's Visit To Ireland To Be Auctioned

PA | Posted 17.05.2012 | Home

The Queen laying a wreath in Dublin, Michael Hanrahan Two paintings capturing the Queen's historic visit to Ireland a year ago are being auctio...

Golf Essentials: Clubs, Pleats, A Painting Worth £300,000...

PA | Posted 24.02.2012 | Home

A golf putter, used by two of the game's most famous players, and a painting of a golf course are just two of the headline lots at an auction expected...

'Big Sue' Does It Again: Freud Auction Breaks Sales Records

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | Home

An auction of works by the late Lucian Freud has resulted in a record-breaking sale of a print by the artist. Entitled Eli, the etching fetched £1...

Pictures Of The Day (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

It's been an action-packed week for the world - as evidenced by the Men's Downhill Training at the Audi FIS World Cup at Rosa Khutor Mountain Resort i...

From Egypt to Ukraine: Pictures Of The Day

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Have you had deja vu today? It could be because today is GroundHog Day - handler Ron Ploucha is seen holding Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognostic...