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 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; ...

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.

Collecting Fine Watches

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Van der Vorst

The watch has become a quintessential item of style and functionality. A popular article of dress, antique and rare watches have come to be considered as collectible items of jewellery, for their ornamental value rather than just for their time-keeping function.

Apple's Jony Ive Lives In This $17 Mansion. It Is Insane.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

If you're Jony Ive -- a design genius, responsible for literally the majority of the most influential tech products of the last decade, a knight of th...

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.

Banksy And The Legend Of Robin Hood

Henry Broome | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Broome

The street artist lives on both sides of the fence and his grass is always green. An anti-capitalist whose biographies are littered with pound signs. A critic of the auction houses but has retrospective on at Sotheby's S |2 gallery.

WATCH: Rare Blue Diamonds Under The Hammer

ITN | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Sotheby's auction house is preparing to auction off two extremely rare gem stones - a 118-carat white diamond and a round 7.59 carat fancy vivid blue ...


Melkon Charchoglyan | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melkon Charchoglyan

A red carpet unfurls along the broad sidewalk of Old Bond Street, leading gallantly to the golden gates of Sotheby's. Cameras flash incessantly as James Bond villains glide through the doors, accompanied by their retired Victoria's Secret models...

Behind The Iron Curtain: Rare Photographic Artworks From The Former Soviet Union (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

Two baby faced marines pose with a teddy bear, while a shorts-clad chimpanzee holds a camera in front of the Kremlin. They make up a collection of...

The Asian Awards, a Night of the Good, the Gracious and the Great!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

A room full of global and political leaders, sporting stars, music legends, business tycoons, Television and film celebrities - it could only be the annual Asian awards!

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...

Picasso's 'Golden Muse' Sells For More Than £28.5m

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | Home

A Picasso painting has fetched more than £28.5 million at auction. The impressionist's 1932 piece, Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre (Woman Sitting ...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 10

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.03.2013 | Home
Thomas Woodham Smith

This Monday was one of those big Mondays. You know the ones which are expected and you feel slightly nervous about and the result is uncertain. Well it was one of those. Monday was Nazy Vassegh's first day. Who is she, you ask?

Jack Vettriano Donates New Painting To Scottish Charities

Posted 21.01.2013 | Home

One of Scotland's most successful living painters, Jack Vettriano, has painted a new work with the aim of helping charities from his homeland. 'Nig...

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...

Jane Austen's Ring Sells For £152,000

WENN | Posted 11.09.2012 | Home

A gold ring once owned by British author Jane Austen has sold at auction for more than five times its estimate. The Pride and Prejudice writer's si...

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 ...

Think A MacBook Is Expensive?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech

A functioning Apple 1 computer, the first designed, built and sold by Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak has sold at auction for £240,929...

Anxiety is Priceless: 'The Scream' of the Crisis

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Giovanni Vimercati

In spite of the mass-mediated efforts to maintain a respectable semblance, outside of that auction room where The Scream was neutralised, the world we inhabit boasts remarkable similarities with Munch's vision.

See 'The Scream' In London - While You Can

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

The Scream - on display in London now The only privately-owned version of Edvard Munch's classic masterpiece The Scream has gone on show in Lon...

There's One For All Of Us: Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.02.2012 | Home

Edvard Munch’s The Scream is the latest iconic artwork up for grabs on the art market. The piece, which will be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York...

'The Scream' Set To Sell For Jaw-Dropping Price

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | Home

A version of Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream is to go on display in London in April before being auctioned in New York the following month. T...

Newly Discovered Portrait Of Emily Bronte To Sell For Thousands

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | Home

A hitherto unknown portrait believed to be of author Emily Bronte is expected to fetch thousands of pounds when it goes under the hammer this week. ...

How Much Is The World's Most Expensive Book?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

A copy of Birds of America, the most expensive book in the world, is to go under the hammer later this month at Christie's and is expected to sell for...