Estimated at just £150-200, a sardonyx cameo ring sold to a dealer for £39,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) […]
English-born John Glover showed an early interest in wildlife and was to be found sketching birds and nature as a child. He also began painting in oil and watercolour while at the school. For the next nine years or so, Glover exhibited his paintings developed from sketching tours. Glover is renowned for his work on the Tasmanian landscape. Previous English painters had tended to paint Australian scenes as ‘English country gardens’ but he captured the light and bush as it was. However, his realistic views were not always translated to his work depicting the local populace. He is now well recognised in Australia with the John Glover Society being established in August 2001.
Collecting often leads to a certain obsession, as many enthusiasts with attics filled to burst or garages stuffed […]
A copy of a previously unheard studio recording made by a young David Bowie comes up for sale […]
Much of the pre-sale interest in the 19th century paintings offered at the major London rooms centred on […]
The British Art Pottery sales at Woolley & Wallis have posted some remarkable sums for single William De […]
Verner Panton was a man with a unique personality and an extraordinary sense of space, light function, shape, and colour. He originally wanted to become an artist, but his dream was punctuated by his father, so he decided to become an architect instead. Hence, he went to the School of Fine Arts and he worked as a traditional tradesman before his architectural training. Panton wanted to incite people into making use of their thoughts with his work. He, therefore, showed people innovative ways in order to encourage them to use their phantasy thoughts and made their environment more exciting by conducting tests with furniture, colours, lighting, and textiles as well as using the latest technologies.
An unusual painting of a fishing boat by Egon Schiele (1890-1918) will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London […]
Bonhams has made a trio of hires as contemporary art and digital growth become a focus for the […]
While Booker White is usually not the first bluesman who comes to mind, the musicians he inspired are […]
The continued interest in Victorian music boxes in this age of Spotify and streaming was evident when three […]
A ‘Moonraker’ laser rifle and letter from Roger Moore are among sales highlights at a James Bond auction […]
Groucho, Harpo and Chico are shown below in Al Hirschfield’s original cover artwork for ‘Why a Duck?’, a […]
Arctic and Antarctic exploration was the main theme of a library assembled over many years by architect Roger […]
Dated to c.1480, the 5in (12.5cm) tall painting on vellum of ‘King David in Penitence’ shown right was […]
If the Battle of Britain is your collecting field, then the sale of a Kent collection held in […]
Following on from new-found nostalgia for toys and games of their youth, collectors tempted by fond memories for […]
Sam Maloof was described as the most celebrated contemporary furniture craftsman in America. He combined the art of design with the necessity of comfort. He developed style hallmarks such as organic forms, articulated joinery, and a commitment to clean and swooping lines. The rocking chair first made in 1958 was Maloof’s most famous piece of work. Maloof recreated a traditional American design by discovering the intrinsic setback of the rocking chair form and modified it. Quite a lot of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States are the enthusiasts of Maloof rockers. Maloof’s work can be found in various museums, institutes and the White House.