Picasso NFTs shut down by family members

As the untiring march of NFTs begins to find more and more footholds across the arts existent art industry, we are bound to see this trend touched on by legendary artists and their descendants. One such name of massive note that has been recently coiled around the platform is that of Pablo Picasso. In a […]

MSCHF sells off 1000 copies of Andy Warhol’s ‘Fairies’

The tricks and treats of the season have all been doled out as we step into November. But it wasn’t only Halloween that saw disguises in abundance: 999 paintings were also masquerading as something they weren’t. Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF was stirring up their namesake mischief by reproducing just under a thousand copies of Andy […]

Antiquities looting: an ongoing crisis as well as a shameful piece of history

Western museums are, rightfully, facing increasing pressure to return art and artefacts looted during colonial times. Artefact theft is not merely a disgraceful part of the past, however, but is an ongoing problem which is occurring right now in dozens of places across the world. Political instability has always created opportunities for looters and thieves, […]

David Bowie Painting ‘DHead XLVI’ discovered in donation centre

Sometimes art can surprise us in the strangest of places. Whether it be through a museum rediscovering a piece tucked away for decades unseen in their collection, or when a collector passes away and leaves a trove of unsorted pieces, it can make for an exciting find for the person happening upon it as well […]

Sotheby’s accepting cryptocurrency for upcoming Banksy auction

It has been made abundantly clear that the digital realm is now intrinsically tied to the economies of the world. With the ever-valuable status of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies still aloft and the vastly growing interest in NFTs, the digital economy is also making firm ties to the world of art. So it comes as no […]

Seminal sculptures by Mahmoud Mokhtar to make their auction debut

Two rarely seen sculptures by Egyptian artist Mahmoud Mokhtar are heading to Sotheby’s for auction at this week. The sculptures represent two different periods in Mokhtar’s career and have belonged to the family of politician and collector Hafez Afifi Pasha for 80 years. Together, the sculptures could fetch more than £200,000. Born in 1891, Mokhtar […]

Critics call on South Korea to change laws, keep Samsung chairman’s £1.26b art collection in the country

Lee Kun-hee, the head of the Samsung conglomerate who passed away in October of last year, amassed an impressive collection of art estimated to be worth around ₩2 trillion (£1.26 billion). Now, South Korean art critics and cultural ministers are asking that tax laws be changed so that Lee’s heirs might opt to keep the […]