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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 […]

Group ‘Burnt Banksy’ destroy original Banksy for NFT auction

The presence of NFTs in the art world took a large uptick recently. While having existed since 2017, non-fungible tokens—unique digital files which are verified through a blockchain not dissimilar to cryptocurrencies—have been causing a buzz over the past month with high-profile artists such as Grimes making millions off of NFT sales. While there is […]

Eve Arnold believed photography should be affordable, so her estate is releasing posters of “iconic and unseen” work for just £30

Photographer Eve Arnold once remarked “I would prefer photography to be a folk art – cheap and available to everybody, rather than elevated to mandarin proportions created through an artificial scarcity.” It was that quote, seen by Arnold’s grandson, Michael Arnold, who now manages her archive, that inspired a collection of prints released as posters […]

Satirical cookbook by Andy Warhol, including recipes like “Omelet Greta Garbo”, heads to auction

Flipping through the pages of an old cookbook is often an amusing experience. While most 1950s cookbooks were made in earnest and have only become comical with age, a self-published cookbook by Pop artist Andy Warhol purposefully poked fun at the fad foods of the day. Later this month, a colour copy of Warhol’s satirical […]

Seeing it through: artist Amy Sherald orchestrates legacy of her Breonna Taylor portrait

Last September, Amy Sherald’s portrait of Breonna Taylor appeared on the front cover of a special Vanity Fair magazine dedicated to activism. Although commissioned by Vanity Fair guest editor Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sherald said she made the portrait for Taylor’s family to keep her “alive forever.” Now, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and […]

“The Blue Lotus” from The Adventures of Tintin sells for €2.6 million

Time and time again, we see just how much value nostalgia can give to the price of an item. Artwork connected to a childhood property can drive auction bids through the roof, whether they be storybooks, TV shows, or comic books. While it’s no surprise that well-preserved comics can go for astronomical prices among collectors, […]