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Laptop with malware – responsible for $95 billion in damages – sold for $1.3 million

Just a week ago, a laptop more than a decade old sold for a whopping $1.3 million, but this 2008 Samsung NC10 was not just a nostalgic item for bidders. No, the laptop was loaded with six of the world’s most dangerous viruses in existence. The computer cum artwork, titled The Persistence of Chaos, was […]

Edward Hopper’s ‘Shakespeare at Dusk’ to hit the auction block

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang  Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,  Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.  In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west Which by and by […]

A Night Less Starry- The Auction of Van Gogh’s Gun

On June 9th, 2019, the rusted husk of a 7mm Lefaucheux revolver will go up for auction. This weathered skeleton sat untouched and unseen in a field in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise for approximately seven decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, only being plucked from its home in the soil when a farmer […]

From Attic to Auction: The Journey of the Lost Caravaggio

The story of the lost Caravaggio discovered in a dusty attic in France has recently taken an exciting turn, with its highly-anticipated auctioning planned for this summer. The discovery of the masterpiece brought up the total number of paintings attributed to Caravaggio to 68. As it was unveiled last week at Colnaghi gallery, we reflect […]

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun portrait triples the auction record for any female Old Master

Once overlooked, female old masters are now taking center stage with numerous high-profile and record-breaking sales paving the way. The latest of which is a 1788 work by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun which sold for $7.18 million at Sotheby’s Old Masters sale last week and became the most expensive painting by a pre-modern era female […]

Shredded Banksy to be shown at German Museum

A private museum in the German town of Baden-Baden will be the first museum to show Banksy’s Love in the Bin, the sensational painting that was shredded by remote control at Sotheby’s in London after it was auctioned. The Frieder Burda museum announced that it will exhibit the viral artwork for one month starting from […]

It’s Sinatra’s world…and Sotheby’s sold it

Start spreading the news… Over the course of 11 days and three auctions, Sotheby’s saw a total of $9.2 million during their Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra sale. The sale attracted collectors and Sinatra fans with the chance to purchase film, entertainment and political memorabilia, fine art, jewellery, personal items, books, […]