For nearly three centuries, a cupid hid in the background of Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. However, the gradual removal of a layer of paint has recently freed the cherub from the shadows.
A Samsung laptop infested with the six most dangerous viruses in Internet history, the brainchild of Chinese artist Guo Dong, has sold for £1.02 million.
"Vogue has always been more than just a magazine: it's a history, a way of life, a state of mind. These are the people, the places, the clothes, the ideas, that have formed it throughout the century..." – British Vogue’s art director Robin Derrick.
One auction house is ending the auction season in style with a series of exceptional sales comprising seven different categories and nearly 2,500 lots. Here are the highlights of the sale, from art and jewellery to fashion accessories and archaeological treasures.
An unknown canvas attributed to Caravaggesque Flemish painter Theodoor Rombouts, which was discovered in a property in Auvergne, sold in Clermont-Ferrand for triple its high estimate.