A Rembrandt painting that was estimated at just €15,000 two years ago at auction is now offered at Sotheby's upcoming sale with a £15 million price tag.
From the birth of Venus to the riddle of the Sphinx, here are the tales behind some of the greatest works of Classicism.
Though celadon is often associated with China, the green-glazed ceramics from the Korean peninsula are some of the most precious pieces on the market.
The Futurism movement emerged in the early 20th century as a radical departure from traditional artistic conventions.
In 1959, Peggy Guggenheim bought what she later described as ‘twelve fantastic artifacts' from Africa, the Pacific and South America, which went on to form the basis of her extraordinary collection of non-Western art. In 2021, they were showcased in Venice for the first time as a whole.
African art has long inspired Western modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Amedeo Modigliani – among many others. Dogon art, in particular, may have been the driving inspiration behind 20th-century movements such as Cubism.
Discover the art and legacy of three women who revolutionised painting in the 18th century.
A pair of cabinets never seen before, crafted by Georg Haupt, will soon be auctioned in Stockholm, along with intimate portraits from Dalarna, a Pre-Raphaelite portrait and an envelope dating back to 1895.
Behind the intricate stitches of his sculptural garments, Alexander McQueen hid a world of cinematic, historical and literary references that gave rise to some of the most beautiful fashion shows in the history of haute couture.
The French Emperor's iconic bicorne hat just sold for over €2 million, a world record for such an object.
Not only is this 1962 250 GTO the most expensive Ferrari ever sold, it is also the second most expensive car ever auctioned.
Following the recent addition of 'Kitchen Cimabue' to the Louvre collection last week, the French museum is now merely €1.3 million short of acquiring Jean Siméon Chardin's renowned still life. They have issued a call for public funding.
Mark your calendars: here are 10 unmissable shows to see in London this autumn. From the blockbusters Marina Abramović and Gabrielle Chanel retrospectives to pioneering photographers and contemporary artists, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
At the highest stratosphere of the auction market, 12 paintings have each sold for over $100 million. From works by Picasso to the famous da Vinci, here are the most expensive paintings ever sold at auction.
From the World War I front to Kensington Palace, read about the fascinating history of the Cartier Tank watch.
Admittedly, not all of them are, but as soon as the brand Ferrari is mentioned, most conjure an image of a red racing car. Why is this colour so emblematic of the Italian manufacturer?
Since its inception in 1958, the iconic Swedish furniture company Ikea has created many interior design classics. Some designs have even become sought-after collectors' items and regularly receive high prices at auction.
Existing as a thriving metropolis for centuries, it’s not surprising that London has served as inspiration for some of the world’s best artists. Here are the 7 top artworks to depict this incredible city.
This is the story behind 'La Circassienne au Bain', an early 19th-century oil painting by French Salon master Merry-Joseph Blondel, which sank on the Titanic's fatal voyage in 1912.
It’s not always easy for artists to find global success when alive, but these five male and five female artists are the exception to this rule.
While no woman is on the list of most expensive artists at auction – yet – more works by female artists are in demand and achieving higher prices at auction. Here are the 15 priciest female artists.
Everyone starts out small, but early works can often foreshadow great talent. From sketches to portraits and more, here are the first known artworks by some of the world's most famous artists.