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The Auction as Show

Unsurprisingly, the leading auction houses are all selling photographic work to coincide with Photo London (18-21 May). By way of a warm-up, I looked at them as exhibits rather than as potential purchases. Do they make for a good visit?


Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection, Part III

The third and final auction from the estate of Audrey Hepburn will take place online next week. Following on from last year’s hugely successful sales, the auction includes over 200 further lots from the archive of one of the most beloved screen actresses of the 20th century.

First Open/LDN crowd sourced artist Nathaniel Rackowe answers FAD’s Questions

The ArtStack is an interesting platform. I like the fact that artists, art lovers, and art world professionals mingle shoulder to shoulder: There is no hierarchy there, and so it’s fascinating to see what art catches people’s eye. However, with all social median platforms, I always wonder how much they are really connected to what exists beyond their walls, digitally and in the real world. The collaboration between The ArtStack and Christie’s on the First Open/LDN competition makes this link; the digital realm of ArtStack crosses into the very physical realm of works on the wall at Christie’s.

Daniel’s Value and Ideas #55: We Need to Talk about Damien

Damien Hirst sold a lot of very expensive art between 2007 and 2008. So much that he became the world’s most expensive living artist, which gave him the acumen to do whatever he liked. Next week, the seminal Pill Cabinet Lullaby, Winter is going under the hammer at Christie’s, but it has a curious history as an unfulfilled promise that had momentous effects.

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