Collectables and alternative investments

Can you buy performance art?

You might have thought performance art was a fleeting experience that could not be bought. Turns out that's not true. Chris Carter looks at what you can get for your [...]

A boom in Asian art

Wealthy buyers are pushing up prices of Asian antiques and artworks, says Chris Carter.

Vintage watches: masterpieces of human genius

Collectors can’t get enough vintage watches, says Chris Carter. And some hugely impressive timepieces are up for auction.

The fizzy market in fine wine

The wine-investment trade is going mainstream, says Chris Carter.

Why it pays to look twice at works of art

Works of art that have been attributed to great artists can fool even the experts, says Chris Carter.

Collectables: Scotch whisky heads east

Collectors in Asia have a thirst for rare Scotch whisky, says Chris Carter.

A classic book for bean counters

Pacioli’s “Summa de arithmetica”, the original how-to guide for accountants, is going under the hammer. Chris Carter reports.

The bumper market for collectable comics

Superhero fans have grown up and have money to spend on collectable comics. Chris Carter reports.

The watercolours that illustrate a vanishing natural world

Watercolours offer a glimpse of the world before film, says Chris Carter.

Classic cars get second lives

Going electric is breathing new life into old motors, says Chris Carter.

Where to search out new artistic talent in 2019

The London Art Fair is a great place for new collectors to start out, says Chris Carter.

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