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 [...]

Collectables: 2018 was a boom year for auctioneers

With new records in art, whisky and jewellery, Chris Carter reports on the year in collectables.

Classic guitars going for a song

Classic guitars sound great, but are they a good investment? Mick Sharp reports.

Rare Islamic dish fetches £5m

The estimated value of £500,000 was quickly passed at Sotheby’s for this fine example of Islamic art.

The return of Cool Britannia

An iconic painting by David Hockney is expected to set a new record for a living artist. Chris Carter reports.

Banksy's "Girl with Balloon": going, going, gone…

Chris Carter went to see Girl with Balloon before Banksy pulled his latest trick on an unsuspecting art crowd. But did the stunt backfire? 

Marie Antoinette’s jewellery collection goes under the hammer

Marie Antoinette’s diamond pendant, along with other jewels never before seen in public, is up for auction. Chris Carter reports.

Art world descends on London for Frieze Week

Frieze Week, held every year in Regent’s Park, is one of the most influential in the art world’s calendar.

Collectables: beat the bull to the china shop

Donald Trump wants to slap trade tariffs on Chinese art as well as on other goods from China. Chris Carter reports.

James Bond is still a draw for collectors

An astonishing collection of vintage film posters has just gone under the hammer. Chris Carter reports.

Snap up a souvenir of a star

Sales of celebrities’ former possesions are booming, both in traditional auction houses and online for the new generation of stars. Chris Carter reports.

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