Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m
Head of a Bear sketch by Leonardo da Vinci
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Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m

A rare Leonardo da Vinci drawing shows up at auction – and goes under the hammer for £8.9m. Chris Carter reports
16 Jul 2021
Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership
British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp from 1856
Art

Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership

Fractional ownership allows you to buy shares in assets such as stamps, paintings and music royalties, says David Stevenson.
21 Jun 2021
The high-end art market is still on fire
Basquiat’s 1983 skull painting In This Case
Art

The high-end art market is still on fire

The art-market billionaires are coming out of lockdown. Chris Carter reports
21 May 2021
Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market
Chinese jade seals
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Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market

Three Chinese imperial seals sold at auction tell a story about the present and past worlds, says Chris Carter.
26 Apr 2021
Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?
Damien Hirst
Art

Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?

How will history judge Beeple and the new digital way of making art?
26 Mar 2021
Keynes – the economist with an eye for an art bargain
Investing in art

Keynes – the economist with an eye for an art bargain

The economist John Maynard Keynes was an avid art collector – and a savvy one, too
7 Feb 2020
The $68 trillion inheritance
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The $68 trillion inheritance

A very valuable torch is being passed to a new generation, says Chris Carter
24 Jan 2020
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The art market endures after a jittery 2019
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The art market endures after a jittery 2019

Wealthy Americans stepped up to help calm the art market's jitters in 2019. Chris Carter reports.
10 Jan 2020
Investing in art: where to find the best value in the art market today
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Investing in art: where to find the best value in the art market today

It’s been a record-breaking ten years for the art market – even Old Masters of questionable provenance are selling for hundreds of millions. But where…
15 Nov 2019