1) Exhibitors report early sales as TEFAF Maastricht 2019 opens its doors with new vetting policy
TEFAF Maastricht 2019 opened with a preview event on March 15 and news of sales did not take long to come through.
2) Star Wars action figure prototype comes to auction
A small piece of Star Wars action figure history comes for sale at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees next month.
3) George Michael auction at Christie’s led by Damien Hirst’s dove in formaldehyde
Christie’s auction of the George Michael collection in London was led by 'The Incomplete Truth' by Damien Hirst (b.1965), a work from 2006 featuring a dove in a tank of formaldehyde.
4) Famous ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ painting from 1980s comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo ‘returns’ to France
The successful buyer at auction of the ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ - the prop that was a running joke in the 1980s sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo - has taken the painting to his home in France.
5) What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Six auction highlights that soared over estimate
ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a Wedgwood vase, a 1968 The Doors tour poster and Italian marble sculptures.
This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period March 14-20, 2019.