Collecting

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Royal Ballet dancer to auction world’s first ballet NFTs
Natalia Osipova hopes to ‘broaden appeal’ of ballet by selling unique digital copies of performances

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

29, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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NFT beats cheugy to be Collins Dictionary’s word of the year
The abbreviation of ‘non-fungible token’ tops a shortlist also including pingdemic, climate anxiety and metaverse

Alison Flood

24, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets fetch £7m at auction
Price for two items smashes pre-sale estimates amid growing interest in former French queen’s belongings

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

09, Nov, 2021 @7:01 PM

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Broken covers: collector puts world’s worst album art on show
Steve Goldman’s first rule is ‘it has to make me laugh’, and he is sharing the fun with public in Huddersfield

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Was famed Samson and Delilah really painted by Rubens? No, says AI
Long-held doubts about the authenticity of the National Gallery’s masterpiece, bought for £2.5m in 1980, are backed by pioneering technology

Dalya Alberge

26, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Wine beats scotch and Hermès bags as top luxury investment
Prices of investment-grade wine have risen 13%, making it frontrunner of luxury investment index

Zoe Wood

23, Sep, 2021 @3:35 PM

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Two Hitlers and a Marilyn by Adam Andrusier review – memoir of a driven autograph hunter
Andrusier’s book puts a singular spin on the cult of celebrity and its allure for a suburban boy in the 1980s

Anthony Quinn

21, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s cooler to hang Lennon’s guitar than a Picasso’: pop culture wins out at auctions
Sales of items from celebrities such as Janet Jackson and K-poppers BTS are trending – and reframing what goes under the hammer

Priya Elan

26, May, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Sole traders: how sneakers became as collectable as art
Sale of Kanye West’s 2008 Grammys pair for $1.8m heralded era of investment grade trainers

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

17, May, 2021 @1:57 PM

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All that glisters: flood of fake ancient jewellery dupes buyers
The 3D printer is enabling ever more sophisticated forgeries to be sold as Greek or Roman collectibles

Dalya Alberge

16, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I thought I’d quit my trainer addiction – then along came some Yeezy slides
I got an email saying I could enter a raffle where the prize is spending a load of money on something I had not intention of buying previously

Romesh Ranganathan

07, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Paul McCartney to be honoured with a set of postage stamps
Eight images from post-Beatles albums and four recording studio shots will adorn Royal Mail stamps on sale later this month

Laura Snapes

06, May, 2021 @11:04 AM

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