Collecting

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The anti-Marie Kondo: Netflix celebrates the clothes we keep
Worn Stories looks to unravel the tales behind the most treasured items in our wardrobes – but is such meaning and emotion easily conveyed via television?

Claire Marie Healy

31, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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A jpeg for $70m: welcome to the strange world of cryptocurrency art | Sophie Haigney
It may seem like a lot for a digital-only artwork. But in some ways, NFTs are a continuation of collecting as usual, says tech writer Sophie Haigney

Sophie Haigney

17, Mar, 2021 @3:05 PM

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Flying cats and a burning Banksy: why are digital art prices suddenly rocketing?
A Banksy just fetched $382,000 despite going up in smoke, while a cat cartoon bagged twice that. And it’s all thanks to NFTs, an offshoot of crypto currency bitcoin. But is this a bubble about to burst?

Stuart Jeffries

09, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Grimes sells digital art collection for $6m
‘Non-fungible tokens’ craze sees musician sell video pieces for $7,500 each at short-notice auction

Alex Hern

02, Mar, 2021 @12:39 PM

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Writ in water, preserved in plaster: how Keats' death mask became a collector's item
The recent sale of a cast for £12,500 is a testament to the Romantic poet’s enduring legacy, on the bicentenary of his death

Andrew Lloyd

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Royal Mint to commemorate fossil hunter Mary Anning
Special 50p coins will feature some of the Jurassic creatures discovered by 19th-century palaeontologist

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Record by near-unknown producer sells for $41,000 to become most expensive on Discogs
Producer Scaramanga Silk, who earns nothing from sale to anonymous bidder, is baffled: ‘I do not believe that any record is worthy of such a valuation’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @4:55 PM

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How live-streamed $375k deal for Pokémon cards ended in disaster
Buyer finds first edition pack is fake as value of the collectibles rockets amid pandemic

Archie Bland

28, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Weird, wacky and utterly wonderful: the world's greatest unsung museums
A bullring full of blood, a house full of sweet wrappers, a power station full of sculpture, a roundabout full of plants … Hilton Als, Mary Beard, Russell Tovey and more pick their alternative favourite museums

Louis Wise

12, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Back in the frame: the extraordinary artists Britain forgot
A Hidden Gems exhibition lays bare museum-grade works that have fallen into oblivion in musty studios and attics – more often than not by women

Dale Berning Sawa

09, Oct, 2020 @11:11 AM

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Notorious BIG's $6 crown sells for almost $600,000 at auction
Sotheby’s hip-hop auction also raises $126,000 for a 12-inch copy of Rammellzee track Beat Bop, with artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Sep, 2020 @9:05 AM

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Blood, death and toy cars: how the Mexican Weegee makes sense of a violent world
Enrique Metinides was the greatest photographer of car smashes, crimes scenes and disasters for Mexico’s sensational nota roja newspapers. He describes his life in the company of death

Barry Yourgrau

26, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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