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Famous Margaret Thatcher Handbag Auctioned for $40,000 at Christie’s in London

LONDON (AP).- One of Margaret Thatcher's famous handbags fetched 25,000 pounds ($39,953) at a London charity auction Monday. The boxy black leather Asprey bag, owned by the former British prime minister for more than 30 years, was sold to a private bu...

Medal Awarded to Sheffield Wendesday’s W. E. Clegg to Sell at...

LONDON.- A star shaped medal awarded to the Sheffield Wednesday footballer and politician, W. E. Clegg (1852-1932), is to be sold at Bonhams, Chester, as part of its Sporting Memorabilia sale on 1 June 2011. The medal, which was discovered in a box of ...

Newly Acquired Grayson Perry Works to Be Shown in Manchester

MANCHESTER.- Two striking works by Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry will go on display in a new show at Manchester Art Gallery next week. A vase entitled Jane Austen in E17 (2009) and an etching, Print for a Politician (2005), were recently bo...

Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art Presents the Documentary Allegory of Peter Friedl

BASEL.- Images can tell stories in different ways. But what images does history leave behind, and how much history do they contain? Peter Friedl’s recent works deal with the political historicity of images, exploring and conjuring up their narrati...

Mozambican Artist Malangatana Ngwenya Dead at 74

LISBON, PORTUGAL (AP).- Malangatana Ngwenya (Mah-LANG-gah-tah-nah en-GWEN-yah), a Mozambican painter, poet and politician who became one of the African country's most famous artists for his work drawing on the country's rocky history, died Wednesday, a...

New Works by Grayson Perry to Go on Show in Manchester

LONDON.- Two major new works by Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry are to go on show in Manchester in the New Year. They have just been bought for Manchester Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The Art Fund gave £24,025 to help the Gallery...

Sotheby’s Announced It will to Offer Important Works on Behalf of...

LONDON.- Sotheby’s will offer important old master paintings, modern British art and other works from the collection of 20th-century press baron and business tycoon Lord Beaverbrook in a series of auctions in both London and New York through Janua...

Jeff Koons’ Infamous "Made in Heaven" Series to Go Back On...

NEW YORK, NY.- When first shown at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the paintings, sculptures and installations of Jeff Koons’ “Made in Heaven” series captured the public's imagination to such an extent that a solo show of the works at Sonna...

Jeff Koons’ Infamous "Made in Heaven" Series to Go Back On...

NEW YORK, NY.- When first shown at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the paintings, sculptures and installations of Jeff Koons’ “Made in Heaven” series captured the public's imagination to such an extent that a solo show of the works at Sonna...

Annual Auction of Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns at Gleneagles Fetches...

PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.- A gun built for Scottish Politician, the Rt. Hon Richard Haldane, who was noted for forming the Territorial Army in 1907 sold for £15,600, yesterday in Gavin Gardiner Ltd’s annual auction of Fine Modern and Vintage Sporting...

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