Heroes or villains? A unique exhibition at the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair

badaA unique loan exhibition from one of the world’s greatest private collections of celebrity memorabilia assembled by David Gainsborough Roberts is to go on show at The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, which will take place from 17-23 March 2010 at the Duke of York Square, off Sloane Square, London SW3. Entitled Heroes or Villains?, the exhibition will include historic items that belonged to some of the most celebrated and infamous figures of the past two centuries. In some cases our view of them has changed with time and in others the debate over their reputation is still raging. The exhibition will examine the nature of heroism and villainy through these extraordinary and often very personal pieces.

Heroes or Villains? has been made possible by the generosity of Mr Roberts, who lives in Jersey. He began collecting celebrity memorabilia in 1991 and now owns almost 3,000 items that once belonged to royalty, film stars, murderers, gangsters, rock and pop singers, dictators, war heroes and others who have either shaped or enlivened world history. (more…)

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Bigger and better than ever befor – TEFAF Maastricht 12-21 March 2010

tefafTEFAF Maastricht, the world’s most influential art and antiques fair, will have a record number of 260 exhibitors from 17 countries when the 23rd edition opens at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre) in the southern Netherlands from 12-21 March 2010. The European Fine Art Fair will reinforce its reputation for quality with exhibitors bringing only the very finest art and antiques all of which will be rigorously vetted by teams of experts. It will expand by introducing TEFAF on Paper, a new section devoted entirely to works on paper. The latest in a series of groundbreaking reports specially prepared for TEFAF will examine how the international art market has fared during the economic recession.

Magnificent Works of Art

Exhibitors at TEFAF will show some 30,000 works of art and antiques, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, furniture, classical antiquities, illuminated manuscripts, jewellery, textiles, porcelain, glass, silver, design and other works of art. Every era from classical antiquity to the 21st century will be represented. (more…)

Tremendous success for the Special auction sale Russian Coins at Gorny & Mosch

06211r00On October 16th, 2009, the Gorny & Mosch concluded a successful auction sale week: in the four sales (180-183) roughly 5.700 lots were on offer altogether ranging from the earliest coins from antiquity to modern Euro coinages. The overall result was approximately 4.1 million Euros.* Gorny & Mosch once again asserted its rank as German market leader in ancient and Russian coins. As was to be expected auction sale 183 (Russia) attracted especially wide interest.

Auction sale 183 – Russia

Sale 183 was split into two parts: on Thursday high-quality coins and medals from the Russian tsar era were put up for auction which came from the collections of different suppliers. For Friday the auction of the Russian copper coin collection of the Norwegian Tom Willy Bakken was scheduled in cooperation with Oslo Mynthandel – Bakken personally did the honors and was happy to sign autographs. (more…)

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