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The painting had spent the last 126 years in the home of a private collector in Europe.
UPDATE (9/21/19): La Pintura, En la soledad del bosque by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo went under the hammer today and was sold for a record-breaking price of P78,256,000, a big leap from its original starting price of P18,000,000.ORIGINAL: The 1893 Exposicion Historico-Natural y ...
 
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Everything from a Harry Potter screening accompanied by live music, to the must-see auctions, to a Thai artist's debut exhibition.
September is looking to be an incredibly busy month in Philippine arts and culture, with shows and events for appreciators of all ages. It’s also quite an exciting time to be a collector, as two of the country’s auction houses will be ...
 
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Letters of Rizal to his family are always interesting pieces of history.
An exceedingly significant letter written by Jose Rizal to his parents has surfaced. Dated October 10, 1883, it is from the collection of historian Epifanio de los Santos, who acquired it from one of the members of the Rizal family. For the ...
 
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Plus, they detail that time she performed the Can-Can for the Queen Mother.
A young Princess Margaret's letters to her close friend, American socialite Sharman Douglas, have been unearthed. Detailing the royal's partying, misadventures, and love for her family, the correspondence provides a candid picture of Margaret's life between 1949 and 1950.In one of the ten letters, ...
 
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The actress wore the look at her wedding to director Roman Polanski in 1968.
Sharon Tate's wedding dress was the epitome of '60s fashion. And thanks to Julien's Auctions, it could soon be yours—assuming you have $25,000-plus to spare.After holding on to her possessions for 50 years, Tate's family has finally decided to offer the public ...
 
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"It appears we just got Banksy-ed," Alex Branczik, Senior Director and Head of Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Europe London.
Banksy, an artist whose notorious anti-establishment leanings have ironically made his works the darling of art establishments, has created what might be the most expensive pile of confetti ever sold. An October 5 auction for his piece, Girl with Balloon, elicited gasps ...
 
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The home contained a spectacular collection of antiques and furnishings.
Of all the superb houses Newport grand dame Eileen Slocum occupied before her death ten years ago, the most important to her role and image as a formidable social leader was 459 Bellevue Avenue. It was built for her uncle and aunt, Harold ...
 
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These important pieces in Philippine history will go on the auction block on September 8.
“We can clone Andres Bonifacio and make him run for President!” a playful Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, curator of Leon Gallery, jokingly says of the Decalogue, formally titled “Katungkulang gagawin ng mga Z. L l . B, or Anak ng Bayan.” It is ...
 
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Just be sure to commit to your high bid before the fun starts.
Some of the better parties I’ve been to in the past decade have been wine auctions. The major houses have been sponsoring bacchanals at which fine wine is not only sold but consumed in robust quantities. “When we started out, it was ...
 
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Asking price? Oh, just $1.2 million.
Frank Sinatra's famous lyrics, "Just say the words and we'll beat the birds down to Acapulco Bay," may have resonated well with the jet-setting icons of Hollywood's Golden Age.As Acapulco became a cultural mecca for 1940s movie stars, cultural elements, notably artworks, ...
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