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What are the most expensive artworks ever sold?

What are the most expensive artworks ever sold?
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, May 30, 2019

Recently, the artworld has been dazzled by the sale of Claude Monet’s 1890 painting ‘Meules’. The artwork was sold in an astonishing eight minutes for an eyewatering $110.7million, breaking records for the most an impressionist work has ever sold for. Interestingly, professionals are describing the sale as a ‘bargain’ in comparison to previous sale records – so what are the most expensive artworks ever sold, and what makes them so valuable?

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72 hours in Vienna, Austria: An Art Lovers’ guide!

72 hours in Vienna, Austria: An Art Lovers’ guide!
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, April 26, 2019

Brimming with magnificent palaces, sumptuous streets and lavish architecture, Vienna is an ideal city to escape into a world of luxury and opulence.  Whether you are a seasoned Art buff or simply a tourist with an appreciation for the finer things, this beautiful Austrian city has something to offer everyone. I was lucky enough to visit last month and have noted some of my favourite places to visit.

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Echoes – An Exhibition of work by Qu Leilei

Echoes – An Exhibition of work by Qu Leilei
Olivia Drage, February 26, 2019

Alchemy’s fine art team were delighted to attend the opening exhibition of Qu Leilei’s Echoes at 3812 Gallery in London last month. Echoes is on display from 29th January to 9th March 2019 and if you haven’t visited already make sure you do, it is not to be missed! 

Having worked closely with the 3812, it was fantastic to finally visit the new London location and meet with the Directors behind its transformation, Calvin Hui and Mark Peaker. Thank you very much for the invite!   

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Art Authenticity and Attribution

Art Authenticity and Attribution
Olivia Drage, April 24, 2018

Art Authenticity and Attribution

The authenticity of any artwork is questionable. Is it an original? Is it a copy? Who can it truly be attributed to? These factors become more questionable the further back in art history we travel. This might be due to loss of documentation, the nature of style within artistic movements or forgery.

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Reflections on LAPADA 2017 & an Exclusive Art Preview!

Reflections on LAPADA 2017 & an Exclusive Art Preview!
Harriet Lodge, October 24, 2017

Walking towards LAPADA Art Fair you are met with an impressive view of a building that seems to fit perfectly within the high end and opulent area of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Surrounded by exclusive restaurants, brands such as Rolls Royce and couture fashion houses, the mid eighteenth century sculptured square provides the perfect setting for a splendid display of antique treasures and modern masterpieces. 

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