Category Archives: Art

South London’s Vibrant Pop Festival Will Return This Summer

It’s been almost a year since Secret London wrote any sort of preview hyping up a music festival, and I’m pretty sure you all know why. So, it’s with great pleasure that we report that Mighty Hoopla festival – the bouncing pop extravaganza that takes over Brixton’s Brockwell Park each summer – is returning to the capital in […]

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Winston Churchill’s ‘Scene at Marrakech’ Hits Auction for the First Time

Winston Churchill’s Scene at Marrakech, circa 1935, will be auctioned for the first time next March via Christie’s London, with an estimated value of between £300,000 (about US$404,000) and £500,000. Inspired by the warmth and quality of light of the city of Marrakech, Morocco, which Churchill visited for the first time in 1935, the painting depicts […]

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Christie’s Achieves $119.3M in Live-Streamed 20th Century Sale

Christie’s achieved US$119.3 million in a cross-continent 20th century sale—a solid result for a live-streamed auction in two cities focused more on saleable commercial works than blockbuster paintings.  That total price was eclipsed earlier in the day by the HK$1.015 billion (US$132 million) achieved in Christie’s Hong Kong sales of modern and contemporary art. The […]

One-Of-A-Kind Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Watch Is up for Auction at the Louvre Museum

Vacheron Constantin supports the Louvre Museum in the “Bid for the Louvre” auction from December 1st to 15th 2020 exclusively on the Christie’s website. Swiss watchmaker will auction off a bespoke one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers watch, whose dial will reproduce in miniature enamel or grisaille enamel an artwork kept in the Louvre Museum and chosen by its […]

Clyfford Still’s Masterwork ‘PH-407’ Could Fetch $17m At Auction

PH-407, a rare masterwork by Clyfford Still, one of the leading American figures in Abstract Expressionism, could fetch in the region of $17 million at a December Phillips auction. The 1964 painting, featuring a crimson expanse with jagged black and blue shapes, is one of only a few dozen paintings by Still (1904-80) that remain in […]

Christie’s to Offer the Collection of Barbara Allen de Kwiatkowski, Including Andy Warhol’s Works

Christie’s will offer the collection of Barbara Allen de Kwiatkowski, a socialite and muse to Andy Warhol, across eight sales in New York from December to next April. De Kwiatkowski, widely known by her abbreviated name, Babs deK, was part owner, cover star, and contributor to Warhol’s Interview magazine. She was at the core of the Pop […]

Nearly 200 Original Negatives Of Marilyn Monroe At Niagara Falls Up For Auction

An archive of 227 photographic negatives taken by Canadian photographer Jock Carroll in 1952 while Marilyn Monroe was shooting the film Niagara, will be auctioned at RR Auction online on March 4. Carroll (1919-1995) was on an assignment for Weekend photography magazine, but he became friends with Monroe and shot many photographs of the 26-year-old actress, as well […]