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RECORD: Robby the Robot, Star of Forbidden Planet, Fetches $5.3 Million at Bonhams

Editor’s note: With the arrival of the holidays, The Hot Bid shifts its focus to world auction records. 

What you see: The original Robby the Robot suit, created for the 1956 MGM sci-fi film… 1,152 more words

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SOLD! A 19th Century Sedan Chair Commanded More Than $2,300 at Bonhams

Update: The French 19th century sedan chair sold for £1,750, or about $2,347.

What you see: A French late 19th century polychrome decorated and parcel gilt sedan chair. 763 more words


Launch Party Photos

Albeit somewhat delayed, here are the photos from the launch of this year’s programme. Lambeth Palace were kind enough to host us and we’re sure you’ll agree- the palace’s library was stunning! 146 more words


The Original Poster Artwork For A 1935 Movie Starring Katharine Hepburn Could Command $6,000 at Bonhams

What you see: Original gouache and pencil artwork by Anselmo Ballester for a mid-1930s Italian movie poster for Sylvia Scarlett, a 1935 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. 783 more words


Prominent Artists Headline Bonhams Hong Kong Modern And Contemporary Art Sale This November

Lot 10 – Kishio Suga (b. 1944), Inside and Out of Lattice, oil paint and wood panels,149 x 133 x 8 cm, 1990. (HK$300,000 – 500,000) 796 more words

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London to Brighton in a 1903 Winton.

Full story on The Mechanists, Gallery at the bottom.

Where it all began, back in 1896, on the 14th November to be correct, the madness began or it ended, how one would like to interpret it.

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How the Autumn auctions in London went

As always, also this year the Islamic Art Week took place in London. The Autumn series of auctions dedicated to Islamic and Middle Eastern art is now over and it’s time to draw some conclusions. 247 more words

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