Pop art comes to Swindon

Swindon is about to get its taste of "affordable art" as Swindon's local auctioneers, Kidson-Trigg at Highworth, are holding an unusual auction on Tuesday. This 300 lot picture auction is a dispersal sale of C20th, Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Art from Jarvis Hotels Ltd.

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There is an opportunity to view the sale this Sunday 10am - 2pm and Monday till 10am -7pm

Read the full article in the Gazette & Herald

For catalogues and more information contact Kidson-Trigg auctioneers on 01793 861000 or visit the online catalogue at www.kidsontrigg.co.uk

Picasso’s Sylvette smashes auction record

Pablo Picasso's Sylvette has become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction in Australia.

The brightly coloured portrait sold for $6.9 million at an auction in Sydney.

Kensington's Deutscher-Menzies Gallery had estimated the work would go for between $5 million and $7 million.

The previous record for a work sold at auction in Australia was set last year, when Brett Whiteley's The Olgas For Ernest Giles fetched $3.48 million.

Read the full story about Sylvette by Picasso at ABC News Australia

Banksy’s U.K. Street-Art Rival Nick Walker Sells $1.5 Million of New Works

April 19 (Bloomberg) -- Nick Walker, an old spray-mate of fellow British street artist Banksy, sold 750,000 pounds ($1.5 million) of paintings and prints this week at the start of his first one-man show in the U.K., the gallery said yesterday.

All but two of 60 original Walker works on offer, many featuring his anarchical alter ego, ``The Bowler-Hatted Vandal,'' found ...

Read the full Nick Walker story at Bloomberg.com