Hirst to Offer `Golden Calf’ for 12 Million Pounds at Sotheby’s

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Damien Hirst said he will offer a sculpture of a gold-trimmed bull, The Golden Calf, that he expects to fetch up to 12 million pounds ($23.5 million) at a Sotheby's London auction of his works in September.

The "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever'' auction on Sept. 15 and 16 is Sotheby's...

Read Scott Reyburn's full article about the Hirst sale at Bloomberg.com

Clarice fans to descend on Stour – Artist recording to be heard

A RARE recorded interview with Staffordshire's famous potter Clarice Cliff will be heard for the first time at a Stourbridge auction and exhibition.

Fieldings Auctioneers is hosting the auction - the first official large-scale Clarice Cliff Collectors Club to be held outside London - at noon on Saturday May 31; and it is being preceeded by a mammoth exhibition of Clarice's eye-catching and highly sought after art deco collections...
Read Bev Holder's full story about the Clarice Cliff recording in the Halesowen News

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BIZARRE Clarice Cliff Newport Pottery 7.5 BIZARRE Clarice Cliff Newport Pottery 7.5" OPEN BOWL Hand Painted 1930s ORIGINAL $55.55
Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe Bonjour Sugar Sifter. Art Deco Original. Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe Bonjour Sugar Sifter. Art Deco Original. $216.27
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Art teacher sold fake pottery for thousands

A former public school art teacher duped auction houses into selling fake antique pots he made in his shed.

He made dozens of bowls and vases that he stamped with his own version of the potters' seal to make them appear genuine. He then convinced auctioneers, including Christie's and Bonhams, to offer them for sale.

Bonhams unwittingly sold two fake Leach vases and a Rie pot for a total of...

Read full story in The Telegraph

Russian Centerpiece in the Middle of Sotheby’s Dispute

An enormous porcelain centerpiece that was among the top presale lots in Sotheby's Russian art sales last week is now at the center of a legal dispute, in which a Great Neck man claims that the dealer who put the piece up for auction stole it from his home and then told him he would be killed by the Russian mafia if he tried to recover it.

The day before the auction, Elyaho Malekan contacted Sotheby's through his lawyer, claiming that the ...

Read the full story by Kate Taylor in the The New York Sun