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October 13, 2010

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Sculptures carved to fit in the eye of a needle

“I’m working on two sculptures at the moment,” artist Willard Wigan says. “One is of Elton John sat at his grand piano the other is of The Beatles peering through the portholes of the Yellow Submarine.” The subject of the art may be conventional, but their creation defies belief. Both sculptures are small enough to […]

Secret habits of the seriously rich

Once upon a multi-millionaire it used to be so easy to separate the seriously rich from the run-of-the-mill wealthy by playing count the clichés. If enough Bentleys, racehorses, super yachts and Monets added up to a grand fortune and numerous society magazine photo-shoots you were in. How old-fashioned that sounds now. Today, collections of empty […]

Object of desire: Marilyn Monroe’s enduring appeal

Margaret Barrett, the director of Entertainment Memorabilia for Bonhams & Butterfields is on the phone from LA. She says she is sitting beside a table that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe with a book of Jim Morrison poetry on top of it. “Two of my favourite icons together in one place,” she laughs down the […]


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