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New auction record for Manet painting in London

A self-portrait by Edouard Manet sold for 22.4 million pounds ($33 million) at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday. It was the highest price paid for a picture by Manet. The previous record for a Manet was 16 million pounds at a sale in New York in 1989. The oil on canvas work is in somber [...]

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The World’s Most Expensive Shopping Streets

New York City’s famed 5th Avenue is no longer the most expensive street to lease a retail store According to a new report from Colliers International. The average annual rent on Manhattan’s luxury shopping destination fell 10.7 percent from a year earlier to $1,250 a square foot as of March. In first place now is [...]

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Britain’s most expensive garage

A rundown garage block in London has been placed on the market for £1.25 million, in what is believed to be Britain’s most expensive lock-up. The 224 sqm garages, on Elsworthy Road, have same asking price as a five-bed-room detached house currently on the market in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The estate agent, Knight Frank, said the [...]

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Monet lilies to star in ‘most valuable’ art auction

A painting of water lilies by French impressionist Claude Monet is expected to fetch up to 40 million pounds when it is auctioned off in London. The painting, will star among dozens of modern masterpieces this month in what is being billed as the most valuable art auction ever held in the city. Painted in [...]

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Churchill’s cigar under hammer in London

A huge collection of diaries, letters and even a pristine cigar belonging to Winston Churchill was up for auction in London Wednesday. The sale, which is expected to raise around one million pounds, is being billed by Christie’s as part of the most important private Churchill collection in the world. It features his engagement diary [...]

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Louis Vuitton unveils London flagship

Luxury fashion and accessories retailer Louis Vuitton opened its new London flagship this week. The 1,500 sq ft store occupies a corner site at the junction of New Bond Street and Clifford Street. Set over three levels, the store incorporates Louis Vuitton heritage touches such as trunks and leather, as well as modern features including [...]

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