Jane Beattie: ‘Occasionally, we come across precious objects that people have lived with for many years and disregarded. Finding these and breaking the exciting news is perhaps my favourite aspect of the job’

Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. B(...)

American artist Harry Smith in a room at the hotel in 1969. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel” goes Leonard Cohen’s song, marking his fondness for the hotel that served as a byword for the altern(...)

The Fernand Léger painting which has been revealed a fake. Photograph: Guggenheim Venice

Physicists have used advanced technology to prove that a valuable painting held in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is a fake. They are certa(...)

'Are you Really Syrious', 1953, oil on panel, 53.5 x 91.5 cm

The surrealist artist and writer Leonora Carrington died in Mexico in 2011. She was 94, and had led an eventful and productive life, from reluctant d(...)

The best time to visit Venice
  • Travel
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

March is the best month to visit Venice, with the lowest number of tourists and the best room rates – even at the newly reopened and restored 1(...)