Frankie  Dettori celebrates Enable’s victory in the Qatar  Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at  Longchamp. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Enable is a heavy odds-on favourite to become the first Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner to also land the Breeders Cup Turf. The dual Arc heroine has(...)

‘Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)’ by Amedeo Modigliani during a Sotheby’s preview of the May Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, in New York. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

When it was first exhibited in Paris in 1917, Amedeo Modigliani’s female nude Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) caused such a stir that the police were c(...)

Christie’s employees take bids for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi during the postwar and contemporary art evening sale at Christie’s New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at(...)

Nelson beat his stable companions Kew Gardens and Delano Roosevelt in a Group Three over ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ last month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s stranglehold on the top of next year’s Derby betting could get even tighter after Sunday’s Juddmonte Beresford Stakes. The €120,000 G(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins and  Ruby Walsh after winning with  Minella Beau during day three of the Galway  festival.  Photograph: PA Wire

Willie Mullins is pulling out the stops this weekend to repel Joseph O’Brien in their race for the Galway festival’s leading trainer award. The champ(...)

Detail from Woman in a Blue Dress, Seated (1918-1919). Moderna Museet, Stockholm

It wasn’t uncommon for the artists who laid the foundations of modern art in early 20th-century Paris to recite poetry, womanise, drink and take drug(...)

Liu Yiqian, a billionaire industrialist and art collector. ‘The message to the West is clear: We have bought their buildings, we have bought their companies, and now we are going to buy their art.’ Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/New York Times

Even as the cost of his quarry pulled away from the $100 (€93) million mark, Liu Yiqian remained calm. “I was on the phone with a girl from Christie’s(...)

Detail from “Hibernia Mirror”, depicting the map of Ireland and similar to the mirrors found in London’s Connaught Hotel bar, which sold for £62,500 in Christie’s sale

Tuesday, (November 4th ) Christie’s, King St, London. The auction titled Luxury-Colour-Texture of the estate of the late David Collins, the London-ba(...)

Tuesday, May 7th Sotheby’s, New York. Impressionist and Modern Art. (...)