March Madness Part 3
27 February, 2019
March Madness Part 3<
March Madness Continues! Bigger and better, March Madness continues to highlight exciting new lots which you can find across our auctions.  We kick off this week's spotlight with... Read Full Article >
Dinosaur Skeleton Sold for £1.4m
25 February, 2019
Dinosaur Skeleton Sold for £1.4m<
150m Year-Old Dinosaur Skeleton Sold  You can truly buy anything at auction. Forget partially-eaten toast by Justin Timberlake or William Shatner's kidney stones - we have dinosaurs... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 5 - Iceland (2008)
11 February, 2019
Strangest Items in Auction Part 5 - Iceland (2008)<
It's Oh So Quiet We have reached the end of our countdown and saved the best until last, an entire country! However, choosing our favourite was not an easy task. Let's have a recap of... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 3 - Da Vinci Manuscript (1994)
10 February, 2019
Strangest Items in Auction Part 3 - Da Vinci Manuscript (1994)<
Leonardo Da Vinci - The Polymath The next auction to enter our series is a manuscript from the legendary Leonardo da Vinci, a prominent figure of the High Renaissance.  Da Vinci was... Read Full Article >
Art Series - The High Renaissance
09 February, 2019
Art Series - The High Renaissance<
What is the High Renaissance Style? The High Renaissance style brings together elements of Renaissance Art and a deep exploration of humanity, depth, science and composition. This came... Read Full Article >
Iconic Auctions Series
01 February, 2019
Iconic Auctions Series<
Auctions - Home of the Weird and Wonderful Stealing headlines and achieving immortality, the world of auctions never ceases to amaze us. What's your favourite auction story? The time Justin... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 4 - The Million Dollar Coin (2010)
28 January, 2019
Strangest Items in Auction Part 4 - The Million Dollar Coin (2010)<
The Million Dollar Coin  Imagine you’re planning your next line of products and you want to offer something unique and for it to be your showpiece. But what could a be... Read Full Article >
Andy Warhol - The Eccentric Icon
27 January, 2019
Andy Warhol - The Eccentric Icon<
Where does Artifical End and The Real Begin? Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist, author, director and producer who played a leading role in the rise of Pop Art. After the death of... Read Full Article >
What Are The Different Types of Painting?
03 January, 2019
What Are The Different Types of Painting?<
Popular Painting Media What is art to you? It can be expressive, an instrument, a purpose, an idea or whatever you want it to be. It's a powerful tool which connects, empowers,... Read Full Article >
Auction Round-Up: Renoir Painting Stolen, 18k Gold Scale Car and Eiffel Tower Staircase Auctioned
30 November, 2018
Auction Round-Up: Renoir Painting Stolen, 18k Gold Scale Car and Eiffel Tower Staircase Auctioned<
Auction World - Gold, Romance and Theft In this round-up, we explore the scaled model of a Ford GT completely adorned in 18k gold. Heading over to Austria, a planned auction of a... Read Full Article >
Unsolved Crimes: The $500m Art Heist
20 November, 2018
Unsolved Crimes: The $500m Art Heist<
The Art Heist of The Century  While I was researching Rembrandt, I came across 'The Storm on the Sea of Galilee' (1633), his only seascape. After googling where it was located, I... Read Full Article >
The Power of Creativity
19 November, 2018
The Power of Creativity<
Embracing Creativity Creativity has been the source of the biggest changes in our being. Defining the word is near impossible because it's everywhere. Look around yourself and you'll... Read Full Article >
Artwork Spotlight - Wild Stallion
18 November, 2018
Artwork Spotlight - Wild Stallion<
Artists Do Paint Feelings It's true, they do! I had a fascinating experience when I first encountered 'Wild Stallion'. I was immediately transfixed on its rich colour and vicious... Read Full Article >
William George & Co Meets Leesa Kensington
17 November, 2018
William George & Co Meets Leesa Kensington<
An Interview With An Artist - Leesa Kensington Leesa Kensington is an Artist, Photographer and the inspiration behind our article The Power of Creativity.  Leesa is also a strong believer... Read Full Article >
Artist Spotlight: Rembrandt
13 November, 2018
Artist Spotlight: Rembrandt<
Rembrandt - The Master of Light and Darkness? Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) is considered one of the greatest Dutch painters of his age and an important figure among European... Read Full Article >
Biggest Art Auction Sales - 2018
04 November, 2018
Biggest Art Auction Sales - 2018<
2018's Most Expensive Art Auctions 2017 was a historic year for art after the Salvator Mundi stole the show with an epic $450.3m sale. You can read about the journey to auction for the... Read Full Article >
Artist Spotlight - Leonardo Da Vinci
01 November, 2018
Artist Spotlight - Leonardo Da Vinci<
Leonardo Da Vinci - The Renaissance Man A polymath, and the most versatile of the Renaissance creatives such as Raphael and Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci's curiosity covered a range of... Read Full Article >
Artist Spotlight: Michaelangelo
26 October, 2018
Artist Spotlight: Michaelangelo<
Michaelangelo - A Temper as Revered as His Talent Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564), was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect and occasional poet in the High... Read Full Article >
Artist Spotlight: Raphael
21 October, 2018
Artist Spotlight: Raphael<
Raphael - The Height of The High Renaissance? Raphael (1483-1520) was an Italian painter, born in Urbino, during the High Renaissance period. Renowned for his clarity, grace and... Read Full Article >
Artwork Created by AI is Heading into an Auction
19 October, 2018
Artwork Created by AI is Heading into an Auction<
Artwork Created by AI in Auction A little while ago we wrote an article about this portrait of Edmond Belamy heading into an auction. Created by artificial intelligence, it marked a new... Read Full Article >
Monet - The Impressionist Pioneer
25 September, 2018
Monet - The Impressionist Pioneer<
Famous Artists - Claude Monet   Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a French impressionist painter who is credited as being one of the major influences of impressionist art in the 20th... Read Full Article >
The Story of Pablo Picasso
17 September, 2018
The Story of Pablo Picasso<
Famous Artists - Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter born in Malaga, Spain. He's credited as being one of the most influential artists of the 20th... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 1 - Roman Empire (193AD)
15 September, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction Part 1 - Roman Empire (193AD)<
Rome Auctions Off Their Empire The first auction of our series goes all the way back to the height of the Roman Empire. During the troubled times of The Roman Empire, the decisions they made... Read Full Article >
5 Famous Paintings By Van Gogh
08 September, 2018
5 Famous Paintings By Van Gogh<
Van Gogh - The Icon, The Failure? Vincent Van Gogh was a Duct Post-Impressionist painter who's widely regarded as having a massive influence on Western Art.  Despite living a... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 2 - The Seven Year Itch Dress (2011)
26 August, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction Part 2 - The Seven Year Itch Dress (2011)<
The Dress That Changed Everything  The next auction to enter our list features some of the most revered items and memorabilia in cinematic history. Debbie Reynolds acquired these items and... Read Full Article >
What's the world's most expensive chocolate?
17 August, 2018
What's the world's most expensive chocolate?<
To'ak Chocolate - The Most Luxurious Chocolate in the world Featuring two ingredients, cacao and sugar, it's imperative the quality is absolute.  Luxurious doesn't come close.... Read Full Article >
Most Expensive Artworks Ever Sold - William George & Co.
26 July, 2018
Most Expensive Artworks Ever Sold - William George & Co.<
Why do People Pay so Much for Art? When we hear or read that a painting has sold for an amount you cannot comprehend, how many times have you asked yourself, what are they buying? The art... Read Full Article >
How much is the Mona Lisa worth?
23 July, 2018
How much is the Mona Lisa worth?<
How much is The Mona Lisa Worth? The Mona Lisa (La Joconde in French) is a portrait by Italian High Renaissance artist, Leonardo Da Vinci. It's arguably the most famous painting in the world... Read Full Article >
Most Expensive Football Memorabilia Sold - UK
18 July, 2018
Most Expensive Football Memorabilia Sold - UK <
Most Expensive Football Memorabilia - UK Edition Sporting memorabilia brings us a little closer to some of the greatest moments ever seen. Examples of iconic moments in sport could be Jonny... Read Full Article >
Restorations Gone Wrong - Top 5
12 July, 2018
Restorations Gone Wrong - Top 5<
Restorations Gone Wrong - 2018 Restorations are one of the biggest challenges a museum can face. Not only because of the potential cost and time away from viewing but the complexities of working... Read Full Article >
Top 5 Tips For Buying Art - 2018
02 July, 2018
Top 5 Tips For Buying Art - 2018<
Top 5 Tips For Buying Art   Buying art for a home can be a tricky process. If you're buying for a young person, how do you choose an artwork which ages well? If you're buying for... Read Full Article >
First Blockchain Art Auction
28 June, 2018
First Blockchain Art Auction<
Blockchain Art Auction For the first time ever, blockchain has been used in an art auction. Dadiani Fine Art, who managed the auction, became the first gallery to accept... Read Full Article >
Vase brought in Shoebox Sales for £12.5m
08 June, 2018
Vase brought in Shoebox Sales for £12.5m<
Chinese Vase Goes Over 20 Times its Estimate It's happened again but this time, not 150 times over. Chinese Porcelain is becoming a huge market. In our previous... Read Full Article >
The $150m Nude Painting
07 June, 2018
The $150m Nude Painting<
Record $150m Pre-Sale Estimate for a Painting A new record has been set as a nude painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani received a $150m pre-sale estimate before it hit the... Read Full Article >
Massive $800m Art Auction of Rockefeller Art
16 May, 2018
Massive $800m Art Auction of Rockefeller Art<
Rockefeller Estate Auction Reaches $832.5m One of the most well-known families in the world, the Rockefellers, are celebrating an auction record after their auction (The Collection of... Read Full Article >
500th LaFerrari Sold in Auction
05 April, 2018
500th LaFerrari Sold in Auction<
Ferrari Create Special Edition LaFerrari A LaFerrari has sold at RM Sotheby’s last weekend for a massive £5.5 million ($7m) and set a new record for the most paid for a... Read Full Article >
5 Most Expensive Artworks sold at auction in 2017
26 March, 2018
5 Most Expensive Artworks sold at auction in 2017<
The Most Expensive Artworks sold at auction in 2017 With the auction market rebounding in 2017 - buoyed by record sales across Cars, Art, Jewellery and more, we take a look at the 5 most... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Gouache Paintings
21 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Gouache Paintings<
Exploring Art: Gouache Paintings Welcome to another addition to our Art series which is going to look at one of the oldest painting mediums, gouache. So far we have explored some of the... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Acrylic Paintings
19 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Acrylic Paintings<
Exploring Art: Acrylic Paintings Read time 4-5 mins William George & Co. invite you to part 4 of our art series. So far we have looked at the impactful world of oil painting, the... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Pastel Art
15 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Pastel Art<
Exploring Art: Pastel Art Read time 7-8 mins William George & Co invite you to delve into the brilliant nature of pastille art. So far, we have looked at the bright and rich nature of... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Watercolour Paintings
12 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Watercolour Paintings<
Exploring Art: Watercolour Paintings Read time 3-4 mins After delving into the rich world of oil paintings, William George & Co invite you to explore the unknowable world of watercolour... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Oil Paintings
09 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Oil Paintings<
Exploring Art: Oil Paintings Reading time 5-6 mins William George & Co. invite you to explore the beautiful and vivid world of Art with us. We will be taking a look at the story behind... Read Full Article >
The Elephant in the room
27 February, 2018
The Elephant in the room<
The elephant in the room. It’s time to tame the beast that is humanity's greed... Peterborough, England: William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house... Read Full Article >
We are proud to announce we are now NAA members
19 April, 2017
We are proud to announce we are now NAA members<
William George & Co. joins the National Auctioneers Association. We have joined the National Auctioneers Association, a testament to our continued commitment to professionalism and providing a... Read Full Article >
Chinese Vase Sells For Over £250,000 in Auction
26 January, 2017
Chinese Vase Sells For Over £250,000 in Auction<
Hot Property - Chinese Antiques  Chinese vases seem to be hot property at the minute with another one making headlines after selling for £252,000 at auction. The rare altar... Read Full Article >
Rare Enigma machine sells for £367,000
09 December, 2016
Rare Enigma machine sells for £367,000<
WW2 Enigma Machine Sells for Over £350k An extremely rare and fully operational World War II Enigma machine has just fetched a world record £367,000 at auction. Beating the previous... Read Full Article >
The most famous gun in French history has just sold for £370,000
01 December, 2016
The most famous gun in French history has just sold for £370,000<
The Most Famous Gun in French History Makes a Killing The revolver that wounded French poet Arthur Rimbaud has been sold for £370,000 at an auction in Paris. Rimbaud was shot by his lover... Read Full Article >
Worlds most expensive Pokemon card sells for over £40,000
24 November, 2016
Worlds most expensive Pokemon card sells for over £40,000<
The Most Expensive Pokemon in the Card Pokemon has once again become a worldwide success following the release of it’s Pokemon Go app which attracted more than 20 million active users and... Read Full Article >