Grace Kelly coin worth €2,000: what makes the coin so valuable?

 January 21, 2019

“The €2 commemorative Grace Kelly coin, created in 2007 in memory of the Princess, is now worth a lot more than two euros.” – reports HelloMonaco.com When the Principality of Monaco’s Museum of Stamps and Coins first brought out the coin 10 years ago, it was sold for a price of €120, which seemed steep […]

Cultural Associations Forum – Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2019

 January 15, 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs will be organising the 7th Cultural Associations Forum on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2019 from 2 pm to 6.30 pm in the Rainier III Auditorium. The event, which takes place every two years, brings together some 40 associations with the primary objective of presenting and showcasing the activities […]

The World’s Most-Liked Instagram Post Is a Picture of an Egg

 January 15, 2019

“It’s the viral sensation of the moment. But it has an art-historical precedent.” – reports artnet news I have seen the future, and it is an ordinary egg. I speak, of course, of @world_record_egg, the mega-viral Instagram account that has rocketed into the record books by posting a single, unspectacular image of a speckled brown […]

Kanye West Donates $10 Million

 January 14, 2019

“The rapper predicts “we all will live in Turrell spaces” one day.” – reports artnet News We all know Kanye West’s favorite artist: himself. But the high-profile rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian, who has recently been in the news for his erratic behavior and throwing his celebrity behind Donald Trump, is now pouring a […]

Sotheby’s Will Sell a Complete Set of all the Skateboard Decks Supreme Has Ever Produced for Up to $1.2 Million

 January 12, 2019

“All 248 Supreme decks, some of which were designed in collaboration with artists, will be sold as a single lot.” – reports artnet News Sotheby’s is offering a complete archive of all the skateboard decks produced by the streetwear brand Supreme from the past 20 years. It’s the only full set of 248 decks, bundled […]

13 unusual objects sold at auction in 2018

 December 30, 2018

Whether you’re buying, selling or merely watching the drama unfold, a blockbuster auction is a thrilling thing. And this year has seen an extraordinary number of attention-grabbing auctions take place across the globe. While art and diamond auctions typically dominate the headlines, the market is rich with other more unexpected objects ranging from the sublime […]

Director of Prince’s Palace Archives and Library gives lecture at Monaco’s Embassy in Italy

 December 17, 2018

On Tuesday 11 December 2018, the Residence of Monaco’s Ambassador in Italy hosted a lecture on the Grimaldi dynasty by Thomas Fouilleron, Director of the Prince’s Palace Archives and Library. In his presentation, Mr Fouilleron highlighted the changing status of the royal family, its actions from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries, and its role […]

Monaco based Rosemont Art Advisory Exclusive interview with Adriano Picinati di Torcello, Deloitte Art & Finance Director

 December 17, 2018

Monaco based Rosemont Art Advisory was honored to attend this years edition of the Deloitte Art & Finance conference on the Place of Technology in Art and Finance and for this occasion has interviewed Adriano Picinati di Torcello. Adriano Picinati di Torcello, Deloitte Art and Finance Director who is the dynamo for the arts and […]

Art detective tracks down missing 1,600-year-old mosaic in Monaco

 December 17, 2018

“Historian dubbed ‘Indian Jones of art’ discovers Cypriot treasure after three-year hunt.” – reports the Independent Art crime detective Arthur Brand has found a 1,600-year-old mosaic stolen from a church in Cyprus more than 40 years ago. The Dutch historian, dubbed “the Indiana Jones of the art world”, discovered the sixth century Byzantine artwork inside a […]

Film Inspired by Richter’s Life Is Likely an Oscar Nominee

 December 17, 2018

“The German-language, art-themed thriller Never Look Away, which is partly inspired by Gerhard Richter’s life story, has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. The film’s director, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, met with the real-life Richter as he developed the film, which follows a young artist as he grows up under the Nazis and comes of […]

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