A $60,000 Vintage Leica Camera For Sale

Does $60k for a camera sound crazy? Not if the camera in question is one of the first Leica M3 devices released from the factory in the 1950s. The model will be auctioned in November, and, according to experts, may even exceed its estimate.

One Giant Leap for Mankind

As long as space travel is reserved for the few advantageous astronauts, the rest of us will have to make do with dreaming about the great void. However, the stories of the lucky earthlings who have made their way into space continue to inspire the rest of us.

Wimbledon- the legacy and the legends

World class tennis, strawberries and cream, the three vital ingredients for a perfect Wimbledon championship! As the annual competition draws to a close, we’ll be taking a look at what makes Wimbledon internationally renowned as one of the finest tennis competitions in the world and its iconic legacy.

Wilhelm von Gloeden's naked men

The photographs by the German baron taken at his house in Taormina at the end of the 19th century were quite controversial at the time, as they portrayed young boys posing as Greek statues, naked or dressed in drapery.

Why is erotica still a touchy subject in the art world?

Erotic art holds an uneasy place in the art world. In art museums, serene galleries featuring graphic depictions of exposed genitalia and copulating couples are cordoned off by signage alerting the faint of heart to the steamy scenes lying ahead. Even on a web page preceding ''Erotic Art Online,'' the digital companion to Sotheby's ''Erotic: Passion and Desire'' auction on February 15, 2018, the esteemed London auction house posts the following warning: ''Please be advised that this sale includes images of nudity and images of a sexual nature which some viewers may consider indecent.''

Cameras, artists and design

Photography and design are two art phenomenons that shaped 20th century art and how we now collect in the modern world. Della Rocca in the Italian city of Turin, celebrates these two art forms with a sale dedicated entirely to design and photography.