Five ways to get what you want at an art auction

For some, attending an art auction can be a nerve-racking and frantic affair… are you bidding on the right object? Is the piece collectible? Have you paid too much? Our guide can help turn you into the master of the auction room

In conversation with a forger – how not to buy fake art

In 2007, Shaun Greenhalgh was arrested and imprisoned for art forgery. After 28 years of creating and selling forgeries to art dealers, it was a trio of Assyrian reliefs, and the keen eyes of The British Museum, that got him caught. We speak to Greenhalgh about his experiences as a forger, and ask his advice on how to avoid investing in a fake.

Expert advice for buying authentic antiques

Whether it’s art, furniture, ceramics or other highly collectible items; forging antiques has always been an attractive prospect for criminals looking for a high return on investment. We spoke to expert, David Harper, for his advice and experience on how to buy antiques, without falling for a fake.

How do cities inspire art?

From Mondrian’s abstracted New York grid to the impressionist Parisian boulevards of Pissarro, we examine the ongoing relationship between art and urban environments.

Anything but round: a history of Cartier watches

As an exhibition celebrates the elegant, unique work of Cartier, Tim Barber salutes the makers of the first watch designed specifically for the wrist and whose creations found their way onto Warhol’s wrist