Remembering Ian Curtis and Joy Division

In 1979, Kevin Cummins took a series of monochrome photographs of post-punk pioneers Joy Division. Entitled Arca, Hiscox acquired the portfolio in April for its art collection. With 18 May marking the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, Arca captures the intensity and intimacy of the band’s unique sound

A guide to buying photography as an investment

Hailed as the most democratic of art forms, photography is a hot market with a new-found appreciation. But should you buy vintage or contemporary and what makes a photograph worth hundreds of thousands of pounds?

High jewellery at The European Fine Art Fair

The highlight of the art world calendar, The European Fine Art Fair is now attracting lovers of couture jewellery. Sarah Royce-Greensill selects the pieces that will be catching the eye of the art-savvy crowd this March

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