Object lessons

Object lessons: best of London's Old Master auctions

From a poetic Claude landscape to Rubens's masterpiece depicting biblical incest, here's our pick of this week's sales

Object lessons: Christie’s 250th anniversary auction

Three highlights going under the hammer in the Defining British Art sale in London on 30 June

Object Lessons: from Chanel’s armchairs to a tobacco magnate's illuminated manuscripts

Highlights going under the hammer in this week’s international auctions

Object Lessons: our pick of this week's photography auctions

Highlights going under the hammer in London at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips

Object lessons: the best of this week's New York auctions

From Bacon’s double self-portrait to Monet's waterlilies, three highlights going under the hammer

Object lessons: from a Naïve townscape to Sub-Saharan sculpture

Our pick of this week’s auctions, art fairs and gallery exhibitions

Object lessons: the best of London’s Islamic sales

From Iranian "vase" carpets to a rare figurative Iznik dish, here's our pick of this week's auction highlights

Object lessons: from a pint-sized El Greco to a Turkish bokche

Our pick of this week’s auction and art fair highlights

Object lessons: from MoMA's Man Ray to a Ming moon flask

Our pick of this week’s auction and art fair highlights