A web of intrigue as Bonhams unveils brooches of distinction
Two things that seldom appear in the same sentence are ‘brooch’ and ‘power player’. Enter arch-feminist Brenda Hale, president of Britain’s Supreme Court, who pole-axed Boris Johnson last month. She delivered the court’s damning verdict wearing one of her collection of brooches (a mean-looking spider) and set off a Twitter storm. Was it meant to suggest that the British prime minister had been trapped in a web of his own making?...
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Fine Arts: Dolan’s first online auction is full of delights
Exquisite works of shimmer and shade by the likes of George ‘Æ’ Russell and Cecil Maguire take centre stage at Dolan’s timed online sale