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Painting bought for £30 could sell for up to £350,000

The Sir Peter Blake painting 'Boys With New Ties' will be auctioned by Christies. Credit: Christies

A painting bought for just £30 is expected to fetch up to £350,000 when it goes up for auction later.

The Peter Blake work, Boys With New Ties, was purchased directly from the artist in the 1950s.

It's now being offered up at the Christie's Modern British and Irish Art sale.

Works of first female press photographer to go on show

Suffragettes in Hyde Park on June 21 1908. Credit: Museum of London

The life and work of Christina Broom, considered to be the UK's first female press photographer, will be celebrated with a major exhibition.

'Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom' opens at the Museum of London Docklands on Friday.

The exhibition includes includes a cross section of her work, including Suffragette processions, First World War soldiers, official photographs of the Household Division and key London events, from the Lord Mayor's Parade and royal coronations and funerals to historical pageants.

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Rediscovered Francis Bacon self-portraits to go on display in London

Handlers with Three Studies for a Self-Portrait (1980) by Francis Bacon Credit: Sotheby's/PA

Self-portraits by the artist Francis Bacon are set to go on display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection. In June, they will be available to view at Sotheby's in London.

Experts knew of the paintings' existence but were unsure who had bought them after their completion around forty years ago. After they have been on display in New York and London they will be auctioned off. Each painting is expected to fetch £15 million.

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Tracey Emin's artwork to be auctioned on Tuesday

Tracey Emin's artwork 'My Bed' is expected to sell for between £800,000 and £1.2 million at auction on Tuesday. Art collector Charles Saatchi paid £150,000 for the piece of work in 2000.

Emin says she has flashbacks every time she sees the bed. "Even the smell and everything, it's all still there for me. It's very, very evocative. Except it's like waking up, I wouldn't say a nightmare, but definitely ... it's really strange."

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