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Naked Portrait of Bea Arthur May Collect Millions at Auction

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you grew up on The Golden Girls and worshipped Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, this auction item may be for you — or it may horrify you. Christie's will be auctioning off John Currin's 1991 painting, Bea Arthur Naked, in their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale tonight in New York. In case the title isn't obvious enough for you, yes, she's naked. We cropped the main image for sensitive eyes but if you want to see the full picture, scroll down.... Read More

Alfred Lord Tennyson's Historic Castle on Cote d'Azur Listed at $59 Million

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A huge, historic castle built by famed Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson in the South of France has been listed for sale via Christie’s Real Estate affiliate Michael Zingraf for about $59 million. Situated on 40 lush acres, the 15-bedroom castle has more than 40,000 square feet of interior space, making it the largest such property on the Cote d’Azur.... Read More

The Opulent Eye's Inaugural New York Sale Generates Over $4Mil

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Famous auction house Christie's presented the inaugural sale of The Opulent Eye collection in New York on April 18. This collection filled 350 lots and was comprised of 19th century furniture, sculpture, and porcelain art pieces, raking in a sales total (including buyer's premium) of $4,050,062. Over 60 of the lots were from the estates of Dr. Milton and Marilyn Myers, featuring works by François Linke, Henry Dasson and Alfred Beurdeley, with the top selling item being a large Roman micromosaic tabletop with a mahogany base ($231,750).... Read More

Christie's to Offer World's Most Expensive Rolex Made at Upcoming Sale

Apr 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Famed auction house Christie’s will offer their most valuable and historically important selection of vintage Rolex wristwatches ever, including the world’s most expensive Rolex, at their Important Watches sale in Geneva on Ma... Read More

First Andy Warhol @ Christie's Online Auction a Success at $2.3M

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The first Andy Warhol @ Christie's online-only auction was a success with sales of $2,297,375. Taking place from February 26 to March 5, the results ended up being twice the amount anticipated by the high-end auction house.... Read More

Luxury Property Survey Shows Record Prices & Uncertain Future

Mar 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A new report commissioned by Christie’s International Real Estate entitled "Luxury Defined: An Insight into the Luxury Residential Property Market" shows that high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) have helped drive prices for prestige properties to historic highs worldwide, though the future remains a little uncertain.... Read More

Historic London Mansion on Legendary Cheyne Walk Listed at $34 Million

Feb 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A historic mansion with an aristocratic pedigree in the heart of London’s Chelsea has been listed for sale at about $34 million by Christie’s International Real Estate. Belle Vue House is located in Cheyne Walk, a street that’s been home to famed figures over the years from Henry James, George Eliot and Laurence Olivier to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.... Read More

Bacon and Basquiat Top Half Billion-Dollar London Art Auctions

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Over half a billion dollars in fine art will be sold in London this month as the major auction houses stage landmark sales of contemporary, modern and impressionist art. Topping the list are multimillion-dollar works by the likes of Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Germany’s Gerhard Richter (the world’s top selling living artist).... Read More

Be Abramovich's Neighbor at Luxurious $60 Million St. Bart's Compound

Jan 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-luxurious compound on the ritzy resort island of St. Barts in the French West Indies has been listed by Sibarth Real Estate, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, for about $60 million. The exclusive estate, which is comprised of three sumptuous villas, is perched above posh Gouverneur Bay, the same piece of prime real estate as the $89 million property Roman Abramovich purchased in 2009.... Read More

Christie's Auctions Famed National Geographic Afghan Girl Photograph

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The National Geographic Collection: The Art of Exploration auction brought in a total sale amount of $3,776,588, as announced by Christie’s, the host of the event. The collection from National Geographic is part of the storied firm’s 125th anniversary commemoration. The auction occurred at Christie’s, in New York City, on December 6, 2012.... Read More

Watches, Wine & Design for Auction at Christie's Luxury Week

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Just in time for the holiday season, celebrated auction house Christie’s New York is inaugurating December Luxury Week, a new a bi-annual sales series devoted to the very best in luxury jewelry, watches, wine and design. From December 10-15, more than $50 million worth of the world’s finest examples in each category will cross the auction block over six separate sales, to the delight of collectors and neophytes alike.... Read More

Latin American Art Auction in NYC Breaks Records and Nets $17.9 Million

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A new world record for 28 Latin American artists was the net result of the recent Latin American Art Auction by Christie's last week in New York. The two-day sale raked in $17,966,450. Eight of the top 10 valued lots went to private collectors. 192 of the 292 lots offered sold. Sixty-eight percent of the pieces sold by lot; 82 percent by value.... Read More

Christie's Breaks Records With $412 Million Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie's, the worldwide leading auctioneer of high-end merchandise and sales, set another record at its recent Post-War and Contemporary Art event. The total sales of $412,253,100 establish a new high for Post-War and Contemporary Art. Eight new records in auction history stemmed from the sale as well.... Read More

Historic Royal Diamond Sells At Christie's Geneva For A Record $18.8 Million

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

They say that a man should spend three month's salary on an engagement ring, so who do you have to date to win over one of the world’s most famous and historic diamonds, the Archduke Joseph? Well seeing as this jaw-dropping, 76.02 carat D color (the most colorless variety of diamond) Internally Flawless Golconda diamond just made history at Christie’s Geneva by selling for $18.8 million we are thinking your only option is a prince (sorry ladies, Bill Gates is already taken.)... Read More

Doug Woodham Named President of Christie's Americas

Nov 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Effective immediately, Doug Woodham has been named the president of Christie’s Americas. Mr. Woodham will report directly to Christie’s CEO Steven Murphy. He will be responsible for the overall management of the firm in the Americas. The former president of Christie’s Americas, Marc Porter, will remain in his role as chairman, Christie’s Americas, and continue on in a new assignment as international head of private sales as well.... Read More

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