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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

IWC to Auction One-Of-A-Kind Tribeca Film Festival Timepiece

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen, the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival in New York, will auction off a one-of-a-kind platinum timepiece in support of the event at Antiquorum on April 10. The unique Portuguese Automatic “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013” Edition is estimated at up to $25,000 but could fetch much more at the auctioneer’s NYC sale of modern and vintage timepieces.... Read More

No-Reserve Auction for Rocky Mountain Luxury Property a Big Success

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Platinum Luxury Auctions successfully sold a premium property in Snowmass, Colorado at auction on March 16. The high-end home had been on the market for more than three years at $2.1 million, finally selling for $1.76 million at approximately 84 percent of its original asking price.... 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

Jersey & Stick of 1980 U.S. Olympic Captain in 'Miracle on Ice' Sell for $920K

Mar 7, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Memorabilia from the sports event many refer to as the single greatest sports event in U.S. history, the “Miracle on Ice,” were the highlight of a sports-collectible auction held by Heritage Auctions last week in New York City.... Read More

Stolen Banksy Street Art to be Sold at Miami Auction House

Feb 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Where art and commerce meet is a tricky intersection, especially when putting a price on street art which espouses social and political theory. Banksy, a British artist whose work speaks of these issues, is usually very elusive, but we would like to hear his opinion regarding an upcoming auction of one of his wall murals.... Read More

$6 Million Aston Martin to Break James Bond Car Record

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

A one-of-a-kind 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT with coachwork by Italian design house Bertone is expected to break the record set by James Bond’s legendary car when it comes up for auction in May. In 2010 a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 built for Sean Connery in Goldfinger was sold for a record-breaking $4.6 million; the DB4GT is expected to fetch up to about $6 million and set a new world record.... Read More

Royal Rolls-Royce and Rare Ferrari are Early Entries in RM Auctions Villa d'Este Sale

Feb 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

The annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy each May is considered by many to be the highlight of the classic car calendar. No less enthralling than the actual event is the accompanying sale staged by RM Auctions, the world’s foremost resource for investment-grade vehicles.... 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

Heritage Auctions Exceeds $860 Million in Sales in 2012

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Heritage Auctions, the third largest auction house worldwide, announced its fourth consecutive year of record sales in 2012. The Dallas, Texas-based auctioneer reported sales for the year in excess of $860 million. Substantial sales growth occurred in U.S. coins, comics and comic art, historical Americana, and Western art, which more than tripled over sales in 2011. ... Read More

The Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia to be Sold at Auction

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Regardless of which sport is your favorite, you can probably catch a game live or on television at any given moment. For many sports fans, you're not a true follower until you have your very own piece of game history and for high rollers, auctions are where they're found. While many auctions are overrun with baseball memorabilia, you can find some football items up there at the top too. Here's some of the most expensive sports memorabilia to be bought at auction and who knows, you may even see your own purchase.... Read More

The Most Expensive Street Art | From Basquiat to Banksy

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Street art has officially entered the world of fine art, regardless of your opinion on the matter. When once it may have been thought of as mere graffiti, street art has found a place within art galleries, museums, and on the walls of art collectors and aficionados. From the ever-elusive Banksy to the iconic work of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, street artists and their work have been fetching top dollar prices at famed auction houses for years, breaking down the hazy line between high and low art. Hopefully, other relevant and talented street artists, like Blu, JR, Swoon, Vhils, Space Invader, and Roa, will be seeing some top dollar action soon. In the meantime, here are some of the most expensive sales seen yet!... Read More

Colt Revolvers Auction For More Than $1.8 Million

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A single-action, civilian revolver, among the first 150 produced by Colt, sold for $284,410 at an auction for collectible firearms held earlier this month in Dallas, Texas. A signature-series auction featuring collectible guns... Read More

Barrett-Jackson To Auction Super Hero Cars, Batmobile & Green Hornet

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Scottsdale, AZ may not be the hub of all popular events, but this January, if you are a true Automobile-buff, then you will probably be there. Barret-Jackson, the specialty automobile collector is holding an auction to shame all auctions.... 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

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