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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

King Kong Rules Vintage Movie Poster Auction

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Auctions gone wild remains a daily attention-grabber with lots selling at higher prices than ever being reported before. It is happening in so many categories in this year that it would require a bullet-point list long enough to fill the space reserved for this entire piece.... Read More

Sotheby's Auction Showcases Gargantuan Estée Lauder Gem

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Makeup maven and businesswoman, Estée Lauder, was perhaps one of the most driven and successful women of her time, co-founding her eponymous cosmetics company, Estée Lauder Companies, along with her husband Joseph Lauder. This multifaceted woman also holds the special distinction of the only woman on TIME magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. While Lauder may have been hard-hitting when it came to the business world, she most definitely had a soft spot for delicious luxury accessories and beautiful baubles.... Read More

American Indian Art Auction Features Jar that Sells at $32,500

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Earlier this month Heritage Auctions held their American Indian Art Signature Auction, which featured a beautiful redware jar, adorned with turquoise stone and fish etchings, that sold for $32,500.00. Is this the world's most expensive cookie jar to ever sell at auction?

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Upcoming NYC Auction Features Key Pieces by Luxury Brands

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It may be a newcomer for luxury jewelry auction houses, but Fortuna is already making a name for itself. Just a year after being founded, the auction house, which is one of only two that focuses solely on jewelry, will hold its second auction tomorrow in New York City.... Read More

Play Like Royalty on a 17th Century Amber Board Game

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

‘Tis the holiday season, and while perhaps in the past ripping off the packaging of a new board game was the cause for bitter disappointment, this December Sotheby's will be auctioning off a unique 17th century amber board game that comes to the market with an estimate of £300,000-500,000 (approximately $480,482-800,803), sure to make any game and gift lover swoon.... 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

Airplane Flown by Robert Redford in 'Out of Africa' to be Auctioned

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An important piece of cinematic history—the 1929 De Havilland Gipsy Moth bi-plane flown by Robert Redford in the Oscar-winning 1985 film Out of Africa—will be offered by UK auction house Bonhams during its Grand Palais sale in Paris, France on February 6-7.... 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

Sotheby's Offering Exclusive Krug Champagne Tastings in France

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Sotheby’s has upped the ante for its December 1, 2012 sale of the largest collection of Krug champagne ever, taking place in New York. In addition to the unprecedented offering of precious bottles sourced directly from the cellars of Maison Krug in Reims, the auction house is now offering two exclusive excursions to the Maison itself, one of which includes a private tasting of historic Krug vintages. The premier package begins with a limousine ride from Paris to Maison Krug in Reims. A tour of the Maison is followed by a fabulous lunch at L'Assiette Champenoise, the luxurious hotel that features a Michelin 2-star restaurant.... Read More

Ferarri and Shelby Take Center Stage at Arizona Luxury Car Auction

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

If you’re in the market to invest in a luxury car, RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, is where you start. While some sectors have been slow to regain their full potential in the wake of a somewhat sluggish economy, the market for collectible classics remains buoyant, and RM’s upcoming Arizona sale in January is all the proof you need. The auction will showcase a selection of the world’s finest motorcars led by Shelby and Ferrari, each with a sensational series of million dollar-plus luxury cars which are expected to garner tons of interest from both U.S. and foreign collectors.... 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

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