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Ever Wanted to Own Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe?

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Phillips de Pury & Company is putting on an auction at their 450 Park Ave headquarters. The luxury art auction will feature important works by many prominent contemporary artists. The viewing will take place October 20-29 and the auction will take place on the 29th from 11am to 6pm.... Read More

Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe to be Auctioned at Christie's Geneva in November

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

In the biggest fashion news the luxury watch world has seen in years, one of the rarest timepieces will be up for auction at the upcoming Christie’s in Geneva on November 12. The watch in discussion is a Patek Philippe complicated timepiece made in the most valuable metals whose whereabouts were unknown for the last 25 years.... Read More

Bowmore 1957 | Oldest Islay Whisky Ever Made and Possibly Most Expensive

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whiskies are made all around the world. There are the traditional distilling states, of course, like Ireland, Canada and Kentucky, and there are distilleries emerging from Japan, India and other locations across the globe. However, no country has more distilleries than Scotland. There are so many, in fact, that scotch distilleries have had to be categorized by region: Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown, Speyside and Island. Even among the flavorful whiskies of the Scottish islands, one island stands out as its own distinct whisky-producing region.

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Eric Clapton Auctions Gerhard Richter Abstract Painting for Record $34 Million

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Musician Eric Clapton recently made $34 million on the sale of an abstract painting he owned by German artist Gerhard Richter. If you don't know who Clapton is, you're really showing your young age. The legendary songwriter and guitarist is a three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, once for his solo work and the other two for his work with The Yardbirds and Cream. Now, does Clapton actually need all this new money he raked in for the painting? Not really, but he and Richter definitely made history with the Sotheby's auction because it’s a new record amount for work by an artist still among the living.... Read More

Moon Rock Sells at $330k at Meteorite Auction

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

More than 125 chunks of space debris sold for $1,066,106 in a Heritage Auction involving aesthetic meteorites at the Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction, in New York City, on October 14, 2012. The auction room was packed with bidders and curious onlookers.... Read More

Monet and Picasso Head Up Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Auction

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Art by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso will be presented at Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 7, 2012. The featured lot of the evening will be Claude Monet’s oil-on-canvas painting, Nymphéas. It has a pre-auction estimated sales price between $30 and $50 million.... Read More

$250,000 Wedding at St. Regis Bora Bora on Auction at Upcoming Charity Event

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is partnering with Norwegian wedding-gown designer Cecilie Melli to create a personalized wedding program for hotel guests. Ms. Melli has designed a selection of original wedding gowns, which will be available for rent or purchase through the resort’s new Bridal Boutique program.... Read More

Vintage Left-Handed Les Paul Guitar Expected to Fetch Over $125k at Auction

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A rare left-handed 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst guitar is expected to fetch more than $125,000 at the upcoming Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction on October 26, 2012. Only four left-handed Les Paul Standard Sunburst solid-body guitars are known to exist.

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Help Kids Get High, The Natural Way

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

California is notorious for its relationship with illicit drugs. With Marijuana legalization being a huge controversy, and the Mexican Drug Cartels being in the backyard, drugs are pretty much inescapable. San Diegan, Jon Sundt, founder of The Natural High is on a mission to change... Read More

Trick-or-Treat | Will You Get a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing or a Bugatti Veyron?

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

Auctions can be pretty addictive and when luxury cars are on the block, many have to watch out for their competitive streak. You wouldn't want to end up paying millions for something just because you didn't want that pretentious man with the monocle to win. If you happen to be at the auction that includes a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing though, knock that monocled man over if you have to.... Read More

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