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AO Auction Recap – New York: 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, May 15th-16th, 2019

Jeff Koons, Rabbit (1992), final price:$91,075,000, via Christie’s Following the early days of the marathon week of auctions in New York, it wasn’t hard to anticipate a strong outing for the Contemporary Auctions soon to take place, yet the impressive sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips this week outpaced expectations, charting a path of major auction records and bested tallies that […]
Tags: Art, New York, Jeff Koons, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Phillips, Sotheby, AO On Site, Auction Results, AO Auction Recap


AO Auction Recap – New York: The Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, May 13th-14th, 2019

Claude Monet, Meules (1891), final price: $110,747,000, via Sotheby’s It’s been a wild week so far the world’s financial elite, especially in New York, where the stock market has plummeted over fears of an ongoing trade war with China and the attendant tariffs that implies. Yet that didn’t seem to deter the city’s auction houses […]
Tags: Art, New York, China, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Sotheby, Auction Results, AO Auction Recap, Claude Monet Meules


Top 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction

How many are Ferraris, and what other makes appear in this list? Following RM Sotheby's Petersen Automotive Museum sale, even the cheapest here is over $20m. There are rumors of Ferrari 250 GTOs having sold privately for £35 million, perhaps £40 million, and we now know that one has sold for a claimed $70 million (£52m).
Tags: News, Sotheby, Petersen Automotive Museum


Monet's 'Haystacks' sets an auction record

A painting from Claude Monet's "Haystacks" series has sold for $110.7 million, making it the most expensive Impressionist artwork ever to be bought at auction, according to Sotheby's in New York.
Tags: News, Stories, Monet, Sotheby, Claude Monet


A Monet Sells for $110.7 Million, an Auction High for an Impressionist Work

A work from Monet’s “Meules” (“Grainstacks”) series that sold at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday was the ninth-most-expensive painting ever sold at an international auction house.
Tags: Art, New York, News, Auctions, Claude, Sotheby's, Monet, Sotheby


Claude Monet haystack painting fetches $110.7M at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Claude Monet’s iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record $110.7 million at an auction in New York. Monet’s “Meules” sold at Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist & Modern Art Tuesday night. The auction house says it’s a world auction record for the artist and the first work of Impressionist […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Nation, Monet, Sotheby, Claude Monet, Meules


Monet Money: landscape painting sells for $110.7 million

This Claude Monet landscape painting just broke a record by selling for $110.7 million dollars at auction. Above, the painting in question, Monet’s “Les Meules,” image courtesy Sotheby’s. From Bloomberg's report by Katya Kazakina: A sun-drenched landscape by Claude Monet fetched $110.7 million at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday, setting a record for the Impressionist painter. Painted in 1890, “Les Meules,” from the artist’s series featuring haystacks, had been estimated at $55 million. The f...
Tags: Post, Business, New York, News, Bloomberg, Auctions, Fine Art, Monet, Christie, Sotheby, Claude Monet, Katya Kazakina, DollaDollaBillYall


A Claude Monet Haystack Painting Sold for a Record $110.7 Million at a New York Auction

Monet's "Meules" was auctioned off at Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art sale for a record price
Tags: New York, News, Uncategorized, Fine Art, Monet, Sotheby, Overnight, Onetime, Meules


A unique Porsche Type 64 going under the hammer in August

The prestigious Sotheby's auction house is selling an exceptional Porsche Type 64 -- the forebearer of all the German brand's legendary sports cars -- in an auction in Monterey, California, August 15-17, 2019, held during Monterey Car Week, which culminates with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Created in 1938, this model is considered by many to be the first car produced by what would become the Porsche company, or, in any case, the first model to bear the automaker's name. Post-World Wa...
Tags: News, Porsche, Sotheby, Pebble Beach Concours, Monterey California


Howzat! LS Lowry's cricket match painting may sell for £1m

Rare painting of cricket match in Salford unveiled for first time in more than 20 years The hopeless child at deep midwicket is facing the wrong way and the bowler is surely delivering a no ball but there is still much to enjoy in a rare painting being unveiled for the first time in more than 20 years.Sotheby’s has announced the auction, from an American collection, of a 1938 painting by LS Lowry showing a cricket match on a wasteground in Salford. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Culture, Art and design, Salford, Salford Continue, Sotheby, LS Lowry, Howzat LS Lowry


‘I have no money’: Maezawa, SpaceX’s billionaire passenger-to-be, sells art and offers stock as collateral to banks

One of Japan’s richest men is raising more questions about his wealth. Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and largest shareholder of the country’s online fashion shopping site Zozo Inc., said on Twitter that he’s selling more of his notable art collection to raise money. That comes as he pledged an usually high percentage of his stock holdings — 88 percent — as collateral to banks including UBS Group AG and Nomura Holdings Inc. The 43-year old Maezawa earned a reputation as one of the world’s biggest s...
Tags: Asia, Twitter, Business, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Milan, News, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Andy Warhol, Musk, Christie


Be Honest About Your Inspiration – or Else

When Woodcraft introduced its line of Wood River handplanes in 2009, the company stated that its planes were inspired by vintage Stanley planes from the early 20th century.Tool reviewers and customers, however, disputed that claim.The Wood River tools appeared to me (a professional tool reviewer at the time) to instead be close copies of modern Lie-Nielsen handplanes. Woodcraft has since modified its Wood River handplanes, but it's my opinion that the initial misstep cost them in the reputation ...
Tags: Design, Wales, Kentucky, William Shakespeare, Nielsen, Weber, Stanley, Sotheby, Wood River, John Brown, Christopher Schwarz, Lost Art Press, Don Weber, Christian Becksvoort, Becksvoort, Clive Sherwood


The bullet train fiasco

In 1962, the Mona Lisa was assessed at an insurance value of $100 million. That would be about $837 million today, and not even close to the most expensive painting in the world. The priciest creation ever made with paint is not in the Louvre Museum but in a government office in California, where the latest artist’s illustration of the bullet train has cost taxpayers about $5 billion, and counting. “Let’s be real,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom in February, announcing something that sounded at first as...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Salvador Dalí, Golden Gate Bridge, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Authority, Christie, Bakersfield, Legislature


Phillips Hires David Norman as Chairman for Americas

Phillips has hired David Norman from Sotheby’s, as chairman of the Americas. “While consulting for Phillips during the past few years, I realized that I love being part of a team—and this is the team I’d love to be a part of,” Norman says. “Phillips is a 220-year-old company with the spirit of a start-up, and […]
Tags: Art, News, Americas, Norman, Art News, Minipost, Phillips, Sotheby, David Norman


Leonardo drawing to go on view 500 years after his death

LONDON (AP) — A major, rarely seen Leonardo da Vinci drawing is going on display in New York. Sotheby’s announced the display Thursday on the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. The auction house is hanging “Leda and the Swan” in its redesigned Manhattan galleries next month as part of an exhibition of treasures from […]
Tags: New York, London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Manhattan, Leonardo, LEDA, Sotheby, Leonardo da Vinci


Sotheby’s to Sell Lee Krasner Work Expected to Smash Record

Sotheby’s Evening Sale this May in NYC will potentially set a new auction record for Lee Krasner, as the artist’s work The Eye is the First Circle (1960) will hit the block with an estimate of $10 million to $15 million, double her current estimate. “This painting represents a critical turning point for Krasner—a rebirth in a […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Lee Krasner, Sotheby, Krasner, Sotheby 's to Sell Lee Krasner Work Expected


Phillips Hires Elizabeth Goldberg as Deputy Chair for Americas

Phillips has hired American art specialist Elizabeth Goldberg from Sotheby’s, appointing her senior international specialist in American art and deputy chairman for the Americas.“As with other auction house categories, the market for American art has changed rather dramatically over the past 15 years, becoming highly selective at the high end with quality being key, ” Goldberg says. […]
Tags: Art, News, Americas, Art News, Minipost, Phillips, Goldberg, Sotheby, Elizabeth Goldberg


Bloomberg launches luxury listings section

The section launched Tuesday, and for the next 30 days, it will exclusively feature listings from Sotheby's International Realty.
Tags: Listings, Marketing, Bloomberg, Radio, Luxury, Industry News, Sotheby, Realogy, News Brief, Phillip White, Kevin Thompson, Sotheby's International Realty


Eye Candy for Today: The corner of the villa, by Edward John Poynter

The corner of the villa, Edward John Poynter Oil on canvas, roughly 24 x 24 inches (62 x 62 cm); link is to Wikimedia Commons; their image comes from a sale through Sotheby’s in 2007, so I assume the original is currently in a private collection. In this finessed composition, Victorian era painter Edward Poynter give us luxuriously draped figures, a marbled and tiled interior, mosaics, a fountain, potted plants, elements of still life, and of course, birds.  
Tags: Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Sotheby, Edward Poynter, Edward John Poynter, Edward John Poynter Oil


Generative Art gets its due

Jason Bailey is curating a show of generative art, among the first major retrospectives of computer-mediated work. It comes at an important time, too, as the art business's Morf Vandewalts fuss over machine learning as if it were born yesterday. In the last twelve months we have seen a tremendous spike in the interest of “AI art,” ushered in by Christie’s and Sotheby’s both offering works at auction developed with machine learning. Capturing the imaginations of collectors and the general public...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Christie, Sotheby, Jason Bailey, Generative Art, Morf Vandewalts, Georg Bak, Kate Vass Galerie


Broker sues Sotheby’s rival for ‘cybersquatting,’ use of name

If you've got a name that's synonymous with your business, it might be a good idea to buy it as a domain name — if only to keep it away from your rivals.
Tags: Lawsuit, Technology, Radio, Agent, Trademark, Trademark Infringement, Sotheby, Brokerage, Select, Cybersquatting, Donald Kuhl, Gavin Ernstone, Gavinernstone.com, Gene Northup, Kristen Routh Silberman, Synergy Sotheby's International Realty


$2.5 Million 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Crowns Essen Auction

RM Sotheby’s Essen sale in Germany attracted a plethora of exotic vehicles to the auction block, of which some sold for record-breaking values. While the 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale that hammered for $1.17 million was certainly impressive, the top seller of the auction was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen. Sold for an incredible $2.545 million, this vintage Mercedes-Benz was the showstopper of the event.
Tags: News, Germany, Mercedes Benz, Sotheby, Essen, Lancia Delta, Sindelfingen Sold


Watercolors by WIlliam Blake Sold by Bookstore to Go On View at Tate

Watercolors by William Blake that were sold by a Glasgow bookshop for £50 each and resold at Sotheby’s for over $6m will be shown in a Tate exhibition this autumn, Art Newspaper reports. The watercolors had been thought lost for 165 years before being found in a portfolio at the shop.  Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Glasgow, William Blake, Art News, Minipost, Tate, Sotheby


These are the best places to own a vacation home in the US

By Shelly Hagan and Wei Lu, Bloomberg Aspen and Jackson Hole might be the first ski spots that come to mind when considering a vacation at a luxurious mountain resort. But if you’re actually looking to buy a home and care about convenience as well as luxury, then Utah’s Summit Park region may be the best option. Summit Park — the term for the micropolitan area — ranked highest on Bloomberg’s Wealthiest U.S. Vacation Havens Index. The area is home to the Park City, Silver Summit and Deer Valley r...
Tags: Utah, Business, Real Estate, Texas, Colorado, Housing, Washington, US, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Jeffrey Katzenberg, New Mexico, Keystone, Great Lakes


Behold The Widebody Majesty Of This Porsche 928 Koenig

This unusual modified 928 will go under the hammer at RM Sotheby's Essen 'Youngtimer Collection' auction
Tags: Autos, Sotheby, Koenig, Essen Youngtimer Collection


Art dealer settles with Sotheby's over sale of 'forged' painting

Fake was a supposed 17th Century painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals [Author: Kirsty Bosley]
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Legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine Heads To Auction

In the world of aircraft, allied forces claimed that there was no sweeter sound than that of a Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 flying overhead. Heading to auction with RM Sotheby’s is a beautifully presented Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine. It comes mounted for display and accompanied by a rare Rolls-Royce service toolkit.
Tags: Science, Sotheby, Royce Merlin


Francis Bacon “Screaming Pope” to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s

One of Francis Bacon’s iconic “screaming popes” will go on sale at Sotheby’s New York on May 16th, The Guardian reports, carrying an estimate of upwards of $20 million. It is being sold from the collection of Seattle couple Richard Lang and Jane Lang Davis.Read more at The Guardian
Tags: Art, New York, News, Francis Bacon, Seattle, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Richard Lang, Jane Lang Davis Read


Margaret Thatcher’s Tribute to Friedrich von Hayek

To mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of Friedrich Hayek‘s The Road to Serfdom, several of Hayek’s personal items were auctioned at Sotheby’s in London on March 19th. Hayek, together with Gunnar Myrdal (the economist from the opposing camp), was awarded the “Nobel Memorial Prize” (not really a Nobel prize) in 1974. At Sotheby’s … Continue reading Margaret Thatcher’s Tribute to Friedrich von Hayek
Tags: Travel, London, Margaret Thatcher, Sotheby's, Thatcher, Sotheby, Hayek, Friedrich Hayek, F A Hayek, Friedrich von Hayek, Gunnar Myrdal, Sotheby s Continue


Luxury Agent Spotlight: Adrian Burke

Real estate is often a second career, but few agents have a background like Adrian Burke. As a Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Burke brings an extreme level of professionalism and service to his real estate business in Miami with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
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