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Junk sale diamond ring bought for £10 worth a fortune

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A diamond ring bought for next to nothing in a London junk sale is expected to fetch up to £350,000 ($455,000, 405,000 euros), Sotheby's auction house said Monday. The owner bought the 26-carat, white diamond ring for £10 in the 1980s and wore it while doing shopping and chores, thinking it was costume jewellery, Sotheby's said. Show More Summary

Jenny Gibbs stepping down as Executive Director of Elmhurst Art Museum

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Jenny Gibbs announced that she will be stepping down as Executive Director of Elmhurst Art Museum at the end of the summer to join Sotheby?s Institute of Art in New York. Gibbs will maintain a position at EAM as Consulting Director of Exhibitions and Programs. Show More Summary

A Masterpiece by Jean-Michel Basquiat Sells for $110.5 Million

21 hours agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuryes

Untitled, a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1982, sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction in New York, making it the highest priced artwork sold by any American artist. The piece was purchased by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, founder of a Japanese fashion website. Show More Summary

A Bag With a Bit of Moon Dust Is Going to Auction

A dusty white bag is up for auction at Sotheby's in July, and it's expected to sell for around $4 million. The dust's origins put that price tag in perspective: It comes from the moon. Specifically, the dust was left behind after Neil Armstrong used it to carry moon rocks collected during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Show More Summary

Moon Rock Bag That Brought First-Ever Lunar Samples to Earth Could Fetch $4M at Sotheby's

The bag Neil Armstrong filled on the Apollo 11 mission still contains traces of dust and small rocks and will be the first legal sale of lunar detritus.

$995 Bag Of Moon Dust Could Fetch $4 Million At Auction

One space-geek collector could soon be over the moon. A small white pouch marked “Lunar Sample Return,” which Nancy Lee Carlson bought two years ago for $995, is expected to fetch as much as $4 million at an upcoming Sotheby’s auction. Show More Summary

Is Contemporary African Art Being Gentrified?

A big sale at Sotheby's shows off the new potential and new collector interest in modernist African art. But while Western collectors drive up the money for those artists, "whole countries in Africa cannot boast of a single art museum of any renown. On other continents, you might expect to see at least one public […]

Basquiat painting sold by Sotheby’s New York to Japanese billionaire for $110.5 million

2 days agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

A Japanese billionaire bought a Basquiat masterpiece for $110.5 million in New York Thursday, setting a new auction record for the 20th century great nearly 30 years after his death, Sotheby's said

The Growth and Dynamism of the Modern and Contemporary African Art Market

Over at Sotheby's Adriana La Lime writes:As the art world descended on Paris this spring to celebrate Modern and Contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, the city buzzed with various events that placed Africa and its artists centre stage. Show More Summary

Sotheby's to offer the most important space artifact to ever appear at auction

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

On 20 July 2017, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Sotheby?s New York is to offer the bag that was used to bring back to Earth the very first sample of lunar material ever collected. Traces of the moon dust and small rocks...Show More Summary

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

3 days agoNews : Trending Now

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night.

Basquiat Painting Sells for $110.5 Million, Becoming Most Expensive Work by US Artist at Auction

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezaw who bought the 1982 painting last night at Sotheby's New York posted multiple images of himself posing with his treasure on Twitter and Instagram. The post Basquiat Painting Sells for $110.5 Million, Becoming Most Expensive Work by US Artist at Auction appeared first on Hyperallergic.

$110 Million Jean-Michel Basquiat Sale Marks Highest Auction Price For Any American Artist

A 1982 painting by Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a staggering $110.5 million, including buyer's premium, at Sotheby's on Thursday night. The auction house said the price was the "highest paid at auction for a work by an American artist and for any artwork created after 1980." [ more › ]

Tour a VR Art Gallery at Sotheby's New York This June

Sotheby's New York and The Advanced Imaging Society's Virtual Reality Society are partnering to host a two-day festival called "Art of Virtual Reality" to raise public awareness about VR (via VR And Fun). The exhibit, scheduled to take...Show More Summary

This Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Just Sold for a Record $110.5 Million

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” from 1982 just sold for a whopping $110.5 million USD, breaking the record for a painting sold by any American artist. The piece was auctioned off by Sotheby’s, a global art business, and purchased by Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Japan’s largest online fashion mall. Per an Instagram post, Maezawa stated, “When I […]

Sweden Drops Assange Rape Charge, Basquiat Painting Sells for $110M, Ex-Secret Service Agent Gets 20 Years for Sexting: A.M. Links

4 days agoNews : Reason

Sweden is dropping rape charges against Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange, the country's director of public prosecutions announced today. A 1982 Basquiat painting sold for $110.5 million at Sothebys on Thursday, making it the sixth...Show More Summary

Purchased In 1984 For $19,000, Basquiat Painting Sells For "Mind-Blowing" $111 Million

It could be the single best unlevered investment in recent history. A portrait by New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a remarkable $110.5 million - nearly double the $60 million expected take - during a Sotheby’s auction Thursday night in New York, according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary

Basquiat Painting Sells for Historic $110.5 Million At Sotheby's Auction

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat just sold for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by an American artist: a whopping $110.5 million. The 72-by-68-inch acrylic and oil stick “Untitled” painting of a skull by the late one-time...Show More Summary

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells for $110.5 Million

A painting of a skull by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (pictured here) has sold for an astonishing $110.5 million! The painting is now the sixth most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction after a successful sale at Sotheby’s. The buyer of the painting was Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who has previously purchased a Basquiat [...]

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