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Monet’s Iconic “Water Lilies” Sold for £31.7 Million at Sotheby’s Auction

Monet's Iconic "Water Lilies" Sold for £31.7 Million at Sotheby's Auction

Earlier this year, Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” that belonged to the late reclusive philanthropist Huguette Clark sold for $27 million at Christie’s auction in New York. Now, the iconic 1906 painting “Nympheas” depicting water lillies sold for £31.7 million ($54 million), at Sotheby’s auction in London on Monday, the second-highest sum paid for his work […]

Heiress’s First Edition Copy of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” Sold for $305,000

Heiress’s First Edition Copy of Walt Whitman's “Leaves of Grass” Sold for $305,000

A rare first edition copy of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” that belonged to reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark sold for $305,000 at auction this week along with several other rarities, including two first edition Charles Dickens books. That was more than twice Christie’s estimate of $100,000 to $150,000, and it marked a world auction […]

Kara Walker’s Marvelous Sugar Baby

Sculptors will use whatever material is available to create their art, be it stone, marble or even sand. But few have ever chosen to work with sugar.

Not very common that artists use the sugar as material for their sculptures. That’s what award-winning artist Kara Walker chose for her last creation. Walker’s monumental public project, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, is her homage to what she describes as “the unpaid and overworked artisans […]

New 20-acre The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Themed Park Diagon Alley Opening On July 8

Universal Orlando Resort opened its new, richly detailed Harry Potter-themed area to news media and other travel industry insiders Wednesday night.

Universal Studios Florida announced the opening date of the much-anticipated The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley: July 8. The new 20-acre themed area is part of the expansion of the original Wizarding World – Hogsmeade, which opened next door at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park exactly four years ago.   This […]

Louis Vuitton Case for 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy

The 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy gets a Louis Vuitton case and supermodel Gisele Bundchen for a presenter

Louis Vuitton has designed a travelling case for the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy. The luxury brand has revealed that its monogrammed case, commisioned by FIFA and especially designed to carry the solid-gold World Cup trophy, will make its second appearance at this year’s hotly anticipated final. Made from 18-carat gold, malachite and brass hardware, […]

Maria Sharapova Paraded In $1,2 Million Porsche at Wimbledon Party

Maria Sharapova Paraded In $1,2 Million Porsche at Wimbledon Party

Blonde beauty Maria Sharapova stole the show at a glamorous WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party 2014 at Kensington Roof Top Garden in London, arrived in $1,2 million Porsche. The 27-year-old Russian star flaunted in a Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar driven by the former Formula One driver Mark Webber. “What a fantastic way to arrive at the […]