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Constable Painting Bought for $5,212 Now Sold for $5.2 Million

Constable Painting Bought for $5,212 Now Sold for $5.2 Million

John Constable’s painting of an 19th-century English landscape was sold for $5.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. This “Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows” painting was purchased for just $5,212 in 2013, meaning the seller has turned close to a 100,000 percent profit in two years. That price was well above Christie’s auction […]

Rare and Historically Significant Cars at RM’s Paris Sale

Rare and Historically Significant Cars at RM's Paris Sale

RM Auctions – world’s largest collector car auction house presents 72 incredible lots at Place Vauban during Retromobile week, 3-4 February. The upcoming auction will lift the hammer on a carefully curated selection of 65 vehicles along with select memorabilia, as well as no less than 10 vehicles with pre-sale estimates exceeding €1 million ($1.13 […]

EDDY70 – Limited Edition Bike for Eddy Merckx’s 70th Birthday

EDDY70 - Limited Edition Bike for Eddy Merckx's 70th Birthday

The greatest male cyclist of all time is turning 70 years old this year. To celebrate the founder’s forthcoming 70th birthday, Eddy Merckx Cycles have launched the limited edition EDDY70 steel racing bike. Described as an ‘ultra-modern, state-of-the-art racing bike’, EDDY70 is a forerunner of a new ‘Heritage’ collection which is to launch in September. […]

William Wendt’s Painting Lead Bonhams Los Angeles Auction

William Wendt's Painting Lead Bonhams Los Angeles Auction

William Wendt’s iconic oil painting lead Bonhams auction of California & Western Paintings & Sculpture, scheduled for 28 April, in Los Angeles. Wendt’s ‘The Old Coast Road’ (c. 1916), is estimated to bring $400,000 – 600,000. The painting graces the cover of the best-known book on California Impressionism, Plein Air Painters of California: The Southland […]

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction Set to be Strongest Ever

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction Set to be Strongest Ever

Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on 10th February features landmark works by the masters of post – war art, including one of Gerhard Richter’s greatest abstract paintings, estimated at £14 – 20 million ($21,1 – 30,1 million), Francis Bacon’s seminal self – portrait from 1977, estimated at £13 – 18 million ($19,6 – […]

Luxury Football Helmet Collection for Super Bowl XLIX by Armorie Steele

Luxury Football Helmet Collection for Super Bowl XLIX by Armorie Steele

Just in time for Super Bowl XLIX, men’s lifestyle company Armorie Steele launches luxury football helmet collection as a homage to American Football. The collection entitled “Home of the Brave” includes helmets covered in gold and diamonds, priced at $75,000 a total. It comprises of six individual helmet that honours America’s most iconic landmarks. Las […]

Frank Buchwald’s Nixie Machine – Clock with Soviet-Made Nixie Tubes

Frank Buchwald's Nixie Machine - Clock with Soviet-Made Nixie Tubes

In case you don’t know, Nixie tube, or cold cathode display, is an electronic device for displaying numerals or other information using glow discharge. The glass tube contains a wire-mesh anode and multiple cathodes, shaped like numerals or other symbols. Hundreds of variations of this design were manufactured by many firms, from the 1950s until […]