Kim Kardashian’s $2 Million Engagement Sold for $749,000 at Christie’s

Just as the love between Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian, the reality star’s engagement ring had faded. Kris originaly paid $2 million for the diamond and platinum ring, which now went for a mere $749,000 at
Christie’s in New York. The Lorraine Schwartz creation – a 16.21-carat rectangular-cut diamond with I color, VS1 clarity flanked on either size by a trapeze-cut jewels, each weighing approximately 1.80 carats, was snapped up by an anonymous phone bidder. A portion of the sale is going to charity. Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian The celebrity couple separated after 72 days of marriage in 2011. When you split the paid price for the ring at auction, it turns that one day of their marriage is was worth $10,400! Not bad… Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian    

Rare Untitled V by Willem de Kooning at Sotheby’s New York

Rare Untitled V by Willem de Kooning will be major highlight at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, scheduled for November 13th. Painting which belonging to a rare and celebrated series from 1975, is expected to fetch $25 – 35 million. The work was originally purchased by the owner of the Fourcade Droll Gallery, NYC, the year it was painted, when he paid about $100,000 for it.
Rare Untitled V by Willem de Kooning at Sotheby's New York Untitled V hasn’t been seen in public since 1980. A large-scale painting (70 by 80 inches) is very rich in color – suffused with blazing hues of reds and yellows balanced by cooler blues and creamy whites. “The unveiling of ‘Untitled V’ and the other Fourcade gallery exhibition paintings in the autumn of 1975, marked the renaissance of Willem de Kooning,” said Tobias Meyer, worldwide head of contemporary art at Sotheby’s. “Today, the force of the work is as powerful and affecting as it was 40 years ago.” The auction record for any de Kooning work was achieved at Christie’s New York in November 2006, when his slightly later “Untitled XXV” (1977) sold for $27,120,000 to New York dealer Nicholas Maclean (unpublished estimate). This was the highest price for a Post-War work at the time.

The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor At Christie`s First Online-only Auction

More than 950 belongings from Elizabeth Taylor’s special jewelry collection and worth thousands of pound, will be sold exclusively at Christie’s first ever online-only auction from December 13 through 16. Out of the more than 2,000 pieces that Christie’s will sell, this exclusive collections from high-end designer brands like Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Tiziani, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent will be offered online in the categories of fine and costume jewelry, designer fashion and accessories, and decorative arts and objects online.
Elizabeth Taylor's special jewelry collection This is a collection of the highest caliber, from Elizabeth Taylor’s magnificent collection of one-of-a-kind historic jewels, to her haute couture and ready-to-wear fashions, and her exceptional collection of fine and decorative arts, said Marc Porter, chairman and president of Christie’s Americas. Prices range from £62 ($100) for a pair of the star’s Chanel earrings to a whopping £6,300 ($10,000) for a diamond and 18-carat white gold necklace with 126 circular cut diamonds. Digital media director Michael O’Neal said: The Elizabeth Taylor collection is so vast that it led us to think up solutions of how best to sell it outside of the physical auction. Christie’s is dedicating its entire gallery space in New York for the exhibition and sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s most cherished possessions which will be held from December 3 – 17. A portion of the monies generated by exhibition admissions, events and select publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). [Christie’s]

Monet Oil On Canvas Sold For $22.5 Million At Christie’s NY

Les Peupliers by Claude Monet Les Peupliers by Claude Monet New York these days is a favorite place for all lovers of fine art. First, Sotheby’s  Impressionist and Modern Art Sales week on Tuesday totaled $170.5 million, and now Christie’s has sold $156 million worth of Impressionist and modern art on Wednesday. A Claude Monet oil on canvas – painting of poplars sold for $22.5 million at a Christie’s auction in New York, while a Maurice de Vlaminck’s 1905 Paysage de banlieue smashed records for the artist by also selling for $22.5 million (more than double the previous world record for the French artist of  $10.8 million). Monet’s Les Peupliers, painted in 1891, had been estimated to sell for $20 million to $30 million. Another Monet, Iris Mauves, was estimated to sell for between $15 and $20 million dollars, but found no buyer in tepid trading.