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Rare 9,000 Year Old Neolithic Limestone Mask Could Fetch $600,000 at Christie’s

9,000 year old limestone mask from the Neolithic

One of the earliest sculptural types, rare 9,000 year old limestone mask from the Neolithic could fetch $600,000 when it goes under the hammer in June. According to Christie’s, this Neolithic mask is extremely rare, only very few of these masks are known. The mask is preserved due to dry climatic conditions of the Judean […]

Lily Safra’s Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring Set Record at Christie’s

Christies Jewels for Hope

Charity auction of 70 lots of jewels from the collection of the Brazilian-born philanthropist and billionaire Lily Safra, held by Christie’s International in Geneva on May 14, raised nearly $38 million! The highlight of the sale was a 32.08 carats cushion-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring, known as The Hope Ruby by Chaumet, which sold for […]

$44.8 Million Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl Sets New Record at Sotheby’s

Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl painting fetches $45 million at Sotheby’s

At Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on May 9, Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl from 1964 sets a new record. One of the high points of the artist’s comic book-inspired paintings and an icon of postwar American art fetched a new record price of $44.8 million. A 36 x 36 inches, image of a sultry blonde exceeded its […]

Mark Rothko’s Orange, Red, Yellow Painting Sets post-war Auction Record with $86.9 Million

Mark Rothko’s Orange, Red, Yellow Painting Sets post-war Auction Record with $86.9 Million

Mark Rothko’s Orange, Red, Yellow has been sold for $86.9 million, the highest price ever fetched by a piece of contemporary art at auction. Works by modern art giants from Rothko and Pollock to Calder and Klein sparked furious bidding at Christie’s on Tuesday. A number of record-breaking prices sent the Post-war and contemporary art sale to […]

Child Capitol Creek Ranch – Largest Ranch in Aspen Area on Sale for $41 Million

Child Capitol Creek Ranch

Child Capitol Creek Ranch is the largest ranch for sale in the Aspen area. This wild ranch is available for the sale for the first time in over fifty years, and the sale is conducted by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Joshua & Co. The price is $41 million. The 1,321 acres ranch, just 30 […]

Christie’s London Announces Jeff Koon’s Baroque Egg for June Sale

Jeff Koons' Baroque Egg with Bow (Blue/Turquoise)

Giant Easter Egg with Bow (Blue/Turquoise) sculpture by contemporary artist Jeff Koons will be highlight at Christie’s London the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction on June 27. The estimate is £2,500,000-3,500,000 ($3.97 million-$5.56 million). This monumental sculpture is almost two metres tall (199x195x163cm) and is part of Jeff Koons’ Celebration series. It is constructed […]

Christie’s Spring Sale Of Fine Musical Instruments To Be Held In New York

Gold and Tortoiseshel Mounted Violin from 1820-25 bow by French Clockmaker, François Xavier Tourte

Christie’s Spring Sale Of Fine Musical Instruments will be held on April 26, 2012 in New York. Among 109 lots, mostly classical instruments and impressive bows, there will be some rare examples created by master craftsmen, François Xavier Tourte and Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. We single out some most interesting examples of bows and violins: The […]