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Christie’s First Online-Only Wine Auction – Signature Cellars

Following a last year’s successful online-only auction for a collection of Elizabeth Taylor jewels which totaled $9.5 million, global auction house, Christie’s is launching a series of online sales for global collectors that will run in parallel with its traditional sales. The beginning of this online sales will mark Christie’s first online-exclusive wine sale in […]

The Lock Painting by John Constable Sells for $35 Million

The Lock, a work by the English painter John Constable has sold for £22,441,250 ($34.2 million), at a Christie’s auction in London last week.  The 56 x 47 inch (142.2 x 120.7 cm) oil on canvas, which depicts rural life in Suffolk, east England, finished in 1824, is the fifth in a celebrated series of six large-scale […]

Rare Martian Pink Diamond Sold for Whopping $17.4 Milllion at Hong Kong Auction

Recently held, Christie’s spring auction in HongKong will be remembered for six minutes sale of tense bidding for rare Martian Pink Diamond. The diamond, the biggest of its kind ever to be sold fetched $17.4 million, more than double the estimated price. It had been expected to sell for between $8 million and $12 million. “The […]

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

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

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

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 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 […]