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Francis Bacon’s Triptych Reached $142 Million – Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at an Auction

Francis Bacon’s Triptych gets $142 million at Christies the most anyone has paid for art at auction

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” has been sold for a whopping $142 million at Christie’s Tuesday evening sale of post-war and contemporary art and thus become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. Bacon’s triptych painting from 1969 sold after six minutes of fierce bidding, easily surpassing the previous record […]

World’s Largest Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond Sold for Record $35.5 Million

A 14.82 carat Orange Diamond sells for a record shattering $35.5 million

World’s Largest Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond and the World Record! The 14.82-carat diamond which is also the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear at auction has been sold at Christie’s auction of Magnificent Jewels, Geneva for a whopping $35,5 million. The last of the 286 lots that were up for sale at the […]

Book of Hours Leading at Christie’s London Sale of Rare and Important Manuscripts


Previously unrecorded Book of Hours, illuminated throughout by the Master of Claude de France will be the highlight of upcoming Christie’s London sale of Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books. Estimated to fetch £500,000 – 800,000 ($800,000 – 130,000), this jewel of a manuscript comes from the property of a Scottish nobleman and has royal provenance; […]

Picasso Ceramics at Christie’s First-ever Online-only Auction

Christie’s announces its first online-only sale of Picasso Ceramics

A selection of Picasso Ceramics will be offered at Christie’s first-ever online-only auction from 15-29 October 2013. This sale features a strong selection of unique pieces and some of the artist’s most beautiful works in editions, representing a particular moment in Picasso’s oeuvre. A highlight of the sale is a complete set of 13 plates […]

Christie’s Could Sell Andy Warhol’s Mercedes Benz Masterpiece for $16 Million

Andy Warhol’s Mercedes Benz artwork to be auctioned for $17 million or more

Andy Warhol’s Mercedes-Benz W196 R Grand Prix Car (Streamlined Version, 1954), executed in 1986, one of his greatest works goes under the hammer on November 12 as part of Christie’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York. This monumental work of nearly fourteen feet tall which was produced for the Daimler Art Collection on the […]

Hermès’ One-of-a-kind Passe-Guide Handbag for Spain at Christie’s Online Charity Auction

Hermès and Christie’s serve up a one-of-a-kind Passe-Guide Bag for Spain in a charity auction

A special version of the iconic ‘Passe-Guide’ handbag representing Spanish culture, designed by Couli Jobert, creative director at Hermès leather will be sold at Christie’s online charity auction. The auction began on 7 October 2013 and the bag will be sold to the highest bidder on 21 October 2013. The proceeds of the sale will […]

World’s Largest Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond at Christie’s Geneva

14 Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond, World’s Largest, Being Auctioned by Christie’s

World’s largest fancy vivid orange diamond will be offered at Christie’s auction of Magnificent Jewels to be held in Geneva on 12 November 2013. The 14.82-carat diamond which is also the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear at auction is expected to fetch  $17 – 20 million at the sale. Pure orange stone, […]