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The Rothschild Prayerbook Could Fetch $18 Million at Christie’s Renaissance Sale

CHRISTIE’S ANNOUNCES CENTERPIECE OF THE RENAISSANCE SALE DURING OLD MASTERS WEEK IN NEW YORK: ‘THE ROTHSCHILD PRAYERBOOK’ Magnificent Masterpiece of Renaissance Art And

The Rothschild Prayerbook, a magnificent masterpiece of Renaissance art with an illustrious provenance will be the highlight at Christie’s Renaissance Auction in January 2014. Described as “perhaps the finest illuminated manuscript in private hands”, this specimen is estimated to fetch between $12 million and $18 million. Last appeared on the market in 1999, as part […]

Andy Warhol Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) Exceeded the Record – Sold for $105 Million

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An increasing number of auctions’ records these days. Recently held Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York recorded a new record for the famed pop artist Andy Warhol. His large-scale Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) was sold for $105 million and smashed his previous record by more than $30 million. The buyer wasn’t identified. […]

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

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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 […]