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$48 Million Raphael Sketch Set a Record Price at Sotheby’s Auction

Head of a Young Apostle (c. 1519-20) which achieved a record price for the artist at auction when it sold for £29.7 million, the second highest auction price for any Old Master work of art.

Four bidders battled for one of Renaissance master Raphael’s greatest drawings at Sotheby’s sale of ‘Old Master & British Paintings’ in London on Wednesday. The 16th century “Head of an Apostle”, a 15-by-11 inch chalk study for Raphael’s last painting “Transfiguration” sold for £29.7 million ($47.9 million), doubling its low estimate of about $24 million, […]

elBulli Wine Cellar to be Sold at Sotheby’s to Benefit elBulli Foundation

elBulli Wine Cellar to be Sold at Sotheby's

Spanish chef Ferran Adrià decided to sell the vast wine cellar from his 50-year-old avant-garde Catalan restaurant El Bulli, that is now-shuttered to raise money for his elBulli Foundation. Amazing 8,807 bottles out of 10,000 wines which restaurant’s cellar contains, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in two separate auctions. First one is scheduled for April […]

17th-century Royal Amber Games Board to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s

this December Sotheby's will be auctioning off a unique 17th century amber board game that comes to the market with an estimate of £300,000-500,000

Unique 17th-century amber games board with the Royal provenance of King Charles I will be offered at Sotheby’s sale of European Sculpture & Works of Art: Medieval to Modern on December 5, 2012. This games board that dates from around 1607, the golden age of amber production in Konigsberg, is estimated to sell for £300,000-£500,000 […]

Iconic Casablanca Piano Goes Under the Hammer at Sotheby’s

Iconic piano used in Oscar-winning classic from 1942 Casablanca could fetch $1.2 million at auction

Iconic piano used in Oscar-winning classic from 1942 Casablanca, goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s on December 14th, on the 70th anniversary of the premiere of the classic movie. The 58-key piano, on which Sam, played by actor and singer Dooley Wilson performed “As Time Goes By,” during the love scene between Rick and Isla […]

Picasso’s “Nature morte aux tulipes” and Warhol’s “Statue of Liberty” Expected to Sell for $35 million Each

Statue of Liberty by Andy Warhol

Pablo Picasso’s “Nature morte aux tulipes” and Andy Warhol’s “Statue of Liberty” will be the highlights of New York autumn sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. These two works could fetch an estimated price of $35 – $50 million each, when go under the hammer next month. “Nature morte aux tulipes” is actually portrait of Picasso’s young […]

Mark Rothko’s 1954 No.1 (Royal Red and Blue) Could Fetch $50 Million at Sotheby’s


Mark Rothko’s 1954 No.1 (Royal Red and Blue) will lead Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on 13 November 2012 in New York. Measuring 113¾ x 67½ in (288.9 x 171.5 cm), this Rothko’s masterpiece is estimated to fetch between $35 million and $50 million. No.1 (Royal Red and Blue), has been in the same […]

First Apple Computer Handmade by Jobs and Wozniak To Be Auctioned

Apple I; First Apple Computer made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

Exceptional rare Apple-1 Computer, handmade by Steve Jobs and his tech partner, Steve Wozniak will be auctioned by Sotheby’s. This Apple-1 from 1976, one of just 200 is the first ever batch of computers ever produced by hand of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. This computer relic will be offered as a part of Sotheby’s […]