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$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 […]

Edvard Munch’s The Scream Artwork Sells for Record $119.9 million

Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art, selling The Scream.

It is a Scream that has created an uproar in the world of art auctions and has become the most expensive painting. The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a world record Wednesday when it sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York. The 1895 pastel which features a haunted figure in […]

Rare 900-year Old Chinese Porcelain Bowl Fetches $26.7 Million

900-year old Rare Chinese Song Dynasty ceramics Ruyao Washer

It isn’t everyday that a 900-year old artefact goes under the hammer. The 900-year old Rare Chinese Porcelain Bowl, Ruyao Washer was only estimated to be sold at about $10 million from previous speculations, but an anonymous bidder paid a staggering $26.7 million for Chinese Northern Song Dynasty ceramics Ruyao Washer (960-1127). The price sets a new record for […]

Andy Warhol’s DOUBLE ELVIS Could Fetch $50 Million

Andy Warhol’s portrait of Elvis Presley depicted as a cowboy

On May 9, Auction house Sotheby’s will put a portrait of Elvis Presley done by Andy Warhol up for bid. An Andy Warhol portrait of Elvis Presley depicted as a cowboy is expected to sell for between $30 million and $50 million at Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Art Evening Sale. The DOUBLE ELVIS painting which is one of the […]

Beau Sancy – 400 Year-old Royal Diamond to go Under the Hammer

Beau Sancy - 400 Year-old Royal Diamond

The Beau Sancy, one of the most important diamonds in historic, having been passed down through the Royal Families of France, England, Prussia and the House of Orange and witness of 400 years of European history, will go under Sotheby’s hammer at Geneva on May 15. Weighing 34.98 carats, the modified pear double rose cut diamond comes […]

A Rare 15 Liter Bottle of Masseto Wine Sells for $49,000 at Sotheby’s Auction

15 Liter Bottle of Masseto Wine

After a lengthy bidding battle, Sotheby’s New York auctioned a Rare Nebuchadnezzar 15 Liter Bottle of Masseto 2007 for $49,000 at February’s wine auction. The rare bottle is one of only eight ever produced by esteemed Italian winery, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia. CEO and President of Sotheby’s Wine Jamie Ritchie said in a statement Monday that the sale confirmed […]

The Milhous Collection Achieves Impressive $38.3 Million in Sale

The Milhous Collection

Highly anticipated Milhous Collection generates $38.3 million in sales with 100% of all lots sold Presented by RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s, sale features an unprecedented collection of automobiles, mechanical musical instruments and collectibles Top-seller: 1912 Oldsmobile Limited Five-Passenger Touring establishes a world auction record, achieving $3,300,000 RM Auctions continues its 2012 calendar, March […]