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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

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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 […]

$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 […]