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Post-War and Contemporary Art Masterpieces Leading at Sotheby’s February Evening Auction

In the wake of strong results throughout 2012, Sotheby’s has announced details of the forthcoming February Evening Auction of Contemporary Art. After finishing their third most successful year ever for global auctions and a new record for Contemporary Art (2012), which totalled $1.25 billion and saw a new record set for the work of any […]

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Golden Muse’ at Sotheby’s for $56 Million

One of Picasso’s most iconic portraits, originally created on 30th October 1932, which is actually part of a series that first introduced his loving mistress and golden muse, Marie-Thérèse Walter, will be offered at Sotheby’s as part of an Impressionist and Modern Art sale next month in London. With a price estimate of whopping $56.2 […]

Hawaiian Most Expensive Cottage on Sale for $2.5 Million

You have dreamed to spend your days in retirement dealing only with fishing and loitering in some secluded cottage overlooking the ocean. Here is an ideal offer for you. Although it cost $2.5 million, but it’s really a “slice of paradise,” as described by Sotheby’s. Tucked in the middle of the Hawaiian countryside with vistas […]

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

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

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

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, 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 […]