Auctions

Sotheby’s London will bring Amedeo Modigliani’s Jeanne Hébuterne (au foulard) —a portrait of the Italian artist’s lover Jeanne Hébuterne — to auction as part of its Impressionist & Modern Art...
Revered for her biting comedic commentary and her impeccable sense of fashion, Joan Rivers made an indelible impact on the cultural landscape. This June, fans of the comedic genius (who passed away...
The lots span nearly a century of styles, with estimates ranging from $1,000 to $400,000...
Paddle8 has turned the auction world on its ear by skipping the rubrics of long-established houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s and instead offering a streamlined, 24-hour online marketplace for...
Christie's spring design sale includes the "Baby Bugatti" among more than 100 other masterworks...
Acclaimed 19th-century automata from a private collection will be available once again as lots billed Swiss Mechanical Marvels Part II have been added to Sotheby’s Important Watches auction, to be...
A massive painting by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat earned a massive price at Christie’s New York on May 10, setting a new record for the artist. Untitled , a 1982 work, sold for $57.2 million,...
The height of summer in Austin, Texas, brings average temperatures in the high 90s and air thick with humidity. However, homeowners of Soaring Wings by local architect Winn Wittman will have it made...
An important piece of his purple reign, one of Prince’s Yellow Cloud electric guitars will rock the block at Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction from June 24 to 25. An...
On May 25, a commemorative racer will roll to international attention at Barrett-Jackson’s Stinger IndyCar auction to celebrate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 four days later. Fabricated...
Collectors of competition cars will be racing to Northern California this summer as provenance-packed Fords and Shelbys from the Jim Click Ford Performance Collection will be featured lots at the RM...
Phillips' Latin American Art auction will offer works by highly sought-after contemporary artists...
History was made in Geneva this week as Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctioned off two important diamonds— the Oppenheimer Blue and the Unique Pink . The resulting price of each shattered auction records...
One of watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most famous pocket watches just sold for a record-breaking price at a Christie’s sale in Geneva, Switzerland. Part of Breguet’s rare self-winding perpétuelle...
While the primary watch market—referring to modern watches sold at retail—continues to flounder, the auction market for timepieces is on the brink of what John Reardon, international head of Christie...
Automotive relics hidden for decades and often forgotten about by the owners themselves have become a phenomenon at auction . Unlike any other collectible, they are most desirable in their derelict...
A 400th anniversary is a big deal. Margaret Ford, international head of books and manuscripts at Christie’s, wanted to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in a big way—with a...
The largest gem-quality rough diamond to be found on Earth in over a century is coming to auction June 29. Sotheby’s London will present the huge tennis-ball sized gem—dubbed the Lesedi La Rona...
While fans of Formula 1 gear up for the Monaco Grand Prix—held May 26 to 29—car collectors the world over will be racing to the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction on May 14. Tracing the automotive industry’...
One of the rarest roadsters in the world, the 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider was first seen on the big screen in the The Thomas Crown Affair starring Steve McQueen —a model the actor himself...
A bikini-clad femme fatale named Bambi reclines before a titillating fight scene in the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. Her perch, a natural outcrop, seems an unusual feature for a residential living...
An early-1950s Jaguar C-Type racecar will be a top lot at the Bonhams Monaco Sale ( bonhams.com ) on May 13 in Monte Carlo. The auction will feature about 40 cars, none with a more puzzling history...
On April 25, Phillips auction house in New York will auction off a selection of 20th-century masterpieces from famed artists like Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol during its Evening and Day Sales of...
Rubies have been treasured since biblical times for their red color and association with intense human emotions: love, anger, passion, and fury. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, the ruby is...
Known as the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake teamed up with Bentley to create a one-of-a-kind Sir Peter Blake Bentley pop art car that will be auctioned to raise money for charity...
Next month, Christie’s will offer the largest and, arguably, the highest-quality fancy vivid blue diamond ever seen at auction. Named for its previous owner, the late Sir Philip Oppenheimer (a member...
On April 27, a selection of France’s finest wines will be poured, paired, and put on the block at Sotheby’s Bordeaux Experiences— a live auction and private dinner in New York. With Prince Robert de...
20th-century masters lead Phillips’ sales of modern and contemporary editions...
Twice a year, Sotheby's and Christie's stage their marquee evening auctions for Impressionist and Modern as well as Contemporary artworks in New York. These are the sales where masterpieces cross the...
Christie's Announces April Wine Sale and Old Liquors American Presidents Collection...

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