June 14, 2011
Debbie Reynolds: The Auction Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills When: Viewing is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Auction begins noon Friday Info: For more information, go to http://www.profilesinhistory.com
October 25, 2013 |
Disney princess-inspired gowns by Versace, Valentino, Missoni and Oscar de la Renta are now up for bid online in a Christie's benefit auction. Online bidding for the 10 "princess dresses," which started Oct. 18, is in advance of a live auction scheduled for Nov. 13, which will raise money for the London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity . The dresses, which were originally part of a holiday 2012 Harrods window display,...
December 6, 2013 |
Banksy has proved bankable in Beverly Hills. The mysterious British street artist's "Flower Girl" mural, which he stenciled onto the wall of a Los Angeles gas station in 2008, was sold for $209,000 Thursday evening at Julien's Auctions, where it was the highlight of a sale of nearly 100 works by 33 street artists. The gavel price was $170,000 for the 9-by-8-foot, nearly 4-ton rectangular slab of white brick with black spray paint. The mural, which came with a customary additional "buyer's premium" to yield the final total, shows a little girl holding a flower basket under the eye of a surveillance camera planted atop a tall, leafy stalk. PHOTOS: Art by Banksy With about 150 people gathered in the auction room, bids rolled in by phone and online.
November 25, 2013 |
In the 1941 film noir "The Maltese Falcon," the priceless relic that Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade is hunting turns out to be - spoiler alert - a worthless fake. But at a movie memorabilia auction in New York City Monday, the real prop sold for a stunning $4,085,000, according to Bonhams auction house. The 45-pound, 12-inch-tall figurine of a bird was part of an auction curated by the classic film channel TCM, which also included such objects as a Shirley Temple majorette jacket worn in "Poor Little Rich Girl" ($21,250)
February 14, 2014 |
A painting by Francis Bacon sold at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday for £42.4 million (about $70 million), exceeding the estimated selling price and representing a record price at auction for a single panel by the artist. A Bacon triptych sold for $142.4 million in November. "A Portrait of George Dyer Talking," which depicts the artist's former lover who committed suicide in 1971, had been expected to sell for $49 million. The painting, which was completed in 1966, was sold as part of an auction of postwar and contemporary art at Christie's in London.
November 12, 2013 |
A three-panel painting by British artist Francis Bacon broke auction price records Tuesday at Christie's in New York, garnering the most money --$142.4 million -- of any work ever sold at an auction. Until now "The Scream" by Edvard Munch held the top spot for highest auction price tag; it sold at Sotheby's in 2012 for almost $120 million. The Bacon work, a triptych from 1969 titled “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” depicts another painter, Lucian Freud, a friend of Bacon's -- and ultimately an artistic rival -- sitting in three different positions on the same chair.