April 30, 2012 |
Edvard Munch's 1895 pastel "The Scream" hits the auction block in New York on Wednesday. No official estimate for its monetary value is printed in Sotheby's catalog , but officials have not been shy about disclosing that they expect at least $80 million for the picture, still in the original frame annotated by the artist. When one of the world's most recognizable images is paired with the highest price any auction house has ever tagged on a work of art, the temptation for snark is nearly irresistible.
September 27, 1989 |
A copy of the novel "Gone With the Wind," containing the original autographs of the entire principal speaking cast of the classic 1939 motion picture, will be among items on the auction block at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Nov. 2. The volume also contains the signatures of the film's producer, David O. Selznick, and the director, Victor Fleming. A previously auctioned copy of the novel, which had 23 signatures, went for $22,000 in 1988. The copy to be auctioned Nov.
March 10, 2008 |
Fur coats, designer gowns, plus dozens and dozens of pairs of Ferragamo shoes belonging to the late socialite and hotel owner Leona Helmsley are headed to the auction block. Nearly her entire wardrobe is to be auctioned off May 18 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, a Chicago-based auction house. The collection includes the Chanel skirt suit that Helmsley wore when she began serving a sentence for tax evasion. Helmsley, who died in August at age 87, ordered that her property be sold and the proceeds donated to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
June 23, 2011
Bidders won't find fancy hybrids or electric vehicles on the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event, just throaty hot rods, polished classic cars and updated models. The event also features vendors, demonstrations, seminars and a kids zone. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $10 Fri. or Sun. $15 Sat. (480) 663-6255. http://www.barrett-jackson.com.
April 9, 2013 |
An 18th century Chinese bowl fetched a record $9.5 million at a Sotheby's auction. The Ruby-Ground Double-Lotus "falangcai" bowl sold Monday to Hong Kong antiques dealer William Chak after 11 bids. The price surpassed pre-sale estimates of about $9 million to set the record for Chinese Kangxi ceramics. The Qing Dynasty bowl wrapped in lotus flowers is thought to be one of the earliest imperial ceramics made with Western enameling techniques. ART: Can you guess the high price?
July 16, 2013 |
It looks like Rhythm & Hues is still downsizing. The El Segundo visual effects company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February , is auctioning off assets, including computers, furniture and film equipment. Bidding will conclude July 24 at 10:30 a.m., said Tiger Group, the company conducting the auction. Rhythm & Hues is selling hundreds of items that it no longer needs for its operations. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll For example, more than 150 computers are going on the auction block, along with more than 300 Herman Miller Aeron chairs. Film equipment for sale includes a 2006 Film Light Northlight scanner, an Arri Arrilaser film recorder and two animation cameras. Founded in 1987, Rhythm & Hues created effects for movies including “The Golden Compass,” “Babe,” “Django Unchained,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Life of Pi,” for which it won an Oscar.
May 28, 2013 |
Apparently the market force was not with them: A pair of Levi's jeans worn by Mark Hamill in the 1977 sci-fi film "Star Wars" failed to meet the reserve price in an online auction that ended last week. Nate D. Sanders , the auction house that put the trousers from Tatooine up for bid, had hoped they would fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000. According to the lot detail page for the Jedi jeans, which had a minimum starting bid of $2,500, 13 bids were placed before the 5 p.m. PDT deadline on May 21 and no final bid amount is listed.