Mark Rothko Orange Red Yellow

World’s most expensive contemporary artwork

A painting by US artist Mark Rothko has set a record for a contemporary work of art, selling for $86.9m at auction in New York.

La Peregrina Cartier pearl

Elizabeth Taylor pearl sells for $11.84 million

A huge pearl once worn by European royalty and last owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for a record $11.84 million at a blockbuster auction in New York on Tuesday. “La Peregrina,” depicted in art works over the centuries and coveted by kings and queens, was bought for Taylor by her actor husband Richard Burton in [...]

James Bond Rolex

James Bond Rolex sold at Christie’s auction

The auction house Christie’s auctioned in Geneva on Monday a very special Rolex watch worn by Roger Moore, aka James Bond in the film “Live and Let Die”. The James Bond Rolex watch comes complete with a buzz saw and a hyper-intensified magnetic field to deflect bullets. “The watch is unique. It is the watch that [...]

Elizabeth Taylor jewelry collection poster

Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry goes on show in Moscow

Christie’s has revealed the main lots of the jewelry collection of Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor to be auctioned in New York this December. Select highlights from the 269-piece collection went on an eight-city tour including London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris and Hong Kong, beginning in Moscow.

1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite grabs record price at Hong Kong sale

A 300-bottle collection of Chateau Lafite Rothschild has sold for almost $540,000 in Hong Kong, setting a world record price for a single wine lot auctioned this year. The collection spanning 1981 to 2005 was knocked down for HK$4.2 million ($539,250) at Christie’s two-day Autumn wine sale. The record price, below a HK$4.5 million pre-sale [...]

Date with Scarlett Johansson

Win a Date with Scarlett Johansson

Among the hundreds of lots on offer at Christie’s September wine auction in Hong Kong, there’s one in particular that will appeal to more than just wine lovers. The winning bid for Lot No. 519 will receive a lunch date with Scarlett Johansson and six bottles of 100-year-old Moët et Chandon champagne packed in a [...]

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