Maxim Viktorov Inks $3.54 million Deal For Guarneri Violin Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s lately sold a Guarneri violin once a lavish possession by the musician Henri Vieuxtemps to a Russian entrepreneur for the maximum auction price ever paid for any musical instrument. Word is around that Maxim Viktorov paid an unrevealed sum, “well in excess” of pre-recorded last auction of the device. The preceding record was inked … Continued

Francis Bacon’s Vulture Painting May Fetch $70 Million

A Francis Bacon painting depicting a man attacked by vultures may fetch a record $70 million when it is auctioned in New York in May, Sotheby’s said. Bacon’s 1976 triptych, painted while he was living in Paris, is being sold by a European collector who has owned it for more than 30 years, the auction … Continued

Huge pear-shaped diamond could fetch $13 million

72.22-carat diamond, so large it could fill a tablespoon, is expected to bring up to $13 million when it goes on the auction block next month. Cut from an original rough diamond, the D-color, flawless gem is prized for its pear shape and GIA-graded excellent polish and symmetry. D-color is actually colorless and considered the … Continued

Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol Art Set Contemporary Auction Record

According to auction giant Sotheby’s, pieces by Francis Bacon & Andy Warhol have been auctioned off for the staggering figure $190 million. Due to the large amount of cash the modern art pieces brought in, Sotheby’s is claiming a new world record for a European art auction. The pieces that were sold included: Francis Bacon’s … Continued

Elite Credit Card Comes With Artistic Perks

Looking for that special card that will offer exclusive perks just for being wealthy? MasterCard is offering the latest and greatest with their Sotheby’s MasterCard specifically tailored for those who earn over $250,000 per year and have over $2 million in investable assets. Not only does the card afford you free access to museums with … Continued