A Sacra Conversazione Titian

Titian painting auctions for record $16.8 mln

A sumptuous painting of the Madonna and child by Renaissance master Titian sold for a record $16,882,500 Thursday in New York. The Sotheby’s auction easily broke a 20-year-old record of $13.6 million for a Titian. The painting, “A Sacra Conversazione: The Madonna and Child with Saints Luke and Catherine of Alexandria,” depicts the Virgin Mary [...]

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Bird book sets new world record at London auction

A rare copy of John James Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ set a new world record for a printed book at auction Tuesday, selling for 7.3 million pounds in London. The four-volume book was subject to competitive bidding on the phones and in Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries, and sold for 7,321,250 pounds. Originally estimated to [...]

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Royal bracelet breaks auction record

A bracelet owned by Wallis Simpson, whose affair with Edward VIII led to his abdication, has sold for a world record-breaking £4.5m ($7m) at auction. The diamond panther bracelet, was sold by Sotheby’s. It was the most expensive bracelet and most expensive Cartier item to be sold at any auction. It was one of 20 [...]

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Pink diamond sells for record $46M at auction

A rare pink diamond that is regarded as one of the most desirable and beautiful in the world was sold for a record 46.16 million dollars on Tuesday. Sotheby’s had valued the 24.78 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond mounted on a ring at 27 million to 38 million dollars ahead of the sale in a [...]

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Andy Warhol Coke bottle sells for $35 million

An Andy Warhol canvas of a black-and-white Coke bottle has sold for $35.36m at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s said Coca-Cola [4] (Large Coca-Cola) “is a landmark in the artist’s creation of his pop art style”. Organizers reportedly whet the appetite of live bidders by serving small bottles of soda pop as guests mingled [...]

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New Record for a Modigliani at Sotheby’s

A painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani fetched nearly 69 million dollars at a Sotheby’s auction in New York, setting a new record for the Italian painter. The circa 1917 canvas, titled “Nu assis sur un divan (La Belle Romaine),” had been estimated before the auction to go for more than 40 million dollars. [...]

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