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JEFF KOONS..ASTONISHING

Posted on 03 June 2016  |  Comments (0)

 Damien Hirst was just a second year student at Goldsmiths when he recalls being “blown away” by the early work of Jeff Koons, which was having its UK debut in a 1987 show of New York Art Now at the original Saatchi Gallery in Swiss Cottage. Wind the clock forward more than three decades, and the multimillionaire Hirst is now a major Koons collector with his own extensive quasi-institutional private space – itself profoundly inspired by the Boundary Road Saatchi Gallery. Next week Hirst... Read More »

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Posted on 13 May 2016  |  Comments (0)

An incredibly rare first-edition copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland could sell for sell for up to $3 million at Christie's next month. With just a handful of copies still in existence, the rare copy is expected to sell at a standalone sale in New York for $2-$3 million. "Seeing an 1865 Alice is a very special thing," said Francis Wahlgren, Christie’s International Director of Science & Books. "This book is extremely rare, and really epitomises why I do my job and why I... Read More »

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PICASSO SILVER PLATES.FROM HIS OWN COLLECTION

Posted on 29 April 2016  |  Comments (1)

Offered as a single lot, the 24-plate set will cross the auction block as part of the Boundless Sale in Hong Kong with an estimate of HK$12-$18 million (US$1.55-$2.33 million). Although Picasso produced hundreds of ceramic pieces throughout his life, he created silver plates in just 24 different designs, which were then cast by the acclaimed French silversmith François Hugo and his son Pierre Hugo between 1954 and 1967. These 24 different designs featured a number of Picasso's fa... Read More »

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GOT A COOL $35 MILLION ?

Posted on 18 April 2016  |  Comments (0)

Sotheby's are auctioning the 9.54-carat ring it says belonged to Shirley Temple, the movie star-turned-diplomat who appeared in films such as "Bright Eyes" and "Curly Top." Child star Shirley Temple started performing in films at age 3. After leaving Hollywood, she entered politics and took on several ambassador positions overseas. The cushion-cut stone was a gift from her father in 1940, Sotheby's said in a statement. At the time, she was 12 and her movie, "The Blue Bird,&quo... Read More »

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NOW THAT'S MAGIC !!

Posted on 07 April 2016  |  Comments (0)

 Chair given free to JK Rowling that she used while writing the first two Harry Potter novels in Edinburgh council flat has been auctioned in New York An oak chair that JK Rowling used while writing the first two books of the Harry Potter series has sold for $394,000 (£278,000). The 1930s chair was one of four mismatched chairs given free to the then little-known writer for her council flat in Edinburgh. She wrote Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of S... Read More »

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