The Andy Warhol classic painting “Double Elvis (Ferus Type)” sold Wednesday at Sotheby’s in New York for more than $37 million, the auction house said.
With commission, the sale price of $33 million totaled $37,042,500, short of the $50 million that Sotheby’s had predicted it might fetch. The piece (silkscreen ink and spray paint on canvas) shows Elvis Presley in a gunslinger pose.
First exhibited in 1963 at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, the work “epitomizes the artist’s obsessions with fame, stardom, and the public image,” Sotheby’s said in a release. “Warhol’s signature style, coupled with the instantly recognizable faces of his subjects, creates a blurred boundary between artist and sitter.”
Warhol made 22 versions of the “Double Elvis,” nine of which are held in museums.No Comments
If you are looking at owning a shining new Mercedes-Benz SLK350, E350 Sedan, E350 Convertible or ML350 SUV, but need to save a bit of funds for the rainy day as well, you needn’t have to pick one anymore. Just head over to Florida’s C1 Bank, (known as Community Bank earlier) and open a new five-year CD scheme worth $1 million. However, you won’t earn any interest on this amount, as the cars are being offered as pre-paid interest. C1 Bank CEO Trevor Burgess specifies, “In this interest rate environment where the five year CD has an APY (annual percentage yield) of 1.20 percent it is thrilling to change the game with the instant gratification of a spectacular Mercedes-Benz that our client will own including tax, title, and license.”
Simple math and you will come up with an interest figure amounting to $61,294 enough to pick one of the four models from local dealer Crown Eurocars. However, this scheme is limited to only two Mercedes-Benzes per household. All in all, doesn’t seem like such a bad deal after all!No Comments
In a bid to manufacture something that has never been made before, New York City based wholesaler Tov International has conceptualized a dress that is a beautiful amalgam of fashion and diamonds. It has created a one-of-a-kind $15 million Chloe & Reese designed diamond cocktail dress at the recent American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave Fashion Show. That is much pricier than the diamond studded Prom dress that popped up sometime last year. The “little black dress” comprises of 100 triple excellent AGS and GIA certified 3 carat round diamonds, out of which 85 are set on the bodice, four on each sleeve and seven adorn the back.3 Comments
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