After being sold at an auction in California for about $30 million, this sleek, curved vintage Bugatti became one of the world’s most expensive cars. Widely known for being one of only three of its kind ever produced, the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is also praised for its art-deco elegance. Considered to be highly avant garde, this particular car came on the market following the death of its owner, Peter Williamson, a well known car collector and a neurologist.
A spectacular ruby and diamond ring made by Chaumet happened to fetch a whopping 6.2 million francs ($6.6 million), well beyond the estimate of 2.8 – 4.6 million francs, a price which was a record for ruby sold at an auction. The cushion shaped red stone of this most expensive ruby ring weighed in at 32.08 carats.No Comments
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
It’s not unusual to see collectors and celebrity fans splurging a fortune to possess the weird memorabilia associated with their favorite stars. We have earlier seen the list of bizarre celebrity collectibles which were sold at auctions for hefty prices. Every now and then, we find some strange items like Justin Bieber’s hair, John Lennon’s tooth, to name a few, going under the hammer. And, this time a black surgical mask that the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson actually wore on the eve of his death night, along with provenance by Eric Muhammad, Jackson’s personal bodyguard, has hit the auction block, with the bids that have already surpassed $21,000.3 Comments
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