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07.28.

Vintage Bentley ‘Hawkeye Special’ with documented provenance from 1924 up for auction

Because of their rarity, the values of vintage Bentleys are appreciating steadily as they offer a window into the culture of that era. And, when a vintage Bentley accompanied by accurate provenance, numbers-matching credentials, and authentic records, comes at the auction blocks, worldwide collectors of splash out huge amounts to grab one, which becomes apparent from the recent sale of 1929 vintage Bentley for $7.8 million, to become one of the most expensive British car. Now, again collectors stand a chance to grab multiple award winning, street-legal, race-ready, vintage 1924 Bentley 3/8-liter ‘Hawkeye Special’, as it will be auctioned as part of the RM Auctions’ highly anticipated Monterey Sale, scheduled to be held on August 17-18, California, where two Ford GT40 racing cars and a historic 1955 Aston Martin DB3S sports racing car will be offered as star attractions

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07.24.

A shirt worn by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe fetches $877,500 at auction

Anything associated with the renowned Native American leader of the Nez Perce tribe, Hin-Mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, popularly known as Chief Joseph, is considered to be highly desirable and sought-after by the worldwide collectors. Now, one of the highly important Native American artifacts, a poncho-style war shirt made of two soft skins featuring bead work with bright colors and bold geometric designs, which once belonged to Chief Joseph, fetched $877,500 at the annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction held in Reno, a price which just topped its pre-sale estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million. This pretty special shirt associated with Chief Joseph, who became renowned as peacemaker and humanitarian for his principled resistance to the removal of his Wallowa band and to move to a reservation in Idaho, was also earlier sold for $482,500 in Sotheby’s American Indian Art sale on May 16.

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07.24.

Bartender’s dream of mixing the world’s most expensive cocktail shattered

At London’s highly exclusive Playboy Club under the watch of Guinness World Records judges, an expensive piece of history and cocktail-maestro Salvatore Calabrese’s dream of mixing the world’s most expensive cocktail gets shattered after its key ingredient, a historic cognac worth of $77,480 gets accidentally smashed on floor. One of the world’s leading bartender, Salvatore Calabrese’s record-breaking attempt to mix the ‘Old and Wise’ cocktail, which was to be priced at $7,830 a glass, was dashed after an affluent customer who already ordered two glasses of the vintage 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux generously asked to look at this historic bottle.

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07.12.

Financier Leon Black Owns The $120 Million World’s Most Expensive Painting ‘The Scream’ – Revealed

There is no business like art business. Whether the economy is slowing down or is in recession or the art valuations drop, avid art collectors really don’t mind spending multi-million dollars to get their hands on the world’s most sought-after artworks. For centuries, wealthy patrons and collectors have been the life-blood of the art world. And, in the recent times, the billionaire art collectors like Steven A. Cohen, Roman Abramovich, Bill Gates, Francois Pinault, Steve Wynn, Leon Black, Paul Allen, Joseph Lau, to name a few has transformed the international art market with their lavish art spending. Recently, a highly affluent New York financier Leon Black has been named as the mysterious $120 million buyer of the renowned Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch’s 1895 ‘The Scream’, a pastel of a terrified figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous red sky. This highly coveted masterpiece, the fourth version of the composition, was actually sold on May 2 as part of the Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art auction.

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