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Christie's Second Auction in India Fetches Rs 17.54 crores

By   ON Dec 12th 2014 at 3:42PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

On December 11, 2014, London auction house, Christies held its second auction at The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. It hosted Tyeb Mehtas Untitled (Falling Bull) painting, and the artwork sold for a staggering Rs 17.54 crore. The inimitable piece recorded the highest sale total for any modern and contemporary Indian Art Auction in 2014.  ...   Continue Reading »

Phantom by Peter Lik: The Most Expensive Photograph Sold

By   ON Dec 12th 2014 at 1:53PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

A picture speaks a thousand words, but this photograph is worth millions of dollars. Recently, Australian photographer Peter Lik sold his exclusive landscape image for a staggering $6.5 million (approx. Rs 40 crore).  ...   Continue Reading »

Artist William Turner’s Masterpiece Breaks Records at the Sotheby’s Auctions

By   ON Dec 9th 2014 at 3:49PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

At the Sothebys recent auction in London, one of William Turner's last masterpieces, Rome, from Mount Aventine set a world auction record with the work selling for 30.3 million (approx Rs 293 crore).  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Pundoles Presents the Art of the Himalayas

By   ON Dec 8th 2014 at 1:41PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Historical artifacts of the Himalayas will soon go under the hammer as Roshan Sabavalas curated collection is up for auction at Pundoles in Mumbai. From 9th century relics to 18th century rare cloth paintings, the collection portrays the rich culture and legacy of Tibetan and Nepalese art.  ...   Continue Reading »

Mrs. Mellon’s Rare Blue Diamond Breaks Records at Sotheby’s Auction in NY

By   ON Dec 3rd 2014 at 4:54PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Sotheby has been presenting auctions for iconic jewellery from the collection of Queen Josephine to Este and Evelyn Lauder. And this time, their auction of Jewels & Objects of Vertu from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon broke records  ...   Continue Reading »

In Conversation with Amparo Sard on Her Debut in India at the Galerie Isa

By   ON Nov 18th 2014 at 2:48PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The halls of Galerie Isa today will be flanked by beautiful paper creations by the Spanish Artist Amparo Sard. What adds a whimsical touch to this entire collection is the intimate reflection of human nature and anguish interpreted through perforated paperwork put together by the Spaniard.  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Straight from the Material Girl’s Closet

By   ON Nov 4th 2014 at 5:11PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Beverly Hills Julian Auction House and Marquee Capitals have ransacked Madonnas professional wardrobe, putting a total of 140 items under the hammer. The curated collection features some of the best from the popstars notable appearances and is now open to a bidding war  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Own a Piece of Royalty at The Sotheby’s Geneva Auction

By   ON Oct 30th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Be a part of the royal elite by owning an exquisite piece that once belonged to famous imperial women. At the Sothebys Geneva autumn sale titled Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, find an exclusive selection of jewels befitting the regal taste. The auction cum sale will feature a few of the finest diamonds and precious stones along with creations from some of the worlds most renowned jewellers  ...   Continue Reading »

These Women Redefine Indian Art on International Platforms

By   ON Oct 21st 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

As Indian artworks fetch record-breaking bids at international auctions, we take a look at some of the talented women artists focussing on their work and dedication in the field of art  ...   Continue Reading »

The First Ferrari Speciale A Fetches Rs 5.5 Crore at Auction

By   ON Oct 15th 2014 at 12:17PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The first example of the recently launched 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A (Aperta) to roll off the production line, has managed to fetch an impressive Rs 5.5 crore at an auction  ...   Continue Reading »

Pink Diamond Sells For Record-Breaking $17.8 Million

By   ON Oct 9th 2014 at 1:00PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The very eventful Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite Sale in Hong Kong saw Sothebys notch a record breaking deal, when a gorgeous pink diamond ring went under the hammer for nearly $18 million. Heres what you missed  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Christie's Announces a Second Art Sale in India

By   ON Oct 8th 2014 at 1:03PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The international auction house, Christie's, is all set to hold its second auction in Mumbai on December 11, with a wide variety of artwork and collectibles by leading Indian artists. After the tremendous response received last year, Christie's intends to raise the bar, shaking up the Indian art market with plans to make the auction an annual event in the country  ...   Continue Reading »

[Video]: Louis Vuitton's Frank Gehry-Designed Foundation Opens in Paris

By   ON Oct 7th 2014 at 1:17PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Putting an end to our wait, LV will open its Foundation Louis Vuitton in the outskirts of Paris this month. Designed by Frank Gehry, the glass building that stands on the green lawns of Jardin d Acclimatation will soon open its doors to the public, inviting them to immerse themselves in an LVMH-curated art and cultural experience  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Rare Indian Collectibles at Bonhams in London

By   ON Oct 7th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

In full-swing today is the Islamic and Indian Art auction hosted by Bonhams, and under the hammer is a selection of modern and contemporary South Asian Art. Of the lot, here are some very rare, historic jewelled additions that have particularly caught our fancy  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Tyeb Metha's Art, Bikaner Maharani's Necklace Are Stars of Sotheby's New India Islamic Week Sale

By   ON Oct 3rd 2014 at 6:29PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

As the first ever India Islamic Week sale begins at Sothebys London, art by Tyeb Mehta and MF Husain and others go under the hammer. The sale includes works falling under segments including Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of Imperial India and Arts of the Islamic World. For jewellery collectors, the Art of Imperial India State exhibition will be of interest  ...   Continue Reading »

A Stunning 99-Yr-Old Mansion is Up For Sale

By   ON Sep 29th 2014 at 4:19PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Once owned by former Formula One racer, Nigel Mansell, the luxury water-front mansion in Florida is being sold by the De Caro real estate auction house, for an estimated price of $18.5 million. The mansion, built in 1915, is located near Bay of Tampa  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Captain America’s Motorcycle is Up for Sale

By   ON Sep 26th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Whether youre a comic enthusiast or just a Captain America fan, this auction will intrigue you. Either way, we're expecting a hot bidding war as the Easy Rider chopper goes on sale  ...   Continue Reading »

This Diamond-Studded Hermes Birkin Bag Sold for Rs 1 Crore

By   ON Sep 25th 2014 at 12:55PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Maintaining its position of the most desirable bag in the world, a Hermes Birkin bag - diamond studded, and made from Himalayan Nilo Crocodile skin - sold for $185,000 at the Heritage Auction held in Beverley Hills. The Birkin, which comes with some spectacular 18k white gold metalwork, is the second most expensive Hermes bag sold at auction  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Wallis Simpson's Stunning Cartier Jewels Go on Sale

By   ON Sep 17th 2014 at 10:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Once owned by The Duchess of Windsor and later gifted to Sarah Brightman by her husband Lord Lloyd Webber, these gorgeous jewels will go under the hammer at Christie's during a special jewellery auction in Geneva. The iconic tiger motif pieces, by Cartier, are estimated to fetch up to $2.5million. Here's a look at the history of the precious jewels  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Gaitonde's Masterpieces on Sale at Bonhams in NYC

By   ON Sep 15th 2014 at 2:10PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

After its successful sale of Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian artwork in March, Bonhams will be hosting its Asia Week Auctions this month. With paintings by VS Gaitonde going on sale soon, we're looking to see who will by the two important works, signed and dated from 1961 and 1963.  ...   Continue Reading »

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