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Book Review: The Value of Art - WSJ.comA decade into the 21st century, no clear movement or style has emerged to mark contemporary art. No Impressionism, Modernism, Minimalism—no single description to encapsulate what has been going on. Veteran art dealer Michael Findlay, in "The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty," says that a name has been there all along: Commercialism.
10 Most Expensive Living American Artists - artnet News
Jeff Koons,is the most expensive living American artists. November’s sale at Christie’s New York, his Balloon Dog (Orange) (Executed in 1994–2000), which went for $58.4 million, broke the world’s record for the highest price ever paid for an artwork by a living artist and also moved Koons into the top spot for this ranking globally (beating out Gerhard Richter, the top living German artist, who formerly held the position).
10 Works of Street Art That Went Commercial
One of the most expensive works of street art ever sold was Banksy’s Simple Intelligence Testing, which went under the gavel at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction in London in February 2008. Though the original estimate was £100,000 – £150,000 GBP ($153,000 – $229,000), the hammer price, with the buyer’s premium, was £636,500 ($975,000).
The Most Expensive Book in the World Just Sold for $14.2 Million | TIME.com
The first English-language book printed in America was auctioned at Sotheby’s on Tuesday night for $14.2 million. The sale of the Whole Book of Psalmes, or the Bay Psalm Book as it is commonly known, makes it the most expensive book in the world.
The 10 Most Expensive Books in the World
The First Book of Urizen, William Blake — $2.5 million Originally printed in 1794, The First Book of Urizen is one of the major pieces (and some say the most important) in Blake’s series of prophetic works. One of only eight known surviving copies was sold at Sotheby’s New York in 1999 for $2.5 million to a private collector.
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The current record holder for the world’s most expensive whisky, the Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique went under the hammer for US$460,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City in November 2010. Lalique’s one-of-a kind crystal decanter, created using the ‘cire perdue’ (lost wax) techinque, houses the oldest and rarest single-malt whisky to be released by the 187-year-old distillery.
Woman with a Fan, 1907 - Pablo Picasso - WikiArt.org
Pablo Picasso. Several paintings by Picasso rank among the most expensive paintings in the world. Garçon à la pipe sold for US $104 million at Sotheby's on 4 May 2004, establishing a new price record. Dora Maar au Chat sold for US $95.2 million at Sotheby’s on 3 May 2006. On 4 May 2010, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust was sold at Christie's for $106.5 million.