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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's rare collection of original artwork up for auction

  • Did you know American boxer Muhammad Ali loved to draw between fights? A 24-piece collection of his original cartoon style artworks, reflecting his interest in religion and social justice apart from him in the ring, go up for auction
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's rare collection of original artwork up for auction(Instagram/bonhamspopularculture/muhammadali)
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's rare collection of original artwork up for auction(Instagram/bonhamspopularculture/muhammadali)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Harry Potter's glasses and Indiana Jones' fedora to be auctioned in June

Famous film and television memorabilia such as Harrison Ford's fedora, Daniel Radcliffe's glasses and wand from Harry Potter along with pieces from Batman and Top Gun will be auctioned in June by the Prop Store in California.
Indiana Jones' fedora and Harry Potter's glasses to be auctioned in California(IMDB)
Indiana Jones' fedora and Harry Potter's glasses to be auctioned in California(IMDB)
Published on May 22, 2021 09:29 AM IST
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Reuters | , Santa Clarita

Picasso's 'Woman sitting by a window' painting sells for USD 103 mn in New York

  • Pablo Picasso's famous painting - 'Woman sitting by a window' was sold at an auction, on Thursday, for USD 103 million. This is the Spanish painter's fifth painting to cross the USD 100 million mark.
Picasso painting sells for $103 mn in New York: auction house(AFP)
Picasso painting sells for $103 mn in New York: auction house(AFP)
Updated on May 14, 2021 08:59 AM IST
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Japanese internment art auction stopped after protest

  • On Tuesday, the auction that was held for a series of sketches purportedly drawn by an artist at the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar was stopped after groups protested against it, calling it, "hurtful, and a degrading reminder of the mass roundup and incarceration.”
Auction of Japanese internment art pulled after protest(AP)
Auction of Japanese internment art pulled after protest(AP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2021 09:13 AM IST
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AP | , Los Angeles

Guy who lost $69 Million Beeple artwork moves on to Picasso and Warhol

Shortly after losing out on the auction for a $69.3 million digital artwork by Beeple, Justin Sun, a tech entrepreneur who founded the cryptocurrency platform Tron, contacted the Christie’s sales department looking for more NFT-connected artworks.
Today, Christie’s has announced that this much hoped-for crossover between the NFT market and the traditional art market has borne fruit.(AP)
Today, Christie’s has announced that this much hoped-for crossover between the NFT market and the traditional art market has borne fruit.(AP)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 04:20 PM IST
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Crypto investor 'Metakovan' named as buyer of $70 million digital artwork

The buyer of a $70 million digital-only artwork was named on Friday by auction house Christie's as a crypto asset investor who goes by the pseudonym "Metakovan."
This undated photo released by Christie's on Thursday, March 11, 2021 shows a digital collage titled “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days,
This undated photo released by Christie's on Thursday, March 11, 2021 shows a digital collage titled “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days," by an artist named Beeple. (AP)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 01:52 PM IST
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Reuters | , London

Landscape painted by Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sells for USD 11.5M

A painting of a Moroccan landscape which was made by Britain's World War II leader Winston Churchill and gifted to US President Franklin D Roosevelt was bought by Angelina Jolie in 2011. She recently sold the painting for a whooping amount of USD 11.5 million.
Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for USD 11.5M(Reuters)
Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for USD 11.5M(Reuters)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 09:15 AM IST
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AP | , London

A 10-second video clip authenticated by blockchain sold for $6.6 million

  • The video by digital artist Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, was authenticated by blockchain, which serves as a digital signature to certify who owns it and that it is the original work.
Auction house Christie's has just launched its first-ever sale of digital art – a collage of 5,000 pictures, also by Beeple – which exists solely as an NFT. Reuters. (via REUTERS)
Auction house Christie's has just launched its first-ever sale of digital art – a collage of 5,000 pictures, also by Beeple – which exists solely as an NFT. Reuters. (via REUTERS)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 01:14 PM IST
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Reuters | , London

Hyderabad art auction raises Rs 5 lakh for Covid fight

An art gallery in Hyderabad raised Rs 5 lakh for relief work related to the coronavirus epidemic that has already infected over 13,000 persons across the country.
Titled Art in Isolation, the auction is expected to close on April 17, following which the amount may undergo further revision. (HT photo)
Titled Art in Isolation, the auction is expected to close on April 17, following which the amount may undergo further revision. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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An auction with a twist: Mona Lisa made of Rubik’s Cubes goes on sale

An image of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik’s Cubes is going on sale in Paris, just down the road from Leonardo da Vinci’s original.
Mona Lisa made of Rubik’s Cubes goes on sale.(Instagram)
Mona Lisa made of Rubik’s Cubes goes on sale.(Instagram)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 04:25 PM IST
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An artist’s journey to try and make the world a better place

I always gave to charity, a percentage of what I made from every painting sold, and started donating my work to raise money at art auctions for different causes. But I always felt it was never enough
It makes me wonder: How many of us can look away from a child begging on the street? How can we not care knowing that they haven’t eaten for days? How does it not bother us that they work in restaurants and homes, when they should be studying (and even playing) instead?(HT photo)
It makes me wonder: How many of us can look away from a child begging on the street? How can we not care knowing that they haven’t eaten for days? How does it not bother us that they work in restaurants and homes, when they should be studying (and even playing) instead?(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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ByRevati Sharma Singh

Cartoon girl goes for $25 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction

Judging by the turnout at the five-day auction by Sotheby’s - and the prices art and wine have commanded - elites from Hong Kong and the rest of Asia are as keen as ever to open their pocketbooks.
The event includes 20 live auctions that are expected to fetch more than $336 million.(Source: Sotheby’s)
The event includes 20 live auctions that are expected to fetch more than $336 million.(Source: Sotheby’s)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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Sculpture by Jeff Koons sells for $91.1 million, record for living artist

The selling price of “Rabbit” was only $80 million, but once commissions and fees were added, the final total rose to $91.075 million.
U.S. artist Jeff Koons' sculpture titled
U.S. artist Jeff Koons' sculpture titled "Rabbit" is displayed.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:54 AM IST
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New York | ByAgence France-Presse

Interest in contemporary art among young collectors is encouraging

The recent auction by Saffronart, which saw the sale of 32 works by contemporary artists, is a testimony to the renewed interest in this art form, especially among the younger profile of collectors.
File photo of an art auction in Mumbai.(HT File / Representative Photo)
File photo of an art auction in Mumbai.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2019 02:24 PM IST
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On board Mumbai’s newest floatel: Dine in style off the Gateway of India

Two new floatels, or floating hotels, off the Gateway of India, will open their doors on Monday.
The two floatels, Queensline Sea Yah and Queensline Neverland, will be stationed a kilometre from the Gateway of India.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The two floatels, Queensline Sea Yah and Queensline Neverland, will be stationed a kilometre from the Gateway of India.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 09:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Visual appeal: Folk, classical Indian art at Saffronart’s upcoming auctions

The ‘Classical Indian Art’ and ‘Living Traditions: Folk and Tribal Art’ auctions, scheduled to be held from April 10-12, will focus on India’s court, colonial and indigenous art forms.
A 20th century bronze sculpture which shall be part of the auction.
A 20th century bronze sculpture which shall be part of the auction.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 04:05 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy goes viral after $19k bid on art

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter created a viral moment when she threw up bids at an art auction to the tune of $19,000.
The event also saw Blue’s handwritten notes celebrating the award winners.(HT file photo)
The event also saw Blue’s handwritten notes celebrating the award winners.(HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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