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Rodin's 'The Thinker' sells at auction

Worldwide, about 40 casts exist of Auguste Rodin's world-famous bronze sculpture of a man lost in thought. Christie's auction house has just sold one of them for $11 million.

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Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker" is a world-famous sculpture(Friso Gentsch/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jul 01, 2022 05:17 PM IST

Christie's sells teenager's crypto art about gender transition for $2.16 million

Crypto artwork by 18-year-old transgender artist Victor Langlois, on gender transition, fetches $2.16 million at Christie's online auction. It represents Langlois' life as he discovered his gender identity and transitioned from female to male between the ages of 14 and 18.

Still from video,
Still from video, "Year 1, Age 14 ? It Hurts To Hide", by artist FEWOCiOUS, due to be sold as an NFT at Christie's auction house, is pictured in this handout obtained on June 14, 2021. Courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd. 2021/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 09:31 AM IST

The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris

Of the many versions of Leonardo da Vinci's painting, few copies have a more fascinating history than the Hekking Mona Lisa. It offers a brilliant insight into changing attitudes over the centuries towards the perceived value of originality versus imitation.

The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris(Bloomberg)
The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 06:10 PM IST

Largest purple-pink 'Sakura' diamond auctions off for $29.3 million at Hong Kong

The “fancy vivid purple pink internally flawless” diamond was the star highlight of the sale.

An employee poses with a 15.81 carat fancy vivid purple pink diamond ring, which is called The Sakura Diamond, during a preview at Christie’s.(REUTERS)
An employee poses with a 15.81 carat fancy vivid purple pink diamond ring, which is called The Sakura Diamond, during a preview at Christie’s.(REUTERS)
Published on May 26, 2021 08:36 AM IST

Leonardo da Vinci's 'Head of Bear' drawing may fetch over $16 million at auction

Leonardo da Vinci's 'Head of Bear' is a silverpoint drawing on a pink-beige paper which is 'one of less than eight surviving drawings by Leonardo still in private hands outside of the British Royal Collection and the Devonshire Collections at Chatsworth' as per Christie's

Leonardo da Vinci's 'Head of Bear' drawing may fetch over $16 million at auction(Twitter/ChristiesInc)
Leonardo da Vinci's 'Head of Bear' drawing may fetch over $16 million at auction(Twitter/ChristiesInc)
Updated on May 09, 2021 06:06 PM IST

‘Confidence is starting to build’ for unusual, -heated art auction season

Last week’s Sotheby’s and Christie’s results anticipate novelty—not name-brand artists—and a lack of $100 million masterworks at May sales.

The real action was in the lower tier of the market with artists who are not, strictly speaking, household names. (Representational Image) (Pixabay)
The real action was in the lower tier of the market with artists who are not, strictly speaking, household names. (Representational Image) (Pixabay)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 10:33 AM IST

Picasso, Miro as well as Banksy's painting tribute to Britain's NHS up for sale

Christie's 20th Century Art sale in London on March 23 to auction Picasso's 'Femme nue couchée au collier', Joan Miro's 'Peinture' as well as elusive British street artist - Banksy's 'Game Changer' among other artworks

Picasso, Miro as well as Banksy's painting tribute to Britain's NHS up for sale(Twitter/OnlineDanas)
Picasso, Miro as well as Banksy's painting tribute to Britain's NHS up for sale(Twitter/OnlineDanas)
Updated on Mar 17, 2021 09:28 AM IST

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

In contested sale, Christie's sells pre-Hispanic artifacts

Christie’s of Paris said it auctioned off about 30 pre-Hispanic sculptures and other artifacts Tuesday, despite the lodging of a complaint by Mexico with the French government against the sale.

Christie’s of Paris said that the sale exceeded expectations at auction, totaling over €2,500,000 euros. (Representational Image) (Unsplash)
Christie’s of Paris said that the sale exceeded expectations at auction, totaling over €2,500,000 euros. (Representational Image) (Unsplash)
Published on Feb 10, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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