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Rare 25-Carat Pink Diamond Discovered in Jewelry Once Owned by Imelda Marcos

The London-based Christie’s auction house announced on Tuesday that a rare 25-carat pink diamond has been discovered in a lavish jewelry collection once owned by the former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos. 99 more words

Arthur Ashe Personal Items Up For Auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Items reflecting the public and private life of Arthur Ashe are going on the auction block. They include speech notes on AIDS awareness and the jacket he wore at an anti-apartheid protest — among the causes the tennis great and humanitarian championed during his lifetime. 196 more words


Three copies for sale in one month

By coincidence, three copies of the Chaucer are coming up for sale next month (December 2015).

(1) Swann, on 1 December (lot 140), will be offering a quarter-linen copy in a modern clamshell case, with an estimate of $45,000–$60,000. 171 more words

Geoffrey Chaucer

How This $170M Painting Scored its Buyer Unlimited Frequent Flier Miles

When billionaire art collector Liu Yiqian and his wife, Wang Wei, bought a $170 million Modigliani painting, they charged it to their American Express credit card, acquiring essentially unlimited frequent flier miles for them and their family. 198 more words


Jan De Ruth, An Unexpected Encounter

Recent releases of films like “Woman in Gold” (2015), which chronicles the righteous return of Gustav Klimt’s world famous eponymous painting to its rightful owner, and George Clooney’s “ 494 more words



During the month of November thousands flock to New York City, are wined and dined, raise their paddles in the air, and possibly lose a few zeros from their bank accounts. 569 more words

Art World General

Christie's Paris Auction Postponed

Dora Maar ‘Les Annees Vous Guettent’, 1932. Christie’s Auction Lot 241.

A brief statement from Christie’s regarding their second photography auction of the month, originally scheduled last weekend: 45 more words