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'La Légende' by Boehmer et Bassenge sets a new world record for a heart-shaped diamond sold at auction

‘La Légende’ by Boehmer et Bassenge, a 92-carat heart-shaped diamond, led the Magnificent Jewels sales at Christie’s Geneva, being sold at $14,5 million and setting a new record for any heart-shaped diamond sold at auction. 1,342 more words

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Nazi-seized Picasso painting sells for $45 million at auction

One of Picasso’s most famous portraits, “Seated Woman in Blue Dress,” has sold at auction for $45 million. During World War II, the painting was confiscated by the Nazis but rescued from a train by the French Resistance. 293 more words


The man and his can. Christie's 106-page discourse on a painting is extraordinarily insightful.

At 6:30 p.m. on May 17, 2017, in New York—at Rockefeller Center—Christie’s will hold sale 14187, Post-War and Contemporary Art.

Sale 14187 will be the culmination of 20th Century Week and the auction features a range of masterworks from the world’s leading artists. 564 more words


Artists Painting Artists

John Singer Sargent was born in Florence in 1856 to expatriate American parents, forever on the move across Europe. He trained as an art student in Paris, and it was there that he first came to public notice. 1,232 more words