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Christie's Highlights: The Cullinan Dream

Leaving me speechless.

The Cullinan Dream, the largest Fancy Intense Blue Diamond ever offered at auction (24.18 carats, $23-29 million estimate). The Cullinan Dream is set with classic baguette-cut diamonds that frame this incredibly beautiful, rare and historic gem. 96 more words

HighJewellery

Neal Cassady Letter Going To Auction; Could Bring $600,000

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1950 Neal Cassady letter that inspired Jack Kerouac’s spontaneous style in “On the Road” is heading to auction where it’s expected to bring up to $600,000. 308 more words

News

Christie's NY: The Joan Rivers Sale

“As the first female host of a late night network television talk show, well-known for her co-hosting of E!’s Fashion Police and her acerbic but honest and clever remarks, the iconic native-New Yorker Joan Rivers stood for legendary entertainment and eclectic tastes. 95 more words

Design

They said it couldn't be done: Museums dive into contemporary art

This work by artist Mark Bradford sold for $3.5 million at auction on May 8, among more than a billion dollars worth of contemporary art sold by major auction houses Phillips, Sotheby’s and Christie’s during New York City’s spring sales week—and so far, this is a bad year. 247 more words