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Sotheby's Record-Breaking Summer Season Fueled by Surge of New Buyers

Record-Breaking Sales

International art broker Sotheby’s recently experienced a landmark season, with its summer 2015 auction series propelling it to record-breaking sales numbers. For the first time, Sotheby’s sold a total of 11 lots for prices exceeding £10 million. 259 more words

Art

Rare blue diamond likely to hit US$5.9 million at Hong Kong auction

CNNComparable to the Hope, De Beers’ Millennium Blue Diamond stars at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction

In Hong Kong, Sotheby’s and Christie’s tit-for-tat battle to auction off every known rare colored diamond continues next week. 207 more words

CNN

Women Surrealists Recognized (Almost a Century Late) in Sotheby's Selling Show

Contrary to popular perception, Frida Kahlo was by no means the only woman in the Surrealist movement. While male surrealists like Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst have long held the spotlight—known for painting wild imagery inspired by subconscious thoughts and dreams—in fact, they had female peers who are only now being recognized widely. 449 more words

2006 Lamborghini Concept S to be Auctioned Off Later This Year

The Sotheby’s auction in New York later this year boasts quite the automobile.  This 2006 Lamborghini Concept S is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that is sure to fetch a pretty penny.   49 more words

Accessories

'How I Found the Harper Lee Manuscript'

Much has been said lately about the discovery of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ and when it occurred. Here’s the full story…

Tonja B. Carter writes: Accidents of history sometimes place otherwise unknown people in historic spotlights. 978 more words

Art & Culture