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Sotheby’s to Auction a Masterpiece by FN Souza

By   ON Feb 21st 2017 at 7:50PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

British auction house Sothebys will host a modern and contemporary South Asian art sale at its headquarters in New York on 14th March 2017. Ahead of the sale, the house has scheduled an exhibition at the Leela Palace in New Delhi from 24th to 25th February. The exhibition will showcase 16 notable paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, MF Husain, and FN Souza that will go under the hammer in NYC next month.  ...   Continue Reading »

Saffronart Mumbai to Auction a Rare Painting of India’s First Oscar Winner

By   ON Feb 16th 2017 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

This evening, Saffronart Mumbai will host a modern Indian art sale featuring works by industry stalwarts like VS Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, Ram Kumar, MF Husain, and Akbar Padamsee. The sale will also feature a rare painting of Bhanu Athaiyathe first Indian to win an Oscar in 1983. She won the prestigious award for a costume designed for Richard Attenboroughs film Gandhi.  ...   Continue Reading »

It’s Unbelievable How this Bear is Minting Euros

By   ON Jan 23rd 2017 at 6:28PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Would you believe if we told you a 17-year-old bear named Juuso has been creating artworks using his body, especially his paws? And thats not all; the sale of 15 of his works has raised about 8,000 euros (Rs. 6.21 lakhs)!  ...   Continue Reading »

Ten Insider Tips for a First-Time Art Auction Buyer

By   ON Dec 16th 2016 at 7:02PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Art can seem a tad bit overwhelming for someone who is new to it. Subsequently, it may even be intimidating for a novice buying art at an auction. To help a new art-auction buyer sail through the buying process, Luxpresso asked Deepanjana Klein, senior specialist and International Head of Department for South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art, Christie's, to chart out this guide. Read on.  ...   Continue Reading »

JK Rowling’s Original Beedle the Bard Manuscript to be Auctioned

By   ON Nov 29th 2016 at 12:58PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Just when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is hitting new highs at box offices globally, a handwritten and illustrated copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, also by bestselling author of Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, is set to go under the hammer at an upcoming Sothebys auction in London.  ...   Continue Reading »

Here’s What Adorns the Walls of Elton John’s Atlanta Abode

By   ON Nov 9th 2016 at 6:38PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

London-based art gallery, Tate Modern is all set to exhibit a rare collection of vintage photographs from Elton Johns private collection on November 10th, 2016. The exhibition, titled The Radical Eye, features photographs and portraits dating back to the time between 1920 and 1950. They are handpicked from the 8000 artworks that adorn the walls of Johns condo in Atlanta.  ...   Continue Reading »

Sotheby’s to Auction a Rare Sky Blue Diamond

By   ON Nov 9th 2016 at 6:25PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The Sky Blue Diamond , that made headlines (thanks to its distinct colour and estimated price tag of $15 to 25 million, an approximated 100 to 166 crores), is up for auction via Sothebys this month. Weighing 8.01 carats, it has been graded Fancy Vivid Blue by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). It is the highest possible colour grade, and it has been conferred upon only one per cent of blue stones by the GIA. Besides this, it is a Type IIb rock, which means it is the purest form of diamond that comprises 0.5 per cent of stones across the globe.  ...   Continue Reading »

Coach Goes Vintage for its 75th Anniversary

By   ON Oct 21st 2016 at 6:36PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

American fashion brand Coach celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. And to celebrate this landmark, the label is hosting an auction of a few of its most iconic vintage bags like Kate Bosworth, Lena Dunham and Chlo Grace Moretz, that have been sourced from collectors and antique stores across the globe and painstakingly restored. Other iconic pieces such as the Duffle, the Saddle, and the Dinky bags from the brand are also on auction.  ...   Continue Reading »

The Collector: Robin Williams’s Penchant for Bikes

By   ON Oct 18th 2016 at 4:28PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Apart from being an actor and comedian par excellence, Robin Williams was also an avid bicycle collector. His family has listed his exceptional bike collection for auction. The proceeds of this ongoing sale will be donated to two charitiesthe Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.  ...   Continue Reading »

Art Attack: Meet the World's Most Expensive Paintings

By   ON Sep 21st 2016 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

2015 was a milestone year in the world of art with a number of record-breaking paintings being sold. Year 2016 seems to be following in the footsteps of the year that was; a recent example being the record-breaking sale of Akbar Padamsees Greek Landscape. It was recently auctioned for a staggering INR 19.19 crores. On that note, heres a look at some record-breaking artworks.  ...   Continue Reading »

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