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Rolex Sets $1.16 Million Record, Lollobrigida’s Gem Sale
Rolex Sets $1.16 Million Record, Lollobrigida’s Gem Sale

Rolex Sets $1.16 Million Record, Lollobrigida’s Gem Sale

Rolex Sets $1.16 Million Record, Lollobrigida’s Gem Sale – a 1942 split-second Rolex chronograph made a record price at a sale in Geneva.  Tomorrow the largest D flawless diamond will be offered — 101.73 carats!  Will let you know how that … More…

DiCaprio’s Movie Pals Aid Tiger in $39 Million Auction
DiCaprio’s Movie Pals Aid Tiger in $39 Million Auction

DiCaprio’s Movie Pals Aid Tiger in $39 Million Auction

DiCaprio’s Movie Pals Aid Tiger in $39 Million Auction – the craziness has begun (though this round was for a good cause).  The contemporary sales began last night with a charity sale that brought in $33.3M (presale estimate range was $13-$18M).   … More…

Lost paintings by Britain’s first female artist on show at Tate Britain after being found in Parisian antiques shop
Lost paintings by Britain’s first female artist on show at Tate Britain after being found in Parisian antiques shop

Lost paintings by Britain’s first female artist on show at Tate Britain after being found in Parisian antiques shop

An incredible discovery was made was made at an antique shop in Paris as an art historian uncovered 2 works by Mary Beale (1633-1699), who is revered as the first professional British female artist. These compositions are done in oil … More…

Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!
Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!

Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!

Rossetti, the English poet, illustrator, painter and translator would have turned 185 yesterday! Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!  Founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 alongside William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, these men still have an immense influence … More…

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!
Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

Infamous surrealist painter, Salvador Dali would have turned 109 on May 11th! Happy Birthday Salvador Dali! Check out a brief biography and slideshow of Dali’s best works below.   Happy Birthday Salvador Dali Birthday!

Painting of the Day (SOLD) Guy Combes’s “Rothchild’s Reprise”
Painting of the Day (SOLD) Guy Combes’s “Rothchild’s Reprise”

Painting of the Day (SOLD) Guy Combes’s “Rothchild’s Reprise”

Rothchild’s Reprise SOLD!!  

Art Proves Attractive Refuge for Money Launderers
Art Proves Attractive Refuge for Money Launderers

Art Proves Attractive Refuge for Money Launderers

The checks and balances of the art market make it challenging to determine the difference between a trustworthy buyer and a laundering fraud.  Unlike real estate titles and deeds which require names and mortgage brokers, stockbrokers, casinos, and banks which … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles Perugini’s “The Green Lizard”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles Perugini’s “The Green Lizard”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Charles Perugini’s “The Green Lizard”

The Green Lizard.  Here is one of Perugini’s important paintings that the gallery sold back in the 1980s; The Green Lizard was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902.  

Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years
Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Parisian Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched for 70 years – an amazing story and the discovery of a 19th century European painting by Giovanni Boldini that … More…

Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea
Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea

Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea

Frieze Fair Has John Thain, Speyer Pondering $35,000 Pea  – it really amazes me what some people will buy in the name of ‘art’.