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RIP Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol @ Christie's.

Film History for Sale

The Casablanca Piano from La Belle Aurore

the piano from Casablanca for sale at Sotheby’s, Dec. 14, 2012

“the works”

A Kiss is Just a Kiss….On 14 December 2012, Sotheby’s will offer the iconic Casablanca piano played by Sam in the Paris flashback scene. While Sam (actor Dooley Wilson) sings “As Time Goes By,” [...]

Record-Breaking Auction of Post War and Contemporary Art

Sotheby’s New York, realized the highest total ever for an auction of Post War and Contemporary Art. Masterpieces of Abstract Expressionism, Color Field Painting, Pop Art and more fetched over $375 million. The star was Rothko’s scintillating Royal Red and Blue of 1954. Congratulations to my old friends, Anthony Grant and Leslie Prouty, for their [...]

Fall Auctions: Cézanne, Femme Nue Debout

Over the next few days, Sotheby’s auction house, my old stomping grounds, will join Christie’s to offer $1 billion with a ‘B’ worth of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art. Enjoy this lovely close look at a Cézanne nude in case it is sold to a private collection ne’er to be seen again. It’s crass, but [...]