Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of NFT. Continue reading »
A Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur Just Bought the World’s Largest Painting, by Artist Sacha Jafri, for a Whopping $62 Million
Last fall, Sacha Jafri set a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest painting, titled The Journey of Humanity. Now, he’s sold it at auction for an equally large price: $62 million. The figure makes him the fourth-most expensive living artist—behind Jeff Koons, David Hockney, and digital artist Beeple. Continue reading »
Your Very Own Harrier Jet: This Jet Will Go Down In History As One Of The All Time Great Classic British Aircraft
The Harrier Jet, originally developed in the 1960s, is most known for its vertical takeoff and landing ability. It’s a subsonic jet that can hover like a helicopter. Continue reading »
The rarest and oldest Porsche of them all will go sale in August, expecting to fetch about $20 million at auction. The 1939 Porsche Type 64 was the personal vehicle of German car designer and manufacturer Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche. Continue reading »
Classic cars and motorcycles are displayed during a press preview before a mass auction of vintage vehicles organised by Bonhams auction house as part of “Retromobile Week” at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 05 February 2014. (Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA) Continue reading »
An auction of pop memorabilia in Stockport, England, includes a variety of Elvis Presley items. They include personal handcuffs with the original key made by Smith and Wesson; his personal Bible containing approximately 1,600 pages with the singer’s notations, handwriting and underlining throughout; and a pair of unwashed and stained underwear he wore beneath one of his white jumpsuits in 1977. (Jon Super/Associated Press) Continue reading »
The Apple l, the first Apple computer made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, is seen on display at Sotheby’s on June 8, 2012 in New York City. Sotheby’s called the computer “an exceptionally rare, working example with original Apple cassette interface, operation manuals and a rare BASIC Users’ Manual”.
The computer was an integral component to the the personal computing revolution; it is set to be auctioned on June 15, 2012 and is expected to earn between $120,000 and $180,000 (the computer first went on sale in July 1976 for $666.66). When originally sold, the monitor, keyboard and cassette interface were sold separately. It is believed less than 50 of the original Apple l are still in existence, with only six known to be in working condition. (Photo by Andrew Burton/AFP) Continue reading »
A restored ‘63 Chevy Corvette, with a V7 twin-turbo mid-engine, which can take you from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds. A 1988 custom-built Kittredge K350 two-man submarine with a maximum operating depth of 350 feet. How about Willie Nelson’s golf cart? If it’s a vehicle, and even if it’s not, it might be on display – and on sale – at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Palm Beach County with its show running Thursday through Saturday at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Photography by Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post.
A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop. Continue reading »
Titanic Artifacts To Go To Highest Bidder At 100-Year Anniversary Auction: Who Will Buy $189 Million Collection?
The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage from England to the United States, killing over 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers on board. As the 100-year anniversary draws near, interest in the ship is peaking.
The bidding for the largest ever sale of Titanic artifacts closed on Monday and the winner is set to be announced at a press conference on April 11. The auction contains more than 5,500 items recovered between 1987 and 2004 from the final resting place of the Titanic, over 12,000 feet below the Atlantic Ocean.
A pocket watch recovered from the RMS Titanic is on display during the Titanic Auction preview by Guernsey’s Auction House. (Reuters) Continue reading »
Hollywood style icon Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary collections, which include diamond jewellery and clothes, are up for auction at Christie’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York. A 16th century pearl necklace of the actress was sold for a record price of more than £7.1 million ($11 million) on the first day of the auction on Tuesday.
The Mike Todd antique diamond tiara at Christie’s auction. (Reuters) Continue reading »
Items that will be auctioned on December 15 in the Entertainment Memorabilia auction are displayed at Bonhams in London.
The one of the trademark Bullwhips used by Indiana Jones in the 1981 film “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” It’s estimated to realize 47,000-$78,500. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press) Continue reading »
On display at the press preview for Christie’s auction of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at MOCA Pacific Desgin Center, in Los Angeles, are her script for the 1958 MGM production of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof,” expected to bring $5,000 at the auction beginning December 13; a 33.19 carat diamond ring given to Taylor by Richard Burton, expected to bring $2.5 to $3.5 million at the auction; and a Versace beaded evening jacket “The Face,” expected to bring $20,000. (Fred Prouser/Reuters) Continue reading »
A staff member of Sotheby’s introduces a Nepalese 13th-century gold-plating copper statue of Tara, a Bodhisattva of salvation, during a media preview in Hong Kong. (Xinhua) Continue reading »
Steve Mead, of Kent City, Mich., looks at tractors that belonged to the late Sherwood “Red” Casterline in Ensley, Mich. Arlene Culver beamed as she surveyed the farmyard lined with 72 antique tractors, old engines and other rusted farm equipment collected by her late father, Sherwood “Red” Casterline. On Saturday, hundreds of antique farm equipment buffs from as far away as Texas will gather for an auction to sell off the rare tractors and engines Culver’s father dragged home one by one over 50 years of collecting. (Cory Morse / AP) Continue reading »
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