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Jun
18
Pieces of Eight: $22 Billion Boat, Surf for £65k Turf and Warhol Eclipses Auction Estimates

Pieces of Eight: $22 Billion Boat, Surf for £65k Turf and Warhol Eclipses Auction Estimates

🌱 A piece of grass from Liam Gallagher’s Knebworth concert has been listed as sold on eBay for £65,900.
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Jun
14
Pieces of Eight: Multi Million Dollar Monkey, Shakespeare's First Folio and The Next Vote.

Pieces of Eight: Multi Million Dollar Monkey, Shakespeare's First Folio and The Next Vote.

🐒 Jeff Koons ’ sculpture Balloon Monkey (Magenta) will be offered at Christie’s later this month, with a presale estimate between
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Jun
07
Pieces of Eight: A Great Escape, A GOAT and Reminder Size Isn't Everything...

Pieces of Eight: A Great Escape, A GOAT and Reminder Size Isn't Everything...

⌚️ A Rolex watch worn by a British prisoner during the real-life 'Great Escape' from the Nazi Stalag Luft III concentration
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May
31
Reigning Queens - Warhol's Portraits

Reigning Queens - Warhol's Portraits

In 1985, when Andy Warhol created one of his largest, and final, portfolio of prints, Reigning Queens, which you can
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May
30
Pieces of Eight: Importance of Provenance, Connery's Classic Car and a Regal Pop Portrait

Pieces of Eight: Importance of Provenance, Connery's Classic Car and a Regal Pop Portrait

🤵🏽‍♂️ If you’ve ever fantasised about giving supervillains the slip from behind the wheel of James Bond’s iconic Aston
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May
23
Pieces of Eight: A Very Charitable Donation, a Good Little Urn-er & Something Smells Like Teen Spirit

Pieces of Eight: A Very Charitable Donation, a Good Little Urn-er & Something Smells Like Teen Spirit

🎸 Kurt Cobain’s mythical 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar from Nirvana’s landmark 1991 music video, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
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May
18
Andy Warhol - The Phenomenon

Andy Warhol - The Phenomenon

In 1928, Andy Warhola Jr was born in Pittsburgh to Austro-Hungarian Catholic immigrants. He was a precociously talented teen, winning
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May
16
Pieces of Eight: A Dressing Down, Beware The Ides of March and a 20 Million Year Old Tooth.

Pieces of Eight: A Dressing Down, Beware The Ides of March and a 20 Million Year Old Tooth.

🏛 A small but potent piece of history is up for sale in Zurich this month, when Numismatica Ars Classica offers
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May
10
Pieces of Eight: $195m Warhol, "Here's Johnny" and a $900k Card Takes Pole Position.

Pieces of Eight: $195m Warhol, "Here's Johnny" and a $900k Card Takes Pole Position.

🎨  An iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol has been auctioned for $195m (£158.17m) - making it the
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May
03
Pieces of Eight: A £20m Hologram, Kobe's Breaking Jersey and the 'Mona Lisa' of Baseball Cards.

Pieces of Eight: A £20m Hologram, Kobe's Breaking Jersey and the 'Mona Lisa' of Baseball Cards.

🎨  Christie's are using hologram technology to take a £20m sculpture on tour.  In March the cost of oil reached its
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