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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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Apr
26
Pieces of Eight: The spirit of collecting, 31 for $45m and bidding starts on El Pelusa’s shirt.

Pieces of Eight: The spirit of collecting, 31 for $45m and bidding starts on El Pelusa’s shirt.

🎨 One of American artist Jackson Pollock’s signature “drip” paintings is poised to rank among Pollock’s most expensive works,
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Apr
19
Pieces of Eight: $2.9m Tweet drops $2.87m in value, digital and physical lines blur and Queen Elizabeth II takes centre stage

Pieces of Eight: $2.9m Tweet drops $2.87m in value, digital and physical lines blur and Queen Elizabeth II takes centre stage

‌👑 Portraits of British queens from Mary I through to Elizabeth II drawn from private collections are to go on show
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Apr
12
Pieces of Eight: 60m Squid for a Picasso, 100m for £100k and the exploits of a Croatian 'Hyperpedestrian'

Pieces of Eight: 60m Squid for a Picasso, 100m for £100k and the exploits of a Croatian 'Hyperpedestrian'

🐙 A sensuous depiction of Pablo Picasso’s muse and lover as a multi-limbed sea creature, completed during the most prolific
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Apr
05
Pieces of Eight: $60m Batman NFTs, 'mythical' wine, NASA's moon dust up for grabs and the art market bounces back

Pieces of Eight: $60m Batman NFTs, 'mythical' wine, NASA's moon dust up for grabs and the art market bounces back

🍷 Buyers have swooped on a Sotheby’s auction of Château Lynch-Bages wines sourced from the Bordeaux estate’s cellars, featuring
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Mar
29
Pieces of Eight: Blue Marilyn to fetch $200m, Charizard burns $420k and an expensive litter of Tiger clubs

Pieces of Eight: Blue Marilyn to fetch $200m, Charizard burns $420k and an expensive litter of Tiger clubs

🖼 Andy Warhol's Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964) will lead Christie's New York's marquee sales week in May. The work, which
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Mar
28
Ever wondered what goes into designing a coin?

Ever wondered what goes into designing a coin?

A quick peak into how the mint design coins, utilising modern technology without forgetting the traditional skills and craftsmanship honed