Game Worn Sneakers

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There was once a time when Converse reigned supreme and basketball players didn’t change their shoes every quarter. Here are 10 examples of that era from the family collection of sports TV director Sandy Grossman.

Michael Jordan, Converse (1983) University of North Carolina Tarheels, above.

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That Time Tupac Rode the Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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The year was 1992, and one lucky fan was smart enough to buy the souvenir photo after the ride and get it signed by Pac himself.

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$179,365,000

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Picasso’s Women of Algiers, painted on Valentine’s Day in 1955, is now the most expensive painting to ever sell at auction.

A Watercolor From Adolf Hitler’s Struggling Artist Period

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Wonder what sick fuck is gonna buy this one…

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The Power of a Signature

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The signed lease for Andy Warhol’s first official studio located in an abandoned firehouse at 159 East 87th Street is up for auction at Sotheby’s next month. The worn-down document from 1962 is estimated to fetch between $8000 – $12000. Much more expensive than the $150 per month rent which Warhol paid for the 2,500 sq. ft second floor space.

 

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When One Artist’s Trash Is An Art Collector’s Treasure

GARAGE Magazine’s “GARAGE Sale” features items recently rediscovered in the homes and studios of Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Antony Beevor, James Franco, Miuccia Prada, Gelitin, Barry McGee, Marc Newson, Richard Phillips, Josephine Meckseper, Tyrone Lebon, Joanna Lumley, Jeff Koons, and Carsten Höller.

All proceeds benefit CalArts and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art’s education center.

Bid here

Price Upon Request

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In an effort to legitimize their mysterious record as a work of art, Wu-Tang has turned to online auction house Paddle8 to sell the one-off double album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.

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For Bradley Carbone

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One of our good friends got injured pretty bad in a snowboarding accident in Vermont this past February. To help handle all of the crazy costs that will come into play in the future, Bradley’s wide network of creative friends have set up an online auction to raise money and ensure that Bradley has everything he needs to make a full recovery.

Check it all out here, there are a lot of great things to bid on.

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“A researcher can never take his eyes off the job, even when watching Christmas movies at home.”

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A long-lost painting is on the auction block after an art historian spotted it being used as a prop in the background of the 1999 children’s film Stuart Little. Sleeping Lady with Black Vase by Hungarian avant-garde artist Robert Bereny has a starting price of $165,000.

$2.4 Million

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The final price at auction that a South Korean man businessman paid for Napoleon’s hat, apparently worn during the Battle of Marengo in 1800.

$26,500

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The price paid at a ‘Mantiques’ auction for the original micro mini dress and tennis racket from the world famous 1977 poster, The Tennis Girl. Reaching more than 7 times the high estimate, a 1979 edition of the often imitated poster was included in the curious lot. The buyer remains anonymous.

More Proof That Art Auction Houses Make The Worst Videos

Here’s the trailer for the Sotheby’s upcoming exhibition in London, BANKSY, The Unauthorised Retrospective, Curated by Steve Lazarides.

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