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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s the trailer for the Sotheby’s upcoming exhibition in London, BANKSY, The Unauthorised Retrospective, Curated by Steve Lazarides.
Steve Powers is auctioning off his first two paintings on canvas—two sides of one canvas—via instagram to help keep a friend and fellow artist in his Manhattan home. The opportunity to own this 72″ x 72″ piece of “Art History” ends June 2nd at 2pm. Bid quick and bid high.
In an ideal world, the extremely wealthy would let me buy art for them. Equipped with no vested interests, no time for back rubbing and preening, only just an eye for nice pictures, it’d be a fantastic fit. With this in mind, I’ve selected 11 works of art from tonight’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s for Dr. Dre, hip-hop’s first billionaire. Lord knows he’ll need some decoration for that house he just bought.
Just add a beat to auctioneer Rhett Parks’ cadence and you got something special.
Shown only so that you can get disgusted, laugh and shake your head at whoever thought this was a good idea, and then feel content with yourself by pressing the stop button and knowing that you could do better.
Occurring tomorrow (4/4) at the Dallas Contemporary, and featuring a whole bunch of top names in the art world.
On March 29th, Juxtapoz, UNIV and Chandran Gallery are putting on a special auction and exhibition benefit for Waves For Water, an organization on the ground in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Here’s a look through the benefit boards.
The Gavel Drops at Sotheby’s by Andrew Rice
The auction house is under attack by hedge-fund activist Daniel Loeb, who wants it to start making lots more money, in part by refusing to kowtow to rich folks like him.
In an online-only auction, Christie’s plans to sell artifacts from the apartment Jean-Michel Basquiat shared with Alexis Adler from 1979 to 1980.