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.
The current price at auction for Banksy’s ‘The Banality of the Banality of Evil’ which was donated yesterday to Housing Works. The oil on oil on canvas painting is “expected” to bring in $1 million for the charity. Bidding ends Oct 31st at 8pm EST.
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There’s a great group show curated by Jessica Hodin at the Bleecker Street Arts Club, Phillips hosts their First Digital Art Auction (in partnership with Tumblr), Banksy has a truck rolling around, and Suzanne McClelland is at Team Gallery.
A selection of lots from the ‘Motorcars’ session of Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction.
Basquiat’s resume, which recently sold for $50,000
Fourteen Watercolors by Salvador Dali from the ‘FruitDalí Series’ are up for auction later this month at Bonhams. They’ve been in a bank vault for the past 40 years.
A home contractor working on his own for the first time, found a copy of the 1938 Action Comics #1—”The most important comic book in the history of comic books”—stuffed in a wall while doing renovation. What followed was excitement and a heated argument with his wife’s aunt during which she grabbed the comic book. When he went to take it back, she held on, and the cover ripped, downgrading “the comic book’s condition to a 1.5 on a 10-point scale.” In-laws, they’re the worst.