Surrealist Fruit

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.

Graffiti History

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Up For Auction: The VHS Box Art Masters for Videograf. Handmade and Designed By Sacha Jenkins

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“That was a $75,000 tear”

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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.

A Chimpanzee Took These Photos

And they’re estimated to sell for between $76,000 and $110,000 at auction.

via, hyperallergic

Openings & Parties: The Ninth Annual BAMart Silent Auction at The Hole

Last night The Hole hosted the opening party for the Ninth Annual BAMart Silent Auction. Christos Katsiaouni was there to capture the scene.

$1,800,000

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The current bid for a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, one of only five in existence.

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Openings & Parties: Printed Matter Sandy Benefit Relief Auction Preview Reception

Hurricane Sandy dumped six feet of water into the basement storage of Printed Matter, resulting in a loss of over 9,000 books. To help ease the cost of repair and enhancement of their storage, a benefit auction and selling exhibition is currently taking place at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space. Christos Katsiaouni was in house this past Thursday to document some of the attendees of the art preview.

Have a look at the artwork up for auction here

Under The Influence

A selection of choice lots from the upcoming auction at Phillips

A Bird Costume Designed by Maurice Sendak

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Bid on this and loads of other weird stuff as the New York City Opera auctions off the contents of its warehouse.

Printables

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Bones of Contention by Paige Williams

Very Beepable, Charlie Brown

Charles Schulz’s love letters to a 25-year old are going up for auction

The Dash Snow Initiative

An art auction benefitting BGR, an after school program in NYC’s Lower East Side, operated by the Henry Street Settlement.

Some highlights, above.

Online bidding done at Paddle8

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