A retired electrician in southern France who once worked for painter Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by the artist” worth close to $80 million. The work in question dates from the 1900-1932 Picasso’s blue period. Already the Picasso Estate is questioning how he came into possession of so many pieces. It has been estimated that in his career he has created over 20,000 works of art.
Gifts include a designer kitchen, a speedboat, and of course sunglasses made out of gold.
An entertaining bidding war between Jen Brill and KAWS at last night’s RX Art Auction.
An Apple-1 computer is up for auction November 23rd at Christies in London. The estimate? A stylish $160,000.
“Introduced in July 1976, the Apple-1 was sold without a casing, power supply, keyboard or monitor. However, because the motherboard was completely pre-assembled, it represented a major step forward in comparison with the competing self-assembly kits of the day. Priced at $666.66, the first Apple-1s were despatched from the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents’ house – the return address on the original packaging present here. It is not clear how many Apple-1s were sold, but by April 1977 the price was dropped to $475, and it continued to be sold through August 1977, despite the introduction of the Apple II in April 1977 (a major advance with integrated keyboard, sound, a plastic case, and eight internal expansion slots). It was officially discontinued by October 1977. A SUPERB EXAMPLE with the original packaging, manuals, cassette interface and basic tape, early documentation and provenance, and a COMMERCIALLY RARE LETTER FROM STEVE JOBS.”
Scott Campbell sets fire to all of the work from his newly sold-out show at Vice’s Gallery in Mexico City after communication problems with the gallery’s owner. Peep the email to Olivier Zahm above.
Moss, a Soho destination for design was seized by the N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance last week for nonpayment of taxes. Fear not design fans, according to a letter sent by Murray Moss and partner Franklin Getchell to the Architect’s Newspaper, the store might re-open as soon as today.
Phillips de Pury and Co. gave ex-Christies international head of contemporary art Philippe Ségalot the opportunity to curate the art sale of his dreams. The result is a group of outstanding, expensive pieces from some heavy hitters in the world of contemporary art. The sale, which inaugurates Phillips de Pury and Co.’s new digs in midtown is the first in the Carte Blanche series. Expect more of the same quality as various artists, collectors, curators and gallery owners have a chance to curate their own dream sales. Sign me up.
View all the lots here
My friend Kat sent me over this heartbreaking story about a mistreated Great Dane named Thomas.
“He’s a big, gorgeous boy who had the misfortune of having miserable owners who allowed his front paws to be crushed, and then provided no veterinary care for the gentle giant, so his legs never properly healed and he is basically forced to learn to walk on his wrists, with his little paws splayed out unnaturally. The assholes finally did one thing right for poor Thomas and dropped him off on the front steps of the shelter, but now the little big guy needs some major surgery to fix his legs before he stops growing and the bones set permanently.”
The best way to help Thomas is to make a donation to the shelter. Thomas will need two separate surgeries, follow-up veterinary care and rehabilitation from each. And you can also adopt him.
Acrylic and screenprint on canvas. 86.7 x 68.6 cm. (34 1/8 x 27 in). Signed and dated ‘KAWS 2000′ on the reverse.
No way The World’s Best Ever is on this list. Obviously, our value is in the heart, not the pocket… But hey, at least Google thinks we’re ‘Best in the World.’
See the moneymakers here
ATM machines that gold and update the exchange rate every ten minutes will begin being placed in Florida and Las Vegas this year. Will they be embedded in concrete? Will there be a 24-hour armed guard present? These are things we have to know.
More at CNBC
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24/7 Wall Street takes a fantastic look at the inflation of American money in The History Of What Things Cost In America: 1776 to Today
That’s what you call “Copper Money.”