The Dollar Bill Worth 30 Million

Andy Warhol’s piece titled “One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate)” was sold for a stunning 20,869,000 GBP (30.7 million) at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Event

One dollar bill By Andy Warhol

 

The evening event on July 2 realized £130.4 million ($204.7 million), Sotheby’s highest-ever total for a sale of Contemporary Art in Europe. See some of the other top sales on Sotheby’s blog

2010 Pagani Zonda R sold for £806,400

Among many other stunning cars (including the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond movie car), RM Auctions also sold a 2010 Pagani Zonda R for £806,400 ($1,287,820) at the auction of London on Oct 27, 2010.

2010 Pagani Zonda R

To see what classic cars one million dollars will buy you, check out RM Auctions Arizona sale, happening today (Jan 20, 2011). A good example is this 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider with an pre-auction estimate of $800,000-$1,000,000 . We’ll post about the million-dollars sales at this auction, once the results are in.

“Fuck 2002” by Yoshitomo Nara – ($672,139)

\"Fuck 2002\" by Yoshitomo Nara

Well, now you know: The four letter word had the highest payout ever. Yoshitomo Nara’s painting titled “Fuck 2002” was bought in London on June 30, 2008 for a stunning $672,139 While the price is less than our usual threshold for coverage, but this is a major sales event nevertheless.

Yoshitomo NaraAbout Yoshimoto Nara
“Tokyo-based artist Yoshitomo Nara creates deceptively simple paintings, sculptures, and drawings that invite us to reconnect with the defiant spirit that comes with youthful optimism and the belief that we may someday be able to change the world. Like the punk rock music that inspires him, Nara’s work emerges out of the despair of feeling invisible in a world where it seems like “nothing ever happens.” Exploring Nara’s realm and its inhabitants can be as bewildering and delightful as taking one of Alice’s trips through Wonderland. His characters are devilish, fairy-tale strange, and not afraid to embrace the experiences of anxiety, fear, and escape into fantasy that define human existence at any age.” – source: San Jose Museum of Art

More about Yoshimito Nara at the Tomio Koyama Gallery’s website or read the “Little Triggers” by Sharon Mizota

Some/one by Do-Ho Suh sells for £493,250 ($810,410)

Made of stainless steel military dog tags Some/one by Do-Ho Suh sells for £493,250 ($810,410) at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

Some/one by Do-Ho Suh

Other top sellers include “Untitled” by Rudolf Stingel at £349,250 ($573,818) and “O Brinquedo” by Beatriz Milhazes at £277,250 ($455,522)

1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept Prototype

Maserati Boomerang

Christie’s Lot #40, Paris, France, 2/12/2005 – sold for €721,750

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