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.
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.
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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.
About 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
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
Christie’s Lot #40, Paris, France, 2/12/2005 – sold for €721,750
Sotheby’s will have an amazing auction coming up on Feb 3, 2009 in London during which Degas’s most important and iconic sculpture, the “Petite danseuse de quatorze ans” will be on the block with an estimated selling price of £9 – £12 million
Below is Sotheby’s press release:
LONDON, 6 January 2009 – Sotheby’s is delighted to announce that it is to offer Petite danseuse de quatorze ans in its next sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in London on the 3rd of February 2009. Estimated at £9 – 12 million, Petite danseuse de quatorze ans is one of the most ambitious and iconic of Degas’s works and a groundbreaking sculpture from the Impressionist period. The bronze cast to be offered at Sotheby’s is one of only a handful of casts remaining in private hands. This sale therefore represents a rare opportunity to acquire an icon of Impressionist art.