McLaren F1 breaks record at the Automobiles of London auction

A month ago, we wrote about the upcoming McLaren F1 auction to be held on Oct 29 by RM Auctions in association with Sotheby's. Partial, unconfirmed results are in through The McLaren F1 auction sets record with the £2,530,000 (~$4,194,234) hammer price Other high value sales at the same event include: 1965 Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta - £2,255,000 (~$3,738,339) 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France - £2,255,000 (~$3,738,339) 1938 Bugatti Type 57C [...]

By | 2008-10-30T05:44:26-07:00 October 30th, 2008|Cars|6 Comments

Lamplighter by Sándor Bortnyik is sold for over $850,000

Hungarian painter, Sándor Bortnyik's painting titled "Lamplighter" was sold at Kieselbach Gallery & Auction House in Budapest on October 14. The hammer price was 170,000,000 HUF (roughly $853,130)  From the lot description: "The central figure of the rectangle-shaped picture is the monumental lamplighter, lighter in hand. His face and shoulders are turned to the plane of the picture, and he folds his hands in front of him. Behind the figure, but placed in the lower foreground [...]

By | 2008-10-25T01:00:09-07:00 October 24th, 2008|Arts|0 Comments
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