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The Pearl Carpet of Baroda sold at Sotheby’s for over $5 million

Sotheby’s recently sold one of the most exquisite carpets for $5,458,500 in Doha on March 19. As the catalog note says: “The Pearl Carpet of Baroda is an extraordinary work of art that is a true testament to the wealth, sophistication, and grandeur of the legendary courts of the maharajas as well as an extant example of the fabled riches of India.” Hold your breath: This legendary carpet is made of approximately 1.2-1.5 million [...]

By | 2009-03-24T21:41:27+00:00 March 24th, 2009|Antiquities|0 Comments

Mao by Andy Warhol sold for $1,078,712

Andy Warhol's work titled "Mao" was sold in London on June 30 within the "Post war and contemporary art" auction for £541,250 ($1,078,712) The evening's highest price was paid for Francis Bacon's "Three Studies for Self-Portrait", a stunning £17,289,250 ($34,457,486) As always at Christie's modern art auctions, there were many great artworks bought, including Subodth Gupta's "Dubai to Calcutta #19" work for £313,250 ($624,307); pictured below:

By | 2008-07-06T19:24:07+00:00 July 3rd, 2008|Arts|0 Comments
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