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Two pieces of Tyeb Mehta sell at Christie’s South Asian and Modern Art auction in the million dollar range

Two paintings of Tyeb Mehta were bought in the million dollar range at Christie's South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art event in New York on September 16. Mahishasura - sold for $1,280,900 Two Figures - sold for $926,500 A sad actuality of this event is Tyeb Mehta recent passing on July 2, 2009. You can learn more about him on Wikipedia or through this editorial of the New York Times

By | 2009-09-27T01:29:57+00:00 September 27th, 2009|Arts|2 Comments

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

Koeningsegg CCX ($1,050,000)

Image source: Universal Autosport Inspired by a Norwegian puppet movie about a bicycle repairman who invents the world’s greatest sports car, Christian von Koenigsegg set out to design one of his own. The result is the street-legal Koeningsegg CCX with the price tag of 669,000 euros ($1,050,000) It's super light, has 806 horsepower at 6,900 rpm and does great on mileage, even though the specs below are quite stunning: Performance Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 [...]

By | 2009-05-03T00:02:00+00:00 July 7th, 2008|Airplane, Cars|2 Comments

Tres Personajes by Rufino Tamayo ($1,049,000)

According to PR-Inside.com, Rufino Tamayo's painting, the "Tres Pesonajes" was sold for $1,049,000. The painting was stolen some 20 years ago and found dumped on the street in Manhattan. For more information on the background story, see these sources: Brooklyn Days New York Times PR-Inside.com

By | 2008-04-30T11:44:45+00:00 April 30th, 2008|Arts|2 Comments
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