Articles in the category of Records

The Most Expensive Old Master Female Artist

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was an immensely successful Rococo portraitist in the 18th and 19th centuries, commissioned to paint European royals, including Marie Antoinette, at a time when the field was limited to female artists.

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Crazy. Rich. And Crazy Rich.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a film (and book) that everyone’s buzzing about. The movie not only boasts juicy drama and hilarious comedy, but also luxurious glamour – including, most notably, a very, very expensive watch.

New record at Sotheby's

This morning, on 3 April 2018, Sotheby's broke new records in Hong Kong as Buddhist Manuscript was sold for £21,656,005! The auction also included a Falangcai Bowl sold for the same amount as well as an Imperial Handscroll for £13,311,858.

The Battle of the Giants

It has been no secret that 2015 has so far been an excellent year for auction records. Christie's and Sotheby's have lead a race with new records succeeding each other. With so many records being broken, Barnebys has brought some clarity to the recent records race.

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New world record for Asian arts at Auctionata

The past weekend set new world record at the online-based auction house Auctionata as they held their 'Important Asian Art' sale. The auction included a rare asian clock which didn't just break a world record for an item sold online but it also set a new price record for Germany in 2015 and in Auctionata's history of online auctions.

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Fontana tops records at Sotheby's Contemporary evening sale

You could probably hear a sigh of relief from Peder Isacsson, the CEO of Sotheby's in Scandinivia, when Fontana's masterpiece, "Concetto Spaziale, Attese" from the Swedish collection, was sold for £8.4 million, including commission. The total for the evening sale was an incredible £122.6 million.

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The Most Expensive Film Costumes Ever Sold At Auction

What makes an iconic film? The actors, the sets, the writing and of course, the costumes! Where would Dorothy have been without her ruby slippers? Darth Vader without his mask? Or Superman without his red and blue lycra suit? These iconic film costume have become almost as famous as the films themselves.

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