George Michael’s personal art collection previews before auction

A behind-the-scenes look at pop superstar George Michael’s art collection, featuring works by prominent British artists such as Damien Hirst, ahead of its sale in March at Christie’s auction house in London.

Einstein’s ‘God letter’ sells for $2.4 million

(5 Dec 2018) Christie’s auction house in New York City Tuesday sold a letter written by Albert Einstein in 1954 for $2.4 million. The letter gives a glimpse into the theoretical physicist’s opinion of God. (Dec. 5)

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Hockney smashes auction record

British artist David Hockney breaks a record as his iconic swimming pool painting sells for $90.3 million at Christie’s in New York.

Hockney sells for $90mn, sets living artist record

An iconic swimming pool picture painted by British legend David Hockney is sold for $90.3 million in New York, setting a new auction record for a living artist, Christie’s says. IMAGES

Rare pink diamond aims to make $50 million

A nearly 19-Carat pink diamond, the “Pink Legacy”, estimated to sell for 50 million dollars will be the standout offering at Christie’s fall jewellery auction in Geneva.

Christie’s displays fall art auction paintings

(5 Nov 2018) Christie’s auction house in New York showed off paintings by Edward Hopper, Pabloc Picasso and others that will be auctioned in the coming weeks. (Nov. 5)

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Hawking’s signed thesis, wheelchair auctioned in London

A copy of Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis signed in a shaky hand features the highlight of a new auction of the British physicist’s personal items in London. One of Hawking’s early wheelchairs, a copy of his bestselling book “A Brief History of Time” signed with a thumbprint and a script from TV series “The Simpsons” are also among the 22 lots on sale at Christie’s auction house.

Is it art? Portrait created by algorithm on sale at Christie’s

A portrait created by an algorithm is about to go up auction for the first time at Christie’s in New York, with a pre-sale estimate of $10,000. The piece raising questions about whether it counts as a piece of art and how artificial intelligence could affect the future of the art world.

Christie’s to auction most expensive painting by living artist

Christie’s will auction the painting ‘Portrait of An Artist’ (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney in its November sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art. The masterpiece from 1972 is valued in the region of $80 million and could become the most expensive piece of art by a living artist ever sold at auction.

Rockefeller Art Auction Raises $646 Million

An art collection put together by billionaire David Rockefeller that includes pieces from Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet brought in more than $646 million on the first night of an auction. Christie’s says the proceeds will go to philanthropies. (May 9)

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