Last night’s (Nov. 12) $691.5-million auction at Christie’s broke multiple records. It was the most expensive ever auction and included the most expensive work ever sold, Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” which went for $142.4 million. Also among those sold was also the most expensive piece ever by a living artist, Jeff Koons’s “Balloon Dog (Orange).” The big orange dog (above) was purchased by an unknown telephone buyer for $58.4 million from the previous owner, publishing magnate Peter Brant.
Bambi artist’s street piece “Top Fashion Accessory 2011” was to go under the hammer at Rosebery’s auction house in West Norwood yesterday. On the lead up to the auction, the artist reportedly expressed anger saying that the street piece “is meant to be left on the street for everyone to enjoy. The street is the gallery of the public”.
The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. The groom, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and is second in the line of succession to the British Throneand the thrones of fifteen other Commonwealth realms.
Graffiti comes to SW3! Street artist Bambi’s latest piece Rude Pope this time was “Made in Chelsea”. The same piece can be found in more than 10 different locations all around London. One of them was sprayed just next to the famous “If graffiti changed anything it wold be illegal” street piece by Banksy. The one in the pictures below was spot in Ovington Street, near a telephone box.