Category: Art Work Discussions

Jeff Koons – BLOWING UP

One of Jeff Koons’s “balloon dogs” just fetched a record price, but who owns the rest of the litter?

By Philip A. Stephenson @phantomath November 13, 2013

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.

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Father’s Day 2013

Father’s day 2013 is approaching! Here are some funky suggestions for a brilliant gift!

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‘Phillips’s evening sale commenced just 24 hours after Christie’s record-setting HALF-BILLION-DOLLAR result’

by Judd Tully Published: May 17, 2013
NEW YORK — Speaking of a hard act to follow… Phillips‘s evening sale commenced just 24 hours after Christie’s record-setting half-billion-dollar result. It proved mildly successful. The boutique-scaled auction house, headquartered on Park Avenue and 57th Street, sold $78,618,000 of contemporary art, with 30 of the 37 lots offered finding buyers. That translates into a buy-in rate by lot of 19 percent and 12 percent by value. Read More

Happy Anniversary Will and Kate

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.

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Rude Pope “Made in Chelsea”

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.

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