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Bitcoin Beatle: Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork: ‘Spreading peace and love in the metaverse!’ By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.Com Published: 11:03 EDT, 24 May 2022 | Updated: 15:29 EDT, 24 May 2022 Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction …

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Roman sculpture up for auction in US linked to disgraced dealer

An archaeologist is calling for a US auction house to withdraw a monumental Roman sculpture from sale, claiming he has photographic evidence of its direct link to a dealer involved with illicit trade. Prof Christos Tsirogiannis, whose academic research focuses on antiquities and trafficking networks, said Hindman Auctions in Chicago should cancel its auction of …

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The Making of Anna Weyant, Art’s Hot New Superstar

On Thursday evening, a flurry of glamorous spectators clutching programs and flutes of champagne settled into their seats on the seventh floor of Sotheby’s, waiting for the show to begin. With five international flags affixed above the main entrance, the auction house’s New York headquarters looks rather like an embassy, but busts rather than bureaucrats …

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“I Either Wanted It, or I Wanted That Guy to Pay”: Inside the Wild West Auction for The Sugar Shack

And now, the forces within the art market are betting big on an artist who once struggled to break out of sales at auction houses such as Swann’s, which focuses on African American artists. On Thursday, New York galleries Ortuzar Projects and Andrew Kreps, along with the talent-agency-associated art venture UTA Fine Art, announced that …

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First NFT auction to be held in Israel as local artists embrace new technology

The first auction of NFT works in Israel will be held this month, as many artists and collectors embrace the emerging technology. The May 30 auction, hosted by the Herzliya-based Tiroche Auction House, is dedicated to contemporary art and will be held in collaboration with prominent art galleries from across the country. 4 View gallery …

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Refik Anadol. Courtesy RAS.

Digital Art Star Refik Anadol’s First Supporters Were in the Tech World. All of a Sudden, His Work Has Become White-Hot at Auction, Too | Artnet News

In 2006, the British mathematician Clive Humby famously proclaimed that “data is the new oil.” Little did he know it would also become the new art.  As one of the foremost practitioners of what he calls “data painting,” the Turkish American artist and TED Fellow Refik Anadol has been using data as the substance of his …

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This Iconic Man Ray Print Just Became the Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold at Auction

This weekend, an iconic Man Ray print sold for $12.4 million at Christie’s, nearly tripling the record for the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.  A prolonged bidding war pushed the piece well past its $5 million to $7 million pre-sale estimate—which itself would have been a record—during a sale dedicated to the Surrealist …

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Andy Warhol 1964 painting sells for $195 million, breaking auction record

A painting by Andy Warhol sold for a final price of $195 million last week, breaking the auction record for an American artist and for any 20th century art work. At a sale for charity at Christie’s in New York, four bidders competed for Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). After less than four minutes of bidding, the painting …

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The Art World ‘Mystery Buyers’ Who Spend Big and Stay Secret

The contemporary art market has kicked into overdrive over the last couple of decades, with fresh innovations warping the playing field every five minutes. But since the art market as we know it first came to be, one phenomenon has endured as common practice: buyer anonymity. This week, Christie’s made headlines when the auction house …

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20th/21st Century sale week exceeds billion-dollar mark, anchored by the historic sale of Warhol’s Marilyn | Christie’s

Big names such as Monet, Rothko, Pollock and Picasso led the evening sales, where 26 new artist records were achieved On 9 May, Christie’s 20th/21st Century sale week in New York commenced with The Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann Evening Sale. The sale concluded with auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s Global President, hammering down Andy …

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