Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Expensive Auction Items

It took 8 minutes to set the record price for a piece of art sold at auction. On May 4, 2010 Christie's sold Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, a painting created in one day in 1932, for $106.5m. The painting is of Picasso's lover Marie-Therese Walter.

In 2004 Picasso's Boy with a Pipe (The Young Apprentice), sold for $104.1m.

“The Scream,” Edvard Munch (1895) Sold May 2012. $119.9m.

1949 Oyster Perpetual model Rolex with a cloisonné enamel dial, $ 1.2m

“Dora Maar au Chat”, Pablo Picasso (1941). Picasso’s portrait of his mistress with a cat on her shoulder. Sold May 2006. $105.4m.
Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday Mr. President" Dress. $1,267,500

When Marilyn Monroe delivered a sultry "Happy Birthday" serenade to President John F. Kennedy on May 19, 1962, the blonde bombshell wore a flesh-colored, curve-hugging, jewel-encrusted dress so tight and sheer that, according to legend, Monroe was sewn into.
Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarnieri was the grandson of one of Stradivari's apprentices, and it was his instrument that broke the world record for the highest-priced violin at auction. $3.9 million. The 250-year-old violin is one of only 250 Guarnieri instruments that survive.

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. There are only 21 other cars like it. $12.2 million.

Items belonging to a police officer involved in the Jack the Ripper murders case in 1888 have sold at auction for more than five times their estimate. £17,700.

Game-used jersey from AFL Legacy game in 2009. $16,698

Jeff Koons’ stainless-steel “Balloon Dog (Orange)” sold for $58.4m
Napoleon’s Good Luck Charm was commissioned it in 1800 after his return from his Egyptian campaign. Its possible the talisman was lost in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. During his hasty retreat from the battlefield, his abandoned personal carriage was capture by a Prussian major.

Napoleon’s sphinx was dug up just after WWII in Noordwijk in the Netherlands, around 200 km from the Waterloo Battlefield. It is now in a private collection. $ 2m.
Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig's autographed and inscribed glove. $287,000.

Most Expensive Sculpture - L’Homme qui marche I. Price: $104.3m

CURTISS JENNY Center Inverted 1918 $200,000

180.4 kg giant bluefin tuna sold for 4.51 million yen ($49,000).

1936 Mercedes Benz 540K Special Roadster: $11.7m

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