World Record: Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” Lyric Sheets Sell for $2+ Million


A half million a page. Yes, a draft of Bob Dylan's lyrics for "Like a Rolling Stone" just sold for $2.045 million at auction yesterday. Sotheby's called the sale a world record for a popular music manuscript. Written in pencil on four sheets of hotel stationary this is, "the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative ... See the Rest

Warhol 4 Sale: Bob Colacello’s Art, Photographs, and Memorabilia from the Warhol Years

"Bob Colacello, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Murray in Hats." by Paul Weiss; Andy wall screen print by Richard Bernstein

An auction of the Bob Colacello's collection of art, photographs, and memorabilia from the 70s and 80s when Bob was an intimate member of Warhol's social scene and editor of Andy's Interview magazine is happening now. Bob literally wrote the book on the Warhol era: Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, his memoir of working with the artist – from the ... See the Rest

Warhol 4 Sale: Andy’s Eye Candy At Christie’s

Andy Warhol and Friend, unique gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in., 1979, est, $6000-8000

Nude Male Model, two unique Polaroid prints, each: 4¼ x 3 3/8 in.,1977, est.: $3,000-$5,000 Christie’s has an auction of more than 100 sexed-up images of Andy's work, directly from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It provides a glimpse into Warhol’s intimate world. Mot of these images have never been seen in public. (Like the ... See the Rest

Flashback: Debbie Reynold’s Costume Collection Curtain Call


As you may know, Debbie Reynold's had one of THE great costume collections in Hollywood and next month the finale auction of the collection will take place. In anticipation, Debbie is posting pics and tidbits on her new blog, like this entry from yesterday: "These costumes remind me of a great film and a wonderful party given by Paul Allen who ... See the Rest

Unique Picasso Jewelry Smashes Estimates


These one-of-a-kind pieces were given to Françoise Gilot, the mother of two of Picasso's children, Claude and Paloma. Gilot later passed down the pieces to Carole Mallory, the model, actress, and author who was engaged to Claude in the 1960s. In “Life With Picasso,” Gilot describes how Picasso, with the help of Dr. Chatagnier, a dentist, made gold ... See the Rest

Music 1: How Does A $50 Million Viola Sound? Just Listen…


Though Stradivarius instruments are super rare, violas are without doubt the rarest. There are only ten known surviving models in existence, making this a landmark auction for instrument collectors. Sotheby's David Redden says, "Every field is defined by one outstanding masterpiece which casts its shadow not only on its own domain but far beyond. ... See the Rest

Rare Mint ’69 Mustang Preserved In 40 Years Of Dust


I'm not a car nut, but when a find like this turns up it's more archeological than automotive, really. A 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet – that is a mouthful – but say it and it'll drop any car collector's jaw. The now-deceased automotive connoisseur that owned this beauty never washed it for fear of scratching the paintjob or causing ... See the Rest

London Art 1: Christie’s Makes Some Big Sales

Damien Hirst with Mickey (2012)

Powered by a runaway Francis Bacon portrait, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary evening sale—the last of the London season—surged to $206,158,720. Thursday’s auction started with the sale for charity of Damien Hirst’s personally donated “Mickey” from 2012, a spot painting in household gloss on canvas that depicts an abstracted version of the ... See the Rest