#AuctionFakes: Somebody Bid $4600 For This “Souper” Dress! But It’s NOT By Andy Warhol, As Advertised…

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Paddle 8 is auctioning this dress that they are crediting to Andy Warhol. It's described, "the present lot is screenprint on cotton paper depicting a 1960s styled dress designed with Warhol’s iconic Campbell's soup can motif." Except that it's NOT by Andy. And this should be quite clear from a 2 second Google search. Here's an ad for the dress ... See the Rest

#Legendary: Kurt Cobain’s Credit Card, Sinatra’s Driver’s License & Madonna In Mouse Ears By…?

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The Legendary auction on Paddle 8 has a lot of lots of legends memorabilia. This used to be Julien's Auction's territory but Paddle 8 is now getting in on the act. I was surprised to see the (very famous) photograph of Madonna above listed online as "Artist Unknown." Hello!? That's by Herb Ritts – for SURE. If you can Google, you'll find this out ... See the Rest

#PictureThis: Rare Early Pics of The Beatles & Rolling Stones On eBay

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Bob Bonis managed tours of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles and he shot photos along the way. His collection of 2,700 Stones and 750 Beatles snapshots are now being sold on eBay. The young Brit musicians wanted an experienced American manager to organize their travels in the US, and they got Bonis to take the job. Over the numerous tours from ... See the Rest

#ChickenCup: This Guy Charged A $36 Million Porcelain Cup On His AmEx

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One of the biggest auction sales of 2014 –and a pretty good stunt too– was Chinese collector Liu Yiqian successfull bid $36 million for this rare porcelain "chicken cup" from the Chengua period at Sotheby's in Hong Kong. He paid for it by using his American Express card, racking up nearly 422 million reward points as a result. He then posed for ... See the Rest

#Paddle8: Fab Vintage Poster Auction, From Chinatown To Ciao, Manhattan!

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Normally, I would encourage people to buy original art, not posters but these all have great "wall appeal". (I still miss my Warhol Trash poster, not the one here. I gave it to my ex.) Well, here's a curated selection of iconic posters on Paddle 8, priced from a just a couple hundred – $200 starting bid on the I Shot Andy Warhol to $11,500 for Dr. ... See the Rest

(A Real Lady) Bunny’s $76 Million Rothko’s + $3 Million Coffee Tables

VIRGINIA: The 10 foot wide Rothko in the library was sold privately for an undisclosed sum, surely in excess of $100 million

Bunny Mellon, who lived to 103, spent her long life collecting whatever she liked and her eye and taste were rewarded (posthumously) at Sotheby’s last night as all 43 master works brought in $158.7 million, topping the high estimate of $121 million. A 1970 canvas by Mark Rothko of brought in nearly $40 million but three paintings –two others by ... See the Rest

Wunderkammer!: Damien Hirst’s “Signification” Is Cabinet Full of Taxidermy & Cleaning Products

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A new sculpture and a corresponding group of works by Damien Hirst in collaboration with Deyrolle, Paris's legendary house of taxidermy and natural sciences is on the auction site, Paddle 8. Hirst has a fascination with natural history, from halved cows, suspended sharks and diamond encrusted skulls, he plays with the relationships between nature ... See the Rest

Instaglam: Warhol’s Fashion Polaroids At Christie’s

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"Ladies and gentlemen, Miss. Grace. Jones." Yes, more Warhol Polaroids, with a fashion bent... see them again for the first time. These are going up for auction at Christie's this week. I have some pretty good ones from the 80s that I took that I think I'm going to organize, as well –one of the "Prince of Pop" himself. Stay tuned. ... See the Rest