If you’ve always had your heart set on a TRON Lightcycle — a working one, not a matchbox toy — you’d better start saving. The going rate (as much as there is a going rate for one-off movie-replica collectibles) is $77,000.
Chris Martin and Bono played a duet on a $1.6 million piano, Jenna and Barbara Bush worked the room, and a computer was sold for $977,000. Though Vanity Fair contends that Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s Sotheby’s auction on Saturday was “unlike the typical Sotheby’s auction,” it still sounds like pretty typical rich…
Jony Ive creates objects that end up in the hands of hundreds of millions of people. But for his latest trick—a RED charity auction at Sotheby's tomorrow afternoon—he and designer Marc Newson are offering up something else: The one-of-a-kind.
Last year saw not one but two record-breaking art sales—Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96 ($3.89 million) and Andreas Gursky's Rhein II ($4.3 million). Both paltry sums given the amount that Sotheby's just sold Edvard Munch's masterpiece for.
A collection of Polaroid photos auctioned by Polaroid themselves (to pay debtors), made $7m in the process, with more photos expected to top $12m. Some photos, like this Andy Warhol self-portrait, fetched $254,500. One photo, three times that.
Watches were the original gadget. But unlike their silicon counterparts, good watches tend to appreciate over time. So barring that 5G iPhone prototype sitting in Jobs' desk, we believe this $2,157,760 Patek Philippe watch just auctioned at Sotheby's may be the world's new most expensive gadget. While the watch itself…
Sotheby's is holding a sale of Americana at its auction house in New York today. One of the lots on offer is described as "an extensive archive of original marketing materials from the 'Golden Age' of Atari."