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In 1963, at the birth of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol decided to paint Elizabeth Taylor on a silver screen.  His fame of course grew in the years to follow, but the piece remained privately owned, transferring in 1965 and then in 1986.  For 24 years it has been on tour at the Guggenheim and the Tate among others, but now it’s time it settle in your living room.  On May 11th, head over to Rockefeller Plaza and pick this up from Christie’s Auction House.  Estimated Winning Bid: $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 .  BUY

May 1, 2010 at 5:04 am

On February 7th this Bugatti type 57S will be actioned in Paris.  The car is expected to go for $5 million.  To put that in perspective, that is how much 16 new Lamborghini Gallardo’s would set you back.  Sixteen.  The odometer on this Bugatti reads just 26,284.  This car has a fairly interesting history.  To say it is rare, might be putting it lightly – the car was custom ordered by the first President of the British Racing Driver’s Club.  The “S” stands for surbaissé – french for “lowered.”  The world will be watching, as it expected to fetch more than any car in history.  The record was set last May by this car, which went for over $10 million.  The expected price was $750,000.  Imagine where that puts this Bugatti.  Go nuts….for a pretty penny.  $TBD BUY

Update:  Sold for $4.52 million.  A steal?  TBD.

January 13, 2009 at 5:14 am

Legendary pioneer of grunge rock, Kurt Cobain, owned and used this guitar in his earliest days.  He rocked on this on demo tapes recorded in 1982 and 1985.  The bass comes with a photo of Kurt using it – but be prepared to hand over a pretty penny.  The guitar goes up for auction on November 24th and is expected to fetch around $60,000 – $80,000.  Might be a good addition as art on the wall.  If you appreciate music history – here’s your Christmas list.  $TBD BID

November 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

And while we’re talking Baccarat……though this may appear like a repeat post based on the photo, as used in our smokescreen post, this post actually is about Bonham & Butterfield’s Auction tomorrow at 3:30 pm of lot 310, this 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Yes, the same make, model, year and color as James Bond’s. The auction will include plenty of other Bond memorabilia including original posters for around $150-500. In 1965 the DB5 sold for around $8,000, unheard of for a new car at the time. Converted from automatic to stick shift, new body job, British right hand drive, new sound proofing and all the bells and whistles to make it a fun ride. Attach that smokescreen button and all you need is the license to kill. Estimated at $300,000. BID

May 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm

On May 18th RM Actions will let go of a 250 GT Pininfarina Ferrari. 1 of only 201 produced (this was number 112), it went through an entire frame-off restoration. New paint, interior, trim etc. Under the hood – in typical Ferrari fashion, a V-12 240bhp engine. Great looking and we’re guessing it’s not a bad drive. Expected to go for around $750,000. Interested? BID

May 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm

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