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06.02.15 Bucky Turco

A truck trailer painted at the 1998 Glastonbury music festival by street artist Banksy and former co-conspirator INKIE fetched €625,399 (or the equivalent of $683,993) at a recent auction of contemporary art in Paris. Entitled “Silent Majority,” the collaborative mural on metal that was cut out from the side of a trailer home features military-type […]

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04.01.15 Bucky Turco

Today at 10am, collectors and hoarders alike will get the chance to bid on New York City memorabilia as upscale auction house Sotheby’s partners with lowbrow online marketplace eBay for its first ever sale on the website. The items include art, signs, and even a 9-foot tall Statue of Liberty that is estimated to fetch […]

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01.21.15 Bucky Turco

When Invader was in Hong Kong last year, the French street artist peppered that city’s public spaces with his signature 8-bit style mosaics, including renditions of Hanna-Barbera cartoon great Penrod “Penry” Pooch (or as he’s better known to the world, Hong Kong Phooey). The illegally-installed work was eventually taken down by the Highways Department and […]

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09.02.14 Marina Galperina

Some Soviet space memorabilia is going to be auctioned off in Berlin on September 13th by German pop artist Andora, who painted the side of a Soviet Proton booster once. What are you into? There’s a bottle of cognac “consumed and signed” by first spaceman Yuri Gagarin. These space shoes though. Care for some vintage space painkillers? Look at this fucking sweet thermos. Or maybe you want to […]

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06.13.14 Peter Yeh

The US Marshals have announced an open auction of around 30,000 Silk Road bitcoins they hold, at time of writing around $18 million. One of the biggest fears of Bitcoiners is that the mountains of coins held by the US and Japanese governments, from their investigations of Silk Road and Mt.Gox respectively, will be dumped onto the […]

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05.07.14 Marina Galperina

Christie’s first spring sale took place last night, totaling at a measly $285.9 million, barely making it into the $244.5 million to $360.4 million estimate and disappointing predictions of the ever-skyrocketing market. The prices have dropped “back down to Earth,” The New York Times giddily concluded, adding that “none of the sales eclipsed the artists’ auction records.” “The […]

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05.01.14 Marina Galperina

Paddle8 launched the 15-day “No Clothes” auction today. It’s curated by Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, so it’s mostly photography with many models. Out of the 29 auction highlights, there are only two works featuring nude dudes and a whopping 48 exposed breasts, according to our Titty Count™ (it’s like the “weenie count” but with more implied female agency […]

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04.04.14 Andy Cush

On Tuesday, Bonhams New York is hosting an auction of “space history” items, including an Apollo 11 Mission Patch, an American flag that almost made it to the moon, and a casting of Buzz Aldrin’s boot. If you’ve got a couple thousand dollars to spare, you could do worse than this signed Apollo 10 Snoopy toy. […]

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12.18.13 Marina Galperina

Some dude named Albert Rabizadeh won the $400,000 bid for this silly-looking 19th-century Russian silver and enamel box at a small, upstate auction house you’ve never heard of for some reason. He then refused to pay his invoice, claiming that since the real name of the item’s seller was not on the contract, the contract is invalid. The dick […]

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12.03.13 Andy Cush

If you’ve got $300,000 laying around, you might consider purchasing Han Solo’s blaster from the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The gun is being auctioned off later this month alongside other Harrison Ford-related memorabilia including guns Blade Runner and Indiana Jones and the, sigh, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Hawkeyed fans will notice that this isn’t the gun Han […]

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