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05.11.12 Marina Galperina

Last night at Phillips de Pury & Company, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled 1981 sold for $16.3 million with premium, outselling Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol. At the time of conception, a work like this would have sold for measly tens of thousands. Allegedly, private non-auction sales are wield price tags much greater than last night’s. Flash to 2000, when surprised critics […]

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11.28.11 Marina Galperina

It’s been awhile since I’ve fallen in love with a physical piece of art, but this nontraditional spin on the fabergé egg just sold for $1.1 million to the Fabergé Museum in Baden Baden, Germany and it’s amazing. Behold: a glass of vodka (rock crystal), gnawed fish left-overs (silver), fly-topped fried egg (amber and white […]

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01.11.11 Marina Galperina

The much hyped Bonhams Urban Art Sale went over well, selling 39 out of 50 lots and $coring predictably big with a $121k Banksy, zzz. Eine’s piece cashed in on twice its high estimate at a little over $10K, which might have had something to do with him being an Obama’s White House street artist. […]

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03.08.10 Marina Galperina

The Armory sold some expensive ass art this year, which is a good sign for the market. Among the deep-pocketed browsers I did not have the pleasure of running into was that naughty, naughty boy Michael Stipe and more. […]

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