Posts tagged ‘Auction’

March 22, 2011

Sonic Youth & Vans Auction Rarities

by Accidental Bear

Vans and Sonic Youth pretty wraps up all my high school years. Making it out alive was a triumph. Who knew that 20 years later I’d still be wearing Vans and listening to Sonic Youth! I’m convinced my gay genes and laying off the booze have kept me young both body and spirit. Rock out with you C**k out!

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Sonic Youth’s Rare Posters & Custom Vans Auction for Japan

21 March 2011, 23.30 | Posted in DesignShoesNo comments »

Sonic Youth's Rare Posters & Custom Vans Auction for Japan

Sonic Youth is auctioning off a pair of rare custom VANS from 1992 as well as two even rarer concert posters to benefit Shelterbox who “provide humanitarian aid in the form of shelter, warmth and dignity to people displaced by natural and other disasters worldwide.”

Go bid on them all on EBAY now!

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March 17, 2011

Andy Warhol Still Makes Bank in 2011

by Accidental Bear

I would love to see Andy’s coy facial expressions if he were alive as this transaction goes down. He would probably run out and buy a shopping cart full of tin foil to celebrate and take a polaroid of the bill of sales. (which would eventually sell for another million dollars)

ANDY LIVES ON!

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Andy Warhol‘s ‘200 One Dollar Bills’ Goes for $43.7 Million

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The money appears to be back in the contemporary art market:

“The price rose at breakneck speed as five collectors vied for the classic image, ‘200 One Dollar Bills.’ It ended up selling for $43.7 million (including fees to Sotheby’s), more than three times its high estimate of $12 million. The buyer, whom Sotheby’s refused to identify, bid by telephone through Bruno Vinciguerra, the company’s chief operating officer. Sotheby’s would also not identify the seller, although people familiar with the collection said it was Pauline Karpidas, a London-based collector. Just a year after the art market was in the doldrums with the world’s financial markets, buyers with deep pockets were not shy about stepping up for tried-and-true artists. The sale topped Sotheby’s expectations, totaling $134.4 million, well above its $67.9 million high estimate.”

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2009/11/andy-warhols-200-one-dollar-bills-goes-for-437-million.html#ixzz1GsQLDp3N

 

February 19, 2011

What Would You Do with $17 million?

by Accidental Bear

What would i do with$17 million? A boob job, brazilian ass lift, nose job… wait a minute  ( car screeching to a halt) I’m not a tranny! So, I would get calf implants, life time supply of steroids, lazor hair removal and a spray on tan ….wait another minute (car screeching to a halt) I’m not a professional Bodybuilder!

Ok, honestly though. I do love to spend a pretty penny  on art work and admire and have been inspired in my life by Andy Warhol ( In early 1990s covered everything in my house with tin foil to look like the Factory. True Story). 17 million is outrageous. Think of the good you could do. But I will never have to struggle with this decision. Because I am  much closer to  $0.17, than $17 M. What a burden that would be.

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Warhol Self-Portrait Goes for $17M

By Advocate.com Editors

ANDY WARHOL SELF PORTRAIT X390

An anonymous bidder has shelled out 10.8 million pounds, or $17 million, for a 1967 self-portrait of gay pop artist Andy Warhol.

The red-and-white silk-screen ink-on-canvas shows Warhol with his hand over his mouth. The self-portrait, one of only 11, was purchased Wednesday, according to auction house Christie’s, and was previously held by a personal collector for the past 37 years.

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