The Buzz: One for the Record Books The Moment: November 16, 2011 The Bottom Line: An ivory group causes a stir that sends ripples throughout the entire art world when the sculpture sells for €6.3 million, becoming the most expensive medieval work sold at auction.
NEW YORK The Buzz: In the Presence of a Masterpiece The Moment: November 8, 2011 The Bottom Line: Roy Lichtenstein’s I Can See the Whole Room!… and There’s Nobody in it! sells before a packed saleroom for $43,202,500.
The Buzz: All Things Elizabeth The Moment: December 3–17, 2011 The Bottom Line: Those clothes! Those jewels! After a worldwide tour that ended in a series of auctions in New York, The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor achieves sale results in excess of $156 million.
left to right Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564/5–1637/8 Antwerp) The Battle between Carnival and Lent Price Realized: £6,873,250 World auction record for the artist
Sohrab Sepehri (Iranian, 1928–1980) Untitled (from the Tree-Trunks series), 1969 Price Realized: $662,500 World auction record for the artist
Patek Philippe An extraordinarily fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, original certificate and box Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Freccero, ref. 3448 Price Realized: CHF2,099,000
Cui Ruzhuo (b. 1944) Lotus Price Realized: HK$123,860,000 World auction record for the artist
Groupe en Ivoire Sculpte Representant la Vierge à l’Enfant Tronant, circa 1250–1280
Price Realized: €6,337,000 World auction record for a medieval work sold at auction
The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond Price Realized: $8,818,500 World auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond
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