https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Stormtrooper.jpg 658 925 Catherine Saunders-Watson https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ACN-logo-2019-2.png Catherine Saunders-Watson2017-12-18 18:20:152017-12-18 18:21:10Stormtroopers with an Edge, $645K Woolly Mammoth, and More Fresh News
Stormtroopers with an Edge, $645K Woolly Mammoth, and More Fresh News
News and updates from around the arts and auction community:
- Off-the-wall stormtrooper helmets worked on by 20 different artists are now on show at a West Hollywood gallery’s Art Wars exhibition. Among the contributors are two notorious street artists: LA’s Retna and the UK’s Chemical X. [Read more about Art Wars]
- The 10,000-year-old skeleton of a woolly mammoth was sold on Saturday for $645,000. The prehistoric set of bones was discovered by a hunter in Siberia about a decade ago. [Read more from NBC News]
- John Lennon’s very simple doodle of a plump budgie (parakeet) has sold for $29,445 in England. Originally drawn for inclusion in Lennon’s novel A Spaniard in the Works, it was later used as Christmas card art by the British charity Oxfam [Read more from the Express]
- A set of 12 landscape paintings created in 1925 by one of China’s best-known artists, Qi Baishi, was auctioned in Beijing on Sunday for $141 million. It’s a new world auction record for a Chinese artwork [Read about the bidding war from the South China Morning Post]
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