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Sotheby’s Auctions Two of the Rarest ‘Ghost Whisky’ Casks

Diageo and Sotheby’s have announced the opening of a sale of two of the rarest and most valuable casks of Single Malt Scotch Whisky in existence, sourced directly from the dwindling original ‘ghost’ stocks of the iconic distilleries Brora and Port Ellen. Each cask comes with the opportunity to collaborate on a commission with an internationally acclaimed artist, creating one-off pieces that reflect the distilleries and their whisky. Offered as part of the celebrations for...

Iconic Dorchester Hotel to Auction Off Its Pre-Renovation Contents

One of London’s most legendary hotels is set to auction more than 2,000 items next month, as part of a huge phased renovation project. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair and overlooking Hyde Park, The Dorchester will be selling furnishings, artworks and accessories all reflecting its breath-taking grandeur. As part of a two-day sale spearheaded by hospitality auctioneer Pro Auction, buyers will be able to acquire the trappings of a five-star lifestyle as The...

Kurt Cobain’s Guitar Stars in Julien’s Auctions’ Music Icons Auction Event

Julien’s Auctions’ blockbuster three-day music auction event Music Icons held from Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd 2022 culminated in the highly anticipated sale of the iconic electric guitar that changed music and the world: Kurt Cobain’s 1969 Fender Mustang played in Nirvana’s breakthrough hit and landmark 1991 music video, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” One of the most important and iconic guitars owned and played by Kurt Cobain ever to come to auction sold for $4.5 million,...

World-Renowned Warhol Marilyn Monroe Portrait Sells For Record $195m at Auction

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of Marilyn Monroe sold for $195m at auction, making it the most expensive piece of artwork by a US artist ever and the most expensive piece of 20th Century art ever sold. The 1964 silk-screen portrait of the American actress, titled Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, is one of several paintings Warhol made of Monroe following her death due to a barbiturate overdose in 1962, and has since become one of the...

‘Forgotten’ Whisky Cask Sells for Over £1m at Auction

A rare cask of whisky, purchased 34 years ago for £5,000, has sold at auction for a record-breaking £1m. The 374-litre cask distilled at The Macallan in Craigellachie, Moray on 5th May 1988 had been forgotten about for more than three decades after it was bought on a whim by an expat. However, the distillery reminded him that it was still maturing in the warehouse. Whisky enthusiasts from across the world were battling it out...

Rawdon Hall Collection Comes Up For Auction

Dreweatts auction house has been appointed to sell the contents of Rawdon Hall, home of the same family for more than 425 years. The historic house in Yorkshire, comprises an extensive collection of fine art, including family portraits, furniture and works of art, many of which have excitingly never come onto the market before. They will be offered in a sale titled Town & Country: The Collections of Charles Plante and Rawdon Hall at Dreweatts on May 10th, 2022. The...

Mayfair Art Weekend to Return for Ninth Edition

Mayfair Art Weekend, the annual celebration of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district, is set to return this summer from Friday 24th-Sunday 26th June. Inviting audiences to explore exceptional art in galleries and artist studios, the event will also find public art across Mayfair for a whole month as part of the Mayfair Sculpture Trail, a Mayfair Art Weekend collaboration with Art in Mayfair from 20th June – 31st July. Since 2014, independent galleries across Mayfair have united for Mayfair Art...

Sotheby’s Sells World’s Largest Cut Diamond for £3.2m

The world’s largest cut diamond, thought to have come from outer space, has been sold by Sotheby’s for £3.2m. The billion-year-old, 555.55 carat black diamond entitled ‘the Enigma’, went under the hammer on the Sotheby’s online auction taking place from 3rd – 9th February. It didn’t achieve the stellar price expected, selling for £3.2m ($4.3m) on an estimate of $4m to $7m. Enigma, which possesses 55 facets, is designed in honour of the Middle Eastern...

The Beatles and John Lennon Memorabilia Set to be Sold at NFT Auction

YellowHeart, the NFT marketplace for music, ticketing and community tokens, and Julien’s Auctions have announced “Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection,” an exclusive auction presenting NFTs of Julian Lennon’s private collection of Beatles iconography and historic personal items from his father John Lennon. In this first of its kind event, the multi-faceted entrepreneur has curated a selection of rare and meaningful pieces from his intimate collection. This first drop consists of items of his father’s as well as...

Amy Winehouse Auction at Julien’s Fetches $4m

Julien’s Auctions held its highly-anticipated event, Property From The Life and Career of Amy Winehouse on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th, 2021, in front of a global audience of music fans, investors and collectors bidding live in person, on the phone, and online at the two-day auction event live in Beverly Hills and online at www.juliensauctions.com. Over 800 of Amy Winehouse’s most iconic stage, photo shoot and performance worn dresses, shoes, jewelry and...

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