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The ‘da Vinci of Violins’ Sells for $3.5million at Auction

A rare GUARNERIUS violin used by Régis Pasquier in the most prestigious concert halls throughout the world was sold by Claude Aguttes, of Aguttes auction house for 3.3 million Euros (£3.5m), in Paris on Friday June 3, 2022. Aguttes Auction House sold this extremely rare violin that has belonged to world renowned violinist, Régis Pasquier for more than twenty years and has accompanied him in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. “There are many violins,...

Julien’s Auctions Presents “Ringo Starr NFT Collection – The Creative Mind of a Beatle”

Julien’s Auctions has revealed an exclusive auction offering a collection of original and one-of-a-kind digital works of art with accompanying exclusive signed canvas prints created by the first Beatle to lift off into the NFT galaxy, legendary drummer and music icon, Ringo Starr. The auction titled Ringo Starr NFT Collection – The Creative Mind of a Beatle is the first NFT collection created by one of the Fab Four. Starr’s visionary artistic and musical styles...

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,...

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...

Under the Hammer – a Unique Private Collection of Pianos

Dreweatts auctioneers is to offer an exceptional private collection of rare pianos in a landmark sale on September 23rd, 2021. The collection was amassed by David Winston, who holds a Royal Warrant as Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. It comprises 26 unique instruments dating from the 18th century to present day. Among those expected to achieve the highest bids is a rare 1925 Pleyel grand piano fitted with an original ‘Auto...

Phaidon Announces New Limited Edition of Rihanna Title

Publisher Phaidon has announced a new limited edition of its Rihanna book, as featured on the cover of the current issue of Arts & Collections. The large-format Luxury Supreme edition is bound in a bespoke Japanese-designed fabric with a pearlescent finish with a matte black, laser-cut steel logo embedded into the front cover. Each book has been signed “Love, Rihanna” by Rihanna herself. From her Barbados childhood to her worldwide tours, from iconic fashion moments...

The Art of the Luthier in Creating Timeless Violins

Is there anything more exciting than a concert violinist standing in front of a full symphony orchestra, ready to share with the world the beauty of Tchaikovsky? Perhaps a soloist playing on their own beautifully hand-crafted instrument. Once a violinist reaches a certain level of expertise, the next step in their career is to locate a violin made specifically to suit their requirements. We round up places to find elegant and excellent violins around the...

Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd Legendary Guitars Up For Auction

On 20 June at Christie’s in New York, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd’s legendary ‘Black Strat’ electric guitar comes up for auction as part of  The David Gilmour Guitar Collection, which comprises more than 120 instruments and focuses on a selection of his preferred Fender Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters. Not only the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars ever offered at auction, the collection details the musical history of one of the world’s...

Beatles in Liverpool Auction Achieves £180,000 for Rare John Lennon Signed Album

Julien’s Auctions held its Music Icons: The Beatles in Liverpool auction event at The Beatles Story on May 9th, with nearly 300 pieces of iconic Beatles memorabilia going under the hammer. John Lennon’s personal and signed Yesterday and Today album prototype from 1966 sold for £180,000 ($234,400), a record-breaking price for the edition of the album with its controversial ‘butcher’ artwork. This was the first Julien’s auction to take place in the Fab Four’s hometown...

Julien’s Auctions Offers Iconic Properties From Emerson, Lake and Palmer Singer Greg Lake

Julien’s Auctions has announced property from the estate of Greg Lake as part of its Music Icons auction taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The auction will feature guitars, memorabilia, stage wardrobe, personal items, tour ephemera and more owned and used by legendary singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake of the English progressive rock supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, together with historical items by other music legends (to be announced), and will take...

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