One of my favorite, and under-exposed, sculptures in DC will now be more accessible and other good news is that the weird left leg is going to be repositioned… I always thought it looked a little off
Archive for December, 2007
Are you serious?
I even have my 700 sq. foot collection insured…
A new record for a living artist at auction was set when Jeff Koons’ stainless steel Hanging Heart brought $23.6 million yesterday at Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York. Sold to Gagosian Gallery to applause, Hanging Heart, 1994-2006 is considered one of the most important works by Koons ever offered at auction. The sculpture was offered for sale by a private American collector and had a pre-sale estimate of $15 million to $20 million.
The Guennol Lioness is a 5000-year-old Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq. Depicting a well-muscled anthropomorphic lioness, it sold for $57.2 million at Sotheby’s auction house on December 5, 2007. The price was the highest ever paid for a sculpture in history.
6 more days until… the Sale of the Magna Carta from Ross Perot’s private collection previously housed 5 blocks away