Auction Activity Signals

by Admin on February 19, 2016

Last year’s financial results from two of the largest auction houses have signaled the prospect of an art-market slowdown. Christie’s reported $6.5 billion in auction sales for the year, down 4% from a year ago, while rival Sotheby’s reported $6 billion last year, down 2% from a year earlier. Furthermore, this year’s art auctions got […]


Love is a Pink Cake

by The bookworm on February 10, 2014

Almost all Christian wedding ceremonies include the favorite Bible verse which includes the phrase “Love is patient, love is kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4–8a), to convey the essence of love.  During the month of February, many of us try to find the perfect opportunity to rekindle a romance or strengthen a bond amid the commercialized chocolate […]


Yesterday, the Christie’s auction house sold The Rothchild Prayerbook, a Book of Hours, illuminated manuscript for $13,605,000 with the buyer’s premium. The auction held at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York had  an estimated sale value of $12,000,000-$18,000,000. The book, a masterpiece of Renaissance art, contains lavish  and extensive miniature illustrations of unsurpassed beauty in […]


About this time seven years ago, Christie’s auctioneers at Rockefeller Plaza in New York,  sold a number of rare books, manuscripts, documents, offprint  papers, etc.,  having as common denominator the topic of computer science.  The event was titled “The Origins of Cyberspace”  and it consisted of 133 lots and earned a total of 714,060 USD.  While […]

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