This month, Guernsey’s will hold an online auction of memorabilia related to South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
The sovereign led a mass vaccination campaign against smallpox that laid the groundwork for over two million Russians to be inoculated against the deadly disease
MoMA board member Ken Griffin went well over asking for the document, beating out cryptocurrency enthusiasts who crowdfunded to purchase it.
The heirs of two Jewish collectors, one who sold the work to fund his escape from Germany, and another who had the artwork stolen by the Nazis, will receive financial restitution from the Christie’s sale.
The expanded catalogue benefits the Hepatitis C Trust.
Ed Ruscha, Louise Bourgeois, and David Hammons have all creatively forayed into the nebulous genre of “artists’ books” that are going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries.
The offerings include current students, as well as Tufts alumni like Wangechi Mutu and Sol LeWitt.
The proceeds will benefit the BDC’s community-centered initiatives and exhibitions.
The sale confirmed predictions that the painting’s unconventional backstory would only increase its value.
A group of 24 lots in Swann Galleries’s record-breaking sale were offered to benefit the Brandywine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia.
Originally, almost 500 copies were printed; now only 11 are known to still exist.
The Mexican Secretary of Culture wrote to the Munich-based dealer in an attempt to stop the auction of 74 artifacts.