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Collectors can grab themselves a piece of motorcycle history this month at Mecum Auctions, as long-distance world record holder and Cannonball Run champion Carl Reese puts his record-setting BMW K1600GT under the hammer... Continue Reading Only ridden on Sundays: Carl Reese to auction his record-setting BMW K1600GT Category: Motorcycles Tags: Auction Mecum Wo
The only bits of the Moon in private hands sold at auction at Sotheby's in New York today for US$855,000. The three small shards of lunar rock were returned to Earth by the Soviet unmanned Luna 16 mission in September 1970 and were a gift by the Russian government to Mme Nina Ivanovna Koroleva, widow of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, the "Chief Designer" and director of the Soviet space program
An eBay listing is offering what the seller calls the 'rarest prototype lens on Earth,' a Canon 45-200mm F2.8 (C35) prototype lens. According to the listing, the lens was produced in Japan in 1959 and only "four or five" units were given to professionals for testing. Canon ultimately decided not to launch the lens commercially, possibly due to its heavy weight (approx. 3kg / 6.6lbs) and expensive
the process involves the manipulation of atoms to create a diamond block big enough to cut a ring in all its entirety. The post marc newson + apple’s jony ive design lab-grown diamond ring for (RED) charity auction in miami appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Leading Japanese architects have offered up drawings, models and other original works to raise funds for Home for All, the non-profit organisation set up by Toyo Ito following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Read more
An artificial intelligence-generated portrait has sold for a staggering $432,000 at auction. It was the first listing of its kind by a major auction house.Bloomberg reports that the artwork was sold at Christie’s in New York on October 25th. Despite only fetching a pre-auction estimate of $7,000 to $10,000, the artwork stunned the art world by selling for 43 times more after a 7-minute-long
Last week, the first ever work of AI-generated art to be sold by a major auction house fetched US$432,500. The work, entitled Portrait of Edmond Belamy, is a depiction of a fictional character and sold for an astounding 45 times its upper estimate. However, many in the AI art community are frustrated such a basic example of algorithmic art has achieved this success... Continue Reading Is t
The Bonhams' Barber Museum Auction held last weekend saw some remarkable motorcycles cross the auction block, some with great celebrity and movie provenance. The results were puzzling, and raise some interesting questions about celebrity provenance, whether it always applies, and whether it wears off... Continue Reading Bonhams' Barber Museum Auction: 13 amazing motorcycles, two helmets an
after the gavel fell on the painting, an anonymous attendee hit a radio-controlled device that dropped the piece through a concealed shredder. The post banksy reveals how he created £1million artwork to shred itself after auction appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The anonymous street artist known as Banksy just pulled off one of the greatest pranks ever seen in the art world: one of his paintings was sold for nearly $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction in London last night, and immediately after being sold, the painting self-destructed.The 2006 spray-painted canvas painting titled “Girl With a Balloon” had a final price of £1,042,000 ($1,367,47


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