American model Jerry Hall and an English aristocrat are among high-profile sellers at the forthcoming season of art auctions in London as dealers said that rising prices were encouraging sales.
A painting of a naked, pregnant Jerry Hall and an Andy Warhol silkscreen of shoes last night boosted a London contemporary-art auction to a total of 13.3 million pounds ($21.3 million).
Carol Alt subsisted on “an apple here, a carrot there.”
Just as the Rolling Stones get set to celebrate their 50 years of rock with a lavish coffee-table book, along comes a biography that passes over any musical revelations to gossip about Mick Jagger.
David Bailey is putting down his camera and picking up a paintbrush. The man who shot some of the best-known images of the past 50 years is returning to his childhood memories to draw Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler.
It’s like a bad Internet date. On disc, Roxy Music is a paragon of louche experimental sophistication. In the flesh, the band is cheap, lazy and interminable.
The art collection of a Scottish aristocrat who threw parties for royalty and rock stars raised $1.7 million at an auction in London.
Works by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst will lead contemporary-art sales in London next month that may raise at least 49 million pounds ($76 million) and test a fragile market recovery, dealers said.
"It's about letting go of the past."
- Jerry Hall on Sep 06, 2010