A mural by Banksy which divided the art world after being removed from a London street sold last night at a private event in London for more than 750,000 pounds ($1.1 million), according to the event organizers.
Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova inspected sculptures by Takashi Murakami. Kate Moss also browsed as Hong Kong wooed wealthy art buyers with champagne, James Bond-style parties and lobster feasts.
Hong Kong is taking center stage on the global conspicuous-consumption circuit this week as billionaires descend on the city to choose from Angelina Jolie’s diamonds, Andy Warhol’s paintings and bottles of Romanee-Conti.
A set of images of Kate Moss posing naked is set to sell for as much as 30,000 pounds ($43,000) this week as fans of the model battle specialist collectors at a photograph auction, said Christie’s International .
The heavy door of a World War II bomb shelter in central Berlin shuts with an ominous metallic clang as you turn a dark corner and step gingerly over Olafur Eliasson’s driftwood logs in the twisting entrance tunnel.