New York Collective hides authentic Warhol on sale for $ 250 counterfeits
New York Art Collective MSCHF sells almost 1,000 images of one Andy Warhol drawing – one of which is the original work itself – for $ 250. The group sells the caches through a website called the Museum of Forgeries. MSCHF purchased Feer, the authentic 1954 ballpoint pen depicting three winged figures; the collective said it’s worth $ 20,000. MSCHF’s 999 copies and Warhol’s drawing are billed as a group with the title Possibly genuine copy of ‘Fairies’ by Andy Warhol. It could be considered a work of art in itself, the collective said.
After 150 years in British collection, tiaras owned by Napoleon’s wife are coming up for auction
On their way to auction from a British private collection where they have resided for at least 150 years, two tiaras once owned by the wife of the French emperor Napoleon’s wife Josephine Bonaparte will be sold at Sotheby’s. The goods are expected to have prices between £ 100,000- £ 300,000 when put up for sale during Sotheby’s London “Treasures” auction on December 7. The items are sold as part of the UK Government’s private treaty sales policy. The provision allows for the sale of historical objects to public institutions in return for the owner having to pay inheritance tax.
Deidrea Miller to head the communications department at Christie’s
Christie’s has lost Deidrea Miller, a longtime arts public relations manager who will serve as communications manager for his branch in America. Miller will be based in New York. She most recently served as director of Brunswick Arts, where she advised clients such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Prior to that, she was Deputy Communications Director for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, overseeing the city’s agencies for arts and entertainment.
Eames Museum rarely wins gem at auction
That Eames house, a museum and a national historic landmark in Los Angeles purchased a rare mid-century modern storage unit produced by designers Charles and Ray Eames at an auction house in Michigan for $ 48,000 this week. The piece was sold by a local in Michigan who had purchased it in 1950 for $ 100. It was estimated at $ 20,000.