Auctionlab likes the works of Bert Stern and especially the photo shoots with Marilyn Monroe
The Last Sitting is an iconic photo album and portrait of Marilyn Monroe and photographer Bert Stern from the late 1960s.
The portrait was commissioned by Vogue magazine at the end of 1963. It was produced in three weekly sessions, six weeks before his death. During these sessions, the magazine's photographer took a series of stunningly beautiful photos of the star, capturing her as she stood proudly in a chair, or even when she was lying in a very sultry position.
Marilyn Monroe has been the epitome of modern Hollywood glamor for over five decades now.
She was a big star in her time and left a lasting impression on millions of women all over the world. She is also the ultimate example of someone who has it all.
Known for her witty and hilarious roles of "MEN PREFER BLONDS", she is fast becoming a major role model for the 1950s era and symbolizes the new attitudes of the era towards sexuality. She was even famous for being an active smoker, which many people admire and still love today. It has been said that her beauty was also the result of her smoking of cigarettes.
The Marilyn Monroe, who arrived on our screens in the 1960s, was a totally different person than the one she had portrayed in her previous films. He was a very unhappy person, who was about to get bitter about a lot of things in his life. She was on the verge of becoming depressed and was using cocaine to cope with any problems she was feeling. She was so upset that even her doctor didn't know what was wrong with her.
The disappearance of a Great Star. The shock of Marilyn Monroe's death
Marilyn Monroe died of a heart attack while on vacation in Mexico. She was thought to have a heart attack, caused by high blood pressure, but the actual cause of her death was not yet known. It was also rumored that she had cancer. Her fans, however, were all too aware of her troubled lifestyle, and so they mourned her death while wearing her favorite red lipstick.
Marilyn Monroe's legacy has been changed forever, thanks to the films she made during her lifetime. Her films made her famous, but she was even more famous for the films she made just before her death and which have since been reissued. She has always been very proud of her work, and she was always happy with the development of her career.
If you would like to see movies featuring Marilyn Monroe, it is important to know that her movies are no longer available on DVD due to their rarity. To view these movies, you must purchase them through online, VOD, or streaming.
You can also find Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the market. In many stores that carry his famous jewelry, photographs, paintings, autographs and other collectibles. One of her most famous photos is of herself, with her famous cigarette smoke ring, which she often wore while smoking.
Today, the image of Marilyn Monroe is considered timeless. Women are always proud of their hairstyles in tribute to the Marilyn that everyone knows and loves. Her fans don't mind if they have to pay a little extra to see her again, as they know their favorite photo of her will always be there and her fans are always on their minds. Even though she's not there, her fans will always remember her because they are so beautiful!
Marilyn Monroe was a woman who never gave up on her dream of glory. She once said that she would do anything to go out and do something great, even if she was to be on her way to becoming a millionaire first. Her whole life has been devoted to making her dreams come true.
It's unfortunate that people forget that it took a man to make Marilyn Monroe famous, but if he hadn't existed, it wouldn't have been possible for her to become what she did. Her role model was Clark Gable, and for that reason her fans feel responsible for her success. She was never able to win the Best Actress award at the Oscars, but she has been nominated several times for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
She is certainly one of the most famous actresses in the world. His work is remarkable and has existed for many years. It is still in great demand.
She was an icon during her lifetime, and she is still today one of the most popular actresses in the world. She remains a beloved figure by many.
A pink stone of exceptional quality, from the largest rough pink diamond ever discovered in Russia, was auctioned by Sotheby's on the evening of Wednesday, November 11 in Switzerland.
Named "Le Specter de la Rose" in reference to the prestigious creation of the Ballets Russes, this 14,83-carat diamond, the size of a bullet, is the largest of its kind ever sold at auction.
After a few minutes, this oval-shaped diamond, auctioned online, sold for 21 million Swiss francs, or $ 26,6 million, including commission. The buyer preferred to remain anonymous.
Discovered in northeastern Siberia in 2017, "The Specter of the Rose" was mined and cut into a 27,85-carat rough diamond - the largest rough pink diamond ever to be found in Russia. It took a year of meticulous work to trim it into shape while maintaining its vibrant color.
Legendary Swiss watchmaker Philippe Dufour's new limited-edition Simplicity watch sold for 1,36 million Swiss francs (the equivalent of $ 1,51 million) today at a watch auction Phillips in Geneva, thus setting a new record for a Simplicity watch at auction.
This watch, called "Simplicity 20th Anniversary", is the first of a collection of 20 pieces that Dufour produced to mark the launch of the Simplicity collection in 2000.
The watch was the best performer at the recently completed "Retrospective: 2000-2020" thematic auction of Phillips, which featured 95 watches showcasing the technical and aesthetic innovations of XNUMXst century watchmaking. . This sale marked the third and final day of the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: XII.
The new Simplicity is an 18k rose gold case watch with a hinged caseback and a diameter of 37mm, powered by an 11-line, 21-jewel manual caliber. The auction for this coin opened at CHF 450, beating Phillips' estimate of CHF 000 to CHF 200 before the sale.
If there is one buyer of the Affaire Conclue program on France 2 that the public and probably Sophie Davant misses, it is undoubtedly the famous Pierre-Jean Chalençon. Columnist, television host, collector and expert, fervent admirer of Napoleon Bonaparte, people at his leisure: Pierre-Jean Chalençon is a jack of all trades, passionate and connoisseur. He stood out for his superb collection of Napoleonic objects, as well as for his participation in several television and radio programs. We see him everywhere, we hear him a lot, we learn things from him and we laugh a lot too. But who is he?
From Napoleon to Chalençon: a collector's passion
Before playing the clown in front of Sophie Davant to make the headlines, Pierre-Jean is a real expert before the turn. Because Pierre-Jean Chalençon and Napoleon Bonaparte, it is an authentic blow of heart which dates from the childhood of Pierre-Jean. It cannot be any different, moreover: Pierre-Jean was born on June 23, the same day as the Empress Joséphine, beloved of Napoleon. Chalençon was born in 1970, two centuries after its idol, in Rueil-Malmaison, in Île-de-France. The young boy, at the age of barely eight, was offered a book that would mark him. This is a comic strip in which Napoleon Bonaparte was waiting for him. Through bubbles, texts and images, he discovers the particular and magnificent world of the emperor. Then, a few years later, he sold his small moped to acquire the very first Napoleonic piece in his collection. It was a rare document dating from 1815: the proclamation of the prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône in which the latter mentioned the return of the Emperor Napoleon. This first acquisition confirms the admiration of the young man for this character in the history of France.
Chalençon holds a collection of more than three thousand pieces
Little by little, he adopted the habits and petty quirks of a collector, and did not hesitate to invest in order to compose his heritage. He researches, he discovers, he chooses, he buys and takes care of his historical collection. He willingly speaks of chance to explain his findings. But to hear him speak, chance has little to do with it: it is above all the passion that wins. Currently, the Chalençon collection has nearly three thousand rare pieces. These are sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, and various small objects that belonged to the emperor or to his relatives. The great diversity and the impressive size of his personal collection make Chalençon one of the recognized collectors of the Napoleonic era. In his private mansion at the Palais Vivienne in Paris, he regularly exhibits his rare pieces and objects in the Drouot auction room, to the delight of enthusiasts. One of his most beautiful captures: Napoleon's throne, bought in Fontainebleau. Today, Pierre-Jean Chalençon is a member of the Steering Committee of Souvenir Napoléonien. He is also administrator of the circle France Napoléon.
Television and radio: news and news from Chalençon
Pierre-Jean Chalençon is also television and radio. We see him in several shows on the small screen, where he is also a hit. His flamboyant personality, his offbeat look, and his cheerful character will make him a key character on every show he appears. During the 2014-2015 season, he was part of the team for the show “Your objects have a story” on France 2, alongside the actress and host Charlotte de Turckheim. His expertise is used to evoke the stories and anecdotes of objects hidden in attics, old trunks and in family homes. The owners do not know their historical or even financial value and, thanks to Chalençon's explanations, discover the rare pieces of which they are custodians.
Buyer in Affaire Conclue »of France 2 and columnist in Les Grosses Têtes of RTL
Chalençon is also famous for its contribution to the program "Affaire Conclue" of France 2, this time hosted by Sophie Davant. In this program always centered on life, objects, furniture, trinkets, unusual pieces are evaluated and find buyers. We see that the talent of a connoisseur of Chalençon day play a determining role in the success of the programs in which he participates. But his trademark is above all his humor and his jokes that give the show a friendly character. In 2020, it is his voice that we will hear on the radio among the team of columnists of Les Grosses Têtes, a program created by Roger Krecher and Jean Farran where humor and culture intermingle. The host was also approached to take part in the show “Dance with the Stars” and also to join the team of columnists of “Touche pas à mon poste” by Cyril Hanouna, as he will confide on Jean's blog -Marc Morandini. Unfortunately, these two castings will ultimately not be successful.
Pierre-Jean Chalençon: a colorful character
It will be understood: Chalençon likes spat and rants, is not shy about little mischief, wipes criticism as much as he gives them. But it is nonetheless interesting: he is even an attractive, cheerful personality whose great knowledge of things and history never leaves you indifferent. Its offbeat, luminous image does not go unnoticed. In his successful career, a few decisions or words have sometimes earned him virulent controversies and derogatory comments, even evictions. The Web is often the scene of his altercations. For example, a photo taken alongside the comedian Dieudonné forced the columnist to quit the program “Affaire Conclue”: an episode that set the Internet on fire. Another famous anecdote: his beautiful camaraderie with Caroline Margeridon on the screen which will end in a fishtail, with a memorable quarrel in social networks. Later replaced in Sophie Davant's show by host François-Xavier Renou, Pierre-Jean will not hesitate to tackle his successor, without sparing his criticism. He attracts the wrath of Line Renaud in social networks because of a few inappropriate tweets for which he will apologize. The fans will not have missed the slightest news of these incidents, between laughter and consternation!
But whatever the case, the character remains equal to himself. Far from being the head, he rather celebrates: meetings of artists, celebrities, stars of the cinema or the stage, in Europe and beyond. This is not new at Chalençon: he already rubbed shoulders with Charles Trenet, Johnny Halliday, Julien Cohen or Guy Bedos and still has famous names in his repertoire. Free in his convictions and in his words, he knows how to make himself heard and always finds his legendary jovial spirit, continuing on his way. Du Chalençon spitting out!
Pierre-Jean Chalençon and Maitre Osenat: Napoleon's madness
Paul Newman's Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona and a Heuer Monaco worn by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Man - two of the most iconic and popular watches of the 20th century - will go up for auction next month. Phillips revealed that the pair of watches will be offered in their RACING PULSE flagship watch auction on December 12 with Phillips auctions
Newman watches tend to be high value products; in 2017, the Daytona view of Paul Newman cost US $ 17 to become the most expensive wristwatch ever sold. This Rolex is valued at over US $ 752 million and has been one of Newman's many used parts for over 500 years. Used with its original vibrant black dial, white sub-dials and “Big Red” Daytona logo at six o'clock, the watch also has an inscription on the caseback from Newman's better half: “Drive slowly Joanne . "
Rare Posters, mainly with Sean Connery missing overnight on October 31, 2020, are à auction.
Sotheby's in London organizes in November 2020 an auction of posters from many countries, and some filming photos of James Bond . There are classics spanning the entire film series, from the famous No Time to Die to Dr No, Sean Connery's very first role in 1962.
Online auctions start on November 5, 2020 on the Sotheby's website
A large collection of items used by the KGB will soon be auctioned
A separate lipstick-shaped bead gun, a bag concealing a sophisticated electronic camera: a vast collection of items used by Soviet intelligence services during the Cold War will be auctioned, a first intended to appeal to lovers of espionage around the world. The 400 or so lots that will be auctioned by the American company Julien's - online then in person from mid-January to February 13, 2021 - were until recently exhibited at the KGB museum, with musical and period furniture. A private museum was opened in Manhattan in January 2019 by Lithuanian historian Julius Urbaitis. The experience was short-lived, however, interrupted by the pandemic that shut down the massive apple museums for months.
While major museums resumed operations this fall, lesser-known ones, such as the KGB Museum, have remained closed. The Urbaitis have in fact abandoned the museum in ny to devote themselves to another work in Lithuanian museums, explains Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's. Focusing on popular culture auctions, the American house is delighted to be the first to make the most of "the curiosity and fascination with the world of espionage," he says. The context is promising, with the repeated allegations of Russian unrest during the American or European elections, the poisonings in Novichok, or the pandemic which pushes people to "seek new interruptions", consisting in auctioning off unusual objects, according to M Nolan.
From the door of a KGB prison to the Soviet version of the Enigma encoding / decoding machine, to a bust of Lenin, estimates can range from a few hundred to $ 12. Sweet Memories But many products - like killer lipstick - are worth between $ 000 and $ 800, according to Nolan. This is enough to "spark remarkable discussions around a dinner with friends", and to bring in classic Russians from the Soviet period as well as James Bond fans or simply people looking for a good "financial investment". , he said.
To close this sale, Julien will also put under hammer some other Cold War memorabilia, such as a report card from the subversive high school, a 1958 letter signed by Fidel Castro in which the Cuban revolutionary outlines his plans to take control of La Havana (estimated between $ 1 and $ 000), as well as some items related to the period of the American-Soviet space race.
The Cold War also unfolded on the ultimate frontier between the United States and the Soviet Union as the two superpowers relentlessly strove to outdo each other through their space explorations and their launches that put their power, intelligence and military might at the service of the whole world.
Many vestiges of the United States and the Soviet Union will be brought to light, including the original spacesuit transporter designed and built by NASA from the Mobile Biological Isolation System (MBIS) created for David Vetter in 1977 and which inspired the Emmy-nominated movie The Boy in The Plastic Bubble, starring John Travolta, approximately 1 feet of 600mm film of astronauts Paul Weitz and Bruce McCandless wearing spacesuits in a weightlessness simulator for the Apollo applications program, a camera designed for use on the Moon Rover vehicle, a NASA t-shirt and shorts worn by astronaut Donn Eisele on Apollo VII, a Soviet space program coffee tube signed by Vostok 16 cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev and more.
The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a seismic moment in Cold War history, with the threat of war looming on the horizon during the tense 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Union Soviet about the installation of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles on Cuba. Hundreds of pieces, some never seen at auction before, that tell the story of this island nation 90 miles from the United States, its struggles and uprising against their rulers in 1959, led by the leaders emblematic of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, will be presented.
Highlights include Che Guevara's school report card, a letter signed from Fidel Castro in 1958, which discusses plans to infiltrate the capital of Havana, a presentation sword given to an African-American military officer , Captain William Roderick Staff, who fought in Cuba, notably at the Battle of San Juan Hill, in Company "C" of the 24th Infantry, a "colored" unit made up mainly of Afro-citizens. Americans (one of the first "Buffalo Soldier" regiments) and who fought in Southeast Asia during the Philippine Uprising, official Coca-Cola Company trademark registration documents from 1915 and 1917 to Havana, Cuba and original vintage gelatin silver photographs showing advertising and events related to the Coca-Cola brand in Cuba, among others.
"Julien's Auctions is proud to present the largest collection of rare and important objects from Cold War history ever to be auctioned," said Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien's Auctions. "These extraordinary objects taken from the secret archives and vaults of the United States, Russia and Cuba will add tremendous value to any collection, whether it is world-class museums or the private treasury of everything. passionate about history.From the complete collection of the KGB Spy Museum, to the obscure artefacts of the American and Soviet space race, to never-before-seen objects from Cuba and its revolution, these astonishing objects offer a fascinating look at the geopolitical, economic and social challenges of Europe.
Two wine lovers in the Aisne are auctioning off their 1200 bottles of exceptional wine
The Senlis auction house will hold an exceptional sale of fine wines on October 24th and 25th.
Essentially great Bordeaux wines, including the oldest bottles
It is a place that this Aisne collector wishes to keep secret. A cellar containing 1 bottles of exceptional wine in an exceptional state of conservation thanks to this place with perfect hydrometry. The result of 200 years of collecting. A real treasure for lovers of fine wines, especially Bordeaux.
Extremely well preserved bottles:
Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, and Château d'Yquem from the late 1999th century to 1940 and for others, such as Château Ausone, Château Haut-Brion, Château Cheval Blanc and Pétrus, from the years 1999 to XNUMX.
Collectors from all over the world can only be interested in this event. The auctions will take place on October 24 and 25 at the house of Senlis auction, in the Oise, but also live on the internet. The value of the collection as a whole is estimated to be between 600 and 000 euros.
There are a number of things you might not have thought of that add extra value to your artwork and can make it more profitable when you come in and offer it. I'm not talking here about remodeling parts that you think are not up to par. Yes, sometimes it's possible to save a less than ideal watercolor by using a pen and ink strategy, and you can paint directly over parts of an oil or acrylic painting to actually entirely rearrange the location, but I'm talking about strategies here that don't include changing your artwork in some way.
Often times, just placing a cardboard installation around a painting will pull it out of the doldrums, and there is no doubt that the right installation and framing can do wonders for a somewhat mediocre piece of art. For a sculpture or ceramic piece, the right medium and the right lighting can make a big difference in how it is displayed, but after making sure that your work of art is presented in its best light, what can you do? do you do anything else to make it more valuable?
A signed work is worth more money than an unknown work, and it doesn't matter whether you sign it on the front, top or bottom, in the composition, or even on the back, just as long as you sign it. If you have an illegible signature, spare future generations an idea who will try to decipher what it says and wonder if they have a work by a famous artist. The very first thing almost everyone wants to know about a work of art is who made it, what the artist's name is.
The second thing you need to do in order to add value to your art is give it a title. Some people do not like to give a title to their works because they feel like they are filing them in lockers and, according to some methods, the viewer can only see them as part of a particular set. conceptual boundaries, then if you're one of those people, you should really think about calling them "Untitled". Even with the title "Untitled", a work deserves more money than if it has no title at all. An untitled work of art leaves the potential buyer wondering if he didn't have a title when he lost it, he asks himself an unanswered question and suggests that he is less likely to l 'buy and more likely to move on to another work instead.
If you believe it by putting yourself in the buyer's shoes for a moment, if you are confronted with two works that look alike and you love them both, but you don't understand anything about one and you rather understand a lot to the other, which one would you buy? Of course, you will be much more inclined to buy a work of art that has information about it, because you will feel more involved, you will understand something about its history and the person who produced it, which makes you feel more involved. will give more importance to you and you will feel a connection with her from the start.
The brief explanation or description of your artwork can state what you want, there are no guidelines, but it helps to educate people on what it is or what it entails for you. One thing you don't want to do is let people know what it should mean to them, the public or the buyer of your artwork wants to be able to decide for themselves what the artwork tells them, and it doesn't matter if it's something entirely different from what it means to you.
Many people who buy artwork like to know what you meant when you created them, or what prompted you to produce the artwork as it is. You may inform them that this work is part of a collection from your "blue period" or your "impressionist landscape period", or whatever.
If you are not really keen on providing this information, perhaps you could describe the medium you used, the particular strategies you employed to use it, and even the length of time it took you to produce the work. In fact, any information you offer about the work is better than no information altogether, and whether or not the prospective buyer understands your premise, it is always more interesting for them to know that there is had some kind of goal behind the original idea.
A signed work is worth more money than an unsigned work, and it doesn't matter whether you sign it on the front, top or bottom, in the composition, or even on the back, just as long as you sign it. The first thing almost everyone wants to understand about a work of art is who made it, what the artist's name is. An untitled work of art leaves the potential buyer wondering if he did not have a title as soon as he lost it, this leaves the buyer with unanswered concern and implies that he is less. likely to buy it and more likely to move to another room instead.
If you think about it by putting yourself in the buyer's shoes for a moment, if you are confronted with two comparable works and you like them both, but you don't know anything about one and you know instead a lot over the other, which one would you buy? You could tell them that this specific work of art is part of a collection from your "blue period", or your "Impressionist landscape period", or whatever.