"Quantum" by Kevin McCoy, a simple geometric animation, is the first known non-fungible token, according to auction house Sotheby's.
The auction house had earlier estimated Pablo Picasso’s “Woman Sitting Near a Window (Marie-Therese)” would sell for $55 million.
Largest Kashmir sapphire ever auctioned and a royal tiara are the stars of this year's May magnificent jewels sales in Geneva.
Sotheby's will put the NBA champion's 1984-1985 Chicago Bulls season sneakers up for auction in May, estimating the red and white Air Jordan 1 pair will fetch around $110,000-$164,000.
The kicks worn by the American rapper during the 2008 Grammy Awards have been acquired by sneaker investment marketplace RARES.
Last month, an NFT artwork sold for $69.3 million at Christie’s, in the first sale ever by a major auction house of a piece of art that does not exist in physical form.
The Air Jordan 1s, designed for Jordan in 1985 and the first ever signature sneakers, were expected to fetch between $100,000 to $150,000 in the auction that closed on Sunday.
Alan Herring, who worked as a chauffeur for Starr and bandmate George Harrison in the late 60s, said Lennon had given him the glasses after leaving them on the back seat of his Mercedes. The glasses will be sold online by Sotheby's next month.
Despite being painted in 2009, many commentators had drawn comparisons to current-day politics, namely the increasingly brutish exchanges in the House of Commons over Britain’s pending departure from the European Union, or Brexit.
The sale smashed the previous record of $190,373 spent in 2017 on a pair of signed Converse worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final.
The sale at Sotheby's – the first time the work has come to auction since 1986 – marks one of the 10 highest prices ever seen at auction.
The portrait of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, thought to have been made by one of the followers of the Italian painter Gentile Bellini, was sold for 5.3 million pounds ($6.9 million). The sale price was well above the reserve.
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