youtube

BBC Documentary, ‘What Makes Art Valuable?

The question “What is The Value of Art?” is a valid one and many people ask it. In this BBC documentary, journalist Alastair Sooke wants to find out more about this infamously secret art world and the multi millionaires who populate it.

4

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH’S HISTORICAL DOPPELGÄNGER: IS THIS THE REAL VICTORIAN SHERLOCK?

We were notified today by a dealer of antique photography of this amazing original Victorian photograph of a man from the 1840s who has more than a passing resemblance to a certain actor we are familiar with. It is currently being auctioned on eBay and is listed as, “A truly incredible unique early 1/6th plate daguerreotype photo of a man who looks very very much like Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, so much so it’s spooky!”

It is an original one of a kind silver over copper daguerreotype (the image is developed on a silvered coppered plate and not paper) dated c1845 and thus has not been tampered with in Photoshop.

There have been many historical images like this pop up of other celebrities over the years, but we think this is one of the best yet. The auction ends 2nd May, 2016 at 21:41:32 BST and you can bid on it HERE

George Zimmerman Is Auctioning The Gun He Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American history,” Zimmerman said in the auction description.

Bidding starts at $5,000

“The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin,”

George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, says he is auctioning the gun he used to kill the unarmed black teen.


Yes, you get it right: you can buy a little piece of history that was used to kill an unarmed kid with Skittles in his pocket. I hope someone buys his gun and shoots his ass with it. What a garbage person. #Hate it!

10

The lovely royal girlfriends are finally done! These two ladies sure put up a struggle, but came out sweet and very airy. Total hight of the piece - 26 cm, Bubblegum’s height - ~17 cm.

Auctioning again here via personal messages - I’ll be updating the current bid in this post myself. The auction will be several days, so everybody gets a chance. Even if you aren’t planning on bidding yourself, please reblog to spread the word. My gratitude will be eternal.

This sculpture is OOAK, hand painted with acrylics and sealed with Krylon Matt varnish and gloss varnish where needed.Remember - though I did my best and the sculpture is durable, it’s still an art piece for display only and should be handled with care.

Price: SOLD

Shirley Temple’s Collection of Tea Cup Gifts, Late 1930s
During her late childhood years and into teenage years, it became a custom for Gertrude Temple, Shirley Temple’s mother, to present her with tea cups and saucers on her birthday or other special occasions. These were especially prized by her, including works by important French, English and German porcelain firms including Royal Worcester, Royal Crown Derby, Staffordshire, Copeland Spode, Sevres, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, and more.

Bidders at the Love Shirley, Take Two auction on November 22 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York will have an opportunity for a tea party of their own, as the collection is being presented as one group.

The Love, Shirley Temple: Take Two commemorative book and auction catalog is shipping now. 

Be sure to order yours today at www.theriaults.com.

Information for the November 22nd event taking place at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York: https://www.theriaults.com/november-21-and-22-2015-love-shirley-temple-take-two-and-auction-antique-dolls

Theriault’s Facebook page dedicated to “Love, Shirley Temple”: http://www.facebook.com/loveshirleytemple

2

The auction goes live at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Bids start at $5,000

The seller describes the gun as “an American Firearm Icon” and whole auction as “your opportunity to own a piece of American history”.

I wish this were one of those fake news stories but sadly it is not. George Zimmerman made me sick to my stomach once more this morning. He had this to say about his auctioning off the gun that he used to kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin: “I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon,”…“The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012.” Just when we think we’ve hit the bottom, someone finds a new way to dig even deeper.

6

Ganondorf Sculpture Charity Auction! Ended!!!

Whoever agrees to donate the most to Doctors With Out Borders will get this handmade Ganondorf sculpture!

Winning Bid is:  $350

Thanks so much to everyone that bid and to sargaswielder who won!!

- The auction ended on May 2nd, 2016 at 2pm eastern standard time.)


Details about the sculpture:

  •  I made him from polymer clay, metal, plastic, and paint.
  •  The head and chest crests have real cut stones in them. (Not sure exactly what kind they are though, but an anon said they look like andalusite or topaz.)
  •  He’s about the height of an amiibo. (about 4 and a half inches tall)

How to participate is below:

Keep reading