François-Xavier Lalanne might not be the most renowned name in the world, but those who know the world of art are definitely going to read on with craze. And even for those who do not yet know about this tremendous sculptor, there is all the more reason to read about one of this special creations. François-Xavier Lalanne is known as a lot more than just a great sculptor. The man is a brand in himself, and respected in even the most well informed art quarters of the world for having invented sculpturing of surrealistic animals. This French artist spent … Read More
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For those who love to collect artefacts and rare antiques, there was a great opportunity available in Santa Fe, where the rarest of items from various museums like the Ralph Meyers Museum of Taos and The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum were put to auction. The auction was held at the Hilton Hotel on August 11th and 12ththis year.
Among the notable items was the Flintlock pistol of Kit Carson who was a rancher, a soldier, a trapper, an American frontiersman, a total outdoorsman and an Indian fighter. He was one of the colorful and … Read More
Bill Clinton, former President of the Unites States of America, once famously remarked: “There are two types of people in the world – one who have seen the Taj Mahal, and other who have not.” The words clearly reflect how bewitching an effect Taj Mahal had on Mr. President, and not surprisingly, Taj Mahal was recently voted as the one as the seven wonders of the modern world. However, the artists at Studio Job, a Belgian design firm, have recently created a table modeled on Taj Mahal which is no less enchanting than the magnificent edifice itself.
The upside-down Taj … Read More
Advent calendars were meant to celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. As of late, most advent calendars are made for children. They usually have 24 windows, each with a little surprise behind the flap. Well not these advent calendars, costing as much as 3 million dollars. Porsche has released an exclusive advent calendar with a treat behind each date. The calendar is 1.75 metres in height and has 24 doors hiding Porsche designs. These include a motor yacht, a Porsche individually designed kitchen, a P 6910 indicator, 18 carat gold sunglasses, cufflinks, French classic luggage, … Read More
So often, when we think of the lives of the rich and the mighty, the first image that flashes in front of our eyes is one of wild partying, lavish clothes and late night paparazzi photos. However, there is also a lot more substance to the world of the billionaires, a fact proved by the most expensive book ever sold.
For every bookworm out there in the world, The Codex Leicester, the most famous of Leonardo Da Vinci’s scientific journals, in its original and unhampered form, must be their ‘dream come true’ possession. One of the most famous … Read More
L’Homme qui marche I (The Walking Man I) is the name of any one of the cast bronze sculptures that comprise six numbered editions plus four artist proofs created by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti in 1961. On February 3rd 2010, the second edition of the cast of the sculpture became one of the most expensive works of art ever sold at auction, and the most expensive sculpture.
Four views of L’Homme qui marche I were depicted on the 1998 version of the 100 Swiss Franc banknote. The bronze sculpture depicts a lone man in mid-stride with his arms hanging at … Read More
A painting can only be described by a painter or a lover. But there is no qualification required to buy one. Pablo Picasso is the well recognized painter who all of us know and was fortuned well enough to get the right price tag for his creations. However, the one going with the highest is someone different.
Cezanne’s The Card Players has been sold to Qatar’s royal family for more than $250 million; the highest price ever paid for a work of art. The painting is one of five in a series of post-impressionist works. The other four reside … Read More