June 11, 2010
World Record for Swedish Painting
Photo: An Anders Zorn painting that sold for 2.6 million euros excluding commission.
26,000,000 SEK excluding commissions (2,600,000 euros) was paid for the masterpiece Sommarnoje by the Swedish artist Anders Zorn at Stockholms Auktionsverk in Stockholm. This is a world record for a Swedish artist and the highest price ever paid at an auction in Sweden.
This watercolour was painted in 1886 at Dalaro.
• Anders Zorn is considered one of the world's foremost watercolor painters and his skills depicting the variations and reflections of the water's surface are unsurpassed in this very difficult technique.
Source: Stockholms Auktionsverk
October 4, 2007
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE
Sixteen celebrities have signed World Wildlife Fund "Hotter than I Should Be" t-shirts to be auctioned off on eBay starting today with funds going to support WWF's global climate change and other conservation initiatives. T-shirts have been signed by Kevin Bacon, Candice Bergen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Harrison Ford, Scarlett Johansson, Tobey Maguire, Paul Newman, Rachael Ray, Susan Sarandon, Charlie Sheen, Martin Short, Oliver Stone and Betty White.
The WWF "Hotter than I Should Be" t-shirts are made of 100 percent organic cotton and are available for a donation of $50 or more. The t-shirts are part of WWF's campaign to raise awareness about the causes and impacts of climate change. WWF is working to stop climate change by providing cutting-edge science, championing policies to reduce carbon emissions and mobilizing businesses to drive new and innovative solutions. With a team of dedicated experts working in more than 50 countries, WWF is focused on four areas where it can have the most impact: creating responsible global warming policies; working with businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions; implementing adaptation plans to help the planet respond to the effects of climate change; and protecting forests that help mitigate climate change.
The largest multinational conservation organization in the world, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. |GlobalGiants.com|
September 13, 2007
Aristotle and Jackie Onassis' 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith to be auctioned by Red Baron, Atlanta : GlobalGiants.com
ATLANTA, Sept. 13 -- The excitement is here with Red Baron's Fall Auction. This time Red Baron will auction off Jackie and Aristotle Onassis' personal car. Their custom-made 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith is on the block at Red Baron's Auction 75, October 13-14 in Atlanta, GA.
With Jackie O.'s style and grace one can only imagine the elegance and class of their automobile. This 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith is a two passenger, chauffer driven, left-hand drive, bullet-proof car, with all of the luxuries of its time. It is a one off production and speaks of sovereignty all the way to the hood emblem of the kneeling lady, which was only placed on the cars of royalty. It was used exclusively for their trips between Paris and Monte Carlo, and belonged to Aristotle and Jackie until his death in 1975.
"Never have we been graced with a such a presence," said Bob Brown, owner of Red Baron, "as that of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She embodies the style, grace, character and history that we seek in each of our pieces. We are privileged to have this car, as will be its new owner." |GlobalGiants.com|