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Famous Olympics Memorabilia Worn By Legendary Athletes Go On Sale

Own a piece of the Olympics history by parting with a wad of cash. Some famous Olympics memorabilia are going under the hammer. Who says you have to go to Tokyo to enter into the spirit of the Olympic Games? Sotheby’s is bringing a taste of the sporting life to art lovers with its “The Games” sale. Several pairs of sneakers worn by famous athletes like Michael Johnson and Michael Jordan are among the lots offered. Nike gold spikes worn by Michael Johnson at 1996 Atlanta Olympics (Photo: Sotheby’s) Sports fans will no doubt remember the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,...

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Sustainable art is making its way into auction houses

Conscious of its environmental impact, the art world is increasingly pondering how artistic creation can be reconciled with eco-responsibility. Christie’s is playing its part in the process by organising the first sustainable art auction, May 28. The initiative is launched in partnership with the nonprofit ChangeNOW Communities. This new kind of auction forms part of the “Art for Change” program of the forthcoming edition of the ChangeNOW summit, running May 27 to 29 in Paris. The sale will feature 16 works by French and international artists, including Caroline Venet, Linda Sanchez, Rachel...

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Outfits worn by Cher, Madonna and Destiny’s Child hitting the auction block

If you can’t step into the shoes of your favourite artists, you may soon be able to slip into some of their outfits. Julien’s Auction will be offering up several outfits seen on Cher, Madonna and Destiny’s Child in June for its “Music Icons” sale. The auction, which will take place from June 11 to 13 online and in Los Angeles, features a particularly large collection of outfits worn by Destiny’s Child. Most of them were designed by Beyoncé‘s mother, American fashion designer, Tina Knowles-Lawson. Collectors will be able to bid on leather jumpsuits seen in the video for “Independent Women Part...

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The first tweet ever sent out fetches $2.9 million at auction

“just setting up my twttr” — @jack The first message ever fired off at Twitter sold on Monday for US$2.9 million (SGD 3.9 million) when its sender Jack Dorsey accepted the winning bid for the collectible as a “non fungible token” or NFT at an auction. “Jack accepted the offer from sinaEstavi for $2,915,835.47,” read a tweet from the Valuables by Cent auction platform. “This tweet is now minted on the blockchain.” The profile on the auction-winning account indicated it belonged to Sina Estavi, chief executive of blockchain technology-related startup Bridge Oracle. A copy of Dorsey’s inaugural...

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