Tag: Art

  • Praying To Satoshi at the Blockchain Art Expo

    I bent down, rested my knees on a prayer cushion, and began typing into a small computer. In front of me were dozens of candles, flowers, Japanese lucky cat figurines, and several wallet-sized picture frames. They held photos of Vitalik Buterin, the Canadian programmer who cofounded the computing platform Ethereum, as well as of Dorian […]

  • Da Vincis Christ Portrait Shatters Art Record With $450 Million Sale

    “Jesus Christ.” That was the reaction of mega art dealer Larry Gagosian after a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci became the most expensive work ever sold, soaring to $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on Wednesday. Alex Rotter, the auction house’s co-chairman of postwar and contemporary art in the Americas, placed the winning […]

  • Billionaires Stunned as Da Vinci’s Christ Sells for $450 Million

    “Jesus Christ.” That was the reaction of mega art dealer Larry Gagosian after a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci became the most expensive work ever sold, soaring to $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on Wednesday. Alex Rotter, the auction house’s co-chairman of postwar and contemporary art in the Americas, placed the winning […]

  • How to Buy a $116 Million Mansion on $80,000 a Year

    The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president was found guilty by the Paris criminal court of using ill-gotten gains to buy assets in France ranging from a mansion worth more than 100 million euros ($116 million) near the Champs-Elysees in Paris to a fleet of super-cars, including a Bugatti Veyron, a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Maserati. While Teodoro Nguema Obiang […]