Luxury Brand Christie’s £2.7 Billion ($4.5 Billion) Art Sales Timeline Review

Christie’s had sales of £2.69 billion, up 12% ($4.47 billion, up 22%), for the half year ending 30 June 2014. Christie’s successful strategy to connect with more collectors globally underpins the results, with the figures driven by an increase in the value of artworks sold across categories, geographies and price levels. Digital engagement and new…

Platinum Luxury Auctions Offering Two Luxurious Mountaintop Estates

Platinum Luxury Auctions is a market-leading auction firm specializing in the non-distressed sale of multimillion-dollar properties nationwide. The firm’s principals have closed more than $350 million in luxury real estate auction sales, and have consulted on more than $1.25 billion in additional luxury properties. Next up the firm is offering two luxurious, mountaintop estates located in the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock,…

Judy Garland’s Blue Gingham Wizard of Oz Dress Sold For $480,000

The blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz” has sold for $480,000. Auction house Julien’s Auctions says the pinafore fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia that attracted bids from around the world. The auction ended Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif.