Art was Bowie’s second passion after music. His private art collection is currently going under the hammer at the London auction house Sotheby’s. After the first day of auctioning, all expectations were exceeded.
The Art Basel is one of the top-selling international art fairs. Yet among the record-breaking sales, not all dealers are profiting from the hype.
Onlookers gasped as the painting of "Balloon Girl" shredded itself to pieces moments after the gavel came down after someone bid a million pounds. The price matched a record for the mysterious artist.
The winning bidder of a Banksy painting that self-destructed at an auction last week has said he will nonetheless go ahead with the purchase. Experts say the shredded painting could be worth more than the original.
A painting by the world-renowned artist trumped expectations at a London sale. The work has a strong autobiographical appeal, as it is believed to depict not only one of Picasso's muses, but a future lover as well.
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