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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Whales Are Eating Our Trash A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car...
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James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 Up For Auction
In the collectible world of filmic history, there's nothing quite like the Aston Martin DB10. The 4.7-litre, V8 petrol engine with six-speed manual gearbox machine—developed exclusively for the James Bond "Spectre" film—is the rarest in the DB...
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Shinola + WorkOf Benefit Auction for Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Detroit-based Shinola and online maker marketplace WorkOf have come together to spread some holiday cheer with a special showcase auction run by Paddle8. They've tapped designers from the East and West Coasts to create unique, one-off ornaments...
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The Art of Ping Pong 2015
A ping pong paddle isn't your typical canvas, but the Art of Ping Pong challenges esteemed designers and illustrators to try—and the bespoke bats are then auctioned off to raise money for BBC Children in Need, which supports disadvantaged youth...
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Sotheby's + eBay's Online Art Auction: Contemporary Curated
Anyone who has attended a live auction can attest to the thrill of bidding wars and the chance to see rare, privately owned works. Through a collaborative online sale, known as "Contemporary Curated," acclaimed auction house Sotheby's and e-commerce...
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Vintage Movie Poster Auction at Paddle8
Movie posters are like big screen remakes—replicas may come a dime a dozen, but for the real cinephile there is nothing like an original. Fortunately, online auction house Paddle8 has managed to dig up a collection of marvelous vintage posters, with...
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Elvis Presley: That's All Right
On what would have been his 80th birthday this week, Elvis Presley's first-ever recording was auctioned off for $300,000. Though many fans may not know this ballad—called "My Happiness"—it was an essential stepping stone in his career. Presley had...
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"Collector's Edition" Artist Cover Bomb Series
Published in September, British design studio director and graphic designer Stuart Tolley’s book “Collector’s Edition” showcases some of the most mind-blowing and unusual limited edition graphic design and packaging ever made for books, music...
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Christie's Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites
Launching today, 11 November 2014, premier auction house Christie's shines a light on a different sort of rare sculptural wonder. Each lot in their Deep Impact offering happens to be from outer space—be that the Moon, Mars or deep asteroid fields...
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RE:DEFINE
In 2012, 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer revealed that contemporary art sales had reached $5.5 billion that year from auctions alone. The astonishing number sparked a large debate about the price of art, since its value is mostly based on the...
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Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments
Tomorrow, 18 December 2013, global auction house Bonhams will place over 500 lots of fine writing utensils up for sale. Their selections—many being a writer's ultimate fantasy—include a magnificent and diverse array of 60 vintage offerings and many...
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