Showing posts from November, 2007

What You Can Buy With 1 Million Dollars

With 1 Million You Can Buy A Diamond-studded Collar for a dog like this one. The price does not include the dog at Harrods, London.

With 1 Million You Can Buy A wall of abstract striking paintings by R. Marinho and become part of a select group of people that own Regia's artworks.
Buying art you ... and in 5 years you get much more money out of it.
Contact for a private view.

Art Curator in Fall Camouflage

Art Curator in Fall Camouflage at the Lever House party this month.
Why? Maybe he enjoy leaves...

Mrs. Astor's Favorite Painting Was....

Mrs. Astor's Favorite Painting Besides this one by Childe Hassam's Flags 1917, Up the Avenue from Thirty-Fourth Street, 1917.


...a secret until now, the art world doesn't know that she also loved the bright colored abstract paintings by the line engineer.

Sotheby's Russian Art Evening $53.1 Million

100 by 72.5 cm., 39¼ by 28½ in
signed in Latin and inscribed in Cyrillic on reverse
oil on canvas

The top selling work was the avant-garde masterpiece BLUEBELLS (above), by Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova, which sold for £3,044,500 ($6,287,576).
Location: London, New Bond Street
Auction Dates: Auction 26, 27 November 2007
Sale Total: $53.1 Million

Is this red painting also Russian Art? Anybody knows?

What distinguished Russia's millionaire class from foreign millionaires?

Answer: they spend more.
Russia's millionaire population is estimated at more than 100,000.
According to Forbes magazine, Moscow has more billionaires than London, and is second only to New York.
Millionaire Fair in Moscow is the largest exhibition of luxury goods and services in the world.
- $1 million mobile phone.
- diamond-encrusted Mercedes car
- coffee table carved out of mammoth tusk
- beautiful Bugatti Veyron supercar
- gem-encrusted Bovet watches
- gold babies dummy
- paintings

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov portrait in acrylic on canvas.
It's a huge painting of Mr. Lavrov created by artist Regia Marinho.

REGIA LIST I for the SuperRich

What a Billionaire wants for the Holidays gift?
If you have super rich someone in your life you can either choose to give a yacht or an artwork.

- The 250 million yacht
London-based Rainsford Saunders Design will build you a 459-foot “gigayacht” with infrared cameras, long-range radar, a Cerberus diver-detection system to sense underwater threats, and more.

- $18 million (£9 million) dollar Rothschild Faberge egg?
Due for public auction at Christies on November 28. The egg is known to be an engagement gift to Germaine Halpien and Baron Edouard de Rothschild in 1902.

- The 1 M Regia Marinho's paintings.
Brazilian born artist living in New York has a wall power (9 paintings 2 x 2 ft) available for you.

Smoking Woman Gets 1.6 Million

Smoking Woman has been sold by Christie’s for 1.6 million dollars at auction of Latin American art; a record for a sculpture of Colombian Fernando Botero.

Do you speak italian?
Una scultura di Fernando Botero è stata battuta all’asta da Christie’s per 1,6 milioni di dollari. Battezzata “Smoking Woman”, l’opera ritrae una donna “abbondante” e senza veli che tiene con grazia una sigaretta.
L’artista colombiano, nel corso della seduta d’incanto, non ha avuto rivali.

Do you speak Portuguese?
Uma escultura de Fernando Botero foi vendida por 1.6 milhoes no leilao da Christie's de Arte Latino Americana. Obrigado por visitar meu blog. regia.
So, have a great Thanksgiving. And thanks. regiaart.

Rich People Used To All Be The Same... Not Anymore

photo: Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. He is the prestigious private buyer of the A380.

Rich people used to all be the same, just different from the rest of us. Now they're not only different from the rest of us, but different from each other. Rich people used to do similar jobs, wear similar clothes, live in similar neighborhoods, and read similar magazines. As a result, marketing to rich people was pretty easy. [from Seth Godin]

Jeweler Laurence Graff bought the Red Diamond Ring $2.6 Million

The the ring has set a new record at Christie’s auction by selling off for a shocking $2.6 million. The octagonal shape of the ring is equipped with 2.26 carats and stand of being the largest red diamond, ever to be auctioned. The ring was expected to fetch an estimated 1,500,000 to 1,875,000 Swiss Francs (US$1.2 million to 1.5 million) at Christie's auction Nov. 15, 2007 Geneva, Switzerland.

Yes, I like to draw over...regiaart.

Amedeo Modigliani Sold for $25 million at Christie's

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait du sculpteur Oscar Miestchaninoff

This painting of a Russian sculptor sold for $30.8 million against a high estimate of $25 million at Christie's on Nov. 6.

Russian and Indian Artists Tonight at the final evening at Phillips de Pury

Phillips tonight evening sale open with a benefit auction for the New Museum, which opens to the public on December 1st. in its new location on the Bowery near a big Wholefood store.
To entice buyers, there was no premium or state tax included in the purchase price.

Yesterday Red Panel above, now with Regia's Drawing, was one of 48 works available. The fiberglass and video sculpture sold for $58,000.

The main evening sale is estimated to bring in $33 to $47 million, a fraction of what Christie’s and Sotheby’s sold this week at their contemporary sales. But the Phillips sale features work by a larger and more diverse set, including seven Chinese contemporary artists. Phillips will offer 82 lots, which for the first time include works by Russian and Indian artists.

Sotheby’s Auctioned off $315.9 Million Worth of Contemporary Art

Francis Bacon Second Version of Study for Bullfight No. 1, sold tonight to dealer Philippe Segalot for $45.9 million.

Sotheby’s auctioned off $315.9 million worth of contemporary art in New York – a total that far surpassed its pre-sale estimate of $220 million to $283 million.
It was the highest in the company’s history, with about 91.6% of the art on offer finding buyers.

Confidence at Christie's Post-war and Contemporary Art Auction

Andy Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, Liz, sold for $23.5 million (with premium). Former owner the actor Hugh Grant paid only $3.5 million for it at Sotheby’s in 2001.

The Christie's room yesterday was filled with longtime collectors who seemed little worried about oil prices or housing slumps. I'm stunned, dealer Barbara Gladstone said. Clearly people wanted to buy.

Christie’s auctioned off $325 million worth of post-war and contemporary art at its Manhattan salesroom, its pre-sale estimate was $271 million to $373 million.

Watch The Evening Contemporary Sales Tuesday at Christie's

Auctioneer Christopher Burge.
Christie's sale will begin at 6:30, you can download software to watch the auction from the comfort of your own computer via Christie's Live. You do not have to register or reveal your net worth.
download software HERE

Christie's New York Begin Contemporary Sales

Willem de Kooning
Title Figures in a landscape no.2
Medium oil on paper laid on canvas
Size 30.1 x 35 in. / 76.5 x 88.9 cm.

A collection from the estate of New York dealer Allan Stone sells tonight at Christie's. The presale high estimate is $55 million...

What are you doing about choice?

A quick look at your grocer's beverage aisle will prove to you that Coca-Cola is no longer the most popular soft drink in the country. The most popular soft drink is "other": none of the above.
Choice makes some people stressed and unhappy. But it also makes lots of people happy. And now people have the choice. [from Seth Godin]

Yes, I'm talking about art buyers and choices they have to buy artworks now.

Sotheby's CEO Answered Analysts Questions

Sotheby’s CEO Bill Ruprecht answered questions during a conference call on Nov 9th.
Q: Mr. Dionisio: “In the last 72 hours, you and Christie’s brought $1 billion of art onto the market. Was that too much volume? There’s only so many billionaires in the world out there buying art.”
Mr. Ruprecht: “Hindsight is a wonderful thing. But the fact that we sold 10 pictures for more than $10 million, instead of only seven [$10-million-plus] pictures in May, suggests there’s plenty of demand and that people will continue to have an appetite to own them.” [from wsj online]

1892 Paul Gauguin Painting Goes for $39.2 Million

Paul Gauguin's Tahitian ``Te Poipoi (The Morning).'' It sold today for $39.2 million, from a lone telephone bid by Hong Kong real estate billionaire Joseph Lau, according to Sotheby's.

Christie's got $33 Million for Matisse Painting L'Odalisque, Harmonie Bleue

The first big sale at Christie’s Impressionist and modern art auction, Matisse’s L’Odalisque, harmonie bleue. It sold after an extended bidding war between a telephone bidder and a male bidder in the room. The painting finally went to the telephone bidder. Maybe to a Russian Collector. It was estimated to sell for $15-$20 million.

Will Christie's get $ 20 million for this Matisse?

Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 6.
This painting is one of the major pieces for sale at New York's fall art auctions.
L'Odalisque, Harmonie Bleue
Henri Matisse
Estimate: $15-$20 million
The reclining blonde in the painting turns out to be Russian, plus blues and green.

Mukesh Ambani Richest Man Gives Wife Airbus for Birthday.

INDIA's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has bought for his wife Nita's 44th birthday on Thursday, a luxury jet with entertainment cabins, a sky bar and fancy showers.
The jet is custom-fitted with an office with wireless communication.
Art Collecting?

Regia Marinho
60.9 x 60.9 cm / 24 x 24 in.
Acrylic on canvas