Night Music: Willie Nelson, “Stardust”

October 10, 2020

Here is a wonderful live version of this song which was a huge hit when I first came to Canada in the late 1970s.


New Style Auction Rakes In Millions

October 10, 2020

Last week, Christies introduced their live streaming auction of Twentieth Century, Post-War, and Impressionist & Modern Art works. Over the three day event, more than $387 million was raised.

“Demonstrating continued demand for both masterpiece and core-level works of art, some 280,000 people tuned into the highly anticipated Evening Sale through Christie’s website and social media channels, including YouTube, Facebook and WeChat. The sale also registered bidders from across the world via Christie’s LIVE online bidding platform, with a broadening demographic of bidders under the age of 40. “

The prize exhibit was Cy Twombley’s Untitled (Bolsena) which sold for $38,685,000.

A Mark Rothko also sold well:

Also of interest, Stan the T-Rex sold for five times the low estimate, making it at $31,847,500 the most expensive fossil ever sold.

The success of this outing will no doubt encourage more on-line fine art auctions in the future.

Grandview 10th October 1920

October 10, 2020
Vancouver Sun 19201010, p.27