Archives de Catégorie: Man of Style

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

3) Gustav Klimt – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

Gustav Klimt - Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

Painted in 1907, which was five years before his Portrait II of this model listed as number 10 above. This earlier piece was sold in a private sale by Bloch-Bauer’s niece Maria Altmann in 2006 to collector and Ronald Lauder (of Estee Lauder cosmetics) for his Neue Galerie, which is located in New York City and features nineteenth and twentieth century works of art. The price of the sale was $135 million, which when adjusted for inflation comes to $137.6 million.

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Vincent van Gogh – Irises

7) Vincent van Gogh – Irises

Vincent van Gogh - Irises

Completed by the Dutch artist in 1889 at the asylum at Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France shortly before he died. This well-known work came up for auction in 1987, when it was sold by the son of Joan Whitney Payson to collector Alan Bond through Sotheby’s, New York. The painting went for $53.9 million, which when adjusted for inflation equals $97.5 million today. It is worth pointing out, however, that the buyer did not have enough money to ever pay the full bill, and eventually the piece was acquired by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where it remains on display today.

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Pablo Picasso

 Pablo Picasso – Dora Maar au Chat Pablo Picasso - Dora Maar au Chat

Painted in 1941 to capture the likelihood of his mistress, Dora Maar, who was seated on a chair with a cat perched on her shoulder. This particular portrait of her, which was one of many, was one of Picasso’s last paintings. This piece, which was owned by the Gidwitz family of Chicago, was sold by auction in 2006 through Sotheby’s, New York, for $95.2 million. This was double the pre-sale estimates. When adjusted for inflation, this equals $97 million. This ist in the my home in India, joke, joke…

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Vincent van Gogh

9) Vincent van Gogh – Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe

Vincent van Gogh - Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe

Completed in 1889, it was one of the artist’s many self-portraits. What makes this one unique, however, was the fact it shows him “sans barbe” or “without a beard.” This oil painting was sold by the heirs of Jacques Koerfer (who was a German collector and former chairman of BMW) through Christie’s, New York, in 1998 for $71.5 million. When adjusted for inflation, this equals $90.1 million. The painting was said to be painted by van Gogh for his mother’s 70th birthday gift shortly before he committed suicide. It is worth noting that the selling price was more than double what this piece was expected to fetch.

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10) Gustav Klimt – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II

10) Gustav Klimt – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II

Gustav Klimt - Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II

Painted in 1912, it features the wife of an industrialist named Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, who was a supporter of Klimt’s career. His wife is actually the only model to appear in two of Klimt’s paintings (see number 3 on this list for the other one). There is an interesting story regarding both of these works. After Adele’s death, her husband was forced to leave Austria to escape from the Nazis, leaving his estate, including these Klimt paintings of his wife, behind. When he died, he left the paintings to his niece, Maria Altmann. Altmann actually went to court against the Austrian government to retain rightful ownership of these works. She was ultimately successful in this attempt. She sold this portrait at auction in 2006 through Christie’s, New York, for $87.9 million. When adjusted for inflation, this equals $89.1 million for the sale. This beauty sits in the living of Nicolae Buzaianu in Paris.

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Buzaianu Count Down of Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

How much would you be willing and able to pay for an original painting by one of the most famous artists in the world? Today the most respected art pieces, when they do come up for sale, are generally sold by auction. And as some recent auctions reveal, many times the bidding far exceeds the expected price. Here are some of the most noteworthy art auctions, as well as a few private sales, that have occurred in recent years. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list, but rather a sampling of 10 of the most expensive painting sales.

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Most Expensive Rims in the World

English: Bentley Continental GT Supersports, p...

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Big-name rappers and athletes are probably already familiar with Asanti, though you may not be. Last year Asanti was responsible for the then most expensive wheels in the world, a cubic zirconium encrusted set weighing in at a chunky 63,000 carets and an even heftier $250,000. 

This year, the manufacturer ups the ante with the world’s first genuine diamond-encrusted rims. Debuted at the November SEMA auto show, the $1,000,000 foursome sports a total of 110,000 carets of genuine gemstomes- and comes with a free Bentley Continental GT as a sort of “manufacturer’s rebate”. The gemmed 22-inch set represents the apex of the Asanti brand, whos slogan “Unequalled luxury” is conveyed by their most expensive rims as well as their standard consumer offerings, which include rims with faux woodgrain finishes as well as genuine alligator leather adhered to the face of the wheel.

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Le Locle watch from Tissot

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Tissot, with its signature ‘Innovators by Tradition’, has been pioneering craftsmanship and innovation since its foundation in 1853. Today Tissot is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch producer and distributor. For over 155 years the company has had its home in the Swiss watch making town of Le Locle in the Jura mountains but now also has a presence in over 150 countries.

The Tissot innovation leadership is enabled by the development of high-tech products, special materials and advanced functionality. With a broader, more versatile range of high-quality timepieces at an attractive price than any other Swiss watch brand, Tissot also expresses its commitment to making excellence accessible.

As official timekeeper and partner of FIBA, AFL, CBA, MotoGP and the World Championships of cycling, fencing and ice hockey, Tissot is committed to respecting tradition, underlining its core values of performance, precision and setting new standards.

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Sports Cars Vrooooooooooooooooom…..

English: Quantum 2+2 convertible

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A sports car is an automobile designed for performance driving; however the exact definition is subject to debate. Most automakers have produced, or are currently marketing, some type of sports vehicles. Please note that this list is not meant to enumerate every manufacturer that also makes other types of vehicles or has other business units. Nicolae Buzaianu would look so good in any of these hot rods. 

•Adrenaline Motorsport (UK)
•Alpine (France, Defunct)
•Ariel (UK)
•Artega Motors (Germany)
•Ascari (UK)
•Bocar (USA, Defunct)
•Bricklin (Canada)
•Cunningham (USA)
•Caparo (UK)
•Caterham (UK)
•Chamonix (Brazil)
•Chaparral Cars (USA)
•Cizeta (Italy)
•Clan (UK)
•Danvignes (France, Defunct) 1937-1939
•Darrian/Davrian Cars (UK)
•Delfino (UK)
•DeLorean Motor Company (USA, Defunct)
•Devon Motorworks (USA)
•Donkervoort (Netherlands)
•Edran (Belgium)
•Elfin (Australia)
•Etox (Turkey)
•Fisker (USA)
•FYK (Norway)
•Gillet (Belgium)
•Ginetta (UK)
•GKD Sports Cars (UK)
•Glass Sport Motors (South Africa)
•G.R.P. Engineering (South Africa)
•Gumpert (Germany)
•Hommell (France)
•HTT (Canada)
•Hurtan (Spain)
•Isdera (Switzerland, Defunct)
•Joss (Australia)
•Jösse Car (Sweden)
•Koenigsegg (Sweden)
•Laraki (Morocco)
•Leblanc (Switzerland)
•Leopard (Poland)
•Lightning Car Company (UK)
•Lister Cars (UK)
•Lobini (Brazil)
•Lola Cars (UK)
•Marcos (UK, Defunct)
•Marussia Motors (Russia)
•Mastretta (Mexico)
•Melling Wildcat (UK)
•Morgan (UK)
•Mosler Automotive (USA)
•Noble (UK)
•Orca Engineering (Switzerland)
•Pagani (Italy)
•Panoz (USA)
•PGO (France)
•Quantum Sports Cars (UK)
•Qvale (Italy)
•Radical Sportscars (UK)
•Rochdale (UK, Defunct)
•Rossion (USA)
•Sebring (sports car) (UK)
•Shelby SuperCars (USA)
•Superformance (USA)
•TMC (Ireland)
•Tramontana (Spain)
•Ultima Sports (UK)
•Vector Motors (USA)
•Westfield Sportscars (UK)
•Wiesmann (Germany)
•Yes! (Germany)
•Zenvo (Denmark)

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Deutsch: Paris: Eiffelturm und Marsfeld

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For Nicolae Buzaianu flying is a most wonderful event and doing it in style is what it is all about.  I personally enjoy sitting backing and soaring in the great skies. I say we hit Miami and then we soar into Europe, the south of France, Paris, Belgium and who knows maybe we hit up Africa and its golden adventures.

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