Banksy’s chimp-depicting “Devolved Parliament” sells for over $12 million

Jeck Deocampo   •   October 4, 2019   •   227

A large Banksy painting depicting primates sitting in Britain’s parliament sold for more than $12 million on Thursday (October 3), a record price at auction for a work by the secretive British street artist, according to Sotheby’s.

The auction house said “Devolved Parliament”, in which chimpanzees replace politicians in the House of Commons, had an estimated price tag of 1.5 million to 2 million pounds going into the sale.

During bidding that lasted some 13 minutes, it sold for a hammer price of 8.5 million pounds, to which fees are added giving a final price of 9,879,500 pounds ($12.2 million).

Before Thursday’s sale, the auction record for a Banksy work was $1,870,000 for “Keep it Spotless” which sold at Sotheby’s in New York in 2008, the auction house said. (REUTERS)

(Production: Gerry Mey, Marissa Davison, Elizabeth Howcroft, Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Lucy Marks)

Pinakamalaking diamond sa mundo, nakatadang i-auction sa susunod na buwan

admin   •   May 6, 2016

Hawak ng isang modelo ang 1,190-carat diamond na naka-display sa Sotheby's sa New York City.

Hawak ng isang modelo ang 1,190-carat diamond na naka-display sa Sotheby’s sa New York City.

NEW YORK — Nakatakdang i-auction sa London sa susunod na buwan ang itinuturing na pinakamalaking diamond sa mundo.

Ang “Lesedi la Rona” o “Our Light” sa wikang Ingles ay inaasahang maibebenta sa halagang $70 million.

Ayon sa auction house Sotheby’s, nakatakdang ibenta ang 1, 190-carat diamond sa June 29.

Nahukay ito noong November 2015 ng Canadian mining company na Lucara Diamond Corp. sa Botswana.

Kasinglaki ito ng tennis ball at pinaniniwalaang nasa 2.5 bilyon o higit 3 bilyong taon na.

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