Tag - auctions



Yayoi Kusama during a media preview of her exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in New York in November 2013.
Apr 11, 2024
Yayoi Kusama was the world’s top-selling artist last year
Sales from Kusama’s auctioned works totaled $80.9 million in 2023, moving her up from the second-highest selling artist in 2022.
Retired management professor and trekker Jitendra V. Singh completed his goal of collecting all 46 prints in the series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” in 2023.
Mar 23, 2024
One collector’s high mountain road to Hokusai
A professor’s 30-year dream of assembling a complete set of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji,” the pinnacle of the artist’s career, leads to an auction.
The painting "Images of a Woman" was made collaboratively by the Beatles during their legendary tour of Japan in 1966.
Feb 5, 2024
A painting by the Beatles from their Japan tour fetches $1.74 million
The painting was created by all four members while they spent time in their hotel between performances.
Approximately 60 kimono owned by Freddie Mercury were on show alongside some of his iconic stage costumes at the "On Stage" auction at Sotheby's New Bond Street auction house in London.
Sep 23, 2023
Freddie Mercury auction highlights the musician's deep love for Japan
The exhibition, which wrapped up on what would have been the rock star's 77th birthday, featured ukiyo-e woodblock prints and approximately 60 kimono.
An ukiyo-e print of Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" that was sold at the New York-based auction house Christie's.
Sep 21, 2023
Complete set of famed Mount Fuji prints to be auctioned in New York
Christie's expects the prints in the series by Katsushika Hokusai, titled "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," to fetch a total price "in the millions."
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2023
Shohei Ohtani's All-Star helmet draws winning bid of $98,010
The helmet two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels used in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 11 was sold for $98,010, or about ¥13.7 million, on the MLB official auction site.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
Tiger Woods' ball from 1997 Masters sells for $64,000
Bidding for the Titleist ball, which has 'Tiger' stamped on it, began at $500 when it went up for auction in late March.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2023
‘Great Wave’ print sells for $2.76 million, setting new record for Hokusai
The work, formally titled 'Under the Wave off Kanagawa,' sold during a live auction featuring Japanese and Korean art at Christie’s auction house.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2023
Six of Michael Jordan’s championship sneakers could fetch millions
Dubbed 'The Dynasty Collection,” the six Jordan shoes are now on display in Dubai, and will travel to Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to New York.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2023
Japan firm defends Van Gogh ownership after lawsuit
The artwork was purchased by the predecessor of insurance firm Sompo Holdings at Christie's in London for $40 million, making it briefly the world's most expensive painting.
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2023
Bluefin tuna fetches ¥36 million at New Year's auction in Tokyo
The price paid for the 212 kilogram fish caught by a vessel operating out of a port in Oma, Aomori Prefecture, far exceeded last year's top price for a tuna of u00a516.88 million.
Japan Times
May 10, 2022
Andy Warhol 'Marilyn' sells for $195 million, most ever for U.S. artist
The painting, 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,' was created by Warhol in 1964. It, along with the 35 other lots in the sale, was consigned by the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation in Zurich.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2021
The new masters: How auction houses are chasing crypto millions
The NFT and cryptocurrency boom is dragging auction houses into a new world where sales are made via social media and buyers don't wear suits.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2021
Mama Mia: Super Mario 64 game rides wave of nostalgia, fetching record $1.56 million
The sale reportedly broke the previous record set Friday of $870,000 for a sealed copy of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 13, 2021
Late designer Kenzo Takada's art collection sells for €2.5 million at auction
Around 550 items from his Paris apartment fetched roughly five times the expected prices, according to the auction operator.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2021
One year into pandemic, the art world adapts to survive
The art community is reeling from the impact of lockdowns, travel bans and social distancing, but buying by the ultrawealthy has held up.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2021
Digital piece by Beeple sells for $69 million, blasting crypto art records
The price tag isn't just an unprecedented price for a so-called non-fungible token, it's an unprecedented price for a new artist.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 30, 2020
Japanese whisky is breaking records at global auction houses
When a bottle of Karuizawa 52-year-old Zodiac Rat sold for a record price at auction in March 2020, the sale proved Japan's whisky is serious business.
Japan Times
Mar 9, 2020
Shizuoka politician apologizes for making ¥8.8 million selling pricey virus masks
A Shizuoka Prefectural Assembly member apologized Monday for having sold thousands of face masks on internet auction sites as concerns grew over panic-buying and chronic shortages of the products amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Kateigaho International Japan Edition
Mar 7, 2020
Tokyo revealed: Adachi Market Days open the auction floor to locals
While relatively unknown, the Adachi Market ranks second only to the Toyosu in trade volume. On designated Adachi Market Days, anyone can visit, shop and participate in tuna auctions.


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