Aston-Martin is taking the wraps off the V12 Zagato for the first time at a mainstream event – at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The Zagato premiered for the first time at the Villa D’Este Concours in Italy in May, before racing on the Nürburgring track in Germany during multiple events, despite still being a concept car. Aston Martin says that this race car concept will be the one displayed at Frankfurt, although it released the first images of a road car variant set to go into production in the middle of next year August 25. The Frankfurt International Motor Show runs September 15-25 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Iseo is 27 feet of old-school modernism. This yacht blends old world craftsmanship with the clean, immaculate lines of modern architecture. In a nod to its heritage, Riva constructed the boat with a stunning mahogany wood and added twenty coats of varnish to make it glisten like Baby’s head. They also furnished the interior with baby soft leather. As for power, the boat will be available in three engine options with a Yanmar 6BY2 260 at the entry level and a Mercruiser 8.2 MAG 380 at the top of the range. Mindful of the environment, it will also come in a Hybrid version which features a ZEM, a Zero Emissions Mode cruising option.
Andy Warhol’s very first self portrait sold for a remarkable $38.44 million at Christie’s post-war and contemporary art auction.
His “Self-Portrait,” a four-panel acrylic silk-screen from 1963-64 in hues of blue depicting the pop artist wearing a trench coat and sunglasses, was sold by the family of Detroit collector Florence Barron, who commissioned the work for $1,600 nearly half a century ago, making payments on an installment plan. Two highly qualified, wealthy, and determined bidders competed in a 16-minute bidding.
“I really believe my mother-in-law would have been ecstatic,” Nora Barron said after the sale. “She loved the picture, she loved Andy and I truly believe she would have loved tonight,” she told Reuters.
The auction was dominated by eight Warhols, which took in a total of $91 million.
This was Christie’s highest sale since May 2008 totaling $301.68 million, beating the pre-sale estimate while setting records for several artists. Less than a handful of the 65 works did not sell off the floor. Christie’s had an extraordinary high sell-through rate of 95 percent.
Strip-poker just got more exciting…Artist Ryan McGuiness reunites with The Standard Hotel to bless the artistically inclined with another dope offering: The Blacklight Nudie Cards. This regulation deck of playing cards features 52 Karma Sutra inspired images that glow in the dark. They can be acquired at The Standard’s online shop.
Soon, Hublot will be the timepiece brand to wear due to their ultra-complex concept watches. The Hublot MP-02 Key of Time Watch is the latest edition in the Masterpiece Collection. The MP-02 is crafted in a titanium case with black DLC coating, the seconds displayed in a vertical tourbillon cage, and three time-measuring modulations: one that lets you slow down the speed of the watch hands by four, one that lets you view time at the normal rate of progression, and one that speeds up the watch hands by a multiple of four. You can claim a time bandit status because this watch allows you to be in the past, present, and future at the same time.