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Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Skeleton Minute Repeater Auctioned by Antiquorum in Geneva for SFR170,000 ( RM747,143).
T his limited- edition platinum wristwatch comes with an intricately crafted skeletonised dial and applied pink gold baton numerals to match its baton hands. A 30-jewel movement with finely engraved bridges and plates, a monometallic balance and repeating gongs are complemented by a Maltese Cross on the spring barrel and in the centre wheel for hour and minute hands. www.antiquorum.com
Meule by Claude Monet Auctioned by Christie’s in New York for US$ 81.4 million ( RM363.4 million).
This painting is considered an outstanding example of Monet’s challenging and revolutionary Grainstack series. Completed over the winter of 1890 to 1891, Monet’s 25 interpretations of grainstacks sitting on the field of Clos Morin in Giverny vary intriguingly in colour, touch and atmospheric effect. This 72.7 by 92.1cm canvas is viewed as one of the most formally adventurous of the series. www.christies.com
Air Power by Jean-michel Basquiat Auctioned by Sotheby’s in London for £ 7.093 million ( RM39.5 million).
Asignificant piece from the late David Bowie’s art collection, Air Power was Sotheby’s highest-earning lot from its Bowie/collector auction, earning £3.5 million over its pre-auction estimate. Created from acrylic and oilstick on canvas in 1984, the 167.5 by 153cm painting comes charged with Basquiat’s raw energy. The artist’s neo-expressionist style draws on ancient and modern arts, including cave art, African reliquary masks, Dutch vanitas paintings and New York subway graffiti. www.sothebys.com