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Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Contents - By RENYI LIM

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

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