“Fat finger” mistakes or bad investments? Here are 10 NFTs that sold at a significant loss as crypto markets cooled – 71Bait

We hear a lot about large NFT sales where prices go up and the seller makes a lot of money. But in recent months, many NFTs have sold for far less than they were bought. Crypto markets have plummeted, taking NFT selling with it. But unlike fungible tokens – i.e. cryptocurrencies – the NFT market … Read more

Sketch bought at Estate Sale for $30 could be Dürer drawing worth $50 million | Smart Messages – 71Bait

attributed to Albrecht Dürer, The Virgin and Child with a Flower on a Grassy Bencharound 1503 Courtesy of Agnews Gallery In 2016, at a Massachusetts real estate sale, an alert buyer bought a drawing on a whim. The square of unframed, faded linen featured an elegant sketch of a mother and child — and a … Read more

Christie’s Hong Kong sale beats expectations with proceeds of US$184 million, setting 11 new market star records – 71Bait

It must be a sign of the new reality we live in that no one batted an eyelid when a major Christie’s evening auction was broadcast live from Hong Kong to the world today. Telephone banking specialists in London and those working the wee hours in New York jumped into competition for the lots on … Read more

She was one of Britain’s first professional female portraitists. Why isn’t Joan Carlile better known? | Smart Messages – 71Bait

This portrait of some of the children of the Wharton family by Joan Carlile is the work of one of Britain’s earliest professional portrait artists. Courtesy of Dreweatts Joan Carlile’s name is often referred to with a variation of ‘first’ – she is widely credited as one of Britain’s first professional portrait painters, one of … Read more