Rapistan Review

3/17/19

More unfortunate music world news to start a fresh week! 

Via con Dios , Dick Dale the legendary “King of the Surf”  guitar . His influence on guitar players will keep his life relevant for the ages ! 

 Yo , W.S. !

3/18/19

3/19/19

3/20/19

3/21/19

Today’s “ Irving Collection day sale at Christie’s, NYC just wrapped up and from a total sales figure this session did very well for the Irving estate . Total  assets achieved a healthy $ 13,374,625.00 including comm. and many lots went well over their pre- sale estimates . 

As for the 18 rugs and carpets in the sale inventory all sold and some did very well , particularly lot # 1306 , Ningxia carpet with the bat design  . 

Pre- sale estimate $ 8-10,000.00 , sold for a well deserved $ 75,000.00 including comm. 

The 2 lots i featured in the previous post both sold , one just O K , the had a pretty nice pop.

Lot # 1308 , Ningxia carpet . Pre- sale estimate $ 2-3,000.00 . Sold in the zone for $ 2,500.00 including comm. I personally thought this piece would do much better but the condition might have had a hand in the modest price ! 

Lot # 1377 , 3 Saddle rugs . Pre- sale estimate $ $ 8-1,200.00 . Sold with an expected pop at , $ 13,750.00 . Still however may be a decent buy for the new owner ? 

One other thing worth noting . 

The evening portion of the “Irving Coll.” did not include any rugs or carpets but did do even better for the estate with a sold total of $ 17,894,750.00 including comm . And included only 25 lots !

3/22/17

Todays Asian Art sale , again at Christie’s , NYC is in the books and as with previous 2 sales i mentioned was an extremely successful undertaking for the “Christie’s Asian Art dept.“ with a sold total of $ 19,319,875.00 including comm. Trade war or no trade war the Asian art market is certainly still hot as a pistol ! 

The lot i featured in the previous post , lot # 1655 , “Qiu Xiangse” robe . Pre- sale estimate $ 3-500,000.00 , sold in the midst of the zone at a respectable $ 399.000.00 including comm. 

3/23/19

Viva , Armando ! 

3/24/19

I end the week with some “Sunday Sparkle”  ! 

Dog o the week ! 

Rad as “hell” and i am not gonna take it any more ! ,  Sheik Frederich , 2019.

Shitty movie o the week , The Meg , 2018. 3.5 poopsickles out pf 5 . It just kept getting worse . Another shark movie that just couldn’t hit the dramatic notes of the original “Jaws” classic . Maybe the cast just needed a nice payday ? 

Movie o the week , Arbitrage , 2012. 

Song o the week , Dick Dale & his Del- Tones , “Miserlou” on Surfers Choice , Oct. 31st. 1962 . 

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