‘Martha’s Flowers’ was cowritten by Kevin Sharkey, who filled porcelain pieces from the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection with flowers for the affair.
The $450.3 million sale of da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” in November captured the world’s attention in a banner year for auction sales.
The sale matched but did not beat the record of $2.15 million per carat for a pink diamond.
Sotheby’s had hoped to set a new record with the 37.3-carat Raj Pink, the centerpiece of its sale in Geneva.
The auction will consist of items from Hepburn’s personal wardrobe, movie scripts and other memorabilia.
This fall Christie’s will auction items from the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Photography and the estate of the late actress.
The auction, to be held on Sept. 13 and 14 to coincide with the Paris Biennale, will feature some 1,200 lots, the majority tableware.
The coveted style went up for bidding at Christie’s in Hong Kong and is rumored to cease production next year, which most likely fueled its record price, said the auction house.
More than a means of transportation for Americans en route to Europe, ocean liners were showcases of technology, opulence and social might.
The iconic 18-karat gold timepiece carries a personal inscription and is expected to fetch up to $120,000 next month.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Oceana’s United States Shark Conservation Program will benefit from Gillier’s decision to sell some of the collection.
Throughout her life, the fiercely private film star preferred not to sign autographs, to sit for interviews or to even attend the Academy Awards.