New York gallery owner David Killen believes he has uncovered six paintings by Dutch-American abstract master Willem de Kooning, which — if verified — could be worth tens of millions of dollars. The works were part of a stash of artworks that languished in a storage locker in New Jersey until the dealer offered $15,000 for the lot. Killen is confident that a painting by legendary Swiss modernist Paul Klee is also among the artistic flotsam. A worthwhile investment A de Kooning canvas, "Untitled XXV" (pictured top), sold for a record $66.3 million (€56.7 million) at Christie's in 2016 , while another sold privately for a reported $300 million in 2015 — as part of a $500 million sale that include a Jackson Pollock painting. Killen estimates the discovered works could sell for between $10,000 and $10 million when they are auctioned late this year and early the next. He is planning to unveil the paintings Tuesday at a party in New York. Willem de Koonings works have … [Read more...] about ‘Junk’ art stash may yield multi-million dollar masterpieces
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A so-called "blank cheque" company set up by a group of financiers is weighing a merger with Lombard International, one of the largest UK-based wealth management groups. Sky News has learnt that Kingswood Acquisition Corp, which listed in New York late last year, is among a number of suitors expected to table bids for Lombard in the coming days. If successful, Kingswood's merger with Lombard would be among the first examples of a UK-based financial services business listing in the US via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). City sources said that Apollo Global Management was among the other likely bidders for Lombard, which has been owned by Blackstone since 2014. Analysts have suggested that the wealth manager, which had more than €47bn in assets under administration last June, could fetch around €700m. Advertisement One source said Blackstone was expected to proceed towards signing a formal deal later in the spring, with other bidders also … [Read more...] about Kingswood SPAC and Apollo among suitors for Blackstone’s Lombard
ELLIE Goulding thrilled fans when she settled down with husband Caspar Jopling. The happy couple have now revealed they are expecting their first baby together . Who is Caspar Jopling? Caspar is an art dealer who works at Sotheby's in strategy and Contemporary Art. He has a degree in art history from Harvard University and he also attended Eton. He lives in New York City but will relocate to England now he's married. Caspar's father is The Hon Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and his mother Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire. What is Caspar Jopling's net worth? Caspar has not done too badly for himself as an art dealer. He has a net worth of £5.6million. Meanwhile his famous wife Ellie has a fortune of £14million. When did Caspar marry Ellie Goulding? Caspar and Ellie tied the knot on August 31, 2019. The power couple rented out Castle Howard, the posh stately home located in Yorkshire, and alongside close pals and family members, Ellie also welcomed … [Read more...] about Who is Ellie Goulding’s husband Caspar Jopling?
CNN's Jim Acosta was greeted at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday with chants that his network “sucks” and asked about scant coverage of the Andrew Cuomo scandal. Acosta, a CNN anchor and its chief domestic correspondent, arrived at the conservative conference in Orlando, Florida, to a crowd that shouted, “CNN sucks." Then a correspondent for the conservative magazine The Federalist, David Marcus, cut him off mid-interview to inquire about CNN’s skimpy coverage of New York’s embattled Governor Cuomo . Marcus recorded video of himself approaching Acosta who was interviewing a man about former President Donald Trump’s scheduled speech at the conference on Sunday. Acosta asked the interviewee if it was healthy for Trump “to come here and peddle the big lie” that he won the 2020 presidential election, to which the man replied he was not sure what Trump would say. “Hey Jim, I’m Dave Marcus from The Federalist,” the conservative journalist … [Read more...] about Moment CNN’s Jim Acosta is told network ‘sucks’ at CPAC and is confronted over coverage of NY Gov Cuomo scandals
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