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Food Art, Recently at Auction

Left: Andy Warhol's 1959 "Tom 'N' Jerry." Right: Ralph Goings' 2005 "Coffee and Donuts"
This week Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses held their Post-War and Contemporary art auctions. The day and evening sales of hundreds of works included a share of paintings devoted to food that go beyond the definition of still lifes. And [...]

Bid on Dinner and Lunch at Martha Stewart's House [omfg]

To support The Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Mission, anyone with a deep wallet (or a high credit card limit! Some debt can be good debt!) can bid on actual meals with Martha Stewart hosted at her actual home. There are two items on the block: the first is a dinner [...]

Auction for Dinner With Sarah Palin Starts at $25,000

Bidding for "Private Dinner for Five with Sarah Palin" on eBay starts at $25,000. It's for the Ride 2 Recovery charity. Understandably, there's a background check. But please to note some of the absurd conditions: if you do indeed win the auction, you pay for dinner, and Palin can bring up to three guests of [...]

Up for Auction: Michael Jackson's Collection of Life-Size Chefs and Butlers

In April, Julien's Auctions is selling off items belonging to Michael Jackson. Beyond the rather impressive stockpile of arcade games and Disneyana, beyond the collection of antique scales and espresso machines, is Michael Jackson's collection of life-size chefs, butlers, and maids (six in total). There must be an explanation as to why one of the [...]

Last Bag of Woolworths Pic 'n' Mix Auctioned for £14,500

The last bag of Woolworths pic’n’mix in the UK was auctioned off on eBay for £14,500.10 ($21,000 US). The BBC reports (with video):
Ed Adams, a Woolworths store manager, filled the pic'n'mix just before his shop in Petts Wood, Bromley, south London, closed for the last time. The money will go to the Retail Trust, a [...]

Lunchbox Auction by Gourmet [Celebrity Explosion]

Nancy Silverton link

What a fun concept. The Lunchbox Auction, an online auction for charity, runs through December 18th:
The Lunchbox Auction presented by Gourmet which benefits hunger-relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and The Lunchbox Fund of South Africa... Bid on your favorite custom-designed lunchbox by Mario Batali, Beastie Boys, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Chang, [...]

Rachael Ray-Designed UGGs

It's for charity, people! Celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Simpson, Brooke Shields, Sharon Stone, Christian Siriano, Blake Lively, Cindy Crawford, Kelly Ripa, and Rachael Ray designed boots for UGG Australia's sixth annual Art & Sole Auction. With six days left to go, Rachael Ray is kicking all the other celebrities' asses right now, [...]

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