Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Video About Downtown Dallas

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Thanks to Downtown Dallas Inc. and You+Dallas for the vision for this glimpse into today’s Dallas. It’s beautiful!

“Downtown is multi-dimensional; it is an urban environment in which to live, work and play. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, having held a vibrant presence in Downtown for 105 years, there are 250 bars, restaurants and lounges, and 300 events hosted a year in Downtown alone. Last year, Dallas-Fort Worth was ranked as the number one sports area in the country, thanks to our 2011 NBA World Champion Dallas Mavericks, and two-time ALCS Champions the Texas Rangers.

Public transportation is easy to navigate with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Beginning and ending in Downtown, it is the largest light rail system in North America. Downtown has the largest urban arts district in the entire country, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra directed by Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Opera and more.

It is important to experience Downtown; don’t be a spectator, be a participant. Downtown Dallas, Inc. is passionate about where the city is now and where it is going in the future. Come experience the ongoing excitement in urban, legendary, smart and modern Downtown Dallas.”

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Sotheby’s Breaks Record Auction Sale Price with “The Scream”

At Sotheby’s recent unbeatable due of art auctions, one of the art world’s most recognizable images, Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” sold for a record $119.9 million at auction in New York City through Sotheby’s Auction House

 

The Scream sells at Sotheby's for record price

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch

From the Wall Street Journal: Let the art market roar. Norwegian painter Edvard Munch set a record Wednesday when his 1895 pastel of a terrified man clutching his cheeks along an Oslo fjord, “The Scream,” sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s—the most ever paid for a work of art at auction.

In a dogged contest at the auction house’s New York saleroom, the bidding for Munch’s “Scream” began at $40 million and shot up quickly, with five bidders from the U.S. and China competing for the sunset-colored portrait. But as the price topped $80 million, the fight came down to a pair of telephone bidders and the room, hushed as a church service, whispered as the bids logged higher. When the bidding crossed the $100 million mark, an auction first, auctioneer Tobias Meyer adjusted his tuxedo jacket and told the bidders, “Can I say I love you?” The room chuckled. After 12 minutes, the gavel fell and Charlie Moffett, a Sotheby’s specialist who often represents American buyers, fielded the anonymous winning phone bid.

Click here to read the full article on the WSJ.

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