Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona Sells For $17,752,500

After much anticipation, Paul Newman’s very own Paul Newman Daytona went up for auction at Phillips in NYC this week. Many suspected in advance that it would shatter multiple records. In actuality, by the time the auction ended (after 12 minutes of bidding) the Rolex had snagged the title of the world’s most expensive wristwatch. It’s certainly an iconic model, but this particular watch was …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The UK's first interfaith charity shop, a Star Wars-inspired observatory, Marty McFly's Nikes up for auction and more in our look around the web

1. The Genius of Walter Becker Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, who passed away last weekend, was widely regarded as one of music’s greats—though not as a brilliant guitarist or vocalist, but rather a genius when it came to melodies. Both Steely Dan co-founders were jazz nerds, but beyond that they were groove masters who managed to craft left-of-center pop songs that appealed to just …

Incredible Hollywood Memorabilia Auction

Later this month (26 September), an incredible collection of Hollywood costumes, props and memorabilia will be up for auction thanks to Prop Store in London. The auction, which features some 600 items, isn’t exactly affordable for many to participate in but it’s fascinating to browse the goods nonetheless. From Indiana Jones’ whip, to Marty McFly’s 2015 Nike Hyperadapts, Jack Nicholson’s Joker costume and more, there …

Mario Testino Auctions His Collection of Photos

With proceeds going to Lima’s Museo MATE, an upcoming Sotheby’s auction will see Mario Testino’s personal collection of photographs up for grabs. Over the years, Testino’s gathered an impressive body of work from the likes of Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Richard Mosse, Martin Parr and more. Testino established the non-profit Museo MATE five years ago to support local and global culture in Peru.

Paddle8 + Sotheby’s La Mer Wave Walk

50 artists, including Dustin Yellin, Tali Lenox and David King Reuben, go to auction benefitting Project 0

For a month now, 50 works by 50 different artists—hailing from various artistic backgrounds—have been scattered throughout the iconic streets and important edifices of NYC. In the form of a circular wave (or, in the case of Julian Schnabel’s contribution, an item affiliated with the ocean), these sculptures comprise Wave Walk—an effort by beauty brand La Mer to raise money for Project 0, a non-profit …