|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Tuesday, September 26, 2017
|''Holy windfall": Batmobile sells for $4.2M|
Batman's original ride, from the 1960s TV series, has sold at auction for $4.2 million on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. AP Photo/Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris.
LOS ANGELES (AP).- "Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.
The original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s "Batman" TV show sold at auction Saturday.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., revealed the selling price but says the winning bidder has not been disclosed.
The car's owner auto customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine. It boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.
The iconic car was used by Adam West who starred as the Caped Crusader and by Burt Ward, his sidekick Robin known for exclamations beginning with "Holy."
Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
January 21, 2013
Gallery One: A new, unique and interactive gallery opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art
After DNA testing confirmed the bones, Australian outlaw Ned Kelly buried in cement
3-D sonar provides new high-resolution images of Civil War shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico
Important Americana for sale at Sotheby's New York on 25 & 26 January
In the Flow of Time: Photographs from Asia 1980-2011 by Steve McCurry on view at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Internationally acclaimed French designer Andree Putman dies aged 87: family
Brazil to give $25 monthly culture stipend to workers to go to movies, read books or visit museums
Luxury and an ancient craft: Top names in world fashion go to Millau for their gloves
Three Italians from Lecco bring to life the first app in the world for art collection cataloguing
Pace presents a two-venue exhibition surveying twenty years of work by the Chinese artist Song Dong
RM Auctions realizes spectacular $36.4 million at Single-Day Arizona Biltmore Sale
Photographer and artist Jack Pierson opens exhibition at Regen Projects in Los Angeles
Carl Solway Gallery opens exhibitions by John Torreano, Hadley Holliday and Diane Landry
Heritage Auctions records best year to date: $860+ million total sales
Exhibition of painting, sculpture and works on paper by McDermott and McGough at Cheim & Read
Thilo Heinzmann, Rashid Johnson and Thomas Zipp exhibit at Galerie Guido W. Baudach
''Holy windfall": Batmobile sells for $4.2M
Kunsthaus Zürich receives around 250,000 visitors; The new year begins with Chagall
Santa Monica Museum of Art presents in Project Room 2 "Samira Yamin: We Will Not Fail"
Diamond-encrusted motorcycle designed by Wayne Rooney up for sale at Bonhams
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Carbon dating finds manuscript contains oldest recorded origins of the symbol 'zero'
2.- Alice Walton announces formation of Art Bridges
3.- Met Museum acquires ancient Egyptian gilded coffin
4.- French fashion tycoon and art collector Pierre Berge dies aged 86 in southern France
5.- Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck: Flemish masters on view in The Hague
6.- New exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores rare luxury books of the Middle Ages
7.- Mexican archaeologists find dwelling for Aztec survivors of Spanish conquest
8.- Groundbreaking LGBTQ art show opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei
9.- Egyptian archaeological dig unearths goldsmith's tomb, mummies
10.- Exhibition at Stadel Museum focuses on works by Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.