If you don’t have a Hulu password, we’ll lend you ours. 740 Park Ave is home to some of the wealthiest Americans and this documentary examines a few of them. Based of the book “740 Park Avenue: The True Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building” by Michael Gross. “There are more billionaires living at 740 Park Avenue than anywhere else in America” says Gross. These include John Thane, the CEO who presided over the downfall of Merrill Lynch, Ezra Merchan who was the “feeder” to Bernie Madoff; David Koch is the richest person in the building (who with his brother Charles donates more money to Congressman Paul Ryan than any other member of Congress), and Steve Schwartzman “who is the poster child of capitalistic greed in the last ten years.” Gross notes that Schwartzman is “one of the most prominent CEOs when it comes to lobbying for tax policies that favor the ultra rich.”
This auction is the first of its type to be held at Bonhams on Sunset Blvd this coming Monday with a collectors cocktail preview later on this evening.
Auction highlights include: Banksy’s iconic “Gangsta Rat” (pre-auction estimate $100,000-150,000), “Lenin on Rollerblades (Who Put the Revolution on Ice?)” (pre-auction estimate $30,000-50,000); “Winnie the Pooh” (pre-auction estimate $50,000-80,000) and additional works by Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Chaz Bojorquez, Scott Campbell, Cost and Revs, D*Face, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Ian Francis, Nick Gentry, KAWS, Speedy Graphito, Saber, Sonic and Nick Walker, among others.