Christmas 2021: Cosmic ‘X’ Masterpiece Art Sale: 6 Paintings – $600M
The Six Rarest Cosmic ‘X’ original paintings from modern artist Jack Armstrong, are being exclusively offered here at “The Life of Luxury” in a $600 million Christmas sale. This gives the serious collector, investment firm or hedge fund the unique opportunity of owning the 6 most symbolic examples of Cosmic “X” Art.
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These incredible pieces represent the very “best of the best” of Mr. Armstrong’s work. The Six Cosmic ‘X’ paintings each retail at $110 million and above, so the group sale is a bargain at almost $70 million off of retail price. In the future, we strongly think each of these originals will break the $450 million sale price of the now “disputed” Da Vinci “Salvator Mundi“ that achieved the record price in 2017.
Rarity alone usually brings the highest prices in the art world and breaks all the records. But provenance is perhaps more important as no one wants to buy a painting that is later found out to be not genuine.
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“Cosmic Star Dream” – $110 Million (24″W x 30″H)
Jack Armstrong’s Cosmic Star Dream acrylic on canvas painting is visually stunning. This particular art piece inspired the cover of his book, titled Cosmic X. It is a fascinating journey of the incredible life experiences and philosophic realization of the iconic artist – Jack Armstrong.
Cosmic X. It’s like nothing else published in art or philosophy before. Below are just a few ‘quotes’ from the book, “The Philosophy of a Universal Being” that will help to create a new universal paradigm in Cosmic ‘X’.
We hope you enjoy them and find the Armstrong (Rare 6) Art Collection inspirational, in multi-dimensional levels of cosmic realization.
1. “As art becomes code, it becomes cosmic.” – J.A.
2. “The enlightened human being is the most creative force on earth.” – J.A.
3. “We are code running thru the universe & returning again in code.” – J.A.
4. “How can you understand something that doesn’t exist until you become the code.” -J.A.
5. “If the universe is simply code & humans are code, then each of us is universal in nature, Infinite, Immortal.” – J.A.
6. “Once you realize we are code, the paradigms you then create, become infinite & unfathomable art.” – Jack Armstrong
“The Last Wizard” – $120 Million (72″W x 48″H)
Jack Armstrong’s “The Last Wizard” is an amazing piece of modern art. It’s got a very special meaning to Jack Armstrong, plus is the largest and most complex painting in his art collection. This monumental art piece is a tribute to his friend, Andy Warhol.
“The Last Wizard” painting was created in the complete mastery of the Cosmic ‘X’ art form.
In addition, it’s Armstrong’s grandest painting in scale. This visually brilliant, acrylic on canvas painting measures 72″W x 48″H. “This is Cosmic ‘X’ as it transcends the known.”
When asked to describe this phenomenal painting, Mr. Armstrong replied, “This is my largest painting measuring 6 X 4 feet. It’s title is the ‘name’ Warhol gave me in 1985, saying after he was gone, I would become “The Last Wizard of Art“, as my work seemed to him more alchemy than art. I believe this feeling of creating alchemy helped me to discover a synergy with the stars that became Cosmic ‘X’ in my work. This painting is a multidimensional creation.”
Jack continues, “This is a bold painting with no holds barred from embracing the universal magic that I follow & believe in. It is the most complex painting in my canon of work and creates an unforgettable sensation in all who have viewed it. It is museum quality and in pristine condition.”
Jack Armstrong’s 100 Cosmic X originals are already the rarest art on earth for “living” artists.
Mr. Armstrong is in third place after:
1. Leonardo Da Vinci – less than 20 originals. Italian artist
The $450 million Da Vinci painting, ‘The Salvator Mundi‘ or ‘Savior of the World, was sold by Christie’s Auction House to the “Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia” – Mohammed Bin Salman. The painting has now been deemed a fraud by most of the world’s top art experts, not employed by the auction house.
2. Jan Vermeer – 36 originals. Dutch artist
3. Jack Armstrong – 100 originals. American artist
“Warhol Naked” – $110 Million (24″W x 36″H)
The “Warhol Naked” painting was created as a tribute to his friend Andy Warhol. In addition, it’s likely Armstrong’s most personal painting, due to his artistic relationship with Andy Warhol.
Jack has said that one of the proudest moments in his life was being dubbed The Last Wizard of Art by Warhol himself. The intense red color portrays a dazzling image of creativity. Brilliant and bold, this acrylic on canvas painting measures 24″W x 36″H. Signed: Jack & Warhol with deep colors.
When asked “How can one best describe the relationship with a legend in modern art?” Armstrong replies, “For me it was his kindness & interest in helping me promote my early work. For a 22 year old young man from Omaha, Nebraska to be accepted by the reigning Pop Star of the entire NY Art Scene was a cosmic-experience In & Of itself. Thru Mr. Warhol, I sold my early work directly to Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Jackie Onassis & Freddie Mercury.”
Jack continues, “Warhol in the 60’s 70’s & 80’s, kept the entire art world guessing what he would do next from $100 dollar ‘Soup-Cans’ & Coke Bottles, that now sell for 10’s of millions, to a ‘car-crash’ that achieved $105M. He was the art godfather of Jean Michel Basquiat & a friend to me.
Warhol Naked symbolizes the shiny facade of the Man with the white wig, that every celebrity of his time desired to meet including the Pope. Warhol Naked is my seminal work & will forever be identified with myself & Andy & just perhaps as ‘Starry Night’ is associated with Van Gogh.”
This is the main reason that Mr. Armstrong has always sold privately to some of the world’s richest and most private individuals. He feels buying the original painting directly from the artist is the most non-controversial transaction and completely eliminates auction house or dealer impropriety.
The wife of Banker Paul Mellon, Bunny Mellon was an early collector of artist Mark Rothko.
Ms. Mellon eventually bought 13 paintings directly from Mr. Rothko at his small NYC Gallery.
The paintings she purchased for small amounts in the 1950’s were sold in 2013 for over $250M. Today, they would bring over a billion dollars as their provenance is undeniable.
Armstrong states, ”People buying in the largest galleries & auction houses in the world have been cheated. This is a fact. So when you buy directly from the artist (the provenance & DNA in the original painting) can never be challenged.” Jack continues, “The rarest art in history has always proven to be the most valuable & the rarest modern art in the world is Cosmic X.”
Each acrylic on canvas painting is multi-layered, but also includes Jack’s personal touch. Armstrong’s hair, fingerprints and DNA are presented in all of his paintings. With only 100 paintings in existence, owning just one is an extremely rare opportunity for any art collector or financial group.
“Cosmic #1” – $110 Million (24″W x 36″H)
Jack Armstrong’s “Cosmic #1” is another of his most important paintings. This exceptional, acrylic on canvas painting measures 24″W x 36″H. It is possibly the most highly textured & colored painting of all Cosmic ‘X’. It also contains the Bold ‘Jack’ signature in paint over 6 times. The most in Cosmic X. Van Gogh also never signed his last name, only “Vincent.”
Jack was quoted, “Van Gogh was the first modern cosmic artist and in a brief 10 year period (from the age of 27 years to his death at age 37), he not only taught himself to paint, but created a new style of painting using color and texture that were far advanced from his peers. Critics and other established artists did not understand his genius. They reviled him and his work, and also dismissed his friend Georges Seurat, the mystic who founded pointillism. Both artists remained complete failures in the art world of their time, yet now command record prices for their work and are celebrated in museums worldwide.”
Jack concludes, “Cosmic #1 is my salute to Vincent & his unique ‘Starry Night’ (Vision) that continues to captivate the world with it’s magic.”
Regarding the Da Vinci $450 million sale, Dr. Tim Hunter’s quotes to the BBC about rarity and the painting sale are below.
- Dr. Tim Hunter, who is an expert in Old Master and 19th Century art, told the BBC the painting is – “the most important discovery in the 21st Century”.
- “It completely smashes the record for the last Old Masters painting to sell – Van Gogh’s Sunflowers in 1988. Records get broken from time to time but not in this way.”
- “Da Vinci painted less than 20 oil paintings and many are unfinished so it’s incredibly rare and we love that in art.“
“Cosmic X Paradigm” – $113 Million (24″W x 36″H)
Cosmic X Paradigm is “the only piece of mine dedicated to a Hollywood personality.” The painting measures 24″W x 36″H. Jack continues, “Cosmic Paradigm X is my final masterpiece. It is #100. The last Cosmic ‘X’ painting I will ever create. It is unique in color texture & universal energy. It is a magical living entity.“
Jack Armstrong’s “Cosmic X Paradigm” is becoming a legend for its cosmic energy and because it is his final Masterpiece. It was created to replace his original ‘Cosmic ‘X’ Le Mans’ painting that was stolen in Dallas. Steve McQueen’s 1971 film Le Mans inspired it. “Cosmic ‘X’ Paradigm” is an incredibly important original and the final painting of Jack Armstrong, who met McQueen personally in Hollywood by chance in 1977. McQueen spoke to him about NYC, Motorcycles, acting, & Warhol, encouraging Armstrong to pursue his art dreams & keep in contact. McQueen passed away just as Armstrong’s career with Warhol & Basquiat began. R.I.P. Steve McQueen.
Before the ‘The Salvator Mundi‘ Da Vinci auction, the painting was owned by Russian billionaire collector Dmitry E Rybolovlev. He is reported to have bought it in a private sale in May 2013 for $127.5 million (£98m).
Below are more quotes from the same BBC article on the Da Vinci sale:
- “Wherever it ends up, you’ve got to hand it to Christie’s for its masterclass in the art of selling art.”
- “In a bold move, without a hint of irony, the (Da Vinci) painting was sold in its Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale – alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol art.
- “Why not in the Old Masters Sale? Because that’s not where the big bucks are.”
The major auction houses all know the power of both Basquiat and Warhol, but Armstrong only sells privately. When the collectors who have purchased an Armstrong finally sell his work at an auction, we know it will break the internet, as Armstrong, Basquiat, & Warhol in that order, will be the most expensive art in the world.
For serious collectors, the thousands of available Basquiat & Warhol originals might not have the extreme exclusivity of being at the level of owning just One Armstrong Cosmic ‘X’ painting – out of only 100 originals, is reason enough to add this entire collection of 6 masterpieces as a centerpiece of any world class art portfolio.
The Art World’s Holy Grail
We believe that the 100 “Cosmic X” art originals are the ‘‘holy grail” of the art world. Armstrong’s work is a central point in the new transparent era, where quality, indisputable authenticity, and rareness break every art record.
In addition to Jack’s painting collection, his “Cosmic Starship” Harley-Davidson motorcycle is available for $35 million. The (2009) Cosmic Starship Harley-Davidson is known worldwide.
“Cosmic X #1” – $113 Million (24″W x 36″H)
Jack Armstrong’s “Cosmic X #1” is one of the artist’s most important paintings. This acclaimed and colorful, acrylic on canvas painting measures 24″W x 36″H.
Jack responded when asked about creating this incredible painting, “The most cosmic thing in my life was the period in 1999 that I spent creating the first Cosmic ‘X’ painting and it almost painted itself. I watched it appear, almost as an observer and its color and composition still seem to me – otherworldly and unique, in its bold symbolism of the universal magic that co-exists in us all.”
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Cosmic Extensionalism or Cosmic X is a new style of Art which was originally founded by Jack Armstrong in 1999. Armstrong was inspired by an ethereal experience he had with the famous gem stone known as the Black Star Sapphire of Queensland. The stone is believed to have magical powers. At the time he destroyed all of his previous works.
Cosmic X requires the artist to become the art they are creating, by feeling no separation between the art itself. This requires a unique state of mind to be reached, connecting to a universal presence, which Armstrong believes exists in each being. It is this connection that creates the art, not the artist.”
Armstrong’s hair, fingerprints and DNA is present in all his paintings.
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