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Drake Makes a Mixtape for Sotheby’s

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For his latest trick, Drake sets black contemporary art at Sotheby's to the music of Rihanna, Riff Raff, Chief Keef, and Drake. Beats By Dre included. 
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WNYC News

Get Your Gargoyle On at Tribeca Auction

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Thousands of historical artifacts from buildings in New York and other cities are up for grabs as a Tribeca showroom has to move to make way for more condos.

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WNYC News

Artists Want a Cut From Auction Mega-Sales

Thursday, September 25, 2014

If an artist sells a work of art for thousands of dollars and then years later it's sold again for millions at auction, the artist gets nothing. A bill on Congress might change that.

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The Takeaway

Rare Stamp Sells For $9.5 Million at Auction

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On Tuesday evening, a 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp crossed Sotheby's auction block and sold for a record-breaking $9.5 million, setting a new record for the most expensive stamp sold at auction and the most valuable object by weight and size.

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Operavore

New York City Opera to Auction Off Instruments, Costumes, Props

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The vestiges of 70 years of operatic history will go on the block on December 12 as New York City Opera plans to auction off its remaining sets, props, costumes, instruments and office equipment.

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WQXR Blog

Mozart Manuscript, 'Star Wars' Snippet Put Up for Auction

Monday, November 11, 2013

A two-page manuscript from an early Mozart serenade is to be sold at an auction in New York. But will "Star Wars" fans snag the real treasure of the day?

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WQXR Blog

Titanic Violin Sells for Over $1.6M at Auction

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A violin believed to have been played on the Titanic before the doomed vessel sank was auctioned for more than $1.6 million Saturday, a fantastic figure which one collector said may never be beaten.

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Operavore

New York City Opera Sets Go On Sale

Friday, December 21, 2012

Procrastinating holiday shoppers with a taste for grandeur take note: New York City Opera began selling off its old sets this week. View a slideshow of a few highlights.

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Features

NYC Movie Memorabilia Slated for Auction

Monday, July 30, 2012

A New York City memorabilia shop famous for its original pin up photos is selling its entire inventory for auction.

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Features

NY Art Handlers and Sotheby's Resolve Contract

Friday, June 01, 2012

Teamsters Local 814 announced Thursday that workers had voted to approve a new agreement that includes pay raises and maintains health and retirement benefits.

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Features

Christie's to Hold First Photojournalism Auction in Honor of Anton Hammerl

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The sale, which takes place at Christie's on Tuesday, will include signed prints donated by Sebastião Salgado and Susan Meiselas, among others. See a slideshow here.

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Features

'The Scream' Fetches Record $119.9M at NYC Auction

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

One of the art world's most recognizable images - Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City.

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Features

12 Ways to Commemorate the Titanic Centennial

Monday, April 02, 2012

There are a number of happenings in the Tri-State area that mark the Titanic centennial. Among our favorites: meals recreating White Star Line menus, plays based on ship survivor testimonials and artifact exhibitions. Here's a shortlist of goings-on.

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Features

Sotheby's to Sell Munch's 'The Scream' in the Spring

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sotheby's auction house announced Tuesday that one of four versions of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" will go on the block on May 2. It estimates the work will sell for $80 million or more.

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Features

Bling and Haute Couture: Christie's Kicks Off Liz Taylor Auction

Friday, December 02, 2011

A black velvet cape Liz Taylor wore to Princess Grace of Monaco's "Scorpio Ball" and the diamond and gold wedding bands she wore in both of her marriages to Richard Burton are a few of the items that Christie's will auction off this week in one of the year's most anticipated sales. View a slideshow here.

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Features

Shepard Fairey Work to Sell at Auction to Benefit the Homeless

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday night, the Coalition for the Homeless holds its 17th annual ArtWalk NY benefit. For many, the highlight of the evening will be the sale of a hand-painted canvas by controversial street artist Shepard Fairey. Check out a picture of "Harmony" and other Fairey works here.

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Features

Fall Impressionist and Modern Art Auctions Sales Set Records, But Some Pieces Fail to Sell

Friday, November 04, 2011

View the top sellers from the fall Impressionist and Modern art auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's — without having to spend millions — here.

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The Takeaway

Billy the Kid Photo Sells for $2.3 Million

Monday, June 27, 2011

The only authenticated photograph of the infamous Billy the Kid was auctioned off this weekend in Denver. The auction house expected the photo to sell for somewhere in the ballpark of $300,000 tp $400,000. Instead, Florida billionaire William Koch won the photo with a bid of $2.3 million. 

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WNYC News

Star Music Manuscript Collection Faces Sale -- and Possible Departure From New York

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Lehman Collection at the Morgan Library, a deposit of nearly 200 original music manuscripts that contains some of the greatest classical works of the 20th Century, is up for sale.

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Features

Do I Hear $40 Million for the Warhol?

Monday, May 02, 2011

For buyers of 19th, 20th and 21st century art, spring means one thing: auctions. The New York branches of Sotheby's, Christie's, Bonham's, Phillips de Pury and Doyle all host major sales in May. Check out WNYC's art auction preview here.

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