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Clapton's Guitars and Amps Sell at Auction for High Price Tags

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Wednesday afternoon, a selection of amps, guitars and other memorabilia from rock star Eric Clapton's personal collection were auctioned off at Bonhams in Manhattan to a room chock-full of fans of the English rock icon.

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Fans Pack Auction House to Bid On Lena Horne's Estate

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

For three hours, they bid on everything from inscribed Langston Hughes books to a painting by Horne's friend Charles Alston to a pair of cuffs that Jenny Lumet will wear to the Oscars.

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Buyers Pay More for Warhols, Lichtenstein Than Projected

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Andy Warhol's works of art have sold above their projected pricetags at this week's contemporary art auction sales.

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Christie's Sells Matisse for $48.8 Million at Fall Auction

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The bronze sculpture by Henri Matisse, Nu de Dos, 4 État sold for nearly $48.8 million at Christie's on Wednesday, a record for the artist at auction.

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Record-Breaking Modigliani Sale Kicks Off Fall Art Auction Season

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A fortnight of the year's most anticipated art sales got off to a bang on Tuesday night. An undisclosed buyer purchased Amedeo Modigliani's Nu Assis Sur un Divan (La Belle Romaine) for a whopping $68.9 million.

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Bernie Madoff's Slippers and Wife's Ring on the Auction Block

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A small slice of the disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's prized possessions will be sold at auction in New York this November.

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Barbie Fashion: Creating the World’s Most Expensive Doll

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Australian jewelery designer Stefano Canturi spent six months working on the smallest client he’s ever had: toymaker Mattel asked him to design a Barbie doll that would be the most expensive in the world.

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The Art of Farming, Food as Art

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sotheby’s will host a special heirloom auction on Thursday evening -- edible heirlooms, that is. Its mission? To raise awareness of heirloom vegetables and money for two charitable organizations.

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WNYC News

Lehman Brothers' Art Collection Goes on the Block

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To help pay the billions of dollars in claims against the company, Lehman Brothers is selling off assets including real estate holdings, mortgages and even its art collection, which goes under the hammer at Sotheby's this Saturday.

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Public Television Sheds Old Gear

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Old public television video cameras, LCD Teleprompters, eight-track tapes and even a bank of Princess phones were up for auction on Monday.

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Former Madoff Employee's Property For Sale

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Property from the Morris Plains, New Jersey home of Frank DiPascali, Bernard Madoff's former finance chief, will be auctioned off on Friday, the same week DiPascali was released on $10 million bail.

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Polaroid Photos Sell High at Auction

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Photographs by Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol and Lucas Samaras were among those on the auction block this week, when iconic images from the Polaroid corporate collection sold for record prices.

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Modigliani Auction Breaks Record

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A statue by artist Amedeo Modigliani was sold at Christie's in Paris for $52.8 million, making it the highest-priced work ever sold at a French auction.

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Johns 'Flag' Painting Sells for $28.6 Million

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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A Jasper Johns painting of the American flag in the collection of the late best-selling writer Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million last night at a Christie's auction.

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