Tag: Auctions

Hezbollah supporters carry posters of Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah (R) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on November 8, 2017
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Massachusetts Tries to Block Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Art

“This sale is unprecedented in terms of the number, value and prominence of the works being proposed, the...

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Robby the Robot: From ‘Forbidden Planet’ to Auction Block

“He’s so beautifully thought out,” said Robby’s owner, Bill Malone, 70, of Studio City, Calif. “‘Forbidden Planet’ would...

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Disputed Sale of Rockwells by Museum Can Go Forward, Judge Says

The museum, in Pittsfield, announced over the summer that it was planning to sell 40 pieces from its...

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Sotheby’s Results Are Stronger Than Expected

Photo Sotheby’s on Friday reported better-than-expected numbers for its third quarter. Credit Ángel Franco/The New York Times Sotheby’s...

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Why Christie’s Put a Rare Leonardo da Vinci in a Contemporary Auction

“This is an old master painting,” he said. “But because it’s extraordinarily highly valued, they inserted it into...

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Painter’s Ex-Assistant Charged With Stealing His Works

Mr. Scully’s high prices at auction may have made him an inviting target. Born in Dublin in 1945,...

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Fine Arts & Exhibits: Oh, the Things You Can Find at Swann’s Illustration Auction

“At the very beginning, when we’re putting a sale together, we’re depending on what people offer us,” Ms....

Blue Lagoon
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Fragments and Elephants: Howard Hodgkin’s Eclectic Art Collection Is Sold

Sotheby’s presale exhibition recreated the ambience of Mr. Hodgkin’s studio and home in the Bloomsbury district of London,...

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Fine Arts & Exhibits: Trading Sports Memorabilia, Not Just for Love but for Money

“I feel fortunate because it’s like having your cake and eating it, too,” Mr. Shanus said. “You get...

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Book News: A Batch of Letters by Harper Lee Come Up for Auction

In one letter from 2008, she discusses the frustrations of aging and her declining faculties, writing, “I haven’t...