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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sotheby'S
A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" sold for $197,000 on Thursday at Sotheby's.
A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash has sold for $105 million at a New York City auction, shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy at the high end of the art world.
A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction and a sculpture by Jeff Koons broke a world auction record for a living artist at a Manhattan sale on Tuesday.
A 118-carat flawless-colored diamond has hit the display shelf at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, and interested buyers will have a chance to cast their bids in October.
A French painting owned by Madonna has sold at a New York City auction for more than $7 million.
Madonna is parting with an abstract French painting she's owned for more than 20 years to support educating girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries. It's expected to bring $5 million to $7 million.
The Mexican government is demanding that Sotheby's auction house halt the planned sale of 51 pre-Columbian Mexican artifacts, arguing they are protected national historical pieces.
A bowl bought at a New York yard sale for $3 in 2007 was sold at a Sotheby's auction on Tuesday, after owners discovered the 5-inch ceramic piece actually hailed from China 1,000 years ago.
An art deco grand piano that sailed aboard the French ocean liner Normandie in the 1930s and spent decades inside a Buffalo mansion is up for auction.
The high-end art market is weathering Europe's economic storm, with London auctions this week netting more than 280 million pounds ($440 million) as international bidders snapped up high-profile works.