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Coldplay Singer Buys Banksy Balloon Heart

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A version of British street artist Banksy‘s now-iconic heart-shaped balloon from his October “residency” in New York, which was carved out of a wall in Red Hook, Brooklyn and carted… More ›

Simon de Pury Sells Book “The Auctioneer”

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Jet-setting Swiss auctioneer Simon de Pury has sold a book to St. Martin’s Press about the auction world. The former Phillips de Pury chairman, who left that auction house in late 2012 after 12… More ›

Sotheby’s Sued Over Stamp Sale Snafu

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Sotheby’s is in a sticky situation over its allegedly bungled sale of a Belgian woman’s stamp collection. The unnamed plaintiff claims that in 2009 Sotheby’s France vice-president… More ›

Iconic Maltese Falcon Prop Brings $4M at Bonhams

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The iconic lead statuette of the Maltese Falcon, from the 1941 film noir classic of the same name, soared to $4 million at Bonhams New York on Monday in a sale carrying the whimsical and lengthy title… More ›

T.S. Eliot’s Widow’s Art Fetches $11M

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The sizable art collection of T.S. Eliot’s widow Valerie Eliot went to auction Wednesday at Christie’s King Street auction house in London, bringing in over £7 ($11 million), the Guardian… More ›

Union League Club Selling Prized Gifford

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New York City’s storied Union League Club is putting one of its prized possessions, a painting by Sanford Robinson Gifford, up for auction at Christie’s American Art sale on December 5, and… More ›

San Diego Museum Stops Fossil Auction

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This week, the San Diego Natural History Museum withdrew a collection of fossils and artifacts from an auction on Tuesday after an outcry within the natural science community forced them to… More ›