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David Gilmour puts his guitars up for auction, raises $21.5M

Jun. 21, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An auction of David Gilmour's guitars has raised a lot of "Money" — to combat climate change. Christie's auction house says it raised $21.5 million Thursday, selling off more than 120 guitars owned by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter. Proceeds went to ClientEarth, a...

Revolver believed used by Van Gogh sold at Paris auction

Jun. 19, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A revolver believed used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to kill himself has sold for about $146,000 at an auction in Paris. An individual buyer whose name was not released bought the 7mm pocket revolver for 130,000 euros plus taxes on Wednesday. The weapon was discovered in the 1960s in...

Markets Right Now: Stocks climb, adding to recent gains

Jun. 17, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks built on their recent momentum on Wall Street but the gains were relatively modest and trading remained choppy. Facebook jumped 4.2% and Netflix added 3.2% Monday, leading the way higher among communications...

The New York auction house Sotheby's is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion

Jun. 17, 2019 9:11 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York auction house Sotheby's is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion.

Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.64 million

Jun. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.64 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4,415,658. The auction was...

Painting attributed to Caravaggio on display before auction

Jun. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, before it goes on the auction block. Paris auction house Drouot invited visitors to see "Judith...

Dallas law firm places winning bid for Robert E. Lee statue

Jun. 12, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-based law firm placed the winning $1.435 million bid for a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city put in an online auction almost two years after removing it from a state park. Holmes Firm PC made the top offer for the bronze sculpture, according to documents...

Egypt demands Christie's halt auction of King Tut statue

Jun. 11, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has tried to halt the auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun at Christie's in London, while the auction house said its sale was legal. The statue — a brown quartzite head depicting King Tut — is scheduled to be auctioned off in...

Ebony photo archive to be auctioned to pay creditors

Jun. 6, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The photo archive of Ebony Magazine that chronicles African American life is to go on the auction block in July if a Chicago bankruptcy court approves. The collection is being auctioned to pay off secured creditors of Johnson Publishing. The former magazine publisher filed for Chapter 7...

Robert E. Lee statue for sale by Dallas draws $1.4M bid

Jun. 5, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has drawn a bid of more than $1.4 million as Dallas seeks to sell the bronze sculpture that civil rights advocates call racist. The Lone Star Auctioneers Inc. website says online bidding ended Wednesday. The top offer, of $1,435,000, was from a...