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World's biggest triceratops sells for $7.7 million in Paris

Oct. 21, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) Thursday to a private collector at a Paris auction house. The enormous skeleton, estimated to be over 66 million years old, was found in 2014...

Van Gogh artwork looted by Nazis to be auctioned in New York

Oct. 15, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh that was seized by the Nazis during World War II will be sold next month at auction in New York, where it is expected to fetch a price of $20 million or more, the auction house Christie's announced. Christie's is...

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Oct. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold at auction three years ago fetched almost 18.6 million pounds ($25.4 million) on Thursday — a record for the artist, and close to 20 times its pre-shredded price. ...

Banksy artwork that shredded itself sells for $25 million at Sotheby's auction, a record for the artist

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Banksy artwork that shredded itself sells for $25 million at Sotheby's auction, a record for the artist.

BTS suits, Katy Perry dress to be sold at charity auction

Oct. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction. The seven-member K-pop group wore custom Louis Vuitton suits to perform their hit “Dynamite” during March's...

Joe Jackson autographed 1911 photo sells for $1.47 million

Oct. 07, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1911 “Shoeless” Joe Jackson autographed photograph by Frank W. Smith sold for $1.47 million, the most ever paid for a signed sports photograph. The photo was offered by Christie’s and Hunt Auctions in New York in the auction Extra Innings: A...

Self-portraits by comic book artists to hang in Uffizi

Sep. 29, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's Uffizi, the Florence museum that houses some of the Western world’s most famous art, is expanding its collection of self-portraits with works by comic book artists in an effort to broaden its audience, museum director Eike Schmidt said Wednesday. ...

Johnny Ramone's guitar sells for more than $900,000

Sep. 27, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The guitar played by Johnny Ramone on all 15 Ramones albums and at nearly 2,000 live performances by the rock band sold at auction over the weekend for more than $900,000, the auctioneer said Monday. The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought...

Missouri cave with ancient Native American drawings sold

Sep. 14, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.” A bidder agreed to...

Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists

Sep. 03, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. ...