The cave, which sold for $2.2 million in St. Louis on Tuesday, is considered a sacred site by members of the Osage Nation. A tribal leader called the sale “heartbreaking.”
The Museum of Pinball in Banning, Calif., is closing because of financial difficulties, augmented by the pandemic. Its collection could be worth as much as $7 million.
Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy, Amalia Dayan and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn will become LGDR, a one-stop shop for artists and collectors.
His granddaughters said they hoped an auction of his belongings would show that Capone was more than a ruthless mob boss. He was also a family man.
North Dakotans can’t grow enough feed for their cattle, so they’re selling off the animals before they starve.
A public art exhibition with 78 fiberglass cows in the boroughs may be scaled down from 21 years ago, but the herd is delighting passers-by.
His marquee item in the auction, an Airstream trailer bought in the “Sleepless in Seattle” era, brought in over $200,000.
Some former Olympians have resorted to selling their medals because of financial hardships or to raise money for charity.
Awards and autographs, costumes and wigs have recently been sold at auction. Even the glamorous red gown from “Hello, Dolly!” found a home.
The pandemic spurred people to buy. It also compelled them to shed their belongings and their old identities.
Emmanuelle Polack is the face of the French museum’s efforts to return stolen works. But some discoveries have put her employer in an awkward situation.
“Leonardo is the magic name,” a dealer said as the Renaissance master’s works, and even copies of his works, continue to fetch eye-popping prices.
They are the cars that seemed to be in everyone’s driveways a few decades ago. Now they are hard to find.
Cars with manual transmissions, even late models, are holding their value as the collector market hunts for rarity.
Secrecy has long been part of the art market’s mystique, but now lawmakers say they fear it fosters abuses and should be addressed.
Poetic jars by David Drake are setting records at auction and starring in art museums, showcasing the artistry of enslaved African Americans.
Sotheby’s has agreed to postpone a highly anticipated auction as a consortium tries to raise $21 million to acquire a “lost” private library for the British public.
The proceeds from Stuart Weitzman’s “Inverted Jennies,” a 1933 gold piece known as the double eagle and the One-Cent Magenta stamp will go to charitable ventures.
Berkeley will auction NFTs of invention disclosure forms filed by the creators of CRISPR and cancer immunotherapy.
A trove of manuscripts acquired from the Brontë family in the 19th century, all but unseen for the past century, will be auctioned at Sotheby’s.
The original video of a baby biting his brother’s finger has drawn nearly 900 million views on the platform since 2007. But now one bidder owns it as a nonfungible token.
Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.
An auction of the estate of Kenzo Takada, who died last year, was a lot more popular than anyone expected.
As live auctions resumed at Sotheby’s on Wednesday night, bidders there and at Christie’s the previous night welcomed a shift toward diversity in the contemporary art market.
The bottle of Pétrus from 2000 — which is being sold by Christie’s — comes with a second bottle of “terrestrial” wine, a custom trunk, a decanter, glasses and a corkscrew crafted from a meteorite.
Blue Origin has teased space tourism for years. Its first flight with people on board launches July 20.
Zoë Roth, now a college senior in North Carolina, plans to use the proceeds from this month’s NFT auction to pay off student loans and donate to charity.
It was bottled after the Civil War, but tests show it was likely made in the late 18th century, offering a glimpse into early American distilling.
Auction sales show a schism in the market: speculative buyers flock to crypto art while blue-chip collectors hold back, fearing legal gray areas and copyright issues.
A bench trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan concerns an ancient idol held by Christie’s.
The unauthorized sneakers, which contain a drop of blood and cost $1,018, sold out in less than a minute last month.
The suggested starting bid for the painting was set at around $1,800, but if it is really the work of the Baroque master, it could be worth millions.
It’s still not cheap, and it’ll take some skill, but finding the totaled car of your dreams and rebuilding it can give you bragging rights, and a sweet new ride.
Rahul Kadakia of Christie’s has sold the most expensive wristwatch, the priciest blue diamond and even, early on, a salad.
The 34-inch, 36-ounce Bill Dickey model Louisville Slugger had been owned by the family of Earle Combs, a onetime teammate of Gehrig’s and coach with the New York Yankees, auctioneers said.
The game was bought as a Christmas gift in 1986 but was left in a desk drawer for 35 years. It sold for $660,000 at an auction on Friday.
As the prices of blockchain-secured works skyrocket and speculators swoop, experts are warning of an unsustainable bubble.
No one had spotted a new painting by the Dutch master for four decades — until the scion of a storied Amsterdam family found two.
Bidders say they had many different motivations, including fun, self-promotion and signaling support for the NFT market.
A digital collectible based on a column in The New York Times sold at auction on Wednesday, with proceeds going to the Neediest Cases Fund.
Why can’t a journalist join the NFT party, too?
“Warrior,” a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, leads a week of 20th and 21st century livestreamed auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
The value of collectibles — like coffee tables, whiskey, Air Jordans and Pokémon cards — has soared.
Repeat after me: Everything that can be digitized will be digitized.
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“Nonfungible tokens” and blockchain technology are taking the mainstream art world by storm, fetching huge prices. We explain, or try to.
“Everydays — The First 5000 Days,” by the artist known as Beeple, set a record for a digital artwork in a sale at Christie’s.
Stuart Weitzman, who made his fortune in shoes, is parting with three of his collecting triumphs, including a block of four “Inverted Jennies.”
The famous French museum has embraced all retail opportunities in an effort to offset the economic effects of the pandemic.
The Boy Scouts of America, which is facing more than 82,000 sex-abuse claims, said in a court filing that it would establish a settlement fund of at least $300 million.