The sale was halted after the space agency claimed it owned everything associated with a 1969 experiment that explored whether lunar soil was dangerous to terrestrial life.
Dmitri A. Muratov, whose newspaper was shuttered in response to the Kremlin’s increasingly draconian censorship, will donate the proceeds to Ukrainian refugees.
No longer does museum validation or scholarly attention determine a painting’s value. Now, the collectors’ hunger comes first, and institutions must follow.
Eleven auction records for artists — six by women — were smashed on Thursday night in two sales at Sotheby’s.
The art holdings from a bitter divorce became what Sotheby’s called the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.
An iconic image sells for $15.3 million at Christie’s to Bill Perkins, an energy trader, who says he’s been waiting his whole life to buy that work of art.
The remains of a Deinonychus antirrhopus, the beast that inspired the velociraptor in “Jurassic Park,” are believed to be the first of their kind sold at a public auction.
Unlike the Christie’s retread, the Pop Master’s 1962 “Green Marilyn” was crudely silk-screened, with blotches that convey the decay of a fallen star. It was a pathbreaking original.
At Christie’s sale for charity, the glamorous silk-screen beat out Basquiat’s skull painting that set a record in 2017.
Played in “The Wizard of Oz” and other classic films, Toscha Seidel’s Stradivarius could sell for almost $20 million.
The painting is poised to wrest the auction high for an American artwork from Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s will no longer need to be licensed as part of a sweeping package designed to promote a business-friendly climate.
After buying the retired Staten Island ferry at auction in January, the new owners rode it into New York Harbor en route to a temporary home.
The exhibition at the Starrett-Lehigh building in Chelsea features more than 200 artworks and artifacts from the collection of the artist’s estate, most of which have never been seen.
With the sale, Captain America joined Superman and Spider-Man in having debut issues that topped $3 million at auction.
A miniature book made by the 13-year-old Charlotte Brontë, to go on sale next month for $1.25 million, contains what may be her last unknown poems.
The battle scene depicts a victory over British troops by an 18th-century Muslim, a man India’s current government would prefer was forgotten.
With charitable donations and public statements in support of Ukraine, Phillips auction house is trying to deflect those pushing for a boycott of the business, owned by two wealthy Russians.
A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil known as “Stan” that drew a record price at auction in 2020 — $31.8 million — will be part of a new natural history museum in the United Arab Emirates.
Proceeds from the sale, in May, of “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,” will benefit the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation Zurich.
The book, “Marvel Comics No. 1,” published in 1939, is so valuable because the publisher used it to record the payments he owed to illustrators, an expert said.
The political button business has been booming. A Cox/Roosevelt campaign button from 1920 was auctioned for a six-figure sum this week.
The mint Charizard trading card will be auctioned off with other fraudulently obtained luxury items seized by the U.S. Marshals. Its former owner was sentenced to three years in prison.
A 90-year-old former schoolteacher’s collection includes Muhammad Ali’s boxing shoes and Tuskegee Airmen headgear — but it also features Ku Klux Klan toys.
Hardly at all.
“L’empire des lumières” (1961), one of a series by the Surrealist, was auctioned during a bustling London art week.
The Chinese ingots, illegally harvested from a French frigate that sank while returning from Nanjing, were seized by U.S. investigators when they were put up for auction in California.
With online auctions there’s no accounting for taste — only paying a price for it.
For decades, Catherine B has been a fashion resource for celebrities and collectors alike.
The auctioned areas are expected to generate enough power for nearly 2 million homes once turbines are built.
The CryptoPunk auction was supposed to set a new benchmark for NFT prices, but instead the consignor bowed out and posted a meme on Twitter.
How the pilot’s long-lost aviator helmet came to spend the better part of a century in a closet somewhere in Minnesota.
A judge ruled that the Interior Department must consider the climate impacts of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before awarding leases.
The former first lady is selling a hat she wore for a visit by the French president amid volatility in the value of the digital currency being used for the auction.
He might be Britain’s richest artist, but with each attempt to monetize his talent, Hirst’s originality as a conceptual sculptor becomes an ever more distant memory.
A much anticipated auction for a $500 million villa in Rome that boasts a Caravaggio ceiling fresco failed to get any offers.
The Hirohata Merc, a prime example of the custom car scene that blossomed in midcentury Southern California, notched two records in its sale.
Christie’s will auction the personal Americana collection of William Reese, which carries an estimate of $12 million to $18 million.
A year after leaving the White House, the former first lady tests the water for her brand.
The “Hirohata Merc,” commissioned in 1952 and one of the most famous custom cars of its era, is up for sale for the first time in over 60 years.
The fake site, the second in months, is a sign of the organized nature of virtual bullying, with threats of sexualized violence aimed at silencing the outspoken.
The Honresfield Library, which includes rarely seen manuscripts by the Brontës, Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Jane Austen, will be acquired for the British public.
Experts criticize the decision to remove this grave site memorial and sell it privately. The family says it’s a way to provide safekeeping.
The designer’s estate is being auctioned in a series of three sales, and collectors are very excited.
When unexpected tragedy, unsatiable hypebeasts and the rapidly growing resale market collide.
A former Christie’s executive has joined cryptocurrency experts to create a company that purchases art and sells the fragments as NFTs.
In a letter to be sold at auction this week, the Russian empress called for widespread access to a precursor of the smallpox vaccine.
ConstitutionDAO, a “decentralized autonomous organization,” had raised more than $40 million to bid for the artifact.
How a “financial flash mob” is trying to raise $20 million for a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution.
The sale at Sotheby’s on Tuesday was a benchmark for Kahlo and was the most valuable work of Latin American art ever sold at auction.