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Chinese Girl sale nears £1m mark

Vladimir Tretchikoff's original painting of the Chinese Girl, believed to be the world's most reproduced print, sells at auction for £982,050, around twice its anticipated sale price.


Raphael drawing fetches $47.8 million in auction

One of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands has sold for 29.7 million pounds ($47.8 million) in London, smashing pre-sale estimates for the black chalk work....


Archduke Joseph Diamond fetches record $21.5M

Christie's auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for nearly $21.5 million Tuesday night, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond. The Archduke Joseph Diamond was the first of two out-of-this world diamonds being auctioned off this week in Geneva. Sotheby's on Wednesday will auction what it calls an exceptionally rare fancy deep blue briolette diamond of 10.48 carats expected to get up to $4.5 million.


Monet fetches $43M for NY school

Going once, going twice ... sold for $43 million. Wednesday night in New York City, Christie's auctioned off Claude Monet's "Nympheas" and two other paintings inherited by the Hackley School for a combined total of more than $50 million.


Picasso painting to sell for at least $35 million


A 1932 portrait by Pablo Picasso of his young lover and a pioneering 3-D Andy Warhol painting of the Statue of Liberty are expected to sell for at least $35 million each, but could fetch much more when they are auctioned next month.


Flea-market Renoir allegedly was stolen from Baltimore museum; auction canceled


The lore of the landscape was as irresistible to its owner as its beautiful brush strokes: Renoir had painted it, Baltimore collector Saidie May said, for his mistress on a linen napkin at a Paris restaurant along the Seine.


'The Scream' fetches record $119.9M at NYC auction

The Scream

It's a scream that's still reverberating around the world. One of the most iconic images in art history - Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. During an intense 12 minutes, the 1895 artwork - a modern symbol of human anxiety - was sold at Sotheby's in New York City on Wednesday for a record $119,922,500. Neither the buyer's name nor any details about the buyer was released.


John Lennon's tooth sells for $31,200

The tooth fairy's trash became another man's treasure Saturday when a discolored molar that once belonged to John Lennon was put up for auction.


Another alleged Marilyn Monroe sex film surfaces

A Spanish collector plans to auction what he claims is a newly discovered 8-mm version of a film purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was still an underage actress known as Norma Jean Baker.


Michael Jackson 'Thriller' jacket fetches $1.8M

A famed black-and-red calfskin jacket that Michael Jackson wore in the classic "Thriller" video has sold at auction for $1.8 million....


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