Picasso painting fetches art auction record $179 million

May 12, 2015

Picasso painting fetches art auction record $179 million

A vibrant, multihued painting by Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179 million on Monday night. “Women of Algiers (Version O)” was part of a sale at Christie’s auction house that also featured Alberto Giacometti’s life-size sculpture “Pointing ...

'Perfect' 100-carat diamond fetches $22 million at auction

Apr 22, 2015

'Perfect' 100-carat diamond fetches $22 million at auction

A “perfect” 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over $22 million at auction on Tuesday. The internally flawless D color stone is the only classic emerald-cut white diamond of the highest color and clarity and over 100 carats to come ...

Hollywood icon Bacall's belongings lure bidders

Apr 1, 2015

Hollywood icon Bacall's belongings lure bidders

Hollywood screen icon Lauren Bacall’s personal possessions from the precious to the mundane hit the auction block in New York, still drawing plenty of fans Tuesday. Collectors were jostling for a memento of the Oscar-winner from among more than 200 items from fine art ...

Mar 11, 2015

Spanish court blocks London auction of Columbus letter

A Spanish court on Tuesday banned a letter written by Christopher Columbus from being sold in a London auction, saying the document with a hammer price of €21 million was of “huge national importance.” The letter, written on April 29, 1498, by Columbus to ...

Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

Jan 24, 2015

Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday. Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, a target of public outrage after she fled the doomed ocean liner on ...

Jacqueline Kennedy's notes to designers up for auction

Jan 14, 2015

Jacqueline Kennedy's notes to designers up for auction

In private, even the stylish former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis admitted to tiring of the all-black attire long considered chic in New York City. “I just love this suit & will wear it everywhere as I am SO sick of everyone constantly ...