Arts and collectibles auctions

FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, a Sotheby's employee adjusts a painting by Rembrandt, entitled 'Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat' at Sotheby's auction rooms in London. The auction house Sotheby’s is holding an online sale featuring artwork that spans five centuries of art history, from Rembrandt to Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró to Banksy. The auction on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, of 70 artworks, from the 17th century to the present day, will be live-streamed from Sotheby's London. The event comes after months of disruption to the art world due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 28, 2020 - 7:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — A self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for 14.5 million pounds ($18.7 million) at a Sotheby's virtual auction Tuesday — a record price for a self-portrait by the Dutch master, the auctioneer's said. Sotheby's said that the top end of the art market was “in rude health” and that its new...
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This photo provided by Heritage Auctions on Saturday, July 11, 2020, shows the front of an unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game that has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades earlier. (Emily Clemens/Heritage Auctions via AP)
July 11, 2020 - 6:41 pm
DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago. A bidder who wished to remain anonymous snapped up an early version of the pioneering Super Mario Bros...
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FILE - This 1993 file photo shows Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the U.S. rock band Nirvana. Grunge became gold Saturday, June 20, 2020, as the guitar Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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June 20, 2020 - 10:07 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance months before his death sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction. The 1959 Martin D-18E that Cobain played in the band's rare acoustic performance and...
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This combination photo of images released by Julien's Auctions shows a 1984 blue “cloud” guitar custom-made for Prince that he played in his prime period just after “Purple Rain.” The item is one of many up for auction by Julien’s Auctions taking place June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills and online. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 9:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A guitar from Prince's prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out by Paul McCartney are among the items going up for auction at a major music artifacts sale. Julien's Auctions announced Monday that the auction taking place June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills and online will...
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April 25, 2020 - 10:57 am
WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts. The Charlotte Observer reports that this is the first time Childress has sold or given away an original Earnhardt car from his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)
February 27, 2020 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for sale on...
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This image released by Profiles in History shows original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip that was first published in January 1934. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond will be auctioned on March 31. (Profiles in History via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 4:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History said Wednesday that it will sell the drawing on March 31. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond was first published in January...
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Two Sotheby's employees adjust David Hockney's painting 'The Splash' at Sotheby's contemporary Art sale preview in London, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The Contemporary Art Auction will take place on evening of February 11 where 'The Splash' is estimated at 20-30 million GBP, 25-38 million USD. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 11, 2020 - 3:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — David Hockney’s exuberant painting “The Splash” sold at auction Tuesday for almost $30 million. The painting fetched 23.1 million pounds ($30 million) at Sotheby's in London. Its pre-sale estimate had been 20 million pounds to 30 million pounds, Painted in 1966, Hockney’s bold canvas...
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The Tory Burch collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 09, 2020 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tory Burch blurred the lines between masculine and feminine at Sunday's show, reinventing the traditional power suit with a floral print, juxtaposed with tall boots to prove that dressing pretty can still exude power and strength. The designer said she wanted to challenge the norms...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches the upcoming UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit that will take place in autumn 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, during an announcement in London Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020. Johnson is expected to announce a target to stop selling new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, including hybrid vehicles for the first time. (Jeremy Selwyn/Pool via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change. The announcement was timed to coincide with the launch of Britain's plans for the United...
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