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Stolen 10th century statues to return to Cambodia

New York - The Cambodian government officially received two 10th century Khmer Empire artifacts looted from the country over forty years ago.

Huge yellow diamond sells for $16 million in Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva - A ring containing a rare 100-carat yellow diamond known as "Graff Vivid Yellow," was sold at auction in Geneva on Tuesday, fetching a staggering 14.5 million francs (or $16.3 million). Only one person was bidding on the piece.

World’s most valuable stamp goes up for auction Promoted

Thanks to the advent of electronic communication, snail-mailing is rapidly turning into a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean stamp collecting is vanishing. Many in the stamp-collecting world are hoping to cash in big on their tiny paper treasures

Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone lyrics to be sold at auction

New York - It has been described as "the most significant piece of rock material to appear at auction." There are doodles in the borders, sketches of a woman's stiletto shoe, a fedora hat and many strange shapes. Oh, and the lyrics to a classic folk-rock song.

Lennon's doodles, drawings and nonsense poems to be sold in New York

The largest private collection of nonsense poems, doodles and comic drawings by the Beatles singer John Lennon will be sold in New York in June, auctioneer Sotheby's said on Friday.

Hedge fund manager Loeb launches proxy battle at Sotheby's

Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is mounting a proxy fight at Sotheby's <BID.N> with the goal of winning three board seats after the auction house's promise to return ...

Dan Loeb to nominate three directors to Sotheby's board

Activist investor Daniel Loeb said on Thursday he would nominate himself and two others to the board of Sotheby's Inc <BID.N>, piling pressure on the auctioneer to focus more on its competitive position and management.

Andy Warhol 'Crash' painting sells for $105 million in New York

New York - An iconic painting by Andy Warhol titled "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" was sold on Wednesday for a record-breaking figure of $105 million. The painting depicts the immediate aftermath of a car accident and was sold at Sotheby's in New York City.

'Endangered Species' prints by Andy Warhol up for auction

London - In the 1980's, following a conversation about ecology and beach erosion, Warhol's New York art dealers suggested he make prints of endangered species. He went ahead and called his works "animals in make-up".

Goodwill painting bought for $9.99 auctioned for $27K

A North Carolina woman pulled in a nice profit this past weekend after a painting she had purchased at Goodwill last spring for just $9.99 was auctioned off. It fetched over $27,000.

Iconic painting The Scream sells for nearly $120 million

New York - Edvard Munch's iconic portrayal of modern anxiety in his painting called "The Scream" has sold at auction for a record-breaking $119,922,500.

Picasso painting sells for $40.7 million, double estimated price

London - Pablo Picasso's 1932 painting of his 17-year-old mistress sold for £25,241,250 ($40,711,612 / €29,744,296), more than double the lowest estimate, at a Sotheby's auction in London Tuesday evening.

Birds of America becomes world's most expensive book

London - A first edition of John James Audubon's Birds of America became the most expensive book ever sold when it was auctioned for £7,321,250 in London on December 7.

Rare Ancient Chinese Vase Sold For $5.3 Million

HONG KONG (voa) - A rare porcelain vase from the Qing Dynasty has been sold in Hong Kong for $5.3 million, a record amount for porcelain from that dynasty. At an auction Tuesday, Chinese art collector and businesswoman Alice Cheng purchased the peac...
 

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Andy Warhol s  Endangered Species  series on auction at Sotheby s London on March 19  2013.
Andy Warhol's "Endangered Species" series on auction at Sotheby's London on March 19, 2013.
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A Sotheby's employee poses with Andy Warhol's artwork "Silver Car Crash" at Sotheby's auction house in London in this October 11, 2013 handout photo. The artwork, initially valued at $60 million, sold at auction at Sotheby's in New York November 13, 2013 for $105,445,000
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Casablanca piano sold on auction at Sotheby's New York.
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