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Donald Trump Naked (The Statue) Sells, Headed to Vegas; See Who Bought It! 4

Donald Trump Naked (The Statue) Sells, Headed to Vegas; See Who Bought It!

A statue of a naked President Trump, titled “The Emperor Has No Balls” has sold at auction. It’s the last of its kind from a series that popped up in cities all over the country in 2016. Brace yourself, it’s no Michelangelo’s David. Julien’s Auctions hosted the sale Wednesday night in Los Angeles, where the Trump figure sold for $8,000 over its pre-sale estimate of $20,000....
Early Van Gogh Landscape 'Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes' Heading for Auction 6

Early Van Gogh Landscape ‘Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes’ Heading for Auction

Vincent Van Gogh spent the early part of his career in the Netherlands and was inspired to paint an iconic landscape “Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes.” The early representation of his work is heading for the auction block and is expected to fetch up to $6 million. The painting is on display in Paris and will be auctioned June 4. It will be the first Van Gogh auctioned there in more than 20 years....
David Bowie Draft of Iconic 'Starman' Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video) 10

David Bowie Draft of Iconic ‘Starman’ Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video)

David Bowie’s iconic 1972 song “Starman” marked a turning point in his career, and a working draft of the lyrics he wrote is going up for auction in Los Angeles. Experts say it could sell for a bargain basement price of around $5,000. Bowie, who died at 69 this past January, was at the height of his career and going through one of his metamorphoses when the tune was released....
Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers 14

Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers

Muhammad Ali, easily one of the largest sports icons of the 20th Century, is expected to be a major draw when many of his personal items go up for auction in one of the most significant sports memorabilia auctions in recent memory. Ali, was not only a championship boxer, but also a civil rights activist who led a major protest against the Vietnam War in the 1960s....
Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block 16

Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie’s Auction Block

Joan Rivers’ lavish jewelry, fine French furniture, exclusive Bob Mackie gowns, paintings and other object reflecting her eclectic lifestyle will hit the auction block in New York City later this month, with items ranging in price from $500 to $200,000, according to Christie’s. Rivers, a pioneering female comedian, cultural touchstone and arbiter of taste and fashion, died in Sept. 2014....
Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction 18

Bernard Boutet de Monvel’s Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby’s Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet De Movel, a darling of early 20th century Parisian Cafe Society, was a noted painter, engraver, sculptor, decorator and illustrator. Although he died in 1949, his collected works, plus furniture from his Paris residence will be up for sale for the first time next month at Sotheby’s Paris. The sale will feature around 300 lots, including paintings and drawings by the French artist and his father, the famous children’s book illustrator Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1850-1913), according to the auction house....
Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price 20

Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours… For a Price

Luke Skywalker was pretty handy with a DL-44 Blaster in movies like “The Empire Strikes Back,” and now you can own one of the guns he used, if you’re willing to part with at least $200,000. That’s the pre-bid auction estimate. So who’s biting? Well, no one yet, according to Nate Sanders Auctions, which is handling the sale. Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford played Han Solo. ...
George Reeves' Superman Costume Sells for $216k at Movie Prop Auction 22

George Reeves’ Superman Costume Sells for $216k at Movie Prop Auction

George Reeves’ Superman costume from his iconic 1950s era television show sold for more than $200,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction. It was topped only by a space ship model from the original 1977 “Star Wars” movie. The spaceship sold for a record $450,000, according to the auction house. Among other items fetching significant prices were Harrison Ford’s bull whip from his “Indiana Jones” movies. It sold for $204,000. ...
Van Gogh Painting Kicks Off Spring Auctions in NYC with $66.3M Sale Price 26

Van Gogh Painting Kicks Off Spring Auctions in NYC with $66.3M Sale Price

Sotheby’s kicked off the Spring art auctions with the sale of a Van Gogh painting for $66.3 million, the highest price paid for a work by the Dutch artist since 1998, the auction house said. Claude Monet’s water lilies also sold for $54 million. The Impressionist and modern art sale Tuesday, saw Van Gogh’s “L’allée Des Alyscamps” go to a private collector in Asia after heated bidding with at least five other collectors. Van Gogh’s works have always been among the most collectible among Impressionist artists. ...
Joan Fontaine 'Suspicion' Oscar Auction Stymied by Academy  30

Joan Fontaine ‘Suspicion’ Oscar Auction Stymied by Academy

Joan Fontaine’s historic best actress Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Suspicion,” won’t got to the auction block, because of a threatened lawsuit by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Fontaine, who died a year ago at age 96, specified in her will that her Oscar should be sold to raise funds for the Monterey, California SPCA. It was expected to fetch as much as $300,000, according to an estimate by Christie’s, which was handling the sale....
Francis Bacon's Dyer Triptych Shatters Auction Record in London 32

Francis Bacon’s Dyer Triptych Shatters Auction Record in London

Francis Bacon painted his lover George Dyer with great passion, which may help explain the extraordinary price of a small format Bacon triptych of Dyer that just sold in London for $45 million. The sale was not only an affirmation of Bacon, but also of contemporary art, which continues to set records at auction in London and New York City. Sotheby’s auction grossed $159.3 million in total sales, according to the auction house. ...
John Lennon's Doodles, Cartoons, Poems  Heading for Auction in NYC 34

John Lennon’s Doodles, Cartoons, Poems Heading for Auction in NYC

John Lennon best known as a world-class musician with The Beatles. was also a world-class doodler and writer. Now some of his non-musical works, including nonsense poems, doodles and comic drawings, are heading for auction in New York City. Lennon produced the material during the 1960s at the height of the band’s fame, when “Beatlemania” was sweeping the world. Publisher Tom Maschler saw Lennon’s drawings and writings in 1962 and convinced him to write and illustrate a book....
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