Arts and collectibles auctions

This undated image provided by Profiles in History shows Irving Thalberg’s Academy Award for best picture in "Mutiny on the Bounty." The award is expected to go for between $200,000 and $300,000 at auction. (Lou Bustamante/Profiles in History via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 9:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1936 and another given to "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948 will go up for auction in Los...
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In this undated photo provided by Christie's Images LTD, a 1972 painting entitled "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)," by British artist David Hockney is shown. The painting, considered one of Hockney's premier works, was sold at auction by Christie's in New York for $90.3 million. (David Hockney/Courtesy of Christie's Images LTD via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Among his famous "pool paintings," ''Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" is considered one of...
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November 14, 2018 - 4:55 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for a hammer price of $32 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction. The "Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl...
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November 08, 2018 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — A wheelchair used by Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of the scientist's doctoral thesis fetched almost 585,000 pounds ($767,000.) The motorized chair, used by the physicist after he was paralyzed with motor neuron disease, sold...
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This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a helmet worn by John Glenn during the history-making flight, dubbed Project Bullet, in which the future astronaut set the transcontinental speed record in 1957. Artifacts owned by the late Neil Armstrong will be offered for sale by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions starting Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, including pieces of a wing and propeller from the 1903 Wright Flyer the astronaut took with him to the moon in 1969. (Courtesy of Heritage Auctions via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 11:49 am
DALLAS (AP) — Memorabilia that belonged to the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has fetched more than $7.4 million at auction. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the item that sold for the highest price, $468,500, at Saturday's auction was Armstrong's spacecraft ID plate from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of driving bans in major cities. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
October 24, 2018 - 9:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is putting pressure on the country's automakers to fix their diesel cars that have excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of diesel driving bans in major cities. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet agreed upon a series of measures...
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A Book, and scripts by Stephen Hawking are among the personal and academic possessions of Stephen Hawking at the auction house Christies in London, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. The online auction announced Monday Oct. 22, 2018, by auctioneer Christie’s features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, with the sale scheduled for 31 October and 8 November. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 22, 2018 - 3:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world's most iconic wheelchairs and a script...
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In this undated photo provided by Sotheby's the spray-painted canvas 'Girl with Balloon' by artist Banksy is pictured. Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). In an Instagram post Saturday, Banksy claimed the dramatic artistic payoff had been years in the making. (Sotheby's/via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). In an Instagram post Saturday, Banksy claimed the dramatic artistic payoff had been...
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Sylvie Sulitzer, a delicatessen owner from the south of France, stands with a Renoir painting that was returned to her in a reparation ceremony at a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in New York. The 1919 oil painting "Femmes Dans Un Jardin" was seized in Paris by the Nazis from Sulitzer's grandfather. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 12, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis had a family reunion with one of the works on Wednesday after almost eight decades, an impressionist piece by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Sylvie Sulitzer saw "Two Women in a Garden" for the first time at...
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This combination of photos released by Julien's Auctions shows various outfits belonging to the late singer Aretha Franklin. More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction on Nov. 10. The items will go on display between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction. The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in Detroit on Aug. 16. Julien's Auctions says the items include a red sequined dress Franklin wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she...
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