Arts and collectibles auctions

May 22, 2018 - 11:26 am
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Three new bidders have stepped in with offers to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. There are now four offers for Massachusetts-based Necco, or New England Confectionery Co., at a bankruptcy auction scheduled for Wednesday in...
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A painting attributed to famous Dutch Master Rembrandt is put on display at the Hermitage museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The unsigned painting which will be sold by gallery owner Jan Six, after being exhibit for a month at the Hermitage Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
May 16, 2018 - 5:35 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn has gone on display in an Amsterdam museum. Amsterdam art dealer Jan Six bought the unsigned, undated 17th-century portrait of a young man resplendent in a black cape and white lace ruff at an auction in...
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This 1917 oil painting, "Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)" by Amedeo Modigliani, was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York for more than $157 million, in their Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale Monday, May 14, 2018. Sotheby’s says the painting had the highest pre-auction estimate for an artwork at $150 million. (Sotheby's via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday. "Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)" was the highlight of Sotheby's "Impressionist & Modern Art" sale featuring...
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Bidding representatives take bids from buyers during an auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Christies in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 12, 2018 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie's auction, including the $832 million total for the priciest private collection of artworks and other treasures, owned by Peggy and David Rockefeller. The late couple's family is donating all proceeds from this week's sale to...
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Global president of Christie's Jussi Pylkkanen, right, taps the gavel on the podium for the final sale at $75 million of Claude Monet's "Nympheas en fleur" during an auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 11, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peggy and David Rockefeller's lavish artworks and other treasures set a new world record this week at a Christie's auction, topping $800 million as the priciest ever single-owner collection. That's about twice the previous record of $484 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer...
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This photo provided by Christie's Images Ltd. 2018 shows Claude Monet's, "Nymphéas en fleur," ("Flowering Water Lilies") painted 1914-1917. The painting, part of the collection of oil-family scion David Rockefeller and his wife Peggy, has an estimate of $50 million to $70 million and will be auctioned auctioned by Christie's Tuesday evening, May 8, 2018 in New York. Rockefeller, grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, died in March at the age of 101. His family is selling the art collection to benefit cultural, educational, medical and environmental charities. (Christie's Images Ltd. 2018 via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 4:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of artwork put together by billionaire David Rockefeller that includes pieces from Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Georgia O'Keeffe brought in more than $646 million on the first night of an auction. Highlights of the Tuesday sale at Christies included "Young Girl with...
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May 05, 2018 - 6:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with handwritten notes...
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This combination of photos released by Profiles in History shows a nightgown worn by Olivia de Havilland in "Gone With the Wind," left, and a loincloth worn by Johnny Weissmuller in the 1932 film "Tarzan," which are among the many items from Hollywood films up for auction in June. (Profiles in History via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 9:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the lightsaber wielded by Obi-Wan Kenboi in "Star Wars" are headed to the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History announced Thursday that the items, which include a...
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Ninety-seven-year-old Charlotte Bischoff van Heemskerck, right, and her daughter Rudolphine pose next to the painting "The Oyster Meal" by Jacob Ochtervelt (1634-1682), right, at Sotheby's in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The Dutch Old Master painting, belonging to Charlotte's father, was looted by the Nazis in the dying days of World War II and is being put up for auction after it was discovered hanging in the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London and returned late last year to its rightful owners. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
May 01, 2018 - 6:43 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch Old Master painting looted by the Nazis in the dying days of World War II is to be auctioned after it was discovered hanging in the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London and returned late last year to its rightful owners. "The Oyster Meal" by Jacob...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, Madonna performs on stage during the Women's March rally, in Washington. Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair. In a decision revealed Monday, April 23, 2018, a judge dismissed the case on grounds the statute of limitations to recover the items had passed. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 24, 2018 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair. Last year, a judge ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull...
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