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Renoir works, personal items fetch $1.3 mn at NY auction

A collection of over 100 letters, photos, plasters, drawings and personal items that once belonged to Pierre-Auguste Renoir were sold at auction Thursday in New York.

Renoir works, personal items fetch $1.3 mn at NY auction
Versace's tragic Miami mansion set for auction
Versace's tragic Miami mansion set for auction

The palatial Miami mansion where iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered goes under the hammer on Tuesday with auctioneers hoping to clinch a sale for as much as $40 million.

Versace's tragic Miami mansion set for auction
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James Bond sub car sells for £550,000

The iconic submarine car driven by James Bond in the 1977 classic The Spy Who Loved Me fetched £550,000 ($860,000, 650,000 euros).

James Bond sub car sells for £550,000
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Lennon reveals 'torture' of Beatles' final album

Recording their 12th and last studio album was nothing short of "torture" for The Beatles, said John Lennon in a tape-recorded interview coming up for auction this month.

Lennon reveals 'torture' of Beatles' final album
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How stolen Dutch art fooled even Sotheby's expert eyes

A cunningly disguised stolen work by Dutch contemporary artist Jan Schoonhoven managed to fool experts at the world's largest art broker Sotheby's.

How stolen Dutch art fooled even Sotheby's expert eyes
Pierre-August Renoir's oil on canvas 'Nu allonge' (R) and Paul Gauguin's oil on canvas 'Le Vallon,Tahiti' (L). ©REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Renoir's personal items to be auctioned in New York

A mass of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's personal items will be auctioned in New York next month in what is billed as the biggest collection of the French Impressionist artist's memorabilia.

Renoir's personal items to be auctioned in New York
Rare ABBA recording sells for nearly 5,000 euros
Rare ABBA recording sells for nearly 5,000 euros

A rare ABBA recording was sold Sunday for nearly 5,000 euros, in an online auction of a vast collection of the Swedish pop group's memorabilia.

Rare ABBA recording sells for nearly 5,000 euros
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Rare Schindler documents up for auction

Rare documents that a historian says fill in some major gaps in the story of Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler have gone up for auction online.

Rare Schindler documents up for auction
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More than 3,700 Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned

More than 3,700 photos of American pop icon Marilyn Monroe will be sold this weekend along with their copyrights.

More than 3,700 Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned
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Copy of Schindler's list up for sale on eBay for $3 mn

An original copy of the list of Jews Oskar Schindler saved from the Holocaust is up for sale on eBay, with the starting bid set at $3 million dollars.

Copy of Schindler's list up for sale on eBay for $3 mn
Versace villa in Miami set for auction
Versace villa in Miami set for auction

The palatial Miami villa where fashion icon Gianni Versace was shot dead in 1997 is to be sold at auction and is expected to fetch more than $50 million.

Versace villa in Miami set for auction
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Hulu owners opt to keep online video service

The entertainment studios behind Hulu took the online video service off the auction block Friday, opting instead to pump an additional $750 million into the Netflix rival.

Hulu owners opt to keep online video service
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El Greco sets new record at London auction

El Greco's 400 year-old painting "Saint Dominic in Prayer" on Wednesday broke the record for a Spanish Old Master, selling at a London auction for £9,154,500 ($14,000,000, 10,750,000 euros).

El Greco sets new record at London auction
Star Wars hero's pants auctioned for $36,100
Star Wars hero's pants auctioned for $36,100

The pants worn by actor Mark Hamill in the first Oscar-winning "Star Wars" film went under the hammer Tuesday for $36,100.

Star Wars hero's pants auctioned for $36,100
NY auction houses toast staggering billion dollar week
NY auction houses toast staggering billion dollar week

Two of New York's leading auction houses combined for the art world's richest sales week ever, with works going under the hammer for a breathtaking total of more than one billion dollars.

NY auction houses toast staggering billion dollar week
Christie's art auction sells nearly half billion dollars
Christie's art auction sells nearly half billion dollars

A blockbuster auction of Contemporary art in New York, including a record $58.4 million for a Jackson Pollock drip painting, fetched nearly half a billion dollars on Wednesday -- the biggest haul ever at an art auction.

Christie's art auction sells nearly half billion dollars
Jackson Pollock work sells for record $58.4 million
Jackson Pollock work sells for record $58.4 million

A Jackson Pollock drip painting sold Wednesday at Christie's in New York for a record $58.4 million and a work by one-time graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat set another record at $48.8 million.

Jackson Pollock work sells for record $58.4 million
Lollobrigida's pearl earrings set new auction record
Lollobrigida's pearl earrings set new auction record

A pair of pearl earrings belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida sold for an auction record of $2.39 million at Sotheby's Geneva Tuesday as the veteran Italian star auctioned off some dazzling jewellery.

Lollobrigida's pearl earrings set new auction record
DiCaprio environmental art auction tops $33 million
DiCaprio environmental art auction tops $33 million

Leonardo DiCaprio urged wealthy art collectors Monday to bid at an environmental charity auction in New York as if the planet's fate "depends on us" -- and they responded by splashing out $33.3 million.

DiCaprio environmental art auction tops $33 million
Bidding hot for chance at coffee with Apple chief
Bidding hot for chance at coffee with Apple chief

A coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook was a hot opportunity on Wednesday as bidding hit $160,000 for the chance being auctioned to raise money for a human rights group.

Bidding hot for chance at coffee with Apple chief