Arts and collectibles auctions

April 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house says it's selling a revolver that was possibly used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to take his own life. Hailed by some as the art world's most famous weapon, Auction Art is putting the 7mm pocket revolver up for sale June 19 at the Drouot auction center in...
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Model Cara Delevingne, second from left, looks as models wipe tears from their eyes as they wear creations as part of the Chanel ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 05, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there. Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday held a minute's silence to bid adieu to the iconic couturier, who died last month and did not want a public funeral...
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In this undated photo people look at some of the art which is going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries in New York that were once part of a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany before pieces were scattered and lost as the Nazis took over. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Swann are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They were among pieces brought out of Germany before World War II by Littmann's son, who eventually settled in Texas. (Lauren Kristin/Swan Auction Galleries via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 8:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — About 200 works of art from a Jewish lawyer's collection that were spirited out of Nazi Germany to the U.S. are going up for auction. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday at Swann Auction Galleries in New York are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They...
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Models wear creations as part of the Manish Arora ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 28, 2019 - 5:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its latest winter collection and bid adieu to former designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died on Feb. 19. Rick Owens, meanwhile, pushed the envelope with a truly frightening and...
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FILE- In this March 22, 1937, file photo Lou Gehrig bats the ball for the New York Yankees in his first exhibition game of the season against the Boston Bees in St. Petersburg, Fla. Al Lopez is the Bees' catcher and Tiny Parker is the home plate umpire. A collection of Gehrig memorabilia, which includes various photographs, letters and signed documents, and baseballs, is now available as part of Heritage Auctions' latest offering. (AP Photo, File)
February 18, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Bob Ellis knew what he wanted from his mother-in-law's collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia both times she asked him to pick something out as a Father's Day gift. It was a hat worn by the New York Yankees slugger and a baseball signed by fellow Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and...
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February 10, 2019 - 6:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes. The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported Sunday that no bids...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012 file photo, British singer George Michael performs at a concert to raise money for the AIDS charity Sidaction, during the Symphonica tour at Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris, France. Artworks collected by George Michael before his death in 2016 are going up for auction. Christie's is selling the music star's collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas _ members of the "Young British Artists" generation who, like Michael, shook up Britain's creative scene in the 1980s and 90s. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 08, 2019 - 7:09 am
LONDON (AP) — A trove of art collected by singer George Michael before his death in 2016 is going up for auction in London. Christie's is selling the star's collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas — members of the "Young British Artists" generation who, like...
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The shredded Banksy painting "Love is in the Bin 'is being exhibited at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden Monday Feb. 4, 2019, where the work will be shown from Feb. 5 to March 3, 2019. It was originally titled 'Girl with Balloon' and since it destroyed itself during an art auction in London, it's called 'Love is in the Bin'. (Uli Deck, DPA via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 11:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany. The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that "Girl with Balloon," which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington shows a painting of Ivan the Terrible that was exhibited in art museum in Ukraine. The painting, stolen in World War II and found in a Connecticut home, is being returned to an art museum in Ukraine. Court records filed Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, by U.S. officials say the painting of Ivan the Terrible was scheduled to be auctioned by a couple in Ridgefield, Conn., last year when a Ukrainian museum intervened. The museum said the work was a 1911 oil painting that had been stolen during Nazi occupation. (U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 4:29 pm
A painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in Ukraine, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The FBI seized the painting after a retired couple in Ridgefield transported it to Washington, D.C., to be auctioned...
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FILE - This undated file image provided by Profiles in History shows the best picture Academy Award for "Gentleman's Agreement." The best-picture Oscar for "Gentleman's Agreement," the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,000, in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Lou Bustamante/Profiles in History via AP, File)
December 14, 2018 - 10:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. A best-picture Oscar for "Gentleman's Agreement," the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,...
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