Found Strapped to His Back in Travel Case
Wallace Henry Hartley and the violin and case found strapped to his body after the Titanic sank in 1912.
, a second-class passenger on the Titanic, went down with the ship, but the violin he was playing on the night the liner stuck an iceberg survived and was sold at auction over the weekend for a surprisingly titanic sum, $1.5 million.
Socialite Maureen Dunkel Force by Bankruptcy to Sell
Princess Diana wearing one of the dresses up for auction in March.
Ten of Princess Diana’s
most iconic dresses, once owned by Florida socialite Maureen Dunkel
, are up for auction to satisfy creditors in her bankruptcy case, creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of fashion history.
Called His Golden Muse During Highly Productive Period
“Woman sitting near a window” is of Picasso’s young mistress.
rivaled other modern-era painters with the sale of a 1932 painting of his “golden muse” for a stunning $45 million at Sotheby’s in London. The impressionist and modern art sale also included Monet, Edgar Degas
Record-Setting Price Stunned Art World at Time of Sale
New York billionaire Leon Black spent $120 million in 12 minutes of furious bidding to become the proud owner of one of four copies of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream.”
Personal Copy of Constitution, Bill of Rights Set Record for U.S. Docs
George Washington at the signing of the U.S. Constitution from the famous Howard Chandler Christy painting.
presided over the Constitutional Convention
that drafted the U.S. Constitution so it was only natural that he got a copy of the august document and Bill of Rights, both of which just set a record at auction for U.S. documents.
Chinese and Asian Buyers Are Paying Record Prices for Art
Roy Lichtenstein's Sleeping Girl was expected to sell for $40 million
The art market shows no signs of cooling off after record sale prices in the past week for works like Andy Warhol’s
“Double Elvis,” Roy Lichtenstein’s
“Sleeping Girl,” and Mark Rothko’s
“Orange, Red, Yellow.”
First growth horizontal lot wines from 2000 in France Also Featured
de Luze et Fils Grand Fine Champagne Cognac 1820
A bottle of 1820 A. De Luze et Fils grand fine champagne cognac is one of the highlights of a fine wine auction in Boston next month. Wines from Bordeaux, Napa, Burgundy and the Champagne region of France will also be featured.