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Nov. 7, 2013: Musician Bruce Springsteen on stage at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Springsteen ‘Born to Run’ manuscript at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” could sell for as much as $100,000 at a New York City auction. The sale is Thursday at Sotheby’s. […]

12/05/2013

The popular Norman Rockwell masterpiece "The Gossips." (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

Rockwell masterpiece sells for $46M at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” has been sold at a New York City auction for a record $46 million. According to Sotheby’s, “Saying Grace” set an auction record Wednesday […]

12/04/2013

This April 2013 file photo provided by Sotheby's and taken in New York shows what the auction house describes as "the world’s most valuable book," the Bay Psalm Book, which is the first book ever printed in what is now the United States. The book was published in Cambridge, Mass., by the Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It came just 20 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

Psalm book fetches record $14.2M at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what’s now the United States, sold for just under $14.2 million on Tuesday, setting an auction […]

11/27/2013

"Three Studies of Lucian Freud," a triptych by Francis Bacon of his friend and artist Lucian Freud. (AP Photo/Christie’s)

Francis Bacon artwork sets auction record in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was purchased for $142,405,000 at Christie’s postwar and […]

11/12/2013

A Christie's employee displays what is considered the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini,File)

Orange diamond fetches $35.5M at Geneva auction

GENEVA (AP) — The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million is also on the […]

11/12/2013

A Picasso for $135 raffle posted on YouTube.

Online raffle for original Picasso – $135.00

An online raffle is offering Picasso lovers a chance to own one of his original works for $135. The work is titled “Man with Opera Hat.” The 12-inch by 9-inch cubist drawing from 1914 is […]

10/09/2013

A Sotheby's employee shows The Pink Star diamond weighing 59.6 carats, during a preview at  Sotheby's, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Pink diamond expected to fetch over $60 million

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s is showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction. The auction house was giving previews of what it calls the world’s most valuable […]

09/25/2013

Kelly Clarkson performs on stage at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Museum hopes to buy Jane Austen’s ring from singer

LONDON (AP) — A Jane Austen museum said Monday it has received 100,000 pounds ($155,000) from an anonymous benefactor to help it buy the writer’s ring back from singer Kelly Clarkson. Earlier this month, the […]

08/12/2013

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Amazon launches site for purchase of fine art

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is getting into the fine art arena. Customers can buy original and limited edition works of art from more than 150 prominent galleries and dealers via Amazon Art. The announcement […]

08/07/2013

Rare Persian carpet sells for $33.7 million in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A Persian rug from the early 17th century has sold for $33.7 million in New York City. Sotheby’s auction house says Wednesday’s price for the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet was more than […]

06/05/2013

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