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September 15, 2018 12:00 PM America’s Art Scenes Off the Beaten Track

Beyond New York and London, smaller cities like Santa Fe and Palm Springs sustain their own art ‘microclimates’ As the fall season gets under way, attention tends to focus on major cities like New York and London because of their blockbuster museum exhibits and trophy-art auctions. The vagaries of the art market hold greater sway there, with galleries 67

June 24, 2018 10:45 PM 'Return of the Jedi' blaster used by Han Solo is sold at auction

Han Solo's BlasTech DL-44 Blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film "Return of the Jedi" sold for $550,000. (Julien's Auctions via AP) The company on Saturday bought a blaster used by the “Star Wars” character Han Solo for $550,000 over the weekend in Las Vegas, Julien’s Auctions said. The weapon came from the 1983 sci-flick “Return of the Jedi,” in which 63

June 24, 2018 3:02 AM Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction

Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction. Julien's Auctions says Ripley's Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday. The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction. The blaster was part of a collection from the U.S. art director 54

June 12, 2018 5:24 PM Mozart score among hundreds of manuscripts to be auctioned in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - A score by Mozart and a letter from Vincent Van Gogh are among hundreds of lots up for grabs this month in auctions of items by composers, artists and writers. They are going under the hammer in Paris as part of a series of sales aimed at liquidating a 130,000-item collection of art, music and literary works put together by French group 41

May 12, 2018 5:11 PM In the Art World, Is $100 Million the New $10 Million?

Sales of trophy works such as a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci have auction houses rejiggering other artists’ price levels—and collectors’ expectations What’s the going rate for a masterpiece? As Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips kick off a week of spring auctions Monday, the market for trophy art is in flux. The historic sale of a $450 million Leonardo 87

May 9, 2018 1:04 PM Rockefeller Art Smashes Records at Christie’s

At $646 million, sale is largest by a single owner ever held at auction A Pablo Picasso portrait of a pale, slim girl clutching a basket of red flowers sold for $115 million at Christie’s in New York on Tuesday, kicking off a week of major auctions of the estate of David Rockefeller, the former chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank. Stakes 65

April 26, 2018 8:54 PM Han Solo's hero blaster 'Jedi' movie gun up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of the most iconic movie weapons in “Star Wars” history - Han Solo’s hero blaster - is going up for auction in June and could fetch up to $500,000, Julien’s Auctions said on Thursday. The hero blaster gun, used by Harrison Ford in the 1983 movie “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” is one of two non-firing hero blasters used in the movie 75

December 28, 2017 6:33 PM Sylvester Stallone drops $400K to bring a 1,800-pound Rocky statue to his house

The statue is the original backup from 'Rocky III' and acts as a replica of the one in Philadelphia A month after SCP Auctions put it up for a sale, a statue of Hollywood's on-screen boxing icon has landed in the hands of Rocky himself. Sylvester Stallone, the headliner of Rocky's seven-film series, acquired the statue for just over $400,000, TMZ reported 44

June 8, 2017 7:17 PM Bidding for vintage Apple sneakers starts at $15,000

A pair of white tennis shoes sporting a rainbow Apple logo will go up for live auction on Ebay Sunday. Bidding for the sneakers starts at a hefty $15,000. The shoes are expected to be from the 1990’s and are a size 9 ½. They’re being sold by Heritage Live Auctions and are estimated to go for between $24,000 and $36,000. According to the Heritage M&C Art twitter 37

March 2, 2017 2:58 PM Klimt painting sells for $59 million at record-breaking London auction

LONDON A painting of flowers by Gustav Klimt sold in London for 48 million pounds ($59 million), a record for a work by the Austrian artist and the third-highest price for any work sold at auction in Europe, Sotheby's said on Thursday. Described in the auction catalog as a masterpiece of Viennese fin-de-siecle art, "Bauerngarten", completed in 1907, depicts 47