The museum confirmed it purchased “The Sacrifice of Polyxena” at Christie’s in Paris on Monday. The auction house said the 17th century work sold for $1.9 million, setting an auction record price for artist Charles Le Brun.
Christie’s in New York will soon be auctioning off scientist Dr. Francis Crick’s letter to his 12-year-old son, saying he and a colleague had discovered something ”very beautiful” in the structure of DNA.
The first in a series of live and online auctions to raise funds for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has taken in over $17 million.
An auctioneer with Christie’s predicts the famous painting could go for $30 million to $50 million.
A 14-foot high spiral staircase section from the Eiffel Tower is being put up for auction by Christie’s on June 16. It’s estimated to bring $80,000 to $120,000.
Artist Jeff Koons’ sculpture of the cartoon character hugging a topless blond woman is headed for auction at Sotheby’s.
A Dali watercolor of a reclining nude that hung in Hugh Hefner’s bedroom is among 125 artworks being auctioned by the magazine known for baring all for nearly 60 years.