What made an auction house in Philadelphia decide to sell the art of death-row murderer John Wayne Gacy?
The work, whose whereabouts were unknown until a French family discovered it in their collection, could sell for up to $35 million.
But so far, the museum has remained vague on the subject of what, exactly, these “initiatives” will be.
Earlier this summer, one of only 22 models of the Leica prototype “0-Series” quietly sold for over $15 million — five times the previous record for a camera.
Sotheby’s is offering the first Gorgosaurus to ever go under the hammer, even as some critics find sales of dinosaur fossils appalling.
Bonhams paused the sale of the rare garment, which was expected to fetch $1.2 million.
But some paleontologists think dinosaur specimens should be in public institutions, not private hands.
The painting, which bears the bullet holes shot by performance artist Dorothy Podber, is now the most expensive 20th-century artwork to sell at auction.
Among the most surprising changes is the loosening of restrictions on “chandelier bidding,” wherein auctioneers make up fake bids to generate hype.
The Dorothy dress, one of only four known to remain in existence, could fetch up to $1.2 million.
A Josef Albers screenprint, ceramics by Picasso, and contemporary Indigenous artworks are all going under the hammer
Christie’s says the sale will benefit a foundation “dedicated to improving the lives of children.”