The Kiowa Tribe is urging Bonhams to halt the sale of the books, which they believe “may have been wrongfully acquired.”
Bonhams paused the sale of the rare garment, which was expected to fetch $1.2 million.
The Dorothy dress, one of only four known to remain in existence, could fetch up to $1.2 million.
NASA claims all ownership over lunar material, but a bizarre story of fraud, theft, and legal loopholes landed the moon dust in private hands.
The top lot in Bonhams’ Fine Books & Manuscripts sale was an artist’s cat book by Warhol, which sold for $106,562.
Dr. Teruo Hirose had a reputation for providing treatment to Japanese immigrants for reduced prices or even pro bono.
Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group is selling its collection of Arab, Iranian, and South Asian art, with estimated prices far below their original price.
Two works by Max Ernst from the collection of his widow, the artist Dorothea Tanning, are going under the hammer.
Andrew Wyeth was not fond of self-portraits, and they rarely appear in his long career in 20th-century realism.
A cat that fell into a goldfish bowl in 1747 and subsequently drowned from her pyrrhic hunt inspired an unlikely series of artworks in the 18th century.
Shunga, the Japanese term for erotic art, was highly popular during the Edo Period, with artists still creating to fill demand even after the government banned the explicit illustrations in 1722.
The skull is a universal symbol of mortality, appearing in artworks by everyone from Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.