MoMA board member Ken Griffin went well over asking for the document, beating out cryptocurrency enthusiasts who crowdfunded to purchase it.
The sale of “Diego y yo” (1949) skyrocketed past Kahlo’s previous auction record, $8 million.
The legendary performer Ricky Jay amassed a collection of about 10,000 rare books, posters, and artwork about all things esoteric.
The sale confirmed predictions that the painting’s unconventional backstory would only increase its value.
Originally, almost 500 copies were printed; now only 11 are known to still exist.
“Girl with a Balloon,” which started shredding as soon as it sold in 2018, could fetch more than $8 million.
Kevin McCoy minted his non-fungible token “Quantum” in 2014, long before the crypto art market exploded.
The rare find is headed to auction at Sotheby’s, where it is valued between $300,000 and $500,000.
The tempera on panel painting is one of three portraits by the 15th-century artist left in private hands.
Sotheby’s is auctioning artworks that were once in the pair’s home, including kitschy cookie jars that Andy Warhol collected.
The US Virgin Islands requested that the auction houses release “all documents reflecting or relating to inquiries, sales, bids, communications with or about Jeffrey E. Epstein.”
In a lawsuit filed on Friday, NY Attorney General Letitia James claims that the auction house helped a collector evade sales tax on $27 million worth of artworks by accepting fraudulent resale certificates.