Biggest white diamond ever auctioned fetches $18.8 million

The Rock, the biggest white diamond ever auctioned, sells for a hammer price of 18.6 million Swiss francs ($18.8 million), far short of the record for such a jewel. IMAGES The Rock, the biggest white diamond ever auctioned, sold for a hammer price of 18.6 million Swiss francs ($18.8 million) on Wednesday, far short of … Read more

Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe painting sold for $170M at auction

Sold! A famous Andy Warhol silkscreen of Marilyn Monroe sold for $170 million at a Christie’s charity auction Monday night. The piece was expected to make history as the most expensive piece of American art ever sold but fell just short. Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)” holds that record and was … Read more

Opinion: As Ottawa chews on Rogers-Shaw deal, investors should brace for delay of next 5G auction

Rogers corporate head office and headquarters seen from Ted Rogers Way in Toronto on Oct. 25, 2021.Evan Buhler/The Canadian Press It’s the story that never seems to end. Ottawa is still ruminating over Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed $26-billion takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. Trouble is, it is also allowing that megadeal to cast a pall … Read more

Velociraptor Skeleton for Sale at Christie’s NYC – NBC New York

You’ve probably seen the Jurassic movies. And if you haven’t, you’ve heard of them. The most complete skeleton of the inspiration for Jurassic Park’s iconic “Velociraptor” is going up for sale at Christie’s New York, the legendary auction house announced Friday. But first, you’ll have a chance to see it in person. The piece is … Read more

Warhol Portrait Of Marilyn Monroe Could Fetch A Record $200 Million – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

(CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – One of Andy Warhol’s famous Marilyn Monroe portraits could become the most expensive 20th-century artwork ever purchased, with Christie’s Auction House expecting bids “in the region of” $200 million. The 40-square-inch “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,” one of dozens of images the artist made of Monroe in the 1960s, will go on sale this … Read more

Rubens’ ‘Portrait of a Lady’ sells for $3.4 million

File-file February 17, 2022, Peter Paul Rubens’ 17th century masterpiece “Portrait of a Lady” which sold for 14.4 million zlotys ($3.4 million) at an Old Masters auction at Desa Unicum in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, March 17,2022 , becoming the most expensive artwork ever bought on the Polish art market. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski/file) Czarek Sokolowski … Read more

Singapore-Australian all-rounder Tim David earns biggest IPL auction deal of any Aussie

Nobody wanted Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne or Aaron Finch — but the Indian Premier League went gaga for the unsung Tim David, who’s suddenly become Australian cricket’s biggest IPL earner. Key points: $12.23 million was spent on Australian players for this year’s Indian Premier League campaign Tim David was snapped up for $1.53m by the … Read more

Pat Cummins, David Warner take IPL pay cuts, Steve Smith fails to attract auction bid

Pat Cummins is heading back to the Kolkata Knight Riders after being sold early on the first day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Key points: Cummins sold for $1.34 million David Warner was picked up by Delhi for $1.16 million Steve Smith failed to attract a single bid The Australian Test captain did … Read more