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French billionaire Drahi to acquire Sotheby's in $3.7-billion deal

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Patrick Drahi says his Sotheby's investment is aimed at the 'very long term' and that he has no plans to change the auction house's business strategy

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: The Sotheby's headquarters stands on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, June 17, 2019 in New York City. The famed auction house is being purchased by telecommunications businessman Patrick Drahi for $3.7 billion. The company announced on Monday the deal, which returns Sotheby's to being a privately held company after 31 years on the New York Stock Exchange. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Pope Francis on Lamborghini gift: Better to auction off

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The Lamborghini Huracan sports car, which boasts a 610 metric horsepower, is blessed by the pontiff, who bent to scrawl his signature on its gleaming bonnet before sending it off to Sotheby's auction house

SUPERCAR. This handout photo taken on November 15, 2017 at the Vatican and released by the Vatican press office, Osservatore Romano shows Pope Francis signing a Lamborghini Huracan received as a gift as Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali looks on. Handout / OSSERVATORE ROMANO / AFP

Auction houses ready Philippines' Marcos jewels for possible sale

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:25 PM

These include gold chains with sparkling gems a huge circlet of rubies and a necklace with pink and yellow diamonds

RARE FINDS. An official from the Presidential Commission on Good Government shows a diamond-studded piece of jewelry seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos, at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila on November 24, 2015. Photo by NOEL CELIS/Agence France-Presse

Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction

Aug 27, 2015 - 11:56 PM

The piano is estimated to fetch between £600 000 and £800 000 925 000 1 24 million when it goes on sale on September 29

Record $17.8 million for fancy vivid pink diamond at HK auction

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Diamonds in the fancy vivid category are said to have the highest possible concentration of color

Francis Bacon fever flares anew in New York

May 04, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Some of Francis Bacon s modern and impressionist art is expected to fetch some US 1 9 billion

BACON.  A Christie's staff poses for photographers next to a painting entitled 'Portraits of George Dyer Talking' by Irish-born British painter, Francis Bacon at Christie's auction house in London, Britain, 07 February 2014. Facundo Arizzabalaga/EPA

Erotic art shows China's 'lost' sexual philosophy

Apr 16, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Dutch art collector Ferdinand Bertholet hopes will help reconnect China with its sexually charged past by showcasing ancient Chinese art showing eroticism

EROTICISM. A woman stands by a painted glass with an explicit scene is displayed during the preview of the Sotheby's exhibition

Life and Style wRap: Call of Duty, Disneyland, modern art

Nov 09, 2013 - 2:13 PM

Call of Duty rakes in US 1B on its first day while Disneyland Paris loses a million visitors

RECORD BREAKING SALE. Call of Duty: Ghosts topped 1 billion dollars on its first day. AFP Photo

Life and Style wRap: Blue diamond, dumpster home, Chinese rockers

Aug 24, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Here are some life and style stories you might have missed this week

SOMETHING BLUE. A rare gem will be available for auction in Hong Kong soon

Life and Style wRap: Bananas in Turkey, no Web in Cuba

Jun 29, 2013 - 2:33 PM

And Gatsby s dapper era and the LGBT zeitgeist in fashion and diplomacy

WEB LIMITS. Some Cubans think the limited access to the Internet is another government restriction

Picasso sells for US$41.5-M in NY

Nov 09, 2012 - 1:13 PM

Erotic Picasso starred in Sotheby s Manhattan sale

THE ARTIST. Pablo Picasso image from Facebook