The sale is one of the seven that comprise Christie's Classic Week, a marquee series of sales featuring 19th-century European art, old Master paintings and sculpture, antiquities, and books and manuscripts.
The guitar that grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain played during his legendary 1993 MTV Unplugged performance sold Saturday for a record $6 million, the auction house said.
Artist Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles' hit song "Hey Jude" sold for $910,000 on Friday, nine times its original estimate, auction house Julien's Auctions said.
The sale of hundreds of legendary Hollywood movie props will be live-streamed on August 26-27, including items wielded by Indiana Jones and Clint Eastwood's Western outlaw Josey Wales.
A trio of paintings by British street artist Banksy will be auctioned in London on Tuesday, with the expected proceeds of more than $1 million to be donated to a Palestinian hospital.
An oil painting by British street artist Banksy parodying a Claude Monet masterpiece sold in London on Wednesday for £7.6 million, the second highest price at auction for the mysterious artist.
Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper and Keith Urban have donated guitars to a celebrity country music auction to raise funds for everyday workers in the industry whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the Nobel Economics Prize for work on commercial auctions, including for goods and services difficult to sell in traditional ways such as radio frequencies.
A young falcon in Saudi Arabia has sold for more than $170,000, the most expensive sale ever of that type of bird and the costliest purchase so far at an annual 45-day auction of the hunting birds cherished in Gulf countries.
Artist David Hockney, renowned for his rare masterpieces and irreplaceable contribution to the world of art, is once again making headlines. The 82-year-old artist's artwork "Nichols Canyon," which is considered one of his most important landscape painting to ever appear in any auction, went on to be viewed on Thursday before going under he hammer.