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  1. fyre festival
    The Fyre Fest Merch Auction Is Finally HappeningPandemic shopping at its finest and worst.
  2. auctions
    Skål! The Academy Museum Won Midsommar’s May Queen Gown With $65,000 BidThat’s movie history, babe.
  3. auctions
    You Can Now Own Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Boob SuitAnd the money is for a good cause.
  4. $$$$
    Who’s Buying Me Hugsy, Joey’s Nighttime Penguin Pal, From the Friends Auction?Dozens of items are about to be auctioned off to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
  5. fashion du jour
    Veep’s Costume Designer Looks Back on Her Favorite Selina Meyer OutfitsPlus, the best clothes up for grabs in the Veep auction.
  6. auctions
    Crack Open That 401(k): Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber Is Going Up for Auction*Wooom wooom* sound not included.
  7. auctions
    An Artwork Made by Artificial Intelligence Just Sold for $400,000The painting fetched 40 times its estimate. Why?
  8. art world
    How Does the Art World Live With Itself? I Live and Breathe It and I’m Not Sure.I used to think the art world was at war with money, and vice versa. I’m starting to think we’re in a new equilibrium, defined by ambivalence.
  9. art
    The de Koonings in the Storage LockerWhether or not they are authentic, they are for sale.
  10. Kelly Carlin Is Ready for Her Next RideFor most people, walking the circuitous path of mourning the loss of a parent is challenging. Kelly Carlin has been on a particularly powerful […]
  11. game of pitts
    Brad Pitt Was Sadly Outbid to Watch Game of Thrones With Emilia Clarke$120,000 wasn’t enough for the auction gods.
  12. theft
    Madonna Claims Tupac Prison Letter Was Stolen From Her HomeShe’s filed a court order to have the auction selling her personal items blocked.
  13. the man who sold the art
    David Bowie’s Art Collection Auctions for $30 MillionThe late singer and performer’s collection netted double the expected amount.
  14. mad auctions
    Some Delightful Literary Weirdo Just Bought Truman Capote’s Ashes for $45,000To go in the shrine?
  15. art auctions
    For $13 Million, David Bowie’s Elusive Art Collection Could Be YoursMore than 400 works owned by Bowie will go on display at Sotheby’s in November, and then up for auction.
  16. $$$$$
    Prince’s Purple Rain Ruffled Shirt, Blazer SoldFor a very cool $96,000 each.
  17. auctions
    Prince’s Engagement Ring, Handcuffs AuctionedHis ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, and ex-manager are selling a bunch of Prince’s valuables.
  18. imagine no possessions
    A Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Sold for $35KThe 4-inch lock of hair was cut in 1967.
  19. auctions
    Tony Soprano’s White F*cking Cadillac Escalade Sells for F*cking $119,780Fuggedaboutit.
  20. Blinged-Out Paintings in Sotheby’s Money AuctionBecause what does the art world love even more than art? Money!
  21. art
    ‘One of the Greatest Moments in Auction History’The record-breaking shopping spree included a $179 million Picasso and a $140 million Giacometti.
  22. Auctioneering School Courses, by Alonso CisnerosGentleman in the Back 101. Introductory course to the gentleman in the back. The class will culminate in learning the name of this man, his […]
  23. auctions
    Mick Jagger’s Handwritten Love Letters to the ‘Brown Sugar’ Girl Could Be YoursIf you have an extra $110,000 to spend on them. 
  24. creepy things
    Memphis Crypt Where Elvis Presley Was First Buried Goes Up for AuctionDon’t worry, his body is at Graceland.
  25. teenage mutant ninja turtles
    See the (Rumored) First Sketch Ever of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesOnce upon a time, the turtles were in black and white.
  26. auctions
    Who Won the Movie Rights to 50 Shades of Grey?The erotic book trilogy has found a studio home.
  27. Michael Jackson’s Furniture Fetches Top DollarFurnishings used, but not owned, by the King of Pop go for enormous sums at auction.
  28. michael jackson
    Unseen Michael Jackson Footage Fails to Sell at AuctionThe video was expected to go for over $6 million. 
  29. auctions
    Iconic Marilyn Monroe Dress Sells for $5.6 Million at AuctionOld dress sells for unimaginable amount.
  30. iconic things
    Debbie Reynolds Gives Up on Long-Held Dream of Founding a Museum for Her StuffMarilyn Monroe’s white halter “subway” dress will be up for sale soon.
  31. clickables
    Check Out the Official Friday Night Lights Prop AuctionThe Saracen sweatshirt is only $54.13!
  32. art
    Andy Warhol Canvas Of Coke Bottle Sells For Over $35.36 MillionThe piece was sold at a Sotheby’s auction, ten million dollars higher than the expected price
  33. art
    Blockbuster Auction Evidence of Art-Theater Synergy?Rothko painting, play do very, very well.
  34. auctions
    The Sad Spectacle of the Blockbuster Art AuctionOn Tuesday, another first-class work will likely disappear into the hands of a private collector who may never lend it again.
  35. party lines
    McDormand Hosts Wooster’s First Art AuctionEven though photographers ask him to write them all the time.
  36. books
    Behold the Comic Book That Sold for $1 Million at AuctionWho is this millionaire hypernerd?
  37. michael jackson
    Man Pays a Lot for MJ’s GloveAnd it was worth it.
  38. michael jackson
    First Posthumous Michael Jackson–Memorabilia Auction Scheduled for TodayActually, it was randomly scheduled before yesterday’s events. But still: creepy.
  39. news reel
    At Christie’s, Bidders Compete to Own James Brown’s ‘Sex Machine’ BeltPaul Shaffer and a hundred other bidders overpay for the hardest-working memorabilia in the memorabilia business.
  40. the take
    Know Your South Asian ArtFor those who only know Anish Kapoor (who’s based in London anyway), here’s a quick primer on the heavies of Indian art.
  41. news reel
    Takashi Murakami Watches From the Wings at Sotheby’sPlus: Robert Rauschenberg sets a record two days after his death.
  42. apropos of nothing
    Will Rauschenberg’s Death Create a Feeding Frenzy at Sotheby’s?Forgive us for being, well, vultures, but we could see Robert Rauschenberg setting a new sales record tomorrow night.
  43. strike zone
    Golden Globes Ceremony Canceled; NBC to Air Some Nonsense InsteadOwing to the celebrities’ refusal to cross picket lines to collect their statues at Sunday night’s planned Golden Globes ceremony, NBC, Dick Clark, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have officially called off the event.
  44. the industry
    Diablo Cody’s Already Done Writing About Sensitive NerdsPlus industry news on Michel Gondry, Kelly Clarkson, and a second>/em> hot Bond Girl.
  45. strike zone
    Stewart and Colbert Return! But Will They Be Any Good?Tonight marks the triumphant (?), writerless return of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert after a two-month absence from late night.
  46. right-click
    Johnny Cash Joins the Wu-Tang Clan!Plus: Don Juan Dracula!
  47. news reel
    ‘The Wire’ Premiere: Wallace Lives, and Rawls Cuts a RugDavid Simon quips, “I feel like David Chase.”
  48. the early-evening news
    Breaking: McLovin, Too, Eats FoodPlus: Microsoft wants to be your cable company!
  49. apropos of nothing
    The ‘Wire’ Backlash Begins: We Disagree With David Simon’s Usage of ‘Evacuate’We’re pretty sure you can evacuate a person.
  50. the take
    Meet the New Titans of Contemporary Chinese ArtChinese contemporary art has been an up-and-coming market the past few years, and the heady Christie’s International auction that happened earlier this week in Hong Kong underscored that, bringing in $108.3 million in one day.
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