January 26, 2006 |
A work of art may be priceless -- but it was the price offered for a Michelangelo drawing that kept it from being sold at a Christie's auction this week. The Renaissance master's "Study of a Male Torso" was on the block at an estimated worth of $4 million. When the hammer came down, the highest bid was $3.2 million, not quite meeting the confidential reserve price, Christie's said.
October 27, 2002 |
The "Angel of Love, Light and Giving" twinkled with a thousand pinpoints of fiber-optic light; another angel titled "Stara" (old star) reflected light off its mosaic surface of glass, metallic paint and Mylar. There were angels created by the casts and crews of the TV shows "The Practice" and "The West Wing"; an angel by Brigid LaBonge decorated with photos of L.A.
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May 28, 2010 |
For the sake of charity, Alex Salnik of San Jose has agreed to share his secrets, little mysteries about women that he believes could change your life. Marlaina Ward of Santa Cruz will come to your home and bless your baby. And James Grant of Saratoga will teach you, in 15 minutes, how to pick a combination lock. They are a new breed of philanthropists coming together on an online site launched this month, an EBay-like portal that auctions people's skills — juggling, hula-hooping, pie-baking — and connections to raise money for their favorite charities.
May 23, 1989 |
"Watch for Fleas" and "Careful Fleas Crossing" warn the signs along the narrow two-lane road leading to this century-old northern Indiana hamlet with the hard-to-pronounce name. More than a million people from all across America beat a path here every year for the 43-year-old fleamarket and flea auctions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, May through October. Shipshewana, which is in the heart of Indiana's Amish country and was named after an Indian chief, boasts one of the nation's oldest and largest flea markets.
September 15, 2007 |
With Major League Baseball entering the final two weeks of the regular season, the bidding for the Chicago Cubs is about to move into the hardball stage. Tribune Co. announced in May that it would sell the marquee franchise after the current season as part of its privatization deal with Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell.
April 25, 1996 |
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' 40.4-carat diamond engagement ring from Aristotle Onassis sold for $2.58 million at Sotheby's auction Wednesday as the frenzy to own a chunk of Camelot and Mrs. Onassis' possessions continued unabated. The diamond, the most expensive item in the auction catalog, had been valued at $600,000 by Sotheby's appraisers. It was bought by Albert and Felice Lippert, founders of Weight Watchers, on behalf of a "dear friend" who was not identified.