June 13, 1999 |
The record price for Hollywood memorabilia was smashed Saturday when pop star Michael Jackson paid more than $1.5 million for producer David O. Selznick's best picture Oscar from the classic film "Gone With the Wind." Jackson, bidding in the Sotheby's auction via phone through an agent against another phone bidder, paid $1,542,500. That obliterated the previous mark of $607,500 set in 1996 for the Oscar Clark Gable won as best actor in the 1934 film "It Happened One Night."
June 29, 1992 |
After three years of record-breaking prices, the market for early black-and-white animated art has retrenched, but color material from feature Disney films continues to appreciate, two major sales Saturday in New York City indicate. The sale of the Herbert Black collection--a major cache of Disney animation--at Sotheby's on Saturday afternoon had been the object of considerable attention within the animation industry.
October 19, 1988 |
A two-day auction of rare books and manuscripts from the Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, Calif., brought about $4.1 million, more than twice the pre-sale estimate, Christie's reported Tuesday. All 662 lots were sold, said Christie's spokeswoman Roberta Maneker. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Roman Catholic seminaries of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The sale had been projected to bring up to $1.
February 23, 2007 |
Works by Los Angeles-based artists will loom large and audacious in an auction of contemporary art from the collection of Swiss dealer Pierre Huber on Monday night at Christie's New York. Paul McCarthy's "Bear and Rabbit on a Rock," a 9-foot-tall sculpture of joyfully copulating stuffed animals, is expected to fetch between $1 million and $1.5 million. Mike Kelley's "Test Room," an installation inspired by a psychologist's laboratory, is valued at $800,000 to $1.2 million.