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February 28, 1998 | Reuters
The gavel came down on Lot 3311 of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor auction Friday, marking the end of a marathon sale that took in more than $23 million for charities. Sotheby's, which received the consignment from businessman Mohammed Fayed, whose son, Dodi Fayed, died in a car crash with Princess Diana in August, had estimated the items from the duke and duchess' Paris home would take in between $5 million and $7 million.
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February 28, 1998 | Reuters
The gavel came down on Lot 3311 of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor auction Friday, marking the end of a marathon sale that took in more than $23 million for charities. Sotheby's, which received the consignment from businessman Mohammed Fayed, whose son, Dodi Fayed, died in a car crash with Princess Diana in August, had estimated the items from the duke and duchess' Paris home would take in between $5 million and $7 million.
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May 27, 1985 | From the Associated Prss
A collection of Orientalist paintings by 19-Century European artists has been sold at auction, with one painting bringing more than $1.2 million. Fifty-eight paintings, from the collection of Coral Petroleum Corp., brought a total of $7,118,650, according to Carol Morgan, a spokeswoman for the auction house, Sotheby's. Frederick Lewis' "An Intercepted Correspondence, Cairo" brought the top price in the sale, $1,265,000, and set an auction record for Lewis.
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May 27, 1985 | From the Associated Prss
A collection of Orientalist paintings by 19-Century European artists has been sold at auction, with one painting bringing more than $1.2 million. Fifty-eight paintings, from the collection of Coral Petroleum Corp., brought a total of $7,118,650, according to Carol Morgan, a spokeswoman for the auction house, Sotheby's. Frederick Lewis' "An Intercepted Correspondence, Cairo" brought the top price in the sale, $1,265,000, and set an auction record for Lewis.
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November 28, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
To raise money for his elBulli Foundation , Catalan chef Ferran Adrià is putting the fabled restaurant's wine cellar up for auction at Sotheby's . The 50-year-old avant-garde restaurant on Spain's Costa Brava closed in July 2011. In a statement, Adrià says, "The elBulli Cellar comprises an exceptional and unique collection of wines, that was created and developed by Juli Soler and the elBulli sommelier team (Agusti Peris, Eloi Sanchez, Isabelle Brunet, Lucas Paya, David Seijas and Ferran Centelles)
BUSINESS
April 19, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Joe and Tina Simpson, parents of singer-actress daughters Ashlee and Jessica, have sold their home in Encino for $3.5 million. The buyers are television writer-producer Cynthia Harrison and her husband, real estate investment firm head Lewis Wallach. The English Storybook-style house, in a gated community, features a copper turret entry, beamed ceilings, a theater, an office, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and nearly 6,900 square feet of living space. The 1.5 acres of grounds include fountains, lawns, a lagoon-style pool, a sports court and a putting green.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and his partner, filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, have bought the Ulm House in Los Feliz for $1.92 million. The seller was painter Beatrice Findlay. The Streamline Moderne-style home, attributed to architect William Kesling and built in 1937, features a rounded glass-block illuminated stairwell, walls of windows, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,309 square feet of living space. Shears, who turns 35 on Oct. 3, is the lead male singer of the pop band.
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March 22, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute. This time it's the sale , scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby's in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central and South America. The Mexican government's National Institute of Anthropology and History is demanding a halt to the sale of 51 of the 313 works in the auction, according to the Associated Press, saying they are Mexican national property.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actors Jeremy Renner and Kristoffer Winters have sold their latest house remodel in Holmby Hills for $24 million. The buyer of the Roaring '20s Art Deco-style mansion, which was listed at $24.95 million, is British luxury property developer Nick Candy. The Reserve, which has a wine cellar, a theater, five fireplaces, six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 10,005 square feet of living space, was sold furnished and toothbrush ready. Among items included were a stocked bar and linens. The two-acre property features gates, a cobblestone driveway and a swimming pool with spa. Renner and Winters have been buying and redoing residential properties for more than a decade.
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December 4, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Norman Rockwell's 1951 painting “Saying Grace” broke auction records Wednesday when it sold at Sotheby's in New York City for $46 million. That is the highest price an American painting has ever garnered at auction, Sotheby's said. George Bellows' “Polo Crowd” set the previous record for an American painting in 1999, when it sold for $27.7 million. That sale also took place at Sotheby's. The Rockwell painting depicts a grandson and his grandmother praying at their table in a bustling restaurant.
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March 25, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
A collection of jewelry once owned by the late Eydie Gorme that is headed to the auction block in New York City next month will be previewed locally -- for one day only -- this Sunday. The March 30 preview at Sotheby's Los Angeles marks the public unveiling of the auction-bound lot, which is  set to go under the gavel in New York on April 29. If you know anything about Gorme -- beyond the fact that she was a singer -- it's probably that she was half of the vocal duo Steve & Eydie.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Elphaba may have worked some magic to sell her Hollywood Hills-area home for exactly its listing price of $1.847 million. Known off the “Wicked” stage as Nicole Parker, the actress and her husband, Brett Parker, bought the 1926 Spanish-style home in 2006 for $1.75 million. Features include interior archways, beamed ceilings and French doors. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,000 square feet of living space. The grounds include fountains, courtyards and a swimming pool as well as a separate gym/office.
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