The lunar rocks, recovered by the USSR in the '70s, are the only known documented samples in private hands, according to Sotheby's.
“In rehearsals it worked every time."
The street artist's prank at Sotheby's lit a trick candle in a musty room. But in rebelling against the monied art establishment, he still profits.
The total value is estimated at up to $2.8 million.
A 1980s flea market find turns out to be a 26-carat diamond.
For decades, the owner thought it was just a fun piece of costume jewelry.
Out of this world.
No one has ever paid so much for an American work at auction before.
At a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, the 59.6-carat Pink Star diamond was sold for a record $71.2 million to Chinese jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook.
From Picasso's Cubist nude to a table with boobs and penises, Sotheby's gets nasty.