For fans of the boy wizard, this could be the most coveted copy of all the Harry Potter books in the world.
A quick scout around the pervier corners of the net – the ones where screen-shots of onscreen nudity are piled high – will offer up plenty of images of Angelina Jolie naked. But snaps of a topless Angelina Jolie with a horse They’re much harder to come by, unless you’re happy to settle for bad Photoshopping and the disapproving looks of friends, family and colleagues for even searching for such a thing.
The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including Lil Wayne leaves the hospital, Timberlake launches new album and Princess Diana gowns fetch 1.2 million dollars at auction.
We have to take it for granted that art patronage, as once understood, no longer exists in today’s America.
Late last year, at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, an anonymous Chinese phone bidder paid $232,000 each for three bottles of 1869 Château Lafite Rothschild, a Napoleon III era wine that was already maturing nicely when the Boxer uprising stymied European imperial ambitions in China. That price smashed the previous record of $156,450, paid in 1985 by the Forbes publishing family for a 1787 Lafite bottled for U.S.
YOU MAY ALREADY BE A COLLECTOR Among the distinctions that painters covet–gallery shows, a high price for their work at auction, placement in a museum, a patron–being cited by the Guinness Book of World Records is not a must-have. But JANE WOOSTER SCOTT received that honor recently when she was named the “Most Reproduced Artist in America.” “I heard I was closing in on the title; for a while I was running neck and neck with Picasso,” says Wooster Scott, whose work appears on jigsaw puzzles, Christmas cards and calendars
Up to a Mutual microphone stepped Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, to help auction off four pairs of Nylons, a Persian lamb coat, a bat autographed by Babe Ruth. They were some of the sideline booty which a sympathetic U.S.
Ads for “Bernie Madoff Auction” sales have been popping up around the country in recent weeks, getting the word out in such places as Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C., by placing big stickers on the front page of local newspapers. The ads begin: “Due to losses caused by Bernie Madoff” and then detail such treasures as original art by Peter Max, Salvador Dali and Norman Rockwell as well as Rolex watches and “other flashy items” that are to be sold to “recover losses from Ponzi scheme.” Trouble is, it’s hard to tell whether any of the merchandise at these auctions was owned by Madoff or those he ruined or if the ads are just a dubious way to drum up traffic for run-of-the-mill estate sales.
Paintings, furniture, memorabilia and costumes owned by Barbra Streisand will be auctioned on October 17 and 18 by an auction house in West Hollywood, California.
Al Capone’s legend of bootlegging, gangland slayings and tax evasion lives on more than 60 years after the Chicago gangster’s death.