The reality star purchased the hand-sized 1920s accessory at a Sotheby’s London auction for $200,000.
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A French City Is Asking Madonna if It Can Borrow a Long-Lost 19th Century Painting From Her Collection
Brigitte Fouré, the mayor of Amiens, made a video recording to plead her case with the Queen of Pop.
The number marks a mere 8 percent increase over last year’s result.
It was the most expensive lot from Sotheby’s fall art auctions, which totaled $391 million in sales.
The group says protestors “severely underestimate the fragility” of the works, calling them “irreplaceable.”
The work will be offered in January at Sotheby’s.
Graham Bonham-Carter was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly moving an artwork across national borders.
The staggering sum includes $23 million one bidder paid for a Francis Bacon Triptych.
The work, titled ‘Madonna of the Magnificat’, will be offered by Christie’s this November.
Paintings that once belonged to the former president of the Whitney Museum are heading to Sotheby’s in November.