The coffin was “trafficked by a well-organized network,” Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg said.
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Its Paul Allen sale alone brought in $1.6 billion, with five works breaking the $100 million dollar mark.
300-Year-Old Idols Looted From an Indian Temple a Decade Ago Were Just Discovered in a Collector’s Home
The artifacts bought from Aparna Gallery came to the attention of the Idol Wing police after being registered.
The work, Kristina (2022), features a life-sized woman who appears to be unconscious.
This New Experience at Art Basel Miami Beach Pairs Virtual Reality Art With a Michelin-Star Tasting Menu
Diners will slip on a Meta Quest 2 VR headset before enjoying a special array of amuse-bouches by chef Chintan Pandya.
The evening sales brought a whopping total of 104 works to the auction block on Thursday.
It was the most expensive lot from Sotheby’s fall art auctions, which totaled $391 million in sales.
Curator Susanne Meyer-Büser says that New York City 1 (1941) has been upside down since it was first publicly seen.