The French limestone work shows the queen in her robes of the Order of the Garter at York Minster Cathedral.
The group says protestors “severely underestimate the fragility” of the works, calling them “irreplaceable.”
Paul Allen’s Art Collection Sells for $1.5 Billion at Christie’s, the Biggest Sale in Art Market History
Five paintings joined the nine-figure club, while 20 artists set new sales records.
Digital Benin lists the locations of more than 5,000 stolen African artifacts.
Introducing Tyler, The Curator, the two-time Grammy-winning artist with exceptional taste in Cartier watches, old-school cars and more.
A judge sentenced the activists but said she did not want to discourage protest.
The 47-lot auction surpassed a high sales estimate of $3.2 million with approximately 94 percent of the lots sold.
Thomas Fuchs and partner, Michou Mahtani, of Thomas Fuchs Creative celebrate groundbreaking artists in all mediums through an intimate home dining experience.
It is one of only two first-edition copies in private hands.