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Warhol Coke Piece Sells for a Fizzy $33M

Work sells beyond Sotheby's estimate, capping $222M sale

(Newser) - Recession? What recession? It's apparently not happening in the world of art auctions, where Andy Warhol's Large Coca-Cola went for a fizzy $33 million to cap a $222 million pop art sale at Sotheby's in New York. The auction also included top-selling works by Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, and Willem... More »

Blue Diamond to Sell for Sky-High $5.8M

5.16-carat flawless 'fancy vivid' hits Hong Kong auction

(Newser) - An extremely rare, flawless blue diamond ring is going on auction today in Hong Kong and is expected to fetch a shimmering $5.8 million . The 5.16-carat gem is one of 12 diamonds originally from the DeBeers Millennium collection, displayed in London to celebrate the new century. The pear-shaped... More »

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