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Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London

A portrait of Pablo Picasso’s lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday night for £28.6 million ($45.0 million), Sotheby’s auction house said.

El Bulli restaurant

Sotheby’s to auction off El Bulli wine cellar

Spanish chef Ferran Adrià will be selling off the contents of the wine cellar from his now-shuttered Catalan restaurant El Bulli next spring.

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‘Casablanca’ piano to auction for up to $1.2 mn

The piano used as the prop for the key flashback scene between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca” will go on sale next month.

First Apple computer

First Apple computer fetches $374,000

A rare surviving first model of the Apple computer sold for $374,000 at auction in New York on Friday.

Beau Sancy diamond

Historic diamond ‘Beau Sancy’ sells for $9.7 million

The 35-carat pear-shaped diamond Marie de Medici wore at her coronation in 1610 fetched $9.7 million at auction in Geneva on May 15.

sothebys champagne bottle

Sotheby’s launches in-house champagne brand

Sotheby’s has launched its own private-label champagne, the first from an auction house.

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