Edward Hopper painting East Wind Over Weehawken sold at auction on Thursday for $40.4 million – well in excess of its estimate of $22 million – 28 million. 179 more words
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TRENTON — In advance of an expected 2016 presidential campaign, Chris Christie’s administration is stepping up efforts to control the Republican governor’s image at all costs — even skirting sunshine laws that permit public access to government records. 272 more words
NEW YORK: An electric guitar on which Bob Dylan performed a legendary set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 sold for a record $965,000 at an auction in New York on Friday, Christie’s announced.The price for the 1964 Fender Stratocaster smashed its pre-sale estimate of $300,000-$500,000 and made it the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction, Christie’s said.The identity of the private buyer was not revealed.The auction house also put under the hammer five sets of lyrics dating back to 1965-66, but sold only one — an early version of “I Wanna Be Your Lover” called “Midnight Suit” — for $20,000.The sale came just days after it was revealed that the legendary American singer has been charged in France for inciting hatred by comparing Croats to Nazis in remarks to Rolling Stone magazine.Dylan, 72, was charged with the offense during a visit to Paris last month after the …
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. 713 more words