The original Lion costume used in the Wizard of Oz movie sells for over $3 million

Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume used in the classic Wizard of Oz movie was sold for $3,077,000 at Bonhams’ New York auction.

Lion Costume Wizard of Oz

It was one of the many items of the “TCM Presents… There’s no place like Hollywood” auction that fetched amazingly high prices, including the piano used in the movie Casablanca, which sold for over $3.4 million

Liz #5, a portrait of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol sells for close to $27 million

Four Andy Warhol paintings – including “Liz #5”, a portrait of Elizabeth Taylor – was sold for multi million dollars at the Contemporary Art auction by Phillips de Pury & Company in New York on May 12.

Liz #5 by Andy Warhol

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Ohhh…Alright… by Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein’s work “Ohhh…Alright…” sells for a record $42,642,500 at Christie’s Post-war and Contemporary Evening Sale on Nov 10, 2010.

Ohhh...Alright... by Roy Lichtenstein

Plenty of Warhol, Duchamp, Koons, Richter, Pollock and others were also sold, many in the million dollar range so we’ll have a dedicated post for those soon.
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Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Picasso sold for $106,482,500

Yes, that’s right. Over $106 million. By an anonymous bidder. It’s over 100 times more than what we should write about here on this blog, but it is such a stunning auction event that we had to share it. So here it goes:

Pablo Picasso’s painting: “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold for $106,482,500 by Christie’s at the “Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody” auction on May 4. There were other stunning sales but this one clearly stands out.

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso

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