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Bob Dylan’s Lyrics Shatter Sotheby’s Auction Record

“How does it feel?” If you happen to know any famous or about-to-be-famous musicians, do them a favor and tell them to keep their handwritten song lyrics. Bob Dylan’s handwritten, working draft, original lyric sheet for the 1960s classic Like a Rolling Stone, just fetched over $2 million yesterday at Sotheby’s rock and roll auction. According to Sotheby’s, the multimillion …

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First Book Printed In U.S. Sells For $14.2 Million

An auction held at Sotheby’s earlier this week fetched $14.2 million for one of eleven remaining books that were the first to be printed in the U.S. The book, a copy of the Bay Psalm Book, was printed in 1640 and is one of the rarest tomes in the world. This auction marked the first copy to be sold since …

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Andy Warhol Painting Shatters Record Sale

Andy Warhol painting, “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold at Sotheby’s New York sale late Wednesday for a whopping $105.4 million, shattering the previous Warhol record set in 2007 when “Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)” sold for $71.7 million. Sotheby’s described the painting as, “a pivotal work from the artist’s ‘Death and Disaster’ series and the last of …

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