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LONDON | Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction

LONDON— The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Thursday. The auction house said a female European collector was the successful bidder, agreeing to pay 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million) for “Girl With Balloon.” But just after the … Continue reading LONDON | Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction

LONDON | Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’ used at obscenity trial for sale

LONDON — A paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley‘s Lover” used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of the novel’s publisher is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000), auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday. Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence’s book about an affair between a wealthy … Continue reading LONDON | Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’ used at obscenity trial for sale