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2011-07-20 17:16:00

NEW YORK, BERLIN and PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, artnet Auctions achieved a world record for the sale of an Andy Warhol 1978 painting entitled Flowers, which sold for US$1,322,500 (Premium). The buyer was a private American collector.

2010-05-11 12:29:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- artnet Auctions offers continuous online auctions of fine art, prints and photographs.

2008-09-24 18:00:27

British actor Matthew Goode has been named host of the premiere season of "Masterpiece Contemporary," PBS said Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.