The ring, which Tupac Shakur designed himself, was meant to symbolically herald a new era of his life — away from his gangsta rap image — that never got to be.
The piece sold Tuesday was the last portrait Klimt completed before his death in 1918.
Mercury drafted the chart-topping “Bohemian Rhapsody” on 15 pages of stationery from now-defunct airline British Midland Airways.
The Bible, about 1,100 years old, is “the earliest, most complete text of its kind,” the Sotheby's auction house said.
The Skims founder purchased the diamond-encrusted cross for nearly $200,000 at Sotheby's annual Royal & Noble auction in London.
The lunar rocks, recovered by the USSR in the '70s, are the only known documented samples in private hands, according to Sotheby's.
“In rehearsals it worked every time."
The street artist's prank at Sotheby's lit a trick candle in a musty room. But in rebelling against the monied art establishment, he still profits.
The total value is estimated at up to $2.8 million.
For decades, the owner thought it was just a fun piece of costume jewelry.