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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Arts Post It: Princess Beatrice To Auction Off Wild Hat for Charity; Contemporary Art Sells Big at Christie’s


LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Princess Beatrice of York leaves the Abbey following the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Princess Beatrice of York; (Pascal Le Segretain - GETTY IMAGES)
Hat Trick: Princess Beatrice will auction off the unusual blush-colored Philip Treacy hat she wore to the royal wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine. The proceeds will go to UNICEF and Children in Crisis. (People)

Bidding Warhol: A bidding war over a 1963-64 Andy Warhol self-portrait broke out on Wednesday at Christie’s International sale of postwar and contemporary art. The painting sold for $38.4 million dollars, the most ever paid for a Warhol painting. (New York Times)

Winning: The Kennedy Center will present the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell in October. (Washington Post)

Tailored Suitcases: Fashion designers from Alexander Wang to Trina Turk offer their packing and wardrobe tips for travel in the new book “American Fashion Travel.” (Washington Post)

The Artists’ Pay: On Wednesday, Christie’s International saw its biggest tally for a New York contemporary art sale since May 2008. With 65 lots, the sales totaled $301.7 million. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Orchestral Wham!?: Singer George Michael will begin a 47-date tour of Europe with a full symphony orchestra. His orchestral tour will begin in Prague, Czech Republic on 22 August. (BBC News)

Uncommon Controversy: Grammy-award winning rapper Common performed at the White House in front of schoolchildren Wednesday evening for Michelle Obama’s White House Music Series, despite objections from some media figures. (Washington Post)

Tiny (Animated) Dancer: The late Martha Graham, a pioneer of modern American dance, received a birthday animation tribute from Google to commemorate her 117th birthday. (Los Angeles Times)

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