Robert Neuwirth, who taps out the first draft of his books on a manual typewriter, crouched in the yard of a former car-repair shop, trying to fabricate a metal push rod to activate the “A” key of a 1920s Royal Model 10 typing machine.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. , the investment bank liquidating in bankruptcy, asked a judge for approval to hire Sotheby’s to sell off an art collection at a public auction in September, according to court filings.
A painting of a blue-eyed nurse by Richard Prince and an aluminum couch by Marc Newson were among the artworks sold by Halsey Minor that helped the CNET Networks Inc. founder raise $21.1 million to pay his creditors.
Artworks by Donald Judd and Ed Ruscha decorated the house, and Frank Gehry, John Williams and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were among those at the dinner table. The guest of honor even got to ride the host’s Segway scooter.