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human remains as contemporary art

A human skull and crossbones, valued at up to $20,000, won’t appear at a Christie’s auction Friday after another party claimed rights to the remains, the auction house announced. Yale University’s secret Order of Skull and Bones used the skull and crossbones as a ballot box, Christie’s said in its advertisement of the item in an auction catalogue. The auction house estimates the 19th century ballot box is worth between $10,000 and $20,000.

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