Billed as "the most famous weapon in the history of art," the rusty 7mm Lefaucheux revolver was bought by a private collector with a telephone bid.
People in Paris attend a press visit of the immersive exhibition "Nuit Etoilée" devoted to painter Vincent Van Gogh by multimedia artist Gianfranco Iannuzzi at "l'Atelier des Lumieres", the first Digital Art Centre in Paris.
The offer was in response to a White House request to borrow a painting by 19th-century Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, for installation at the president and first lady’s private living quarters.
Two Van Gogh paintings stolen from a museum in Amsterdam have been found in Italy from the home of a suspected mafia drug boss.
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