Rock Paper Scissors Sale

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Christie's auction house has won a fat prize in a game of rock-paper-scissors.

The Japanese owner of four expensive paintings says he turned to the playground game as a tie-breaker when he couldn't decide on Christie's or Sotheby's to sell the artwork.

Christie's won by choosing scissors, defeating Sotheby's paper.

The paintings went for $17.8 million in Wednesday’s auction. The auction house hasn't said the exact commission, but it is well over a $1 million on the most expensive painting alone.

The World Rock-Paper-Scissors Society called the contest the RPS Match of the Century.


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