Rock Paper Scissors Sale

Auction house sells art collection after winning rock paper scissors contest

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-point-eight million dollars in yesterday's auction. The auction house hasn't said the exact commission, but it's well over a  million dollars on the most expensive painting alone.

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