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Oscars Sell For Over $3 Million

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Fifteen Academy Awards statuettes from the 1930s and '40s, including the Best Screenplay Oscar given to Herman Mankiewicz for "Cit...

NYC Art Sale To Feature Munch's 'The Scream'

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 04.22.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — One of four versions of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" will be sold this spring in New York, Sotheby's auction house announc...

Christie's Sells 3 Top Works From Liz Taylor's Art Collection

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Three top works from the late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor's art collection have sold at a London auction for nearly 14 million poun...

The One-Percenter Art World

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The analogy occurred to me: the Art World is to Art as Wall Street is to Democracy; the former no longer a vital contributor to the latter.

Move Over Picasso: New Top Auction Earner

Posted 01.13.2012 | Arts

Chinese artist Zhang Daqian has knocked Picasso from a very high pedestal. The artist generated $506.7 million from auctions in 2011 alone. Close ...

Who's At The Top Of The World's Art Market?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts

Gerhard Richter is at the head of a changing art market. The German artist, known for his ability to cover a range of styles, from the abstract to the...

Richer Than Rich: Art Outperforms S&P

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

If you ever find yourself choosing between some Warhols or a few stocks, we're here to make that decision easier. A new study has found that artwork b...

The Shifting Focus of Publicity in the Art World

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

At times, publicity becomes the art itself, with the public knowing that it should appreciate some work because "it's famous" rather than because it's good, distorting the entire experience of art.

Artists Sue Auction Houses Over Royalty Dispute

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

A group of major artists, including painter Chuck Close, and the heirs of abstract expressionist Sam Francis and sculptor Robert Graham, filed a pair ...

'Artists For Haiti' In Depth

Alexander Adler | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Early in September, David Zwirner opened its doors to preview "Artists for Haiti," an upcoming benefit auction at Christie's sponsored by the dealer a...

Joanne Herrings Battle to Reclaim Stolen Art

Reyne Haines | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts
Reyne Haines

(Sir Henry Raeburn Painting -- Photo courtesy: De Andre Moore with DM VIDEO PRODUCTION) Every year, hundreds of items are stolen from antique store...

Art Market Analyst On 'Investment-Quality' Art And The Future

artfagcity.com | Posted 10.30.2011 | Arts

The past few weeks, the stock market has been reeling as concerns about the U.S. and global economy resurface. In an attempt to discover what this mea...

WATCH: Bravo's 'Work Of Art' Returns For Season 2

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Bravo's art world version of Project Runway will return for a season 2. The competition, called "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist," pits 14 artists ...

Who's On Top And Who's Flopped: Art Auction Round-Up

Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts

Via Mutual Art As global markets dropped sharply on Monday over fears from the US’s new credit rating, the art market could not escape the plumm...

Tony Curtis Art Collection Goes To Auction

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Paintings, sculptures and other collectibles that once belonged to Tony Curtis are hitting the auction block. Darren Julien, president...

PHOTOS: ArtCrush 2011: The Art World Comes To Aspen

Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

This year's ArtCrush, the Aspen Art Museum's annual auction and gala, has already proved itself to be one for the books. Most excitingly, Mexico-base...

Art Market Boom, Or Investors Hoarding Masterpieces?

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

As stories of sovereign debt crises abound, it is the art market that's unexpectedly--and undeniably--booming. In the first half of this year alone, C...

Photos Of Beatles 1st US Concert To Be Auctioned

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — In 1964, an enterprising 18-year-old snapped pictures of the Beatles' momentous first U.S. concert in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday,...

Lost Charlie Chaplin Film Found In British Thrift Shop

Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

Essex resident Brian Hann, 40, bought a rare Charlie Chaplin film, "Zepped," in a junk shop for only $5. Hann found the 35mm nitrate film at the "Seco...

How Much Is Michael Jackson's Art Collection Really Worth?

ARTINFO | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Earlier , we rounded up the 10 craziest things about the $900 million Michael Jackson art feud. Now, we've got number 11: the "certified art appraiser...

Record Breaking Sales At Old Masters Auction

Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Sotheby's and Christie's made headlines this week for record-smashing sales, achieving the second and third-highest Old Master auc...

Highest Ever Contemporary Art Sale In London

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Sotheby’s triumphed this week and signaled an end to art market woes as its Contemporary Art evening sale raised $174.1million -...

Missing Leonardo Da Vinci Painting To Be Shown

Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

A lost work by Leonardo da Vinci has been found in a private American collection. The painting " Salvator Mundi," (below) which shows Christ raising h...

Francis Bacon Painting Sells For $28.7M

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Christie's auction house says a painting by Francis Bacon has sold for 17.96 million pounds ($28.7 million) at a sale in London. Christie's...

Top 10 Portrait Picks From The London Auctions

Bruce Helander | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Next week, London hosts contemporary auctions organized by Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips de Pury. While there are gems on the docket like Warhol'...