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Candy in the Corner

Jim Kempner | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Jim Kempner

I was at the Andrea Rosen Gallery with my sister to see Felix Gonzalez-Torres' new exhibition, most of which consisted of pounds of candy positioned on the floor and in various corners around the gallery. It was 1998.

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Sotheby’s contemporary art evening sale, the sixth auction in seven days, brought in $294.85 million and sold 81.5 percent of the works. Record...

Here's The Famous Nude Painting Expected To Fetch $100 Million At Auction

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Works by Amedeo Modigliani, Roy Lichtenstein and Paul Gauguin are poised to set artist auction records in a curated auction at ...

The Legacy of Charlie and Charles, the Man and the Cartoon

Auctionata | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts

This October marks 65 years since the first publication of Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts. Decades have passed, yet the diffident and often times wistful Charlie Brown still holds a place in the hearts of millions.

Kansas Is Selling Off A Whole Lot Of Booze

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.16.2015 | Weird News

If you need a lot of liquor -- and you need it fast -- the state of Kansas is selling off hundreds of confiscated bottles.  The state says it co...

You Can Buy An Old Menu From The Actual Titanic For Just $50,000

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner...

6 Family Heirlooms Worth More Than You Think | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.20.2015 | Fifty

  SPECIAL FROM “If it’s stainless it can go, if it’s chipped don’t worry so.”  So goes a popular ref...

3 Art Forms to Launch Your Collection

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts
Hannah McWilliams

The most difficult part of owning a collection is acquiring it. You may inherently know what genre, medium or period you like, but transitioning from art appreciator to property owner is not without its challenges.

A Gorgeous Collaboration Between Two Great Modernist Artists

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts

What happens when two of the 20th century’s greatest artists team up to produce a gold-embossed, illustrated book? That book's value, just $15 in 19...

Man Wins Fallen Deputy's Patrol Car At Auction, Gives The Keys To Grieving Sons

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

Two Colorado brothers now have a beautiful way to remember their late father, all thanks to a selfless man with a huge sense of compassion. Sam Br...

No One Knows How Medieval Nuns Used This Mysterious Prayer Wheel

Religion News Service | David Van Biema | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The directions, if a little stilted, look familiar: “The Order Of The Diagram Written Here Teaches The Return Home.” Think Parch...

Making the Cut: The Evolution of Diamonds

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Style
Hannah McWilliams

Diamonds may be forever, but their preferred shape is in constant flux. As tastes and technology have progressed with time, we've seen these gems evolve from simple manual executions to dazzlingly complex designs.

A Van Gogh And A Rothko Head To Auction With $40 Million Price Tags

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A late Vincent van Gogh painting and a 1954 work by Mark Rothko from the collection of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon are going on the auctio...

Frida Kahlo's Love Letters Give Glimpse Into The Guarded Artist's Private Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts

"I don’t know how to write love letters," Frida Kahlo wrote in 1946. "But I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in l...

Want A Monet? It'll Set You Back $35 Million

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilien...

To Gift or Not to Gift: The Problems With the Online Marketplace for Art and Shopping for Works this Holiday Season

Janice Sands | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts
Janice Sands

Sure, this can mean expanded opportunities for artists to earn a profit, but the costs are far-reaching. The evolving marketplace, which can resemble a one-stop, big box shop for artwork, encourages uninformed collecting practices, leading to a devaluation of the work and its meaning and merit.

Lions And Costumes And Auctions! Oh My! | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment

What can be better than receiving a Wizard’s gift? Buying a “Wizard of Oz” original costume. ...

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.

Auctions, Museums and Fossils

Errol Fuller | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Errol Fuller

On November 26 an auction house operating from a small village named Billingshurst in southern England will try to sell the entire fossilized skeleton of a Mammoth.

21 Cindy Sherman Photos Head To The Auction Block | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary art will offer twenty one examples from Cindy Sherman’s semina...

Celebrate Picasso's Birthday By Spending $6 Million On One Of His Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, born on this date 133 years ago. What better way to celebrate this joyous occasion than by p...

Courage for Sale: Oz's Cowardly Lion Costume Heads to The Auction Block

Jay Scarfone | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jay Scarfone

When the Cowardly Lion costume was discovered in one of the oldest buildings on the M-G-M lot -- where The Wizard of Oz was filmed in late 1938 and early 1939 -- it was in need of careful repair and restoration to most closely return it to its original state.

'Take Home A Nude' Auction Will Let You, Well, Take Home A Nude (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

It's that time of year again. The annual "Take Home a Nude" auction, organized by the New York Academy of Arts, is just around the corner, giving coll...

Fall's Can't-Miss Auctions (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Departures Magazine

We’ve rounded up the world’s eight most bid-worthy auctions coming before the end of the year—from a Nordic design sale in London to a high-fashion Holy Grail in Miami, and even an amateur archeologist’s treasure trove in Dallas.

Sublime Errors: Wade Guyton's Imperfect Paintings

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

Wade Guyton is one of those names that constantly pops up in frenzied contemporary art auctions, such as the wildly successful Christie's sale this past May, "If I Live I'll See You Tuesday."