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El Greco Makes Old Master Record at Sotheby's

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

A masterpiece by El Greco sold at Sotheby's yesterday evening (July 3, 2013) for £9.1 million, a record for a Spanish Old Master and the highest pric...

The Best Return On A Garage Investment Ever

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

We all would love to buy something cheap, sell it years later and make a fortune. That's what makes it so painful when someone else actually goes and ...

CEO Buys Historic Document For Record Price

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

(Corrects day to Tuesday, not Monday) By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - The chief executive of U.S. privat...

Monica Lewinsky's Lingerie Up For Auction

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Items that once belonged to or were gifted by Monica Lewinsky are up for auction, Nate D. Sanders Auctions announced this week. Among the items in...

Guess Which Rock Star Made This Painting

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

Did you know Thom Yorke, the alien invader musical genius behind the British super band, Radiohead, was a painter? The experimental crooner i...

The Warholian Questionnaire: Michael Musto

Austin Considine | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Musto first made a name for himself in the 80s, when the downtown New York scene was at its peak of flamboyance and grit. It was also a battleground for gay rights, and Musto, an openly gay man, was a fierce voice for equality.

Rosario Dawson Teases 'Sin City 2' With Hot 'Do

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to ...

Auction Napa Valley 2013

GAYOT.com | Posted 08.06.2013 | Taste
GAYOT.com

The 33rd annual Auction Napa Valley wrapped up at Meadowood Napa Valley last weekend, where an astounding $16.9 million were raised, surpassing the 2005 record of $10.2 million. Proceeds benefit healthcare and child development programs in Napa Valley.

A Rug That Costs $33.7 Million

AP | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A Persian rug from the early 17th century has sold for $33.7 million in New York City. Sotheby's auction house says Wednesday's price for...

On de Kooning, Master Improviser: A Q&A with Curator John Elderfield

Austin Considine | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

De Kooning was constantly scribbling -- sometimes even with his eyes closed. Like many artists, he often traded drawings for services. It was from his friend and therapist, Dr. Henry Vogel, that Christie's recently acquired 33 works on paper, going to an online only auction.

Jeanne Marchig and Leonardo da Vinci: Two Polish Connections

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Jeanne Marchig will be remembered as the ageing animal-lover who took Christie's to court over a Leonardo.

Why I Spent $67,000 On Judaica

Jonathan Greenstein | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Greenstein

Antique Judaica is a micro-niche in the art and antique world. There are about 15 million Jews in the world, but only about 700 active collectors. One would think that with such a small market base, there would be almost zero demand for antique Judaica. It's actually quite the opposite.

Guess How Much This Egg Costs

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- A massive, partly fossilized egg laid by a now-extinct elephant bird has sold for more than double its estimate at a London auction. Christ...

'Lost' Beach Boys Archive Heads To Auction

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- The material sat in a Florida storage facility for many years, apparently forgotten, until the storage company finally sold it off in bulk b...

Want To Buy A Rodin?

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Three early casts from Auguste Rodin's masterpiece "The Gates of Hell" will be featured at a New York City auction. Sotheby's says "...

Auction House Owner Admits To Altering Most Valuable Baseball Card Ever Sold

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

The most valuable baseball card ever sold may soon be losing its coveted title. Bill Mastro, an auction house owner in Illinois, admitted to a fede...

The Mona Lisa Of Kitsch Sells For $1.5 Million

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

JOHANNESBURG — Vladimir Tretchikoff's iconic painting "Chinese Girl," said to be one of the most reproduced in the world, is coming home to Sout...

Beatles Guitar Up For Auction

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (Reuters) - An electric guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison at the height of the Beatles' fame is expected to fet...

LOOK: The World's Largest Diamond To Be Sold

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

The world's largest colorless diamond ever to be auctioned will be sold by Christie’s International on May 15, Bloomberg News reports. The pear-shap...

LOOK: This 65-Year-Old Cake Is Selling For HOW Much?!

Posted 02.28.2013 | Weddings

A 65-year-old slice of royal wedding history is now up for grabs. A piece of the fruit cake served at the 1947 wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and th...

You Won't Believe The Going Rate For Google Glass On eBay

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

If you aren't selected to receive an early pair of Google's augmented-reality spectacles, don't worry. You can always buy them on eBay -- if you have ...

LOOK: Andy Warhol's Unemployment Rate Drawing Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

Most people don't see anything close to art when they look at the U.S. unemployment rate, but for Andy Warhol, the jobless numbers are nothing short o...

This Painting Cost How Much?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

Peter Doig has been known to fetch a high price at auction, attracting eager bidders with his tranquil, snowy landscapes. But can you guess how much h...

Rare Posters Seized By Nazis Make Big Money In NYC

AP | Posted 01.24.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A poster collection seized from a Jewish collector by the Nazis and only returned to his descendants in recent years has brought in approx...

David Lohr

Accused Murderer Jodi Arias Makes A Killing On eBay

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

UPDATE (Oct. 18): As convicted murderer Jodi Aria's art website continues to generate controversy, a prison official has told ABC News there is little...