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Paul McCartney's Letter To Drummer Sells For A Hefty Sum

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Over 50 years later, Beatlemania is still in strong effect: A letter written by the former Beatles bassist offering an unknown drummer an audition jus...

Steve McQueen's Iconic Suit For Sale

Posted 11.16.2011 | Fifty

Although it has been 31 years since his death, Steve McQueen, the man's man, ladies' man, race car driver, and top box-office draw of the 1960s and '7...

Artists Sue Ebay Over Royalties

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — Famed New York painter Chuck Close and other artists are suing Sotheby's, Christie's and eBay, contending the auctioneers willfull...

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 ...

Mystery Of Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Takes Surprising Turn

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

In 1998, a vellum-sheet portrait sold for £11,400 at Christie's. Today, the bidder who bailed at £11,399 is kicking himself. This painting, thought...

'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...

Who Benefits From Charity Auctions?

The Art Newspaper | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

The auction Artists for Haiti, organised by New York's David Zwirner gallery and Christie's, takes place on 22 September. It is perhaps the most ambit...

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...

Paul Needham

Rob Lowe Gets His Hands Blue For Habitat For Humanity

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Growing up, Rob Lowe took his stepfather's advice to work the phones for then-Senator Howard Metzenbaum and -- no joke -- sell Kool-Aid to...

Food Republic Will Host Twitter Chat to Help East Africa

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Marcus Samuelsson

I look forward to engaging with my fellow chefs in this important discussion about what the food community can do to help the millions of Africans currently at risk from this famine, and I hope you do too.

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...

Court-Ordered Auction Nets Cash For Unabomber Victims

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judge in Sacramento has approved the payment of $232,000 to the victims and survivors of Theodore Kaczynski, a sum rai...

PLAN ForYourArt: July 28-August 3

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Sex Objects to Fetish Girls is a selection of work from two of Eric Kroll's publications. Sex Objects documents his travels across America photographing and interviewing the women who worked in massage parlors, strip clubs, and sex joints.

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,...

Borders Bookstore Will Eliminate 11,000 Jobs, Close 400 Remaining Stores

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Bankrupt Borders Group Inc said it has canceled its auction and will sell itself to a group of liquidators. Borders announced the decision on M...

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...

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...

Picasso Sold For $22M To Benefit University Of Sydney

AP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts

SYDNEY -- A Pablo Picasso painting given to the University of Sydney by an anonymous American donor has sold at a London auction for 13.5 million poun...

Stradivarius Violin Sold For $16M To Aid Japan

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

TOKYO -- A Japanese music foundation has sold a renowned Stradivarius violin for $16 million at a London auction to raise money for tsunami disaster r...

Art Basel Begins

Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

Today Art Basel, referred to as "the Olympics of the art world," opened in Basel, Switzerland. This year, 300 galleries from 35 countries are showing ...

Jacko's 'Thriller' Jacket On Market

AP | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his "Thriller" video is hitting the auction block. Auction administrator Darren Julien sa...

Million-Dollar Bids To Have Lunch With Warren Buffett

Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ben Berkowitz) - Double-dip recession or not, people will still pay any price to have lunch with Warren Buffett. The annual charity a...

David Lohr

What Would You Pay For Al Capone's .38 Special?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.27.2011 | Weird News

A handgun that once belonged to notorious Chicago gangster Al "Scarface" Capone will be auctioned on June 22 and is expected to fetch more than $100,0...

PLAN ForYourArt: May 19-25

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Re-imagining our world as a series of graphic icons, artist Ryan McGinness layers and collages these images using both digital techniques and more traditional crafts like silk screening and painting.