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Why Auction Houses Want In On The Growing Outsider Art Craze

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts

Cara Zimmerman is a specialist in folk and outsider art at Christie's auction house, the first to ever hold the position. The fact that the world's la...

Early Chinese Jade: Art & Artifact

Kim Dramer | Posted 12.23.2016 | Arts
Kim Dramer

View image | gettyimages.com A passion for jade has been an enduring hallmark of Chinese civilization for millennia. A rare, semi-precious hardston...

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month With Andy Warhol's Assortment Of Male Nudes (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

Andy Warhol was never one to shy away from bare parts, gravitating toward the human body's beautiful nude bits in series like "Torsos" and "Sex Parts....

The World's Most Infamous Unmade Bed Is Up For Auction For $2 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts

An unmade bed, littered with empty bottles, cigarettes, condoms and panty hose, does not seem like the tableaux for a million-dollar masterpiece. Who ...

Skateboarder Turns New York's Famous Auction House Into His Personal Skate Park

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to run wild in your favorite art haven, taking in masterpieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat or Christopher Wool like ...

Andy Warhol's Iconic 'Race Riot' Painting Could Fetch Millions At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts

Most people are familiar with Andy Warhol's pop portraiture, depicting essential elements of popular culture from Marilyn Monroe to Campbell Soup. But...

London's Superpowered Russian Week: Cocktails, Controversy & a Communist Kiss

Simon Hewitt | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

There was controversy wherever you looked during London Russian Week in late November. And I'm not just talking about the blink-and-you've-missed-it t...

A Record-Breaking Year at Auction: A Look Back at 2013

MutualArt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Leading experts to conclude that a new dawn for the art market has begun, leaving the Great Recession of 2008 in the dust

The Price of Bob Dylan Going Electric

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The guitar stood on a stand in a small conference room in corporate offices in Beverly Hills. A black Fender Stratocaster with a white body plate, a few nicks to its side -- it looked simple, basic, uncomplicated.

The Last One of a Kind

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sarah O'Leary

Recently I discovered that the 8-foot tall turn of the century wooden playground slide in the middle of my living room might be the last one like it o...

Eva Peron's Brooch a Highlight of Christie's "Magnificent Jewels" Auction

Karin E. Baker | Posted 12.14.2013 | Style
Karin E. Baker

I don't have an extra $300,000 to $500,000 lying around waiting to be spent, but if I did, I'd give some serious thought to bidding on a piece of history: Eva's Van Cleef & Arpels diamond-and-sapphire brooch, up for auction at Christie's in New York on October 15.

10 Of The Weirdest Things To Ever Head To Auction

Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Christie's auction house is best known for its fine art sales -- bidding soirees that frequently involve Pablo Picasso paintings or Andy Warhol screen...

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...

David Hockney's Pricey Pyramids Head To Auction For First Time

Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

We all have treasured mementos from our early trips abroad, but in the case of British artist David Hockey, his token of vacations past is a surreal p...

What Art Can You Get For A Million Bucks?

Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts

Christie's Auction House in New York recently announced the final price tag on its Fall Postwar and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, boasting a whopping...

Guess How Much This Painting Cost...

Posted 11.15.2012 | Arts

George Condo, an American painter who coined the term "Artificial Realism" and designed multiple covers for Kanye West's album, My Beautiful Dark Twis...

Pop Culture Meets Christie's Auction House

Posted 11.09.2012 | Arts

The line between pop culture and fine art is a precarious delineation -- just ask Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. Actually, why not ask Britney Spear...

Basquiat Will Likely Break ANOTHER Record

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

An early painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat is expected to break big records this November at Christie's New York. At only 20 years old, the young artis...

Is There An Arab Spring Happening In The Art Market?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Two paintings by the father of modern Egyptian painting, Mahmoud Said, are poised to lead Christie's Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian, and Turkis...

Kandinsky Expected To Sell For $30 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born painter famous for his vibrant colors and early abstract techniques, is set to break records at Christie's this No...

High-Priced Yayoi Kusama Works Head To Christie's

Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama has certainly been upholding her moniker as the polka-dotted queen as of late, imposing her reign of fantastical dots on New York these p...

Battle of the Bronze Aquamaniles

Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts

After perusing the lists of items about to hit the auction chopping block this week, we came across a battle royale occurring across the Atlantic Ocea...

LOOK: Christie's Green Auction Party

Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

Christie's auction house hosted their third annual Green Auction party on Wednesday where guests including Lauren Bush, Graydon Carter, and Glenn Clos...

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...

PHOTOS: Elizabeth Taylor's Jewelry Up For Auction Dec. 13

Posted 12.09.2011 | Fifty

Elizabeth Taylor once said, "I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it." On December ...