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Candy in the Corner

Jim Kempner | Posted 11.17.2016 | 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.

It Turns Out, Your Favorite Children's Book Writer Had A Very Dark Taste In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

When we reminisce about the late children's book author Roald Dahl, we usually conjure images of giant peaches, chocolate factories and fantastic foxe...

Survey: Is Buying Artwork Scarier Than Buying a Car?

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Many think art -- particularly original art -- is prohibitively expensive because they hear about the multimillion-dollar auction results at Christie's or get blindsided by the number of zeros on the wall at their local galleries. As a result, they don't buy.

10 Reasons Springtime Is Better In Paris

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts

As April sheds its beautiful springtime light upon us, let us be grateful for the possibility of sunshine, flowers in bloom and warm weather on the ho...

Have A Very Warhol Christmas

Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts

We never really took Andy Warhol for much of a Christmas spirit kind of guy. But this holiday season Christie's "A Christmas Thing" holiday auction is...

29 Picasso Artworks Hit The Bidding Block At The Same Time

Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

Earlier this month an online raffle gave art admirers the opportunity to own their very own Picasso drawing for just $135. It might seem like a bargai...

Eric Clapton Is About To Sell Another Famous Painting For $25 Million

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

Eric Clapton is at it again, infiltrating the art world's most sacred of spaces with his surprisingly shrewd contemporary taste. According to Christie...

This Oversized Balloon Dog Sculpture Could Fetch $55 Million

Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

Jeff Koons, the father of shiny balloon dog sculptures, is used to smashing records at auction. His last oversized, exceedingly glossy work of art sol...

Detroit Must Grow Up and Liquidate Assets

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.

LOOK: Huge Piece Of Liz Taylor Memorabilia Up For Sale

Posted 05.24.2013 | Weddings

Want to get married like Elizabeth Taylor? Now you can! The dress Taylor wore at her first wedding, to hotel heir Conrad Hilton in 1950, will be au...

Priceless: Mr. Chow on Basquiat

Austin Considine | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

A haven for amazing artist in the Eighties, the colorful Mr. Chow describes how he'd "cuddle" his friend Basquiat if he were alive today. As the 1982 seminal work, Dustheads, goes to auction Wednesday, a peek into an intimate journal the artist gave his eatery friend.

Priceless: Mr. Chow on Basquiat

Michael Chow | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Chow

A haven for amazing artist in the Eighties, the colorful Mr. Chow describes how he'd "cuddle" his friend Basquiat if he were alive today. As the 1982 seminal work, Dustheads, goes to auction Wednesday, a peek into an intimate journal the artist gave his eatery friend.

Twombly Foundation Feud Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

The Cy Twombly Foundation is embroiled in a pricey art feud this week after two board members accused the group's treasurer, Thomas Saliba, of paying ...

South Asian Artists: 10 Artists to Know

Deepanjana Klein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Deepanjana Klein

Most already know of Gupta, the painter turned sculpturer. He is a household name among contemporary fans and collectors. Gupta's material, in the 2007 "Spill," for example, take the common-man's tin dishware and make it not only glamourous but tarnished.

This Blockbuster Basquiat Is Heading To Auction...

ARTINFO | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

The 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting "Dustheads," which was shown at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 2010, is rumored to be headed to Christie's t...

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...

Artwork Found In Attic Sells For Nearly $1 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts

Everyone dreams of finding that one priceless item hiding in the corners of a dust-ridden attic. One UK teacher recently experienced the joy of rescui...

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...

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...

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...

Christie's To Auction Of 'Inoperable' Apple-1 Computer For Huge Sum

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology

Die-hard Apple fans rejoice — Christie's announced today that it will be auctioning off this fall an original Apple-1 computer... that doesn't work....

From Ruling to Auction: Looted Art Up For Sale

MutualArt | Posted 08.08.2012 | Arts

The looting of the artwork during World War II, epic ownership battle with the Italian government, rightful return to the owners and very quick turnover to auction is headline deserving, but hardly mentioned in Christie's promotional materials.

How Much Would You Pay For A Painting?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

Yves Klein stunned the art world with his monochromatic pieces at the nexus of minimalism and performance art, where his signature International Klein...

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 ...

Art Moscow 2011

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

When you hear the word 'Moscow', many things come to mind - contemporary art is unlikely to be one of them. Set to change this is Christina Steinbrech...