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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...

85 Works By Your Favorite Surrealist Are Up For Bid

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A trove of 85 works by Spanish surrealist master Joan Miro acquired by the Portuguese government from a failing bank is up for auction...

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...

You Can Own Your Very Own Rothko Painting For Just $35 Million

AP | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — A bright orange-yellow and white painting by Mark Rothko is heading for the auction block in New York City, where i...

This Could Fetch Up To $100 Million At Auction

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — A painting that brings together two of Britain's greatest artists could become one of the most expensive modern artworks eve...

Warhol's Cars Head To Bidding Block With $16 Million Price Tag

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol's Mercedes-Benz silkscreen is coming to a New York City auction, where it's expected to fetch up to $16 mill...

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...

SOLD For $19 Million!

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — An Edward Hopper painting of New York City's Roosevelt Island has sold for just over $19 million at auction. "Blackwell's Island," a...

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.

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...

Christie's Heads To Shanghai

AP | By KELVIN CHAN | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

HONG KONG -- Christie's said Tuesday it will be the first international auction house to operate without a local partner in mainland China, one of the...

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
ARTINFO

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...