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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...

Philanthropist's Jewelry Auction Expected To Raise $20 Million For Charity

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

GENEVA -- Auction house Christie's says it expects to raise more than $20 million for charity selling the jewelry collection of philanthropist Lily Sa...

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 ...

Botero Sculpture Fetches $1.7M In NY

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Fernando Botero's monumental bronze "Dancers" fetched over $1.7 million dollars at a New York auction, setting a new record for a sculptur...

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...

Richard Gere's Million Dollar Collection

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — A collection of American vintage guitars owned by actor Richard Gere has fetched nearly $1 million at auction in New York City. Tues...

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...

WATCH: Rare Masterpieces By Picasso, Michelangelo Displayed In London

Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

For three days, Christie's London will display rarely seen masterpieces by artists such as Michelangelo and Picasso before they go to auction. The ...

Charles Saatchi Ex-Wife To Auction Off Major Works

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Works by the likes of Lucian Freud, Paula Rego and Ron Mueck from the collection of Kay Saatchi are to go on sale later this year....

Why Your Company Would Never Have Built eBay

Daniel Debow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Debow

As the old-line auction houses learned, the security walls provide an illusion. Companies that tear down walls and embrace trust will attract the best talent in the new century -- and thrive in the marketplace.

Apple's Very First PC Up For Auction (PHOTO): See How Much It's Worth

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Christie's, an exclusive London auction house, is selling one of Apple's very first personal computers, the Apple I (aka Apple-1) from 1976, Apple Ins...

PHOTOS: For Sale -- Pieces Of Financial Crisis History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON, AP -- For sale: a sign of the times. Christie's is auctioning off the 10 foot-long (3 meter-long) sign that adorned the European headquarte...

Rare Manuscripts Owned By Kings And Aristocrats Up For Auction

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A collection of manuscripts previously owned by kings, bishops and members of the aristocracy is expected to fetch up to £16m when it is sold at auct...

Jasper Johns' 'Flag' Nets Record $28.6M; Painting Sold By Author Michael Crichton's Estate

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Jasper Johns' seminal work "Flag" from the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million at a Ne...

Yale University Skull And Bones Society Skull To Be Auctioned

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A human skull that apparently was turned into a ballot box for Yale's mysterious Skull and Bones society is going on the auction bloc...

Raphael Drawing Sells For $48 Million At UK Auction

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A drawing by Raphael and a Rembrandt portrait have set records and together sold for almost 50 million pounds ($82 million) at an aucti...

Christie's To Auction Off Famous Fashion Photographs

L.A. Times | Emili Vesilind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Christie's will be auctioning off a handful of photographs from iconic fashion photographers as part of its grab-bag mid-season photography sale on Mo...

Yves Saint Laurent's Final Sale

Yomi Abiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Yomi Abiola

Two beautifully sculpted guards stood outside the doors of Christie's auction house yesterday, ready to receive the crowd that would be arriving at part two of the Yves Saint Laurent sale.

Yves Saint Laurent Auction: Record Brancusi, Matisse, Mondrian Sales (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

***UPDATED 4:45pm ET*** The world may be embroiled in a crippling credit crisis, but that didn't stop collectors from paying record prices at what Ch...

Onassis Jewels Fetch $13.3 Million At Auction

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jewellery belonging to Christina Onassis, daughter of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis who struggled to find happiness despite her family's wea...

Nude Portrait Expected To Fetch $35 Million At Auction

Times | Dalya Alberge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Lucian Freud portrait of a 20-stone female benefits supervisor looks set to break the world auction record for any work by a living artist, despite ...

Christie's To Auction 101-Carat Diamond For $8 Million

Bloomberg | Le-Min Lim, Scott Reyburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A 101-carat, near-flawless diamond may fetch more than $8 million at a Christie's International sale in Hong Kong, the first time a gem of this qualit...