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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...

Never Before Seen Early Beatles Photographs

ARTINFO | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Photographer Mike Mitchell was only 18 when he received a presspass to document the Beatles as they arrived in Washington D.C.'s Union Station to perf...

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...

Highest Ever Contemporary Art Sale In London

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Sotheby’s triumphed this week and signaled an end to art market woes as its Contemporary Art evening sale raised $174.1million -...

Top 10 Portrait Picks From The London Auctions

Bruce Helander | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Next week, London hosts contemporary auctions organized by Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips de Pury. While there are gems on the docket like Warhol'...

Record Sale Of Schiele Work Brings London Auction Total To $155M

Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts

Last week in London a sale of just 35 lots brought in $155 million (97 million pounds) for Sotheby's. The highest selling piece was a townscape, "Hous...

For Sale: Al Capone Gun, Price Tag $100K

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Collectors hoping to call an unusual and rare piece of Chicago history their own will be bidding Wednesday on a six-shot revolver formerly owned by le...

Routine Traffic Stop Leads To $3.6M In Stolen Art

ARTINFO | Posted 08.18.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

When Italian police stopped a car near Milan last month, they discovered more than they bargained for. Not only was the driver driving without a licen...

The Great Comic Book Crash Of 1993

The Weekly Standard | JONATHAN V. LAST | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

Once upon a time comic books were ubiquitous and worthless. Sold in drugstores for a dime during the 1930s and ’40s, they were fun, pulpy reading fo...

PHOTOS: Unseen Images Capture Outbreak Of Beatlemania

Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment

By Mike Collett-White LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) - They have been gathering dust in a basement for more than 40 years, but now U.S. photographer Mik...

PHOTOS: Warhol Would Be Proud: Hong Kong Art Auction Nets $227 Million

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) The Asian market was on every enthusiast’s radar this past week, following a series of highly successful Christies auctions spr...

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...

How Much Did Jackie O's Love Letters Auction For?

cnn.com | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

What price love -- or more accurately, what price a love letter?...

The Three Graces

Asher Edelman | Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts
Asher Edelman

Another two-week marathon has passed. What did we see? What can we conclude as to the market for art? Christie's In extraordinary fine fettle as to ...

PHOTOS: This Means Warhol: The Week In Art Auctions

Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts

It's been a week of triumph and disappointment at the auction houses, with Jeff Koons and Abstract Expressionists snubbed in favor of more, more, alwa...

How Much Warhol Is Too Much Warhol?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK-- This week an explosion of Andy Warhol's paintings are heading to auction in New York, with Sotheby's, Christie's, and Phillips de Pury toge...

Bear Market

Melissa Vale | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York
Melissa Vale

Anyone who has taken a ride down (or up) Park Avenue lately surely has noticed a certain 23-foot, 35,000-pound, bronze, yellow teddy bear sculpture se...

Portrait of an Arts Entrepreneur: Artisan Businesses Now an Economic Indicator

Patricia Martin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Patricia Martin

If you need evidence that the pallid economy is regaining its color, just ask mural artist Doug Coggeshall. Last week, I caught up with Coggeshall for...

PHOTOS: What $1B In Art Looks Like

Posted 07.01.2011 | Arts

Via Mutual Art: Following our highly succesful 2010 auction summary, MutualArt.com's auction summary is back with insightful information reviewing ...

Has The Art Market Recovered?

wsj.com | KELLY CROW | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts

The rapidly rebounding art market faces a critical test next week in New York, when auction houses will try to sell a mix of Impressionist, modern and...

New Rothko Discovered

wsj.com | KELLY CROW | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

Mark Rothko, a master of Abstract Expressionism, is known to have created 835 paintings during the course of his five-decade career. Christie's claims...

The Liz Factor

Tess Ghilaga | Posted 06.06.2011 | Style
Tess Ghilaga

As tributes to Elizabeth Taylor keep pouring in, I'm increasingly awed by her talent, philanthropy and grit. But for all the respect I have for her ex...

Giant Teddy Bear Sculpture On Display At Seagram Plaza

| Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — A gigantic yellow teddy bear will be unveiled in Seagram Plaza Friday before being auctioned off by Christie's for, presumably, a simila...

Is It Possible to "Collect" Antiquities These Days?

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Collecting antiquities, as critics charge and supporters acknowledge, may well encourage looting, smuggling and corruption, but is there a way to do it legally?

Fashioning Change in the Big (Green) Apple and Beyond

Susan Cohn Rockefeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cohn Rockefeller

The worlds of fashion, art and the environment don't often collide, even in New York City. But that is exactly what's happening on March 29 at the second annual Christie's Green Auction.