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How Salma Hayek Is Saving The Planet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

With upsetting things like the Galliano scandal and the industry's subsequent (and surprising) reaction to it, it's nice to remember that sometimes th...

Ken Carson Celebrates his 50th!

Cator Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cator Sparks

Yes, that Ken, as in Barbie's boyfriend. For his big birthday, Mattel went all out to celebrate at the swanky auction house with live Ken model's wearing looks by the coolest menswear designers of the moment.

First Peek at Christie's First Open Sale

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Adamowicz

The art and luxury goods worlds frequently find themselves meeting and mixing. Last Wednesday night was no exception.

AUCTION: James Bond Takes On Darth Vader At Christies

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The force, I guess, was with James Bond at a pop culture auction held at Christie's in London on Thursday, where a suit worn by Star Wars villain Dart...

Christie's President: "Rich People Decided They Have Plenty Of Money To Spend"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Christie's Americas auction house president Marc Porter appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" to discuss the increasingly confident art market. ...

The Top New York Art Auctions of 2010

Katherine Jentleson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Katherine Jentleson

Whereas highly valued masterpieces were rare in 2009, reassured sellers sent top-tier works from Giacometti to Picasso tumbling across the auction block in 2010.

AUCTION ART: 2010's Record Breaking Auction Highlights | Warhol, Picasso, Giacometti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: ArtFixDaily) Exceptional beauty, rarity, and historical significance are among the factors that drive collectors to compete furiously for art, ...

Secrets of the (High-End) Art Market

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Loose lips sink art sales. That won't ever appear on a poster, but the art trade seems convinced that secrecy is a vital component of making deals.

Recap of "Carte Blanche" at Phillips de Pury

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephanie Adamowicz

Two weeks after the major fall evening sales of Post-War and Contemporary art at Phillips, Sotheby's and Christie's in New York, the art world is still digesting the Carte Blanche Phillips sale.

All You Need is Love -- an Auction Scorecard

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"The bidders egos are the main reason for the inflated prices," Luis Accorsi told us. "The eagerness to win, one person over the other." Nevertheless, it's hard not to be taken in by the energy in the room.

Andy Warhol and Jack Armstrong: One Artist's Soup Can Is Another's Harley-Davidson

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ellen Sterling

Tonight at Christie's in Manhattan, Andy Warhol's painting of a Campbell's Vegetable Soup can with a steel combination corkscrew-slash-can opener clam...

ART ECONOMY: $68.9 Mil Painting Of Nude Woman Sign of Recovery? Modigliani, Matisse And Monet Auctioned At Sotheby's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The auction season is off to a solid start at Sotheby's where works by Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso were up for au...

Simon Says, It's Open House

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

Let the drum-rolls begin -- Simon dePury, the market-savvy chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, was at hand to christen the new Park Avenue location for the inaugural preview of the Part 1-Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

POP ART: How Jeff Koons's "Balloon" Sculpture Could Make History, Again, at Christie's

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In November 2007, Jeff Koons's "Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)" sold for $23.6 million at Sotheby's New York, setting a world auction record for a work ...

Koons' 'Balloon Flower' Sculpture Up For Auction | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK-- In November 2007, Jeff Koons's "Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)" sold for $23.6 million at Sotheby's New York, setting a world auction record ...

Roll Over Frieze - Multiplied Contemporary Editions Fair at Christie's

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Christie's - London's most established auction house hosts a fresh new fair presenting contemporary art editions in all its forms, including photograp...

WATCH: BLOG WATCH> World's Most Expensive Barbie Demystified On WNYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Ah, yes, the breast cancer donation, the savviest of all humanitarian contributions. How many marketing meetings have ended with just such a plan to w...

Samira Nanda

WATCH: World's Most Expensive Barbie, Rare Blue Diamond Ready For Auction | Samira Nanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

At Christie's New York, the world's most expensive Barbie is ready for auction. She's valued at between $300,000 and $500,000 and 100% of the proceeds...

Culture Zohn: The Woman Behind the Picasso

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-09-21-matpull.jpg Frances Lasker Brody decided early on that she was too tall and not conventionally pretty enough to be a shrinking violet, "so she decided to speak her mind."

Ancient Roman Helmet Found By Amateur Treasure Hunter (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (AP) - The helmet is topped with a griffin. The face mask features arched eyebrows and an ancient gaze, framed by curls. And it's up for auctio...

Phillips de Pury & Company Prepare to Launch in Uptown Manhattan

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

"Phillips de Pury's new location at 450 Park Avenue, Manhattan" By Kiša Lala Phillips de Pury & Company, the world's third largest auction house, ...

AUCTION NEWS: Winners, Losers, And Surprises So Far This Year At Christie's, Sotheby's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Last week brought news of Christie's record-breaking sales for the first half of this year. We're happy to report that news from the art continues to ...

Is the Art Market Recovering Ahead of the Economic Recession?

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephanie Adamowicz

The latest auctions and records reflect increased art market confidence, but can quickly be misinterpreted as a full-fledged art market recovery.

AUCTION NEWS: Round-Up Of Christie's Record Auctions In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The art market has spoken: the first half of 2010 has been a success for Christie's. Worldwide sales have been up 46% compared to the same period last...

ART FESTIVAL: Christie's Hosts New Contemporary Art Fair During Frieze Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON.- Christie's announced Multiplied -- an exciting new fair in the field of contemporary art. The fair will be held during the week of the Frieze...