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This Is What A $50 Million Artwork Looks Like Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts

If you've been pondering what $50 million could snag you in the contemporary art world today, Sotheby's has an answer, and it looks like this: ...

Celebrate Picasso's Birthday By Spending $6 Million On One Of His Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, born on this date 133 years ago. What better way to celebrate this joyous occasion than by p...

What Makes Art Sell? 10 Questions That Establish the Value of a Painting

Philip Hook | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Philip Hook

Two years ago a version of Edvard Munch's The Scream fetched $120 million at auction. Last year a Francis Bacon portrait reached $143 million. To the outside world, the pricing of art is a mystery.

Where Jean-Michel Basquiat And Mark Twain Meet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts

Gaze upon Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Undiscovered Genius Of The Mississippi Delta," and your eyes are forced to dart from one ambiguous scribble to the n...

Unflagging Commitment

Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Our flag, like our city, is a palimpsest of histories and a visible record of the past.

The World Of Soviet Sport In 20th Century Russian Art

Posted 12.30.2013 | Arts

Images of sparring boxers, relentless cross country skiers and triumphant Olympic parades -- these are but some of the artistic symbols that were used...

This Diamond Just Sold For How Much?!

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

(Adds name of buyer, quotes and details) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The "Pink Star", a flawless pin...

1,000 Epic Shipwreck Photos Reveal The Dangerous History Of Life At Sea

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

The sea has long captured the eye of photographers and painters, luring these curious voyagers to the open waters with its sublime beauty. With an abi...

The World's Largest Round Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business

A rare 7.59 carat diamond -- the world's largest in the Fancy Vivid blue category -- will likely fetch more than $19 million in an auction this coming...

This Chalk Drawing Sold For HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

A drawing by Italian Renaissance painter Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, recently sold for an impressive £29.7 million ($47.8 mi...

A Painting Without an Artist

Janice Harper | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Janice Harper

Confirming that it was his expert opinion that Fletcher owned the first Doig painting to be sold, Bartlow set out to have the painting authenticated by Peter Doig himself. And that's where the story gets weird.

Sotheby's Scores Its Biggest Night Ever With a Smashing $375-Million Auction

ARTINFO | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Rich in world-class offerings of Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art, Sotheby's contemporary evening roared to the tune of $375,205,000, th...

Nun: 1; Sotheby's: 0

Posted 10.09.2012 | Arts

What a nun wants, a nun gets. At least that's what Sotheby's decided this week, when a 60-year-old Taiwanese Buddhist sister demanded that a $1.65 mil...

The Pope Is Back

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

A version of Francis Bacon's screaming pontiff is heading to Sotheby's New York this fall. The untitled "Pope" painting, created circa 1954 by the Bri...

Struggling Canadian Church Discovers Small Fortune Under Its Own Roof

Posted 08.30.2012 | Money

St. Matthias Anglican Church in Victoria, B.C. must have had their prayers answered when they stumbled upon an estimated $250,000 fortune right under ...

Photographs of Lucian Freud In His Prime

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

A Sotheby's exhibition in London is showing a series of photographs of famed British artist Lucian Freud. Taken by photographers Cecil Beaton and Davi...

Little Pigs On The Chopping Block

Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts

Art and book collectors alike can delight in the recent sale of a series of original, rare Beatrix Potter illustrations through Sotheby's. Today in Lo...

Battle of the Bronze Aquamaniles

Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts

After perusing the lists of items about to hit the auction chopping block this week, we came across a battle royale occurring across the Atlantic Ocea...

Would You Pay $26.7 Million For This Tiny Dish?

Newser | Posted 04.04.2012 | Weird News

A 900-year-old ceramic dish dating back to China's Song dynasty has sold for $26.7 million at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong. Only about 70 "Ru" ...

Lost De Lempicka Work Could Fetch Big Bucks | Posted 05.26.2012 | Arts

A lost painting by artist Tamara de Lempicka, Nu adossé I, has been rediscovered and will appear on the auction block at Sotheby's Impressionist and ...

Who's At The Top Of The World's Art Market?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts

Gerhard Richter is at the head of a changing art market. The German artist, known for his ability to cover a range of styles, from the abstract to the...

'One Of The Best Auctions I've Ever Seen In My Life'

Reuters | David Cay Johnston | Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

(Reuters) - The art auctions ended with a flourish on Wednesday as Sotheby's (BID.N) sold $316 million of contemporary and postwar art, the best resul...

Artists Sue Auction Houses Over Royalty Dispute | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

A group of major artists, including painter Chuck Close, and the heirs of abstract expressionist Sam Francis and sculptor Robert Graham, filed a pair ...

This Small Painting Sells For $5.03 Million

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

LONDON — A small painting by the late Lucian Freud has sold for 3.2 million pounds ($5.03 million) at auction in London. Sotheby's says "Boy's He...

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...