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39 Contemporary Artists Standing Up For Planned Parenthood Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts

"I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely," Simone de Beauvoir once said. "No one ...

Drake Collaborates With Sotheby's On Black Art Exhibit

Melissa Henderson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Style
Melissa Henderson

Last week, the S|2, Sotheby's Contemporary Art Gallery debuted its selling exhibition I Like It Like This, which features work from African American artists, along with a curated playlist by Grammy-Award winning rap artist Drake.

Top 5 Auctions This May in New York

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

After a record year for sales in 2014 -- artnet reported that the global fine art auction reached $16.1 billion -- expectations are high for the upcoming modern and contemporary sales in New York. This May, the auctions will bring an influx of art buyers from around the world to the city.

Art and e-Commerce; Sales Are Booming

Richard Finger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Richard Finger

The online auction arena is rapidly growing. For Christie's it offers opportunity to be a more full-service well-rounded company. The numbers of players competing in this space seemingly expands, like our universe.

Want To Buy A Van Gogh? You'll Need About $40 Million

AP | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) -- A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side-by-side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France could sell...

Another Georgia O'Keeffe Flower Heads To Auction

AP | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting that the artist kept for herself is among the highlights of an upcoming auction of American art. ...

A Van Gogh And A Rothko Head To Auction With $40 Million Price Tags

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A late Vincent van Gogh painting and a 1954 work by Mark Rothko from the collection of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon are going on the auctio...

Art, War, Gold

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's been exactly nine years since the glorious day when Michael Govan, the newly appointed Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, greeted a larger than usual crowd at a press opening in March of 2006.

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: ...

A Valentine Homage To O'Keeffe And Stieglitz

Jack Meyer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Georgia O'Keeffe was a 28 year old Wisconsin farm girl; Alfred Stieglitz was a 52 year old New York bon vivant. Stieglitz intimately photographed his muse throughout their tumultuous, erotically charged marriage.

Want A Monet? It'll Set You Back $35 Million

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilien...

Behold, Never-Before-Seen Illustrations From 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts

Fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory might be familiar with a little known chapter about the Vanilla Fudge Room. But probably not. Previously unp...

Georgia O'Keeffe Becomes Priciest Female Artist At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts

Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the godmothers of modernist painting, has just made history at Sotheby's auction. A work by the late American artist smashed ...

Two Mark Rothko Paintings Sell For A Heaping Sum Of $76 Million

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Mark Rothko paintings owned by Listerine fortune heir Rachel "Bunny" Mellon fetched more than $76 million at a Sotheby's auction...

Rare Van Gogh Painting Expected To Fetch Up To $50 Million At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare piece of artwork painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death sold for $61.8 million Tuesday and a sculpture by Alberto...

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...

The Art World's Iconic Flag Is Expected To Sell For $20 Million

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts

"One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag," an artist named Jasper Johns once said, "and the next morning I got up and I went out and ...

Andy at the Top of His Game

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Why jaw-dropping? Here's why. The exhibition consists of 102 large-scale paintings (1978-79) hung with no space between them so that they create one uninterrupted line that hugs the walls of several large galleries.

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.

A Vincent Van Gogh Still Life Is Up For Auction, All You Need Is $30 Million

AP | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York City. Sotheby...

These Days, Artists Assume Their Primary Dealers Will Work for Them on the Secondary Market, Too

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

When artists agree to be represented by a gallery, they usually work out with the gallery owner -- formally or informally -- the terms of their understanding. One expectation, which may or may not be stated explicitly, is that the dealer will keep track of the artist's work even after it has been sold.

The Creative Class with Paddle8: Tips for Launching a Successful Startup (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In just three short years Paddle8 an innovative marketplace infusing technology and art has held hundreds auctions with over $100MM in bidding activity and raising over $25MM for charities.

How Abstract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

If you're a human being who goes on the internet or wanders outdoors from time to time, you know this is a precarious time for planet Earth. While oft...

Spectacular Auction Results Aren't the Real Art World News

John Seed | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Honestly I would like to see stories about auction prices covered as financial news: a few graphs and charts would tell the story just fine. That way, art critics and bloggers could devote their time to reporting on some more fresh and compelling art world stories.

Yes, 'Piss Christ' Is Up For Sale Once Again

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts

There's nothing more entertaining than when a controversial cultural relic resurfaces to incite anger all over again. Such is the case this week (albe...