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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 ...

Chelsea Man Found Murdered, Bound And Gagged

Posted 03.05.2012 | New York

A 57-year-old man was found murdered, bound and gagged inside his Chelsea apartment Friday evening. Businessman John Laubach was discovered by a frien...

Are Sales of African American Art Picking Up or in Decline?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The fate of sales devoted to African American artists, such as those at Swann and Leslie Hindman, may become unnecessary as more auction houses include these artists in their American art sales.

'The Scream' And Other Shockingly Expensive Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

With an estimated price tag of more than $80 million, some may gawk right back at Edvard Munch's "The Scream," the iconic painting to be auctioned in ...

NYC Art Sale To Feature Munch's 'The Scream'

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 04.22.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — One of four versions of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" will be sold this spring in New York, Sotheby's auction house announc...

Jean-Michel Basquiat's Secret Signature

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Thirty years ago, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat secretly signed one of his paintings in invisible ink, says Sotheby's auction house, whic...

You'll Never Guess How Much This Needlework Costs!

Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts

The New York Times noticed that a New Jersey schoolgirl's piece of embroidery netted quite the tidy sum over the weekend at Sotheby's in New York. ...

Early 'Birds Of America' Edition Goes For Millions

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — A rare first edition of John James Audubon's illustrated "The Birds of America" depicting more than 400 life-size North American spec...

Resale Royalties Are Roiling the Art Market in the U.K. and California

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In the past 15 months, several lawsuits by artists have been filed against collectors, art galleries and auctioneers Christie's, Sotheby's and even eBay, for failing to pay a percentage of the profits, referred to as royalties, when artworks are sold in California on the secondary market.

Q10 With Sotheby's Lisa Dennison

Kara Ross | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Kara Ross

1) Whom do you credit for inspiring you to be the person you are today? The obvious answer - my mother. She pushed me into Art History and that's defined my career, my passion, my life.

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...

Sotheby's To Auction Apple's Founding Contract

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

On April 1, 1976 Steve Jobs, Stephen Wozniak and Ronald Wayne signed a contract establishing the founding partnership of the Apple Computer Co, a comp...

Murmurs Of 'Occupy Art Basel'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

Tonight begins Art Basel Miami Beach, a 3 day bacchanal filled with parties you can't get into, art you can't afford and celebs you can't drool on. Th...

Fake Artist's Painting Sells For Big Bucks

Posted 11.18.2011 | Arts

It's not easy to make a name for yourself as an artist these days, and doubly so if you're not a real person. But there seems to have been no trouble ...

WATCH: Meet Sun Drop, The World's Biggest Yellow Diamond

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.11.2012 | Style

Thought all the world's biggest diamonds were auctioned off in Elizabeth Taylor's giant jewel haul? Turns out there are still a few unclaimed mega-...

'I’ve Never Seen Something So Silly' | Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

At the huge protest by the Local 814 art handlers in front of Sotheby's this Wednesday, the divide between the 1% and the 99% in the art world could n...

Dinosaur Remains: The Latest In Home Decor?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

The dinosaurs may not have survived the asteroid crash 65 million years ago, but it seems they survived the economic crash of 2008. While the sales of...

Painting Stolen By Nazis Expected To Sell For $25 Million

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

After a tremendous journey over the past few decades, Gustav Klimt's landscape, "Litzlberg on the Attersee," has found itself on the auction block and...

Artists Sue Ebay Over Royalties

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — Famed New York painter Chuck Close and other artists are suing Sotheby's, Christie's and eBay, contending the auctioneers willfull...

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 ...

Occupy Wall Street: A Bottom Up Revolution in Need of Leadership to Define Its Mission

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Many of us wondered when it would happen, what it would take to ignite a national outcry against those that are destroying the American Dream for millions for their own selfish gain.

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...

LOOK: Marina Abramovic's Soho Loft Up For Grabs At $3.5 Million

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.19.2012 | New York

Marina. For anyone who has an extra $3.5 million laying around, Marina Abramovic's stunning Soho loft is on the market. The performance artist,...

Sotheby's Blockbuster Sale Of Chinese Paintings

Businessweek | Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- A marathon of competitive bidding by collectors of Chinese artworks pushed a Hong Kong auction to more than three times its esti...

Art For Africa To Hold All-Star Charity Auction

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

"Before I went to Africa I dreamed of Africa," wrote journalist Frances Schultz when recounting her involvement with the Africa Foundation. She since ...