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Rivera Work Poised To Set New Auction Record In NY

AP | SIGAL RATNER-ARIAS | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Mexican artist Diego Rivera's 1939 oil painting "Girl in Blue and White" is headlining Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New Yo...

Hotel To Give Away Original Warhol (If You Can Figure Out Which It Is)

Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts

Last night Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" sold for $37 million at auction. For those of you disappointed that you couldn't get your hands on it, one Aus...

For Whom the Munch Screams? It Screams for Thee

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There were two stories that made the front-page news last week. One had to do with art and an obscene amount of money. The other was a story about the shameful treatment by the Chinese authorities of political dissident Chen Guangcheng.

Matt Sledge

In Wake Of $120 Million 'Scream' Sale, Union Intensifies Criticism Of Art Handlers' Lockout | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, Sotheby's set a record: a pastel version of Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" sold for a record $119.9 million, th...

Will 'The Scream' Set A World Record Tonight?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

Edvard Munch's iconic work, "The Scream," broke a world record tonight, becoming the most expensive artwork sold in an auction. Estimates for the s...

Art Investments Beat Stocks, Real Estate Over Last Decade (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

Sick of losing your money in a volatile stock market? Start buying art instead. That’s been the strategy of the world’s wealthiest investor...

Munch's 'The Scream' at Sotheby's: Who Will Buy It? For How Much? (VIDEO)

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

One of four versions of Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" is in New York for a brief visit, but only a tiny fraction of the interested public here will get the chance to see it. The art-history touchstone and popular-culture legend is to be sold Wednesday.

Because an Artist Says So

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.24.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

There are at present two lawsuits by collectors against the artists whose work they have collected, which is unusual in itself, but what may be more unusual is that both legal actions result from decisions the artists made that adversely affected these buyers financially.

400-Year-Old Diamond For Sale

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

PARIS — The 400-year-old "Beau Sancy," one of the world's oldest and most storied diamonds in private hands, is up for sale at Sotheby's auction...

400-Year-Old Diamond For Sale

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

PARIS — The 400-year-old "Beau Sancy," one of the world's oldest and most storied diamonds in private hands, is up for sale at Sotheby's auction...

Dali's Big Sale At Sotheby's

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Salvador Dali's surrealist dreamscapes inspired the imaginations of millions; now it looks like the artist's wildest dreams are about to become a real...

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" ...

Reluctant Celebrity

Joanna Heimbold | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style
Joanna Heimbold

When a person takes great pains NOT to be famous, that's when you know something good is going on.

Keith Haring Work Gets VIP Sale

AP | Posted 03.30.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Sotheby's is holding an exhibition in New York of 32 artworks by the late pop artist Keith Haring. Most of the art is available for privat...

Small Builder Finds a Lucrative Niche in D.C. Real Estate

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.21.2012 | DC
Melissa Terzis

A bottleneck of vehicles crowds a builder sales office on opening day. There are over 30 names a week added to a waiting list for a seven-lot subdivis...

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.