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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 ...

Sotheby's Evacuated Because Of Suspicious Package

Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

UPPER EAST SIDE — Sotheby’s was evacuated and part of York Avenue was shut down Monday morning as authorities investigated a suspicious package th...

Damien Hirst's Mythical Creatures Appear At Chatsworth House

The Guardian | Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent | Posted 11.09.2011 | Arts

After sharks, sheep and cows in formaldehyde, Damien Hirst is moving on to mythical creatures, and while they may be unpickled, they are still not qui...

PHOTOS: Three Bedrooms In Duboce For Less Than A Million

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

In San Francisco, one million dollars doesn't get you much these days. An apartment in the Excelsior. A Giants World Series ticket. Parking in the fin...

WATCH: Renowned Auctioneer Simon De Pury Talks Design

Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts

Simon de Pury, chairman of auction house Phillips de Pury & Company and Work of Art judge, knows a thing or two about the fine line that separates goo...

Gaming Parlor, Anyone? Alamo Square Mega-Mansion Hits The Market

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco

In San Francisco design, we hail the modern, the sustainable, the clean and the efficient. When in doubt, we consult the bible — and Dwell has nev...

PHOTOS: ArtCrush 2011: The Art World Comes To Aspen

Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

This year's ArtCrush, the Aspen Art Museum's annual auction and gala, has already proved itself to be one for the books. Most excitingly, Mexico-base...

Sotheby's $3.4 Billion Record

Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

Just weeks after auction house Christie's announced record profits for first half 2011, Sotheby's announced its own record of $3.4 billion in six mont...

Sotheby's Art Handlers Picket Over Contract Dispute

www.artinfo.com | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

A well-dressed doorman wasn't the only person greeting visitors at Sotheby's Upper East Side location this weekend. Members of the auction house's art...

Rebekah Brooks Might Have to Turn on Murdoch

Robert Lenzner | Posted 09.17.2011 | Media
Robert Lenzner

If Rebekah Brooks faces prosecution for a crime, she may not wish to serve it out, and take the time-honored step of giving up someone higher than herself in order to gain the cooperation of the authorities.

How Much Did Jane Austen's Unfinished Manuscript Auction For?

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

LONDON — An unfinished early Jane Austen manuscript sold at auction in London on Thursday for almost $1.6 million, triple its highest pre-sale e...

Record Breaking Sales At Old Masters Auction

Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Sotheby's and Christie's made headlines this week for record-smashing sales, achieving the second and third-highest Old Master auc...

Highest Ever Contemporary Art Sale In London

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Sotheby’s triumphed this week and signaled an end to art market woes as its Contemporary Art evening sale raised $174.1million -...

Top 10 Portrait Picks From The London Auctions

Bruce Helander | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Next week, London hosts contemporary auctions organized by Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips de Pury. While there are gems on the docket like Warhol'...

Record Sale Of Schiele Work Brings London Auction Total To $155M

Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts

Last week in London a sale of just 35 lots brought in $155 million (97 million pounds) for Sotheby's. The highest selling piece was a townscape, "Hous...

The Great Comic Book Crash Of 1993

The Weekly Standard | JONATHAN V. LAST | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

Once upon a time comic books were ubiquitous and worthless. Sold in drugstores for a dime during the 1930s and ’40s, they were fun, pulpy reading fo...

Lucas Kavner

House Arrests Of The Rich And Famous

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

Since being charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund managing director, has moved...

Unpublished Jane Austen Manuscript Coming Up For Auction

Yahoo! News || Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

The only major Jane Austen manuscript still in private hands comes up for auction on July 14th, auction house Sotheby's said on Monday....

The Three Graces

Asher Edelman | Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts
Asher Edelman

Another two-week marathon has passed. What did we see? What can we conclude as to the market for art? Christie's In extraordinary fine fettle as to ...

Patti Smith Serenades Sotheby's

Mihal Freinquel | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Mihal Freinquel

Last night, 70s rock 'n' roll legend Patti Smith performed at Sotheby's in NYC and I was there to witness the glory firsthand. Accompanied by guit...

PHOTOS: This Means Warhol: The Week In Art Auctions

Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts

It's been a week of triumph and disappointment at the auction houses, with Jeff Koons and Abstract Expressionists snubbed in favor of more, more, alwa...

How Much Warhol Is Too Much Warhol?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK-- This week an explosion of Andy Warhol's paintings are heading to auction in New York, with Sotheby's, Christie's, and Phillips de Pury toge...