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Maya Angelou's Inspiring Art Collection Sold For $1.3 Million

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou sold for nearly $1.3 million on Tuesday. A paint...

This Is Marilyn Monroe's First Selfie And It's Just Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts

Before she dyed her hair platinum. Before she married for the first time. Before she changed her name to something a bit more catchy, Norma Jeane Bake...

15 African American Art World Game Changers

Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

Last week we featured 30 African American artists who are shaping and defining the contemporary art landscape. But even the most inventive and fearles...

LOOK: Stunning Finds At African-American Fine Art Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts

A collection of works by some of the most important black artists in the last two centuries is set for the bidding block at Swann Galleries this month...

These Posters Will Make You Appreciate Your Boyfriend

Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts

What do Frankenstein, Dracula and Godzilla have in common? Aside from successful movie careers, they all have love interests that are way too hot for ...

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 Auction World's Buy-Ins and Post-Sales

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

This story begins where most end: The sale of American and European art at Chicago's Leslie Hindman auction house was a success, generating $1,326,000 in revenues, 78 percent of the 396 lots finding buyers.