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Hitler's 100-Year-Old Watercolor Painting Is Up For Sale

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not ...

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...

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.

This Famous Manet Portrait Sold For Whopping $65 Million At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrated portrait of a Parisian actress by Edouard Manet set a new auction record for the artist during the second day of a majo...

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

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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...

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 ...

It Turns Out, Your Favorite Children's Book Writer Had A Very Dark Taste In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

When we reminisce about the late children's book author Roald Dahl, we usually conjure images of giant peaches, chocolate factories and fantastic foxe...

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month With Andy Warhol's Assortment Of Male Nudes (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

Andy Warhol was never one to shy away from bare parts, gravitating toward the human body's beautiful nude bits in series like "Torsos" and "Sex Parts....

Where Jean-Michel Basquiat And Mark Twain Meet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts

Gaze upon Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Undiscovered Genius Of The Mississippi Delta," and your eyes are forced to dart from one ambiguous scribble to the n...

This Tiny But Significant Cup Just Sold For A Whopping $36 Million

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts

HONG KONG (AP) — A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million Tuesday for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art...

Famous Impressionist Painting Sells For Whopping $32 Million

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A Paris streetscape by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro has sold for double its top estimate in a week of strong sales at London...

Portrait Of Francis Bacon's Lover Could Fetch $50 Million

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A portrait by Francis Bacon of his lover and muse is going up for auction, with an estimated price of 30 million pounds ($49.3 million...

The World Of Soviet Sport In 20th Century Russian Art

Posted 12.30.2013 | Arts

Images of sparring boxers, relentless cross country skiers and triumphant Olympic parades -- these are but some of the artistic symbols that were used...

85 Works By Your Favorite Surrealist Are Up For Bid

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A trove of 85 works by Spanish surrealist master Joan Miro acquired by the Portuguese government from a failing bank is up for auction...

Man Wins A Picasso Painting For Just $138

AP | Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A man looking for art for his new home has won a $1 million Picasso painting with a $138 raffle ticket. Jeffrey Gonano told the...

The Man Who Ruled The Indian Art World

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

There's a classic story told about the late Bombay gallerist Kekoo Gandhy mildly losing his mind. Gandhy, who rose from owning a frame factory to beco...

Vintage Cigarette Posters Blow Today's Ads Out Of The Water

Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts

These days advertisements are all too often abrasive visual overloads of over-photoshopped women, not-so-subtle sexual innuendos and the occasional of...

U.S. Charity Revealed As Buyer Of Hopi Masks

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a Paris...

French Auction House Ignores Pleas To Stop Hopi Mask Sale

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — A French auction house on Monday ignored an urgent request by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of dozens of sacred Hopi masks and p...

In More Exorbitant Auction News, An Edward Hopper Painting Sold For Over $40 Million

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Edward Hopper's "East Wind Over Weehawken" has sold for $40.5 million — an auction record for the artist. The 1934 work depicts a...

Just Try To Guess How Much This Normal Rockwell Painting Costs

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening ...

Hopi Tribe Sues Auction House In Attempt To Stop Sale Of Sacred Masks

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — The Native American Hopi tribe took a Paris auction house to court Tuesday to try to block the upcoming sale of 32 sacred tribal masks,...

7 Contemporary Russian And Eastern European Artists You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

Sotheby's recently had an art world revelation. It dawned upon the iconic auction house that collectors from Russia and Eastern Europe are arriving at...

Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' Turns 62 Today

Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts

On a day like today, American illustrator Norman Rockwell created "Saying Grace," capturing a Mennonite family praying in a bustling restaurant. Rock...