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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.

El Greco Makes Old Master Record at Sotheby's

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

A masterpiece by El Greco sold at Sotheby's yesterday evening (July 3, 2013) for £9.1 million, a record for a Spanish Old Master and the highest pric...

LOOK: Andy Warhol's Unemployment Rate Drawing Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

Most people don't see anything close to art when they look at the U.S. unemployment rate, but for Andy Warhol, the jobless numbers are nothing short o...

The 20 Biggest Art Auction Sales Of 2012

Posted 12.07.2012 | Arts

The results are in: 2012 has been a banner year for art auction sales, despite the international recession. Three of the major houses -- Christie's, S...

Guess How Much This Painting Cost...

Posted 11.15.2012 | Arts

George Condo, an American painter who coined the term "Artificial Realism" and designed multiple covers for Kanye West's album, My Beautiful Dark Twis...

Pop Culture Meets Christie's Auction House

Posted 11.09.2012 | Arts

The line between pop culture and fine art is a precarious delineation -- just ask Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. Actually, why not ask Britney Spear...

A $10 Million Sponge?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

An artwork by Yves Klein, Papa Smurf of the art world, is heading to Christie's this fall, boasting a hefty price tag. The 1958 work, titled "Accord B...

The Pope Is Back

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

A version of Francis Bacon's screaming pontiff is heading to Sotheby's New York this fall. The untitled "Pope" painting, created circa 1954 by the Bri...

High-Priced Yayoi Kusama Works Head To Christie's

Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama has certainly been upholding her moniker as the polka-dotted queen as of late, imposing her reign of fantastical dots on New York these p...

Who's On Top And Who's Flopped: Art Auction Round-Up

Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts

Via Mutual Art As global markets dropped sharply on Monday over fears from the US’s new credit rating, the art market could not escape the plumm...

Mo Willems, Dan Yaccarino, Dan Santat And 13 Other Illustrators Give 'Eyewitness Reports' Of A Fictional Event (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Eyewitness Reports" is a charity auction of 37 pieces of original art by some of the best children's book artists today. The auction proceeds will be...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Be A Modern Architect . . .

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is still flooded and they're desperately seeking funds to restore and reopen this masterpiece.

Faberge Egg Sells For Record High Price

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A rare enamel-and-gold Faberge egg that had been in the Rothschild banking family for more than a century sold for record $18.5 million at auction Wed...