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Disgraced Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy's Art Nets $672,000 At Auction

AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA -- The art collection of disgraced health care executive Richard Scrushy brought in more than $672,000 at auction, with proceeds going to...

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

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...

Ten Undervalued Works Of Art

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

It's not much of a challenge to figure out which of the hundreds of lots are considered the most valuable--just look at the estimates, starting at $40...

PHOTOS: What $1B In Art Looks Like

Posted 07.01.2011 | Arts

Via Mutual Art: Following our highly succesful 2010 auction summary,'s auction summary is back with insightful information reviewing ...

New Rothko Discovered | KELLY CROW | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

Mark Rothko, a master of Abstract Expressionism, is known to have created 835 paintings during the course of his five-decade career. Christie's claims...

$10M 'Forever Lasting Love' Sets Chinese Art Record

AP | Posted 06.03.2011 | Arts

HONG KONG -- A three-panel painting by artist Zhang Xiaogang has set a record auction price for Chinese contemporary art, selling for 79 million Hong ...

Van Gogh, Kubrick, Gaga: Highlights This Week

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 06.01.2011 | Arts

It's been a weird week of arts news. The strange world of Stanley Kubrick is on display, a $4.1 million statue won at auction is claimed to be a fake,...

False God: A $4.1 Million FAKE?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

When a statue of a Mayan goddess obtained €2.9 million ($4.1 million) in Paris on Monday, it set a world record for a pre-Columbian artifact sold at...

Is the Art Market Dissing Elizabeth Taylor?

David Galenson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Liz No. 5 was part of Andy Warhol's revolution, but was made a year too late to have been among the first shots fired. It is estimated that the one-year lag reduces its value by $30-40 million.

China Takes Top Spot in Art Auction Sales Away From the US & UK -- What It Means for Global Culture

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-03-21-kl.jpgOn Saturday, March 19, the world learned that China became the #1 earner in fine art auction revenue for the year 2010.

Charles Saatchi Ex-Wife To Auction Off Major Works

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Works by the likes of Lucian Freud, Paula Rego and Ron Mueck from the collection of Kay Saatchi are to go on sale later this year....

Getty's Turner Is Another Jewel in LA's Crown

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When the Getty placed the highest bid -- $45 million -- at London auction for a rare and beautiful landscape by J.M.W. Turner, many skeptics, including myself, were understandably pessimistic.

Warhol Self-Portrait Sells For $17.4 Million At Auction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(via MutualArt) A colossal self-portrait by "pope of pop" Andy Warhol sold for £10.8 million pounds ($17.4 million) at Christie's in London on Wednes...

Christie's President: "Rich People Decided They Have Plenty Of Money To Spend"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Christie's Americas auction house president Marc Porter appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" to discuss the increasingly confident art market. ...

Bets Are In For 2011's Art Sales: Pop, Calder, Contemporary Chinese Art | KELLY CROW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The auction market gained momentum throughout 2010, as art buyers began shrugging off their recession fears and wealthy newcomers from Asia joined the...

The Top New York Art Auctions of 2010

Katherine Jentleson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Katherine Jentleson

Whereas highly valued masterpieces were rare in 2009, reassured sellers sent top-tier works from Giacometti to Picasso tumbling across the auction block in 2010.

AUCTION ART: 2010's Record Breaking Auction Highlights | Warhol, Picasso, Giacometti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: ArtFixDaily) Exceptional beauty, rarity, and historical significance are among the factors that drive collectors to compete furiously for art, ...

Secrets of the (High-End) Art Market

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Loose lips sink art sales. That won't ever appear on a poster, but the art trade seems convinced that secrecy is a vital component of making deals.

Brooklyn Artists Unite For Auction Against Cancer

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Brooklyn artist/activist Dara Greenwald had recently completed the Signs Of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now exhibition and was contempla...

Family Greed Separates Charlotte from Wilbur (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

Scholars, librarians and the lovers of children's books were sad and disheartened to learn of the sale of Garth Williams' artwork for Charlotte's Web.

All You Need is Love -- an Auction Scorecard

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"The bidders egos are the main reason for the inflated prices," Luis Accorsi told us. "The eagerness to win, one person over the other." Nevertheless, it's hard not to be taken in by the energy in the room.

PUPPY ART: Ed Ruscha And David Hockney Paint Dog Bowls For PAWS LA Benefit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Who needs Color Me Mine when you've got famous artists painting dog bowls for you instead? As the LA Times reports, Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Charles...

Reyne Gauge: Collecting Vintage Advertising -- The Dave and Marcia Hirsch Collection

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Reyne Haines

Vintage signs and store displays from days gone by are highly collectible. Just ask Chicagoan David Hirsch

PHOTO: Warhol Coke Bottle Sells For Over $35 Million

The Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

What do you get when you combine soda pop with pop art? An eye-popping auction for $35.36 million. Andy Warhol's "Coca-Cola (4) (Large Coca-Cola...