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Being a Tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Judith Fein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

Last week, some friends came to visit my hometown. "We know it's a drag to have to be a tour guide in your hometown, but what if you became a tourist with us?" one of them suggested.

Collecting Art: Philanthropy or Self-Glorification?

Olivier Berggruen | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Olivier Berggruen

The last few years have ushered in a new era in the craze for contemporary art, with prices reaching such dizzying heights that many feel inclined to predict its collapse. Yet, the bubble shows no sign of bursting. Art buying has become the favorite playground of a super-rich elite isolated from the economic realities that shape the lives of most humans.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Can Art Save a Life?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Growing up, there was always art all over the place in their apartment. Julia had no idea where it all came from, except that it was one of her dad's two big passions. The other was justice for the African American citizens of this great country.

Antiques Roadshow's 'Youngest Collector' Is The Most Adorable Art Advocate Ever

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts

It's official. This young man is our favorite Antiques Roadshow guest. Ever. The lucky little preteen apparently has a knack for art and antique co...

12 Books on the Ins and Outs of Collecting Contemporary Art

MutualArt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, there is something of interest on this list that will offer revelation into the inner workings of the art world, helping to keep the acquisition process about excitement, rather than the stress of negotiation.

Sparks' The Longest Ride Has a Too Tidy Ending

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.26.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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How to Rotate the Display of an Art Collection

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 12.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Maria Gabriela Brito

I'm out of walls in my apartment, and if that makes me a hoarder, then I am one. But I have to constantly rotate my collection and move pieces around along with my décor and furniture for the art to harmonize with my house.

Seeing The FLAG Art Foundation Through The Trees

Hilary Harkness | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

With its friendly and unintimidating vibe, FLAG is a great space to look at contemporary art. Its director and assistant directors aren't sealed away in back offices, but rather installed in public spaces that you can't help but stroll through.

Swoon's Braddock Tiles Fundraiser: Art Prints at $45 A Pop

Georgia Frances King | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Georgia Frances King

On the outskirts of North Braddock, there sits an abandoned 1900s Lutheran church. Braddock Tiles aims to build an artisan micro-factory inside the church's walls to manufacture 20,000 honeycomb-shaped tiles that will restore the church's arches with a cacophony of candy-colored inlays.

Movie Stars And Moguls Unite In New Art-Tech Project

Mike Hogan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Mike Hogan

"You look around this room and ask, 'What binds the people in this room together?'" New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at Casa Lever on Park Avenue Thursday night. "It's that they're all creators, they're all doers."

The Worst Place On A Cruise Ship Is Not What You'd Think

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

If you ask regular cruisers, they might tell you to avoid the cigar bar or the Lido Pool area. But for me, it's the art auction area.

One Luxury Billionaire Collectors Cannot Afford

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The problem, as I see it, is that those extremely successful and extremely busy people simply cannot afford the luxury of spending time to educate themselves about art world beyond the headlines of the last few years.2013-03-07-koonstulippull.jpg

@60" Introduces E-Commerce Art Collecting

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Evan Ross Katz

Art delivered to your door is only a fraction of the services offered via Kipton Cronkite and Christian Simond's newly launched website, @60" -- the Height of Art.

The Latest Trend for Avant Garde Art Collectors: Higgs Bosons

Steven Clifford | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

I worry that a glass collection no longer confers instant status. That's why I have moved on. I now collect Higgs bosons.

Russian Art Collecting Couple Buy Big

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts

Billionaire Roman Abramovich and his partner Dasha Zhukova -- otherwise known as the world's "it" art collecting couple -- have turned heads with thei...

Does Business Need the Arts to Be Innovative? Five Executives Weigh In

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business
Elysabeth Alfano

As businesses struggle to remain on top and come out with products that corner and change the market place, I wonder where this innovation comes from? Is it simply that business executives try to hire creative people, or some people are creative and some aren't?

One Kings Lane Goes Art Crazy

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

One Kings Lane, a website that describes itself as a digital treasure hunt, began a four-day "Day of Art" exhibition online, bringing the curator's ar...

Our Favorite '50 Shades' Inspired Artworks

Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Who knew the one thing that could bring the wide range of women riding the subway together was a rich businessman with a predilection for BDSM? "Fifty...

The Mogul Behind "The Scream" Mystery

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

The mystery buyer behind the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" has been identified as billionaire Leon Black. The Wall Street Journa...

The Art Collector Youth Fixation Factor

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The art world discriminates based on age. I would advise every artist reading this to immediately remove your birth year from your website, from your ...

Art Collecting 101 for Grown-Up Apartments

Chrissy Crawford | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Chrissy Crawford

Many art lovers reach a moment when their artistic taste has become too sophisticated for posters but original fine art is still financially out of reach.

Celebrity Artist --Richard Grieco

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Reyne Haines

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Basquiat Expected To Set New Record

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

In the last month we have seen Edvard Munch go for $120 million, Mark Rothko sell at $87 million and Roy Lichtenstein auction off at $44.9 million. No...

Art and Money

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 07.28.2012 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

The numbers are in. The prices of blue-chip art are bigger than they have ever been at a time when whole countries have contemplated fiscal bankruptcy and currency devaluation. Fine art is a art is a global currency less volatile than the euro, dollar or drachma... or Facebook stock.

This Painting Sold For How Much?!

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

Value and currency flow differently amongst the art world elite, but Gerhard Richter's recent desirability has skyrocketed to insane new heights. On F...