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The Biggest Bargains at Auctions and Flea Markets? People Are Walking All Over Them

Bob Richter | Posted 04.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Even if a rug doesn't look dirty, moths could have laid eggs in the rug, and you don't want to bring that into your house.

Auction House Cancels Plans To Sell Swastika-Covered Box Owned By Hitler

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owne...

Charity and Fashion in Arms for Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2014 (VIDEO)

Daniel Garofali | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Garofali

Each year there are new faces joining the cause but what is most inspiring are the friends that I see every year with as much passion, commitment and determination in working to educate and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Banksy Image of Kissing Cops Sells For Half A Million Dollars

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — One of three works by the elusive British street artist Banksy offered Tuesday at a Miami auction sold for $575,000. An anonymous b...

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...

Portugal Sells Famous Art In Effort To Recoup Debt

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is hoping a master of surrealism can help taxpayers recoup some of the millions they lost rescuing a failed bank. ...

Long Lost Babe Ruth Item From Yankees' 1st Series Triumph Up For Sale

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, for decades thought to be lost to history, is coming to a New York City auc...

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...

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...

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...

Art Owned By TS Eliot's Wife Fetches $11.3 Million At Auction

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A trove of artwork collected by poet T.S. Eliot's widow has sold for more than 7 million pounds ($11.3 million) at auction. Valerie E...

Being Andy Warhol (VIDEO)

Joanne Spataro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Spataro

It's been an Andy Warhol-centric time for me: two weeks of mastering dead-in-the-eye stares, sporting a black turtleneck and inviting external chaos into my life. Plus, I have worn my pinned-up blonde wig to filth -- like, actual filth.

Could This Andy Warhol Painting Take The Title Of Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold?

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Potential buyers will have to dig deep as New York City's frenzied fall auction season gets underway with blockbuster wo...

1,000 Epic Shipwreck Photos Reveal The Dangerous History Of Life At Sea

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

The sea has long captured the eye of photographers and painters, luring these curious voyagers to the open waters with its sublime beauty. With an abi...

Sometimes, $10 Is Actually $500,000

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business

ROYERSFORD, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man has perhaps the most valuable ten-spot you'll ever see. Thirty-nine-year-old Billy...

PHOTOS: Look At This Really Old Colonel Sanders Memorabilia

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

Months after a white suit belonging to KFC founder Colonel Sanders sold at auction for a whopping $21,510, KFC is cashing in on the interest with a la...

Attention: You Can Now Buy The Violin That Played As The Titanic Sank

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — It's a poignant scene familiar to anyone who has watched "Titanic" — as the doomed ship slides into the icy waters, musici...

You Can Own Your Very Own Rothko Painting For Just $35 Million

AP | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — A bright orange-yellow and white painting by Mark Rothko is heading for the auction block in New York City, where i...

eBay, My First Love and Me

Jim Moret | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Jim Moret

Consider it a leap of faith. More than forty years after I let her go, certain that I would never see her again, my first love and I were reunited, thanks to eBay.

8 Steps To Collecting Contemporary Art

Paddle8 | Posted 12.07.2013 | Arts
Paddle8

At once celebratory and elegiac, McEwen's art is sometimes an imitator of his life. He's now a key presence in the art world, as is his work at contemporary art auctions. Here are eight steps to collecting Adam McEwen.

This Coco Cola Painting Could Fetch $60 Million At Auction

Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

It may just look like a simple, retro Coca Cola advertisement -- and hey, it basically is -- but the familiar black-and-white pop piece is actually an...

Eric Clapton Is About To Sell Another Famous Painting For $25 Million

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

Eric Clapton is at it again, infiltrating the art world's most sacred of spaces with his surprisingly shrewd contemporary taste. According to Christie...

Picasso Painting Fetches Over $1.5 Million In China

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

SHANGHAI -- Christie's drew the elite of China closer into its orbit with an auction Thursday of works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and others in Sha...

Normal Rockwell Masterpiece Could Fetch $20 Million

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Three popular Norman Rockwell masterpieces that depict slices of American life are heading for the auction block. "Saying Grace," "T...

Daley on Exit: I Could Have Won, That's Why I Quit

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Bill Daley offered a unique excuse Tuesday for why he had abandoned his bid for governor the previous day: He was confident he'd win. And he realized that, at 65, he wasn't prepared for the 5- to 9-year commitment winning the governorship would entail.