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To Gift or Not to Gift: The Problems With the Online Marketplace for Art and Shopping for Works this Holiday Season

Janice Sands | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

Sure, this can mean expanded opportunities for artists to earn a profit, but the costs are far-reaching. The evolving marketplace, which can resemble a one-stop, big box shop for artwork, encourages uninformed collecting practices, leading to a devaluation of the work and its meaning and merit.

Lions And Costumes And Auctions! Oh My!

variety.com | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment

What can be better than receiving a Wizard’s gift? Buying a “Wizard of Oz” original costume. ...

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.

Auctions, Museums and Fossils

Errol Fuller | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green
Errol Fuller

On November 26 an auction house operating from a small village named Billingshurst in southern England will try to sell the entire fossilized skeleton of a Mammoth.

21 Cindy Sherman Photos Head To The Auction Block

artdaily.com | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary art will offer twenty one examples from Cindy Sherman’s semina...

Celebrate Picasso's Birthday By Spending $6 Million On One Of His Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, born on this date 133 years ago. What better way to celebrate this joyous occasion than by p...

Courage for Sale: Oz's Cowardly Lion Costume Heads to The Auction Block

Jay Scarfone | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jay Scarfone

When the Cowardly Lion costume was discovered in one of the oldest buildings on the M-G-M lot -- where The Wizard of Oz was filmed in late 1938 and early 1939 -- it was in need of careful repair and restoration to most closely return it to its original state.

'Take Home A Nude' Auction Will Let You, Well, Take Home A Nude (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

It's that time of year again. The annual "Take Home a Nude" auction, organized by the New York Academy of Arts, is just around the corner, giving coll...

Fall's Can't-Miss Auctions (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Departures Magazine

We’ve rounded up the world’s eight most bid-worthy auctions coming before the end of the year—from a Nordic design sale in London to a high-fashion Holy Grail in Miami, and even an amateur archeologist’s treasure trove in Dallas.

Sublime Errors: Wade Guyton's Imperfect Paintings

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Wade Guyton is one of those names that constantly pops up in frenzied contemporary art auctions, such as the wildly successful Christie's sale this past May, "If I Live I'll See You Tuesday."

Preview: 2014 Detroit Foreclosure Auction

Michele Oberholtzer | Posted 11.05.2014 | Detroit
Michele Oberholtzer

The auction is the personal version of the city's financial troubles, showing on-the-ground evidence of the individual struggles which resulting in people's inability to pay for their property.

The Creative Class with Paddle8: Tips for Launching a Successful Startup (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In just three short years Paddle8 an innovative marketplace infusing technology and art has held hundreds auctions with over $100MM in bidding activity and raising over $25MM for charities.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last Will and Testament

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

He died in Hollywood on December 21, 1940, eating a chocolate bar and making notes in pencil on a football story in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The last words F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote complimented the author of the story: "Good prose."

Recommended Reading No. 1

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Matthew Israel

Akin to sources listed on syllabi below the required reading lists that are usually more interesting than the required readings. Usually five suggestions. Subjects covered: art, art history, art education, and art and technology.

NO SECURITY: Action/ Time/ Vision

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Artists are using code to consider the nature of reality, which of course has been a philosophical quest since the beginning of time. Coding not only influences content, but also form.

Bid On Your Airline Seat The Next Time You Fly

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel

Hate your airline seat? Bid higher next time. That's right, it's auction time in the skies as airlines are creating a unique way of determining se...

Andy Warhol's Iconic 'Race Riot' Painting Could Fetch Millions At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts

Most people are familiar with Andy Warhol's pop portraiture, depicting essential elements of popular culture from Marilyn Monroe to Campbell Soup. But...

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

Bob Richter | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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...