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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...

The 12 Weirdest And Rarest Items On The Auction Block Last Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

We've already toasted to some of the year's most expensive artworks that hit the bidding block in 2013. The collection of 20 paintings, prints and scu...

29 Picasso Artworks Hit The Bidding Block At The Same Time

Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

Earlier this month an online raffle gave art admirers the opportunity to own their very own Picasso drawing for just $135. It might seem like a bargai...

'World's Greatest White Diamond' Could Fetch $35 Million!?

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A New York auction house is showing off what it calls the world's greatest white diamond on the block – a 118-carat stone from Afric...

10 Of The Weirdest Things To Ever Head To Auction

Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Christie's auction house is best known for its fine art sales -- bidding soirees that frequently involve Pablo Picasso paintings or Andy Warhol screen...

The Mona Lisa Of Kitsch Sells For $1.5 Million

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

JOHANNESBURG — Vladimir Tretchikoff's iconic painting "Chinese Girl," said to be one of the most reproduced in the world, is coming home to Sout...

Beatles Guitar Up For Auction

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (Reuters) - An electric guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison at the height of the Beatles' fame is expected to fet...

Art in a Box: The Hero's Journey of Mike Kelley and Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites

Bettina Gilois | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

Just as Mike Kelley seemed to have finally broken through, Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites did not sell. Glimpsed by only the special world willing to pay attention, it went back into a box, and remained in the Jablonka Gallery in Cologne, unseen for many years to come.

Sotheby's In Decline?

Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

Sotheby's, the auction house that sold Edvard Munch's "The Scream" for a record-breaking $120 million, reported a $7.6% drop in profits last year, acc...

LOOK: Stunning Finds At African-American Fine Art Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts

A collection of works by some of the most important black artists in the last two centuries is set for the bidding block at Swann Galleries this month...

Modigliani Portrait Sells Big

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

LONDON — The high-end art market is weathering Europe's economic storm, with London auctions this week netting more than 280 million pounds ($44...

You'll Never Guess How Much This Painted Fetched At Auction...

Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts

A painting devoted to Pablo Picasso's golden muse, Marie-Therese Walter, wowed audiences at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, when ...

Andy Warhol Auction Goes Online

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- An online auction of Andy Warhol's works will give a broader audience the chance to own a piece of his pop art. It is Christie's Internat...

This Painting Cost How Much?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

Peter Doig has been known to fetch a high price at auction, attracting eager bidders with his tranquil, snowy landscapes. But can you guess how much h...

David Hockney's Pricey Pyramids Head To Auction For First Time

Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

We all have treasured mementos from our early trips abroad, but in the case of British artist David Hockey, his token of vacations past is a surreal p...

Rare Amulet Vessel Among Islamic Auction Finds

Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts

A rare collection of Islamic Art has made its way to Bonham's Auction House in Edinburgh this month, representing Scotland's largest private collectio...

Warhol Reigns As World's Biggest Auction Seller In 2012

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The auction results are in -- pop artist extraordinaire Andy Warhol has snagged the position as the world's biggest seller at auction last year. Th...

The 10 Weirdest, Rarest Auction Items Of 2012

Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts

We've already given you the year's most expensive artworks to hit the bidding block in 2012. Taken together, the collection of 25 paintings, drawings ...

This Chalk Drawing Sold For HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

A drawing by Italian Renaissance painter Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, recently sold for an impressive £29.7 million ($47.8 mi...

Guess How Much This Tiny 'Thinker' Cost

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

He may be small, but he sure grabs a mighty hammer price. This miniature version of Auguste Rodin's infamous "Le Penseur" (The Thinker) sold for a hef...

What Art Can You Get For A Million Bucks?

Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts

Christie's Auction House in New York recently announced the final price tag on its Fall Postwar and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, boasting a whopping...

Goodwill Employee Finds Artwork Worth $21K

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

A Salvador Dali etching recently discovered at a Tacoma Goodwill last week sold for $21,005 on the organization's online auction site Monday night. Th...

Salvador Dali Artwork Found At Goodwill

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

An etching by Surrealist master Salvador Dali was discovered at a Goodwill in Tacoma, Washington this week. The signed artwork was dropped off by an u...

Richter Smashes Records, Gets Highest Price For A Living Artist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

Eric Clapton proved this week that his art collecting skills are anything but amateur. The guitarist sold a Gerhard Richter painting at Sotheby's for ...