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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. ...

London's Superpowered Russian Week: Cocktails, Controversy & a Communist Kiss

Simon Hewitt | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

There was controversy wherever you looked during London Russian Week in late November. And I'm not just talking about the blink-and-you've-missed-...

A Record-Breaking Year at Auction: A Look Back at 2013

MutualArt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Leading experts to conclude that a new dawn for the art market has begun, leaving the Great Recession of 2008 in the dust

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...

The Price of Bob Dylan Going Electric

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The guitar stood on a stand in a small conference room in corporate offices in Beverly Hills. A black Fender Stratocaster with a white body plate, a few nicks to its side -- it looked simple, basic, uncomplicated.

The Last One of a Kind

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sarah O'Leary

Recently I discovered that the 8-foot tall turn of the century wooden playground slide in the middle of my living room might be the last one like it o...

Diamond Could Go For INSANE Amount At Auction

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

GENEVA (AP) — The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be wor...

Eva Peron's Brooch a Highlight of Christie's "Magnificent Jewels" Auction

Karin E. Baker | Posted 12.14.2013 | Style
Karin E. Baker

I don't have an extra $300,000 to $500,000 lying around waiting to be spent, but if I did, I'd give some serious thought to bidding on a piece of history: Eva's Van Cleef & Arpels diamond-and-sapphire brooch, up for auction at Christie's in New York on October 15.

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...

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...

SOLD For $19 Million!

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — An Edward Hopper painting of New York City's Roosevelt Island has sold for just over $19 million at auction. "Blackwell's Island," a...

Andy Williams' Art Sells For Millions

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction. The works sold on Wednesday, the f...

Christie's Heads To Shanghai

AP | By KELVIN CHAN | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

HONG KONG -- Christie's said Tuesday it will be the first international auction house to operate without a local partner in mainland China, one of the...

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...

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...

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...

Guess How Much This Painting Cost...

Posted 11.15.2012 | Arts

George Condo, an American painter who coined the term "Artificial Realism" and designed multiple covers for Kanye West's album, My Beautiful Dark Twis...

Pop Culture Meets Christie's Auction House

Posted 11.09.2012 | Arts

The line between pop culture and fine art is a precarious delineation -- just ask Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. Actually, why not ask Britney Spear...

Basquiat Will Likely Break ANOTHER Record

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

An early painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat is expected to break big records this November at Christie's New York. At only 20 years old, the young artis...

Is There An Arab Spring Happening In The Art Market?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Two paintings by the father of modern Egyptian painting, Mahmoud Said, are poised to lead Christie's Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian, and Turkis...

Kandinsky Expected To Sell For $30 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born painter famous for his vibrant colors and early abstract techniques, is set to break records at Christie's this No...

High-Priced Yayoi Kusama Works Head To Christie's

Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama has certainly been upholding her moniker as the polka-dotted queen as of late, imposing her reign of fantastical dots on New York these p...

Battle of the Bronze Aquamaniles

Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts

After perusing the lists of items about to hit the auction chopping block this week, we came across a battle royale occurring across the Atlantic ...

LOOK: Christie's Green Auction Party

Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

Christie's auction house hosted their third annual Green Auction party on Wednesday where guests including Lauren Bush, Graydon Carter, and Glenn Clos...