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Andy Warhol, Master Ad Man

Austin Considine | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

It's been 26 years since Andy Warhol died, but the Pop Art innovator's imprimatur still moves product like none other. Here are a few Christie's favorites from recent years, accompanied by quotes from the master illustrator himself.

Historic Washington Letter Nets Huge Haul

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A letter in which George Washington offers his positive views on the newly drafted Constitution has sold for $1.4 million in New York. It...

The Warholian Questionnaire: Jackie Beat

Austin Considine | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Roseanne Barr called her "the greatest drag queen on earth." The New York Times warned that "small children may be frightened" of her ribald live performances. Both were probably right. Naturally, she was a perfect fit to answer one of our questionnaires

The Warholian Questionnaire: Aaron Hicklin

Austin Considine | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

In conjunction with an upcoming gay pride-themed sale of Warhol's drawing and photographs at Christie's, we interviewed Aaron Hicklin, the editor-in-chief of Out. He talked antiques, Ru Paul and why we're all really drag artists deep down.

The Warholian Questionnaire: Michael Musto

Austin Considine | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Musto first made a name for himself in the 80s, when the downtown New York scene was at its peak of flamboyance and grit. It was also a battleground for gay rights, and Musto, an openly gay man, was a fierce voice for equality.

13 Questions: King of the Pop-Up (Gallery): Andy Valmorbida

Malcolm Harris | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

On the heels of his most recent show during Hong Kong Basel (Keith Haring -- RETNA) -- I caught up with the modern architect and reigning King of the Pop-Up Art Gallery, Mr. Andy Valmorbida.

Inside de Kooning's Studio With His Former Assistant, Tom Ferrara

Austin Considine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Ferrara was with de Kooning for much of the East Hampton era, back when it was a modest artist colony. Still a working painter, Ferrara remembers this advice from his friend Bill: "Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you're getting better."

De Kooning's Brain: Q&A with Nobel-Winning Neuroscientist, Eric Kandel

Austin Considine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Like many of the Abstract Expressionist artists of his generation, de Kooning relied heavily on instinct to create his dense, exploratory paintings.

On de Kooning, Master Improviser: A Q&A with Curator John Elderfield

Austin Considine | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

De Kooning was constantly scribbling -- sometimes even with his eyes closed. Like many artists, he often traded drawings for services. It was from his friend and therapist, Dr. Henry Vogel, that Christie's recently acquired 33 works on paper, going to an online only auction.

Jeanne Marchig and Leonardo da Vinci: Two Polish Connections

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Jeanne Marchig will be remembered as the ageing animal-lover who took Christie's to court over a Leonardo.

How Artists Survive - Part 2: The Dutch Golden Age

Juri Koll | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

This Spring I visited The Girl With a Pearl Earring show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day, nevertheless I found myself spending many hours inside, astounded by the paintings from the Mauritshuis in the Hague, which is undergoing a major renovation.

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...

Rare Diamond Rakes In Auction Record

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

A new colourless, pear-shaped diamond weighing 101.73 carats raked in a record $23.5 million at a Christie's auction in Geneva Wednesday.The price, wh...

Priceless: Mr. Chow on Basquiat

Austin Considine | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

A haven for amazing artist in the Eighties, the colorful Mr. Chow describes how he'd "cuddle" his friend Basquiat if he were alive today. As the 1982 seminal work, Dustheads, goes to auction Wednesday, a peek into an intimate journal the artist gave his eatery friend.

Priceless: Mr. Chow on Basquiat

Michael Chow | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Chow

A haven for amazing artist in the Eighties, the colorful Mr. Chow describes how he'd "cuddle" his friend Basquiat if he were alive today. As the 1982 seminal work, Dustheads, goes to auction Wednesday, a peek into an intimate journal the artist gave his eatery friend.

Guess How Much This Egg Costs

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- A massive, partly fossilized egg laid by a now-extinct elephant bird has sold for more than double its estimate at a London auction. Christ...

Lost Warhol Photos To Be Displayed In NYC

Susan Michals | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century is about to be rediscovered. On May 3, lost images of pop art icon Andy Warhol will be unveiled in Manhattan for the first time in public in an exhibition sponsored by Interview Magazine, which the artist founded in 1969 .

The Art Of Dr. Mona Ackerman

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts

The artwork owned by the late renowned psychologist Mona Ackerman is headed to the bidding block in a series of upcoming notable sales at Christie's i...

The 'Most Important Work By Pollock In The Last Two Decades'?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts

One of Jackson Pollock's iconic drip paintings will be making its way to Christie's next month for the auction house's upcoming Evening Sale of Contem...

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...

LOOK: The World's Largest Diamond To Be Sold

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

The world's largest colorless diamond ever to be auctioned will be sold by Christie’s International on May 15, Bloomberg News reports. The pear-shap...

Christie's Auctioning Warhol's 1978 Photo of Little Edie (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Tanja M. Laden

In Andy Warhol's Exposures he named a chapter "The Best Family," and he began his introduction to the Beales by writing, "I think the best family in the world is the Kennedy-Onassis-Bouvier-Beale-Radziwill family."

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...

Surpassing All Expectations: London Auctions Coverage Continued

MutualArt | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

London auction sales continued this week with the contemporary auctions at the major auction houses.

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...