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Two Mark Rothko Paintings Sell For A Heaping Sum Of $76 Million

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Mark Rothko paintings owned by Listerine fortune heir Rachel "Bunny" Mellon fetched more than $76 million at a Sotheby's auction...

Rare Van Gogh Painting Expected To Fetch Up To $50 Million At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare piece of artwork painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death sold for $61.8 million Tuesday and a sculpture by Alberto...

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...

What Makes Art Sell? 10 Questions That Establish the Value of a Painting

Philip Hook | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Philip Hook

Two years ago a version of Edvard Munch's The Scream fetched $120 million at auction. Last year a Francis Bacon portrait reached $143 million. To the outside world, the pricing of art is a mystery.

Where Jean-Michel Basquiat And Mark Twain Meet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts

Gaze upon Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Undiscovered Genius Of The Mississippi Delta," and your eyes are forced to dart from one ambiguous scribble to the n...

Unflagging Commitment

Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Our flag, like our city, is a palimpsest of histories and a visible record of the past.

The World Of Soviet Sport In 20th Century Russian Art

Posted 12.30.2013 | Arts

Images of sparring boxers, relentless cross country skiers and triumphant Olympic parades -- these are but some of the artistic symbols that were used...

Just Try To Guess How Much This Normal Rockwell Painting Costs

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening ...

This Diamond Just Sold For How Much?!

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

(Adds name of buyer, quotes and details) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The "Pink Star", a flawless pin...

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...

'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...

The World's Largest Round Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business

A rare 7.59 carat diamond -- the world's largest in the Fancy Vivid blue category -- will likely fetch more than $19 million in an auction this coming...

A Rug That Costs $33.7 Million

AP | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A Persian rug from the early 17th century has sold for $33.7 million in New York City. Sotheby's auction house says Wednesday's price for...

Another Basquiat Exhibit In New York

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — More than 30 works by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) will appear at a New York City exhibit before a pr...

You'll Never Guess How Much This Piano Is Worth...

AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 02.14.2013 | Arts

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An art deco grand piano that sailed aboard the French ocean liner Normandie in the 1930s and spent decades inside a Buffalo mansion i...

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...

A Painting Without an Artist

Janice Harper | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Janice Harper

Confirming that it was his expert opinion that Fletcher owned the first Doig painting to be sold, Bartlow set out to have the painting authenticated by Peter Doig himself. And that's where the story gets weird.

Sotheby's Scores Its Biggest Night Ever With a Smashing $375-Million Auction

ARTINFO | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK -- Rich in world-class offerings of Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art, Sotheby's contemporary evening roared to the tune of $375,205,000, th...

Nun: 1; Sotheby's: 0

Posted 10.09.2012 | Arts

What a nun wants, a nun gets. At least that's what Sotheby's decided this week, when a 60-year-old Taiwanese Buddhist sister demanded that a $1.65 mil...

The Pope Is Back

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

A version of Francis Bacon's screaming pontiff is heading to Sotheby's New York this fall. The untitled "Pope" painting, created circa 1954 by the Bri...

PHOTOS: First Day Of Brooke Astor Auction Fetches Millions

AP | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday. Sotheby's of...

Brooke Astor's Estate To Be Auctioned

AP | By ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Brooke Astor was the immaculately dressed grande dame of New York City, a philanthropist, taste-setter and host extraordinaire, at ease wi...

Struggling Canadian Church Discovers Small Fortune Under Its Own Roof

Posted 08.30.2012 | Money

St. Matthias Anglican Church in Victoria, B.C. must have had their prayers answered when they stumbled upon an estimated $250,000 fortune right under ...

Photographs of Lucian Freud In His Prime

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

A Sotheby's exhibition in London is showing a series of photographs of famed British artist Lucian Freud. Taken by photographers Cecil Beaton and Davi...

Little Pigs On The Chopping Block

Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts

Art and book collectors alike can delight in the recent sale of a series of original, rare Beatrix Potter illustrations through Sotheby's. Today in Lo...