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Being Andy Warhol (VIDEO)

Joanne Spataro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Spataro

It's been an Andy Warhol-centric time for me: two weeks of mastering dead-in-the-eye stares, sporting a black turtleneck and inviting external chaos into my life. Plus, I have worn my pinned-up blonde wig to filth -- like, actual filth.

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...

Could This Andy Warhol Painting Take The Title Of Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold?

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Potential buyers will have to dig deep as New York City's frenzied fall auction season gets underway with blockbuster wo...

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...

Rewritten Artist Resale Royalty Law to Be Introduced This Fall

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Legislation that would guarantee to fine artists a percentage of the profits whenever their work is sold on the secondary market looks to be heading back for a rewrite, perhaps as soon as this fall.

'Flawless' White Diamond Sells For Record Price

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

HONG KONG -- HONG KONG (AP) — A white diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.6 million at a Hong Kong auction, although a blue diamond that wa...

'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...

Erotic Art's Japanese Roots

Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

If you've ever wanted to get into the sexual mindset of a 17th century Japanese artist, it's time to head to Hong Kong and feast your eyes upon a deli...

El Greco Makes Old Master Record at Sotheby's

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

A masterpiece by El Greco sold at Sotheby's yesterday evening (July 3, 2013) for £9.1 million, a record for a Spanish Old Master and the highest pric...

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...

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.

SOLD FOR $43.8 MILLION

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A large 1953 painting by abstract expressionist artist Barnett Newman has sold for $43.8 million at a New York City auction, setting an au...

French Painting Found At School Fetches $750K

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

A forgotten painting discovered in a Pittsburgh Public School building sold at Sotheby's this week for a whopping $750,000. The vibrant 1930s artw...

Why I Spent $67,000 On Judaica

Jonathan Greenstein | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Greenstein

Antique Judaica is a micro-niche in the art and antique world. There are about 15 million Jews in the world, but only about 700 active collectors. One would think that with such a small market base, there would be almost zero demand for antique Judaica. It's actually quite the opposite.

Major Craigslist Ad FAIL

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy

UPDATE: The post was, indeed, a hoax. A pretty funny one, we have to admit. Sotheby's, the New York City-based auction house, has a reputation 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...

Faulkner Heirlooms Going To Auction

AP | JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

JACKSON, Miss. — Manuscripts and personal letters of the late William Faulkner, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

Charles Schultz's Extramarital Affair Referenced in Specific Peanuts Comic Strips

Vanity Fair | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment
Vanity Fair

By Julie Miller, Vanity Fair In David Michaelis's 2007 biography of Charles Schultz, the author detailed an affair that the Peanuts-comic-strip cre...

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...