| May 24, 2013
| 4:59 PM
[Updated] Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter late Friday to deny that he was the buyer of John Currin's nude Bea Arthur painting, contradicting an earlier tweet confirming that he was. He also denied that he had given the painting to fellow comedian Jeffrey...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — As 1938 came to a close, painter Edward Hopper was a man on a mission.
Again and again, he would pick up his sketchbook and head for a cluster of New York City movie theaters. Sometimes it was the Republic or the Palace, other times the...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Did it come with a card attached that says, "Thank you for being a friend"?
A 1991 painting depicting a topless Bea Arthur that was created by artist John Currin has sold at an auction Wednesday for $1.9 million. The sale was part of a larger Christie's...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This story has been updated. See note below.
Amanda Demme isn't who she used to be. And that's probably a good thing. Just ask her.
She'll tell you she's been in hiding for six years, casting off the pretensions that came with life as a famous (and...
| Feb 7, 2013
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life.
For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:02 AM
The culture of cute is having a moment — more than 100 of them. Inside downtown Los Angeles' Japanese American ......
| Oct 8, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The person claiming to have scrawled on a Mark Rothko mural painting over the weekend at London's Tate Gallery remains at large, but the individual has spoken to various news outlets, including the BBC News and ABC News, saying that he is not a vandal and...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Britain's royal family is acquiring a bit of Pop flavor in the form of screen-print portraits of Queen Elizabeth II by Andy Warhol, who once said "I want to be as famous as the Queen of England."
On Monday, the Royal Collection Trust announced that it is...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Comic Phyllis Diller, who died Monday at 95, was one of former Hot Property columnist Ruth Ryon's favorite interview subjects.
While doing a story on the entertainer at her Brentwood home more than a decade ago, Ryon discovered a prolific artist, a...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:22 PM
A Florida-based art dealer who was accused at one point of selling fake art amounting to more than $2 million, was convicted Tuesday on federal charges involving stolen artwork and income tax evasion. Jurors deliberated for about a day before......
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:36 PM
The Getty Foundation is helping to fund the conservation of a 17th century masterpiece by Dutch artist Peter Paul Rubens. "Triumph of the Eucharist" is a series of panels that resides at the Prado Museum in Madrid. The Getty said it has awarded close to $...