| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Wang Jianlin, the president of the Dalian Wanda Group and currently the richest man in China, flexed his muscles on the international art market Tuesday by purchasing a Picasso painting for $28.2 million.
The price Wang paid was much higher than what...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:17 AM
LONDON – It’s probably a myth that he played the hymn “Nearer, My God, to Thee” as the great ship sank, but the battered, seawater-damaged violin believed to have belonged to the bandleader on the Titanic is to go on auction this...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:07 PM
The event: “An Indian Summer Evening With Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers,” benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center.
The setting: Guests partied al fresco Saturday at the Malibu estate of “The Bachelor” creator...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:11 AM
LONDON -- The violin believed to have belonged to the bandleader on the Titanic fetched nearly $1.45 million at auction Saturday, becoming far and away the most expensive piece of memorabilia associated with the ocean liner ever to be sold.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:48 AM
The director of the Cleveland Museum of Art has abruptly resigned his position just months before the completion of the institution's eight-year, $350-million renovation project. David Franklin, who joined the museum three years ago, said in a statement...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Banksy has been stirring up a rapid-fire news cycle the past two days – even more so than usual.
First, there were the (untrue) reports that his month-long New York show, “Better Out Than In,” would be coming to Los Angeles soon...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Disney princess-inspired gowns by Versace, Valentino, Missoni and Oscar de la Renta are now up for bid online in a Christie's benefit auction.
Online bidding for the 10 "princess dresses," which started Oct. 18, is in advance of a live auction scheduled...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The event: The Dream for Future Africa Foundation Gala, honoring Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani on Thursday. Co-hosted by model Amber Valletta, super chef Wolfgang Puck and Gelila Assefa Puck, the evening came complete with performances by...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Venice Arts began 20 years ago with 10 kids and a darkroom in a donated basement with a mission to create a vibrant arts center for low-income youth in the Venice community. That workshop seeded Venice Arts’ award-winning Art Mentoring & Education...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Krysten Ritter parties with Van Cleef & Arpels, Christina Ricci gets married in Givenchy and more fashion news:
Krysten Ritter, Camilla Belle, Eva Amurri and AnnaLynne McCord were among the notables who gathered Saturday night for the gala grand opening...