| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:37 AM
In an attempt to save the Detroit Institute of Arts from being crippled or destroyed by its city's epic bankruptcy, nine local and national charitable foundations have pledged $330 million to spare the museum from having artworks sold to help prop up...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:52 AM
During the first Tsukiji market tuna auction of the year in Tokyo on Sunday, a 230-kilogram (507-pound) piece of bluefin tuna sold for 7.36 million yen ($70,000). That may seem like a lot of money for a fish, but the price is far less than expected for...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The auto industry finished 2013 with more sales, more jobs and big expansion plans, solidifying its key role in the economic recovery.
It was the industry’s best year since 2007. The Great Recession drove U.S. auto sales to a low of 10.4 million...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Damien Hirst has paid Walt Disney the ultimate compliment by creating a new painting of Mickey Mouse done in the style of the artist's spot paintings.
The provocative British artist unveiled his "Mickey" painting on his official website Wednesday,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Banksy officially bade farewell to New York on Thursday after spending the month of October in the city creating random street art at public sites in all five boroughs.
The anonymous British artist posted a message on his official website Thursday: "And...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:02 AM
A stolen Super Bowl ring belonging to NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth has been recovered after 25 years, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.
The ring is from Super Bowl VI in which the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins, 24-3, in...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:47 AM
T.S. Eliot never lived to see the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical "Cats," based on Eliot's collection of poems "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats." But Eliot's second wife and widow, Valerie, did live long enough to profit from the musical, amassing a...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a remarkable turn of events, a Nazi-looted Baroque masterpiece that turned up on the art market five years ago was returned Friday to its owner, who plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The life-size figure of St. Catherine...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:51 AM
The art dealers in Milan, Italy, who offered for sale a major Baroque masterpiece painted by Bernardo Strozzi that had been looted by the Nazis in 1944 deny that they knew of its illicit past when they acquired the picture locally in 2006.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Banksy has proved bankable in Beverly Hills.
The mysterious British street artist's "Flower Girl" mural, which he stenciled onto the wall of a Los Angeles gas station in 2008, was sold for $209,000 Thursday evening at Julien's Auctions, where it was the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:36 PM
“This is my favorite house in L.A.,” exclaimed celebrity stylist and designer Mary Alice Haney Davidov about the sprawling Holmby Hills estate belonging to Bradley and Colleen Bell.
Wednesday night, the Bell’s home hosted hundreds of...