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  • Foundations pledge $330 million to prevent sale of Detroit museum art

    Foundations pledge $330 million to prevent sale of Detroit museum art
    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...
  • Bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo auction for low price

    Bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo auction for low price
    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...
  • Auto industry has soared since 2010, leading economic recovery

    Auto industry has soared since 2010, leading economic recovery
    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...
  • Damien Hirst to auction off new Mickey Mouse spot painting

    Damien Hirst to auction off new Mickey Mouse spot painting
    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,...
  • Banksy watch: Street artist bids farewell to New York

    Banksy watch: Street artist bids farewell to New York
    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...
  • Lance Alworth's stolen Super Bowl ring returned 25 years later

    Lance Alworth's stolen Super Bowl ring returned 25 years later
    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...
  • T.S. Eliot widow's art collection sells for $12.9 million

    T.S. Eliot widow's art collection sells for $12.9 million
    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...
  • Recovered Nazi-looted painting on view at LACMA

    Recovered Nazi-looted painting on view at LACMA
    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...
  • Dealers deny knowing Strozzi painting had been looted by Nazis

    Dealers deny knowing Strozzi painting had been looted by Nazis
    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. “When...
  • Banksy mural from L.A. gas station sells for $209,000 at auction

    Banksy mural from L.A. gas station sells for $209,000 at auction
    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...
  • Stella McCartney's 2014 spring fashions star at Autumn Party

    Stella McCartney's 2014 spring fashions star at Autumn Party
    “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...