| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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An ancient Chinese bowl that dates from the Northern Song dynasty sold for $2.2 million on Tuesday at a Sotheby's auction in New York. What makes the sale particularly noteworthy is that the sellers...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute.
This time it’s the sale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby’s in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
No trip to your local Zales or Kay Jewelers will cost as much as what someone paid over the weekend for a diamond and sapphire engagement ring that Napoleon gave to his beloved Josephine. The ring reportedly sold for 730,000 euros ($948,000) at an auction...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is back -- despite dying in 1988 at age 27.
On the first day it was open, more than 4,000 people turned out to see a show of his work at Gagosian Gallery in New York in February. His notebooks will be exhibited at Paris'...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:33 AM
A painting by Barnett Newman set an artist record at auction on Tuesday, selling for $43.8 million in New York. Sotheby's had expected "Onement VI," an abstract work in dark blue, to go for between $30 million and $40 million.
The sale was part of a...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A painting by Claude Monet fetched $30.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in London on Wednesday after a bidding battle jacked up the selling price of the work. The auction of Impressionist and Modern art brought in a total of $165.9 million.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
You don't have to be a celebrity to buy a Paul Revere Williams-designed house, but many generations of them have.
Among those who have lived in his homes are actors Marlon Brando, David Carradine and Lon Chaney, actresses Zsa Zsa Gabor, Anne Heche and...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Here's what we've deduced: Actor Jonny Lee Miller, who stars in "Elementary," and his wife, actress Michele Hicks, have listed a Los Angeles home for sale at $1.659 million.
The Spanish Revival-style house, built in 1936, features a beamed cathedral...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Hold on to your hats: Things are about to get hot around here. Hot, that is, for people who love books, who covet literary rarities and whose pulses race at the thought of holding a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" in their very...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Ringo Starr was never known as a songwriting Beatle -- that honor went to John Lennon and Paul McCartney first, with George Harrison far behind. And far behind that was drummer Ringo.
But now Starr, born Richard Starkey, is writing a children's book...