16 hrs ago
Inside the Fascinating, Frenzied World of Art Collecting
More than $31 million for Picasso's oil painting The Rescue , $28.1 million for Jeff Koons' 6 1 2-foot-high stainless-steel sculpture of Popeye, $22.5 million for Norman Rockwell's 1957 Red Sox spring-training locker-room work The Rookie .
20 hrs ago
The $17 Million Pocket Watch: The Henry Graves Supercomplication Goes Up For Auction
What makes a watch the most valuable in the world? It's supercomplicated-literally.
21 hrs ago
Aboriginal protesters evicted by auction house
Members of Tasmania's Aboriginal community tried unsuccessfully to stop the auction of three ancestral photographs at Sotheby's in Melbourne on Tuesday night.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Stunning Auction Highlights The New Faces Of Middle Eastern Art
Ahead of Sotheby's landmark auction in Doha, Qatar this October, the auction house is exhibiting highlights at its New Bond Street galleries in London.
Local Savvy Helps Ravenel Battle Global Rivals In Growing Asia Auction Business
"I was awestruck at how much knowledge auctioneers had of the works on sale, artists and whole art periods, " Kuo recently recalled.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Liu Yiqian cup: Multimillionaire sparks outrage when he drinks tea
Chinese multimillionaire Liu Yiqian is sparking outrage when he bought a rare 500-year-old Ming Dynasty wine cup for nearly $34 million and drank from the cup.
Liu Yiqian cup: Drink from 'Holy Grail' ignites worldwide protest
To many it looks like any ordinary tea cup. But this 'ordinary' cup, offered at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, just set a world record as the most expensive piece of Chinese art.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The New York Observer
Something in Stripes?: Art World Power Couple Drops Time Warner Pad for $16.22 M.
Tobias Meyer , who last year left his long-held post at Sotheby's as the auction house's principal auctioneer and global head of contemporary art, was known-and no-doubt prized by his employer-as an "expert at separating collectors from their millions."
Portrait of aboriginal leader Joseph Brant sells at auction for $7.5 million
It may be the most valuable portrait of a Canadian historical figure that's ever been produced.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Whiteley painting sells for $1.7 million at auction
When Menzies Art Brands director Rod Menzies caught wind of the sale of a long lost Brett Whiteley painting in New York in May, he expected much more competition.
The Real Deal
From left: French Ambassador Fran ois Delattre and River House
The co-op board at the Upper East Side tower had been close to sealing the deal following a number of concessions from the French government, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Sotheby's to auction works of Middle-Eastern artists in Doha
AUCTION house Sotheby's has announced that it will auction key works of Middle Eastern as well as international artists in As a precursor to this auction, Sotheby's is holding an exhibition of outstanding works by regional artists such as , Sotheby's International Contemporary Art Specialist, said: "This carefully-curated exhibition showcases the ... (more)
Truganini sale labelled 'an insult'
THE Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre will ask auction house Sotheby's to abandon the sale of rare photographic prints of Tasmania's last full-blood Aborigines.
Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian drinks world's most expensive cup of tea
Eccentric Chinese art collector pays A 21million for rare 500-year-old porcelain cup and uses it to drink world's most expensive cup of tea It is the 'holy grail' of Chinese porcelain, a 500-year-old antiquity owned by emperors - and now the world's most expensive cup of tea.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
In Art the Safest Bet is the Biggest Bet
"Abstraktes Bild" by Gerhard Richter is on display at Sotheby's during a preview of their Impressionist and Modern Art sale in New York on October 28, 2011.
Will Consumers Be Sold on an eBay-Sotheby's Collaboration?
The huddled masses could soon come knocking on the doors of the exclusive Sotheby's.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Piano from the Oscar winning film Casablanca is expected to sell...
Piano from the Oscar winning film Casablanca is expected to sell for at least $1 MILLION at a November auction in New York Iconic piano is featured in the scene in which Dooley Wilson sings, 'As Time Goes By' for Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart The piano used in 'As Time Goes By' during the flashback sequence sold at Sotheby's in 2012 for ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Sotheby' opens exhibition of masterpieces by Middle Eastern & international artists
Following last year's record-breaking sale of Arab and Iranian and International Contemporary Art in Doha - in which nine artist records were achieved - this year's sale features artworks of the highest calibre that corresponds to the demand from both Middle Eastern and International collectors.Photo: Sotheby's.
Magna Carta Island goes on sale
The historic island in Berkshire where Magna Carta was reputedly sealed has been put up for sale for A 4m by Sotheby's.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Paul Gilster: eBay's allure remains hidden treasures
If you're a collector of almost anything, auctions can be fun, which is what makes eBay so interesting.