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“The Blue Lotus” from The Adventures of Tintin sells for €2.6 million

Time and time again, we see just how much value nostalgia can give to the price of an item. Artwork connected to a childhood property can drive auction bids through […]

The emperor has no clothes: the scams and swindles driving up art prices

For many, the headline-making stunt Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan pulled at Art Basel Miami this year—Cattelan duct taped a banana to a blank white wall, called it “Comedian”, and sold […]

Christie’s 100, where bidding started at just $100, wrapped up with success

Yesterday, an online auction at Christie’s wrapped up but this auction wasn’t like most of the art world’s sells today. Christie’s was hoping to bring in new clientele and first-time […]

A-Rod to part with works by Basquiat and Richard Prince

Going…going…gone! Alex Rodriguez, better known to some as A-Rod, is used to hearing those words. The retired professional baseball player is still ranked fourth for record number of career home […]

Laptop with malware – responsible for $95 billion in damages – sold for $1.3 million

Just a week ago, a laptop more than a decade old sold for a whopping $1.3 million, but this 2008 Samsung NC10 was not just a nostalgic item for bidders. […]

Edward Hopper’s ‘Shakespeare at Dusk’ to hit the auction block

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang  Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,  Bare ruined choirs, where […]

A Night Less Starry- The Auction of Van Gogh’s Gun

On June 9th, 2019, the rusted husk of a 7mm Lefaucheux revolver will go up for auction. This weathered skeleton sat untouched and unseen in a field in the French […]