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A plastic figurine of Bugs Bunny.

Animated Art: Hot Ticket Items for Collectors

All your favorite childhood movies are making a comeback in an unexpected way. Art collectors are now paying exorbitant prices for the original drawings, storyboards, and backgrounds from classic animated movies. Their most sought after item? “Cels,” which are hand-painted sheets of celluloid. Lady and the Tramp, The Simpsons, Snow White, The Lion King, and […]

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A photo of one of the first Macintosh computers.

Collecting Trends in Old Apple Products

Since Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder, passed away in 2011, vintage Macintosh products are seeing a resurgence in popularity. This is great news for those of you who decided to keep your old Mac products, as they’re fetching a pretty penny on many websites. Old computers are now hot collectibles, and so are the items associated […]

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Johnny Depp at an event.

Johnny Depp to Auction Off Art Collection as He Heads for Divorce

Just ahead of his divorce from Amber Heard over abuse allegations, Johnny Depp will be auctioning off millions of dollars’ worth of paintings from his private art collection. The actor plans to sell nine paintings in total, all by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The paintings will be sold at Christie’s Auction House in London on June 29th […]

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Well-dressed guests head into the SFMOMA Ball.

SFMOMA’s Artsy Ball Brings Festive Air to New Museum

By now, you’ve probably heard that the brand-new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened its doors with appropriate flair and pomp. The museum, now more than twice the size of its previous structure, boasts about 33,000 pieces altogether, reminding us all why San Francisco is one of the best cities for art. The museum […]

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The Art Market is Shrinking

Last year, sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s were booming: combined, the two auction houses brought in over a billion dollars. This year, the two have only raised a total of $560.6 million, a far cry from where they stood last May. And the $78.1 million raised by Christie’s pales in comparison to the $705.9 million […]

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Grotesque Face Jug.

High School Project Accidentally Valued at $50,000 on Antiques Roadshow

If you have elderly parents or basic cable, you know the show: people bring in family items or garage sale finds to have them appraised by experts, and with any luck, their finds are worth maybe a few hundred bucks. For one Antiques Roadshow participant, the number awarded his item was much higher: a whopping […]

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A photo of Dalí's private diary.

Sotheby’s Paris Auctions Salvador Dalí’s Diary

In this week’s exciting auction finds, Sotheby’s Paris will auction off an illustrated diary that belonged to Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in a sale of Dada and other Surrealist items, April 26-27. The diary is expected to fetch about $57,000 or 50,000 pounds. Its contents come from a period of time when Dalí was involved […]

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