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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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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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A four-inch lock of John Lennon's hair.

A Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Goes Up for Auction

A fifty-year-old lock of John Lennon’s hair that is being called “significant” is going up for auction in Dallas by Heritage Auctions. The hair was freed from Lennon’s head in 1966 on the set of How I Won the War, a Richard Lester film in which Lennon played Musketeer Gripweed. The authentic, four-inch lock of […]

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The George D. Sturges house.

Los Angeles Frank Lloyd Wright Home Goes Up for Auction

One of the most unique homes in the country, the George D. Sturges house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is going up for auction next month with the Los Angeles Modern Auctions. The house, built in the Brentwood Heights area, was designed as a residence for the man whose name it bears. The house is […]

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A closeup of a female hand holding a paintbrush.

Bonham’s Sale Highlights Gender Bias in Art

London auction house Bonham’s will have a women-only section in its upcoming Post-War and Contemporary art sale on February 11th. The section will include 11 female artists to help close the gender imbalance so prevalent in the art world and to shine light on the works of those artists. According to Bonham’s, only 19 of […]

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An auction gavel resting on a pile of American currency.

Auction Season Heating Up in New York

Some of the biggest auction houses are gearing up for tremendous sales. Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses have seen their stocks rise and rise; their total sales clocked in at about $7 billion each in 2014. Earlier this year, Christie’s auctioned off a Picasso piece for a record-breaking $179 million, the largest sale ever. […]

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Jasper Johns

Millions in Art Donated to Whitney Museum Auction

An estimated $8 million in art has been donated to an auction to raise money for the construction of a new building for the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York museum is currently working on designing and creating a new space that will be about three times as big as their current location. […]

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Sotheby's will move forward with its Paris sale of about 300 pre-Columbian antiquities, despite numerous objections from four Latin American countries citing cultural ownership.

Sotheby’s To Sell Pre-Columbian Antiquities Despite Objections

Sotheby’s says it will move forward with the sale of about 300 pre-Columbian antiquities in Paris this weekend despite concerns from four Latin American countries. Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru have all contacted the auction house with objections to the sale of items they believe to have been illegally exported from their home countries. […]

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