One week after Edvard Munch's "The Scream" shattered art auction records, Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" has broken the price ceiling for a work of contemporary art.
The salerooms of London were last week crammed with art and antiquities from across the Islamic world, as the city's auction houses celebrated "Islamic Week."
There are few places in the world where you can see ancient statues, imperial European jewellery, masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel, paintings by Picasso and sculpture by Henry Moore all under one roof.
An Enigma machine which featured in a Hollywood movie about the codebreakers of World War II has smashed auction estimates and sold for a world record price.
Elizabeth Taylor fans will soon get a closer look into the private life of the late Hollywood legend, as Christie's prepares a worldwide tour and auction of some of her most prized personal possessions.
What price love -- or more accurately, what price a love letter?
She is one of the best-known crime writers of all time but few know the extent of Agatha Christie's archaeological pedigree.
CNN's Jim Boulden talks to Jussi Pylkkanen, President of Christie's Europe about the business of fine art.
A 1932 painting by Picasso sold for $40 million at auction Tuesday -- over $10 million more than the highest pre-sale estimate.
A near two-century-old copy of "The Star Spangled Banner" sold for $506,500 Friday at Christie's auction house in Manhattan.
A nearly 200-year-old copy of "The Star Spangled Banner" is set to hit the auction block Friday at Christie's auction house in Manhattan.
One of Apple's first computers has sold for more than $200,000.
And you thought the MacBook Air was pricey?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Wednesday he is officially shutting down a multibillion-dollar tunnel project after reviewing plans for carrying out what would have been the nation's largest infrastructure endeavor.
A detailed and well-preserved Roman parade helmet -- complete with fine facial features on its face mask, tight curly hair, and a griffin-topped cap -- sold at auction Thursday for 10 times its estimated amount.
A detailed and well-preserved Roman parade helmet -- complete with fine facial features on its face mask, tight curly hair, and a griffin-topped cap -- will go up for auction Thursday, five months after it was found in northern England.
Oprah had a question: "In this age of red states and blue states, with everyone being so partisan against everything, that fact that you could all come together -- you're a Republican and he's a Democrat -- did that ever come into it?"
Artwork that used to adorn the walls and halls of Lehman Brothers' offices in London is expected to fetch £2 million ($3.1 million) when it goes up for auction Wednesday.
CNN's Jim Boulden looks at an auction of art and other items that belonged to Lehman Brothers.
Ever seen a herd of elephants do backflips? It's really quite a spectacle, and it's happening right now in Republican strongholds all over the country.
Asian bidders are making an impression at London's record-breaking art auction. CNN's Eileen Hsieh explains.
Two paintings by Pablo Picasso and a third by Henri Matisse were among works auctioned off Tuesday at Christie's, including "Jacqueline," a Picasso not seen publicly since 1967.
A human skull and crossbones, valued at up to $20,000, won't appear at a Christie's auction Friday after another party claimed rights to the remains, the auction house announced.
A letter penned by George Washington praising the new Constitution sold for $3.2 million at an auction, the highest price for a letter by America's first president.
The past week's impressionist and modern art auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's didn't go well. But they were far from dreadful. The same is expected at this week's contemporary auctions.
In the worst job market in 25 years, job seekers are doing whatever it takes to find work, even if that means moving across the country.
An Chinese art collector who bid on sculptures belonging to Yves Saint Laurent won't pay up. ITN's Nicholas Glass reports.
The man who successfully bid for two Chinese sculptures at auction and then refused to pay up is being called both a national hero and national embarrassment in China.
China has criticized Christie's auction of two Qing dynasty bronzes looted by invading French and British forces in 1860, saying the sale would hurt the auction house.
It is the auction of a lifetime -- Yves Saint Laurent's lifetime. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports
A Chinese man who bid nearly $40 million for a pair of controversial antique Chinese statues said Monday he is refusing to pay for them, state media reported.
A three-day auction of art and furnishings that belonged to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is seeing sale prices far exceeding estimates, with dollar amounts almost as spectacular as the range of items being sold.
A nude photograph of pop singer Madonna was sold for $37,500 Thursday afternoon at a Christie's Art House auction.
A shot of the unclothed Material Girl taken in 1979 could fetch at least $10,000
Two photographs of Madonna set to appear in a Christie's auction next month will probably sell for at least $10,000 each, according to estimates posted on the company's Web site.
What recession? Christie's, the famed auction house, this week sold a nearly 36-carat diamond for $24.3 million, which it said was the highest price for a diamond sold at auction.
On Day 2 of the fall auction season, a Russian masterpiece expected to sell for up to $3 million at auction did not find a buyer Wednesday
He was the hardest working man in show business, but judging from his possessions up for auction Thursday at Christie's in New York, James Brown also knew how to have a really good time.
CNN's Andrew Stevens speaks with Christie's International CEO Edward Dolman in this edition of "The Boardroom."
Edward Dolman is Christie's first chief executive officer to have been a specialist, who understands the pressure and the nature of valuing art. Part of his mission is attracting other highly motivated specialists into their business.
Despite concerns about a global slowdown, business for Ed Dolman is better than ever.
Christie's is the world's leading art business with global auction sales in 2007 that totalled $6.3 billion, marking the highest total in company and in art auction history.
A private collector has plunked down $6 million to buy the largest diamond ever sold at auction in Asia.
James Gandolfini, who starred on the hit HBO series, is selling off 24 outfits, including the button-down blue shirt he wore in the opening credits and the bathrobe he donned to fetch the morning newspaper
Despite the credit crunch and rising inflation in the Gulf, the region has found a new passion for investing. And one of the biggest growth markets at the moment is modern art.
Investors in the Middle East are finding art to be a good place to put their money. CNN's Wilf Dinnick reports.
While contemporary works like Damien Hirst's $100 million diamond skull have dominated the headlines, a rare old master study by Peter Paul Rubens is quietly generating buzz among art collectors.
$10 million for a car? Sure, for a '31 Bugatti Royale. Boutique vintage car auction firms are posting astronomical sales.
A modified 1969 Dodge Charger, painted to look like the General Lee from the TV Show "The Dukes of Hazzard," is for sale on eBayMotors. So far, the bidding is up to more than $2.7 million.
At the European Fine Art Fair this week, most of the Lucite cases hold great bunches of pale pink tulips. The art is uncaged.
After a sale was postponed to answer questions about the car's racing history, an ultra-rare 1939 German racing car expected to fetch the highest price on record for any automobile did not find a buyer at an auction.
Federal prosecutors looking into allegations of counterfeit wine sales have sent subpoenas to rare-wine collectors and to some of the world's leading auction houses, including Christie's in London and Zachys in New York, according to a published report.
The auction of a rare 1939 German race car, which had been postponed pending an investigation into the car's history, is back on. The car had been expected to get the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction.
The auction of a rare 1939 German race car, which had been expected to command the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction, has been postponed, the Christie's auction house said Friday.
A rare 1939 German race car, expected to command the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction, will hit the block in Paris in February.
A rare 1939 German race car commissioned by Adolf Hitler is expected to command the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction, according to Christie's, which will conduct the auction in Paris in February 2007.
Christmas at Christie's came early this year.
If you had wandered into the New York location of Christie's auction house in 1996, you could have purchased a print of Helmut Newton's "Two Pairs of Legs in Black Stockings, Paris" for about $2,30...
Nearly half a billion dollars worth of fine art was exchanged during Christie's sale of modern and impressionist art in New York City last week. Fancy being a player in the art world? Here's our paint-by-numbers guide.
A three-day action of Star Trek memorabilia beamed up some $7.1 million in total sales, Christie's auction house said Saturday.
Trekkies set their phasers to bid this week, doling out about $7.1 million during a three-day auction of "Star Trek" memorabilia at Rockefeller Center, Christie's auction house said Saturday.
Sales of Star Trek memorabilia at Christie's auction house are out of this world.
Jewellery, art and furniture belonging to Britain's late Princess Margaret including the tiara she wore to her wedding have gone on display in London ahead of being put up for auction.
Everyone knows Cuban cigars are illegal in the United States, thanks to the embargo on Fidel Castro's goods.
A good piece of art can mean much more than just a pretty picture on a wall.
Unless you're the kind of person who can afford to buy old masters indiscriminately, you might think of live auctions as being only for the rich and famous. But what the world's high rollers don't ...
Unless you're the kind of person who can afford to buy Old Masters indiscriminately, you might think of live auctions as being only for the rich and famous.
A 500-year-old map which was the first to use the word "America" and the first to portray the Earth as a globe has been sold in London for $1,002,267 -- a world record.
The oldest surviving FA Cup was sold at auction on Thursday for £478,400 ($879,400) - a world record price for an item of football memorabilia.
A painting by American artist Edward Hopper sold for $14 million at auction on Wednesday night, establishing a record price for the popular artist's work.
A painting by American artist Edward Hopper sold for $14 million at auction Wednesday night, establishing a record price for the popular artist's work.
A rare marble version of "Bird in Space" by Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi sold Wednesday at Christie's auction house for $27.4 million, a world record for a sculpture at a public auction.
Computer geeks who love history will have a chance to get their hands on rare documents and technical relics at an auction in New York this week.
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Even before the cameras started rolling on "The Prince & Me," which opened Friday, co-star Luke Mably had his royal ways in hand.
Collecting wine is a well-known hobby of businesspeople. So what happens when the economy tanks? In many cases the wine goes on the block. Says a director of an international bank in New York: "You...
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There I was in a Manhattan carpet dealer's showroom enjoying a typical Persian lunch--charcoal-oven-baked chicken, rice, mint curry, roast tomato and tea--when my meal tray almost fell off my lap. ...
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