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Megabucks sex up Middle East art explosionupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:26:00

It's not just oil they talk about in the Middle East, these days. With millions of the region's dollars being spent in an explosion of art collecting, they could just as easily be talking about oil paintings.

Beyond the gondolas: A guide to contemporary Veniceupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 12:44:00

When people think of Venice, three things come to mind: gondolas, art and sinking buildings. The watery city, a treasure trove of Renaissance art and architecture, is not normally associated with cutting-edge cool.

Art dealers encouraged by early sales at London's Friezeupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 04:59:00

At seven o'clock on the opening day of London's premier contemporary art fair, Frieze, there was a scrum for champagne. People were celebrating.

Lehman Brothers' artwork up for auctionupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 14:32:00

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.

Lehman Brothers artwork up for auctionupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 14:32:00

CNN's Jim Boulden looks at an auction of art and other items that belonged to Lehman Brothers.

New indictment filed against NY lawyer in fraud caseupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 04:09:00

Prosecutors unveiled an additional money laundering charge Tuesday against New York lawyer Marc Dreier, now claiming he defrauded clients of nearly $700 million.

Fortune: My museum, myselfupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 11:24:00

On the edge of Paris, on a site that once housed a decrepit municipal bowling alley, an opulent new museum is taking shape. Designed by Frank Gehry at a cost of more than $200 million, it is expected to be finished in two years, and will feature a giant auditorium and a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Mark Rothko, Francis Bacon, Takashi Murakami, and Damien Hirst.

The best times to visit Miamiupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 06:26:00

As you might expect, Miami's calendar of seasonal events makes the most of the Florida sunshine, but it also includes some top-notch cultural happenings.

Will the art bubble burst?updated: Wed Oct 22 2008 12:29:00

Events in London's art world last weekend sent out contrasting signals as to the future of the global art market.

Time.com: Will Crashing Markets Bring Chinese Art Back Down to Earth?updated: Wed Oct 08 2008 11:20:00

As Sotheby's wraps up a Hong Kong auction, contemporary Chinese artists appear to be among the Asian art world's first casualties of the global financial crisis

People.com: Damien Hirst's $200 Million Art Sale Breaks Recordupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 08:57:00

Plus, his formaldehyde sculpture The Golden Calf sold for $18.4M at Sotheby's auction

Artist gambles with auctionupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 23:21:00

CNN's Atika Shubert takes a closer look at the works Damien Hirst is auctioning off through London's Sotheby's.

Risky art auctionupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 15:18:00

Damien Hirst is sending his work straight to auction, but will the risky move pay off? ITN's Nicholas Glass reports.

People.com: Howard Stern's Fiancée": 'We're Not Married!"updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 10:54:00

Forget those wedding reports – Beth Ostrosky says the big day is in October

Kate Moss statue 'largest since ancient Egypt'updated: Thu Aug 28 2008 09:24:00

The British Museum plans to display a statue of supermodel Kate Moss that it bills as the largest gold statue built since ancient Egypt.

Fortune: Oil profits help art market defy gravityupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 12:22:00

Luxury these days is a tale of two markets: consumers continue to snap up high-priced Louis Vuitton bags even as they balk at paying full price for Coach handbags. The same can be said of demand for works of art.

Sunrise to Sunset in Osloupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 08:49:00

Managing expenses on the road doesn't have to be a struggle, even in the most expensive city in the world. And what Oslo loses in costliness, it easily makes up with nature.

People.com: Bono AIDS Charity Auction Raises $42 Millionupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 13:45:00

The stars came out on Valentine's night to spread the love – and the cash – for Bono's (RED) charity, and raised more than $42 million in an art auction to benefit the Global Fund of the United Nations Foundation, which works to fight AIDS in Africa.

Newsmaker: Banksyupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 08:34:00

Banksy is Britain's most wanted artist -- his art sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but he continues to use public spaces as his main canvas, while all the time keeping his identity a secret.

CNNMoney: Rare Rubens reignites interest in old master artupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 21:27:00

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.

Prairie home abandonupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:29:00

Minneapolis's exuberant Chambers Hotel is taking Midwestern design to a whole new level. T+L pays a visit.

Artist Whiteread focuses on what is on the insideupdated: Mon Apr 16 2007 07:59:00

To most people, the area underneath a chair or table or even the inside of a closet might be just empty space, but for artist Rachel Whiteread, it is what she has built her entire career on.

Internet adds new chapter to modern art storyupdated: Mon Feb 19 2007 07:53:00

Caroline Wright, 24, a talented emerging artist from Texas, uploads photos of her paintings to her new profile at the Your Gallery section of the Saatchi Web site. The site is a virtual network (a kind of MySpace spin off) created by the famed British art dealer Charles Saatchi.

Shortcuts: How to become a famous artistupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 07:11:00

Being a famous artists can't be that difficult, right? Right! Here are few tips to help you find your inner Van Gogh.

Doing it for the moneyupdated: Wed Mar 15 2006 11:03:00

Forget the stock market, oil fields and roulette wheel, if you want to make some serious cash, pick up a brush and get painting.

Painting makes a comebackupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 12:08:00

Before his death in 1947, French painter Pierre Bonnard toiled for four years on a single painting of his wife, laboring over every detail as he tried to maintain a style he had spent a lifetime perfecting.

CNNMoney: 13 unconventional investmentsupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 10:07:00

They all laughed when Jefferson bought half the continent from France. Alaska was called "Seward's folly." Other "crazy" investments have worked out fine, too. But some oddball bets fell flat.

Fortune: WHAT WOULD CHRISTO DO?updated: Mon Sep 05 2005 00:01:00

AMONG THE FANTASTICALLY complex gear carried by the space shuttle Discovery when it roared into orbit in March 1989 was a hermetically sealed glass cube the size of a jack-in-the-box. Filled with w...

World's best art piece? A urinalupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 05:23:00

It may seem like toilet humor, but a porcelain urinal -- signed by an artist almost 90 years ago -- has been voted the most influential work of modern art.

Fortune: How the French Killed Their Art Marketupdated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

Poor Damien Hirst. In mid-November, his masterpiece, Alone Together, which consists of 100 fish encased in glass blocks filled with formaldehyde, fetched $277,500 at a Christie's auction in New Yor...

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