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Federal fine art auction open until Mondayupdated: Sun Jul 01 2012 16:46:00

Nearly 250 works of art -- including pieces by Chagall, Matisse, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec -- are being sold online through a national auction ending Monday, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Stolen Salvador Dali painting returned from abroadupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 11:42:00

A Salvador Dali painting stolen from a Manhattan art gallery last week has been returned to the United States, New York police said.

Man charged with vandalizing Picasso masterpieceupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 21:30:00

The young man wanted in the vandalism of a Picasso masterpiece at a Houston museum has been identified and charged, authorities said Friday.

Vandalized Picasso ready to hang againupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 17:34:00

A vandal's paint has been removed from Pablo Picasso's "Woman in a Red Armchair" and the 1929 painting will soon hang again in the Menil Collection museum in Houston, a museum spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Netherlands art fair showcases the best in 7,000 years of artupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:14:00

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.

Monet and Klimt paintings woo buyers at London auctionupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 07:50:00

It's the time of year when hammers are poised at the world's major auction houses and the strength of the art market for the coming year is tested.

What your husband wants you to know updated: Tue Dec 06 2011 07:47:00

Men talk to me all the time about sex, which is only natural, since I'm a sex therapist and I make my living talking to people about their sex lives. But it's funny how many guys like to talk to me when I'm not working, when I'm pushing my sons in their double stroller or watching them at the playground. Neighbors know what I do, and it seems to draw the men to me --and they open up about certain things that the guys who actually come to see me with their wives just don't. Every time this happens, I end up saying the same thing: "Dude, don't tell me, tell your wife." Then comes the part where he shrugs and says, "Yeah, I guess you're right, I'll do that," but you and I both know it won't happen.

Picasso thief accused of stealing art from Manhattan hotelsupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 18:10:00

A New Jersey man previously convicted of stealing artwork was indicted Friday in the theft of nearly $360,000 worth of art from two Manhattan hotels, the Manhattan district attorney's office said.

British Museum celebrates $1.5m Picasso etchings giftupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 13:59:00

A complete set of 100 etchings by Pablo Picasso -- never before seen in public -- is to go on display at the British Museum after an "extraordinary" $1.5 million gift.

Author treated different when 'blacker'updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 16:54:00

Author Malcolm Gladwell talks about his new book, Cesar Milan and how he was treated when he looked "blacker."

The man who can explain everythingupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 16:54:00

A few years ago, Malcolm Gladwell decided to let his hair grow longer, going back to the hairstyle he had as a kid growing up in Canada.

New Jersey man pleads not guilty to Picasso heistupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:20:00

A New Jersey man pleaded not guilty Friday to stealing a pencil-on-paper Picasso sketch from a San Francisco gallery last week, his defense attorney said.

Thief gets away with $200,000 Picassoupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 14:31:00

Surveillance video shows a man walking into a San Francisco art gallery and walking out with a Picasso.

San Francisco police arrest Picasso thief suspectupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 14:31:00

San Francisco police have arrested a suspect who they say stole a $200,000 Picasso piece Tuesday from the Weinstein Gallery, according to a police statement.

A Picasso comes to the Palestiniansupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 04:43:00

In a small showroom in the West Bank city of Ramallah, two Palestinian security guards carefully watch over a masterpiece by one of the most famous artists in modern history.

Mother-daughter communication: Battleground or fine art?updated: Thu Jun 09 2011 09:07:00

The battleground of words is a place all mothers of daughters will find themselves. The day that sweet little face looks at you with complete defiance challenging every mother bone in your body, you need to be prepared for the inevitable event.

'Picasso of India' dies at 95updated: Thu Jun 09 2011 07:53:00

The artist known as the Picasso if India, Maqbool Fida Husain, died Thursday in a London hospital on Thursday. He was 95.

Art market opens in Londonupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 11:30:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks to Jussi Pylkkanen, President of Christie's Europe about the business of fine art.

Picasso sells for $40 million in austerity-proof art marketupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 11:30:00

A 1932 painting by Picasso sold for $40 million at auction Tuesday -- over $10 million more than the highest pre-sale estimate.

CNNMoney: Sotheby's sells Picasso portrait for $40 millionupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 10:04:00

A painting by Pablo Picasso, the first work of art in which he portrayed his teenage lover, sold for more than $40 million in London, according to Sotheby's auction house.

The ballet company that employed Chanel and Picassoupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 02:16:00

Glamorous, avant-garde and ground-breaking -- when the pioneering dance company Ballets Russes burst onto the Paris scene in 1909 it transformed classical ballet forever.

Hundreds of Picassos found in garageupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 10:10:00

Hundreds of previously unknown works by Pablo Picasso have been found in France. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.

'Sharing' replacing 'owning'updated: Tue Nov 02 2010 17:31:00

Bill Ford, automobile giant Ford's executive chairman, admitted to CNN in 2009 that the "future of transportation will be a blend of things like Zipcar, public transportation, and private car ownership."

Pablo Picasso: Your number one painterupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 08:12:00

The votes have been tallied and Pablo Picasso is your number one iconic Western painter of the 20th century.

Michael Jackson: Your number one music iconupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 09:41:00

The votes are in and Michael Jackson is your number one global music icon.

Mastering the art of making a dealupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 12:17:00

We were enjoying an exquisite meal in a fancy restaurant, my friend and I. The room was imposing: gigantic, brilliant bouquets spilling out of crystal vases, Picasso and Degas paintings on the walls, crisp linens on elaborately set tables, and a waitstaff worthy of the Windsors.

London's record-breaking art auctionupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 12:30:00

Asian bidders are making an impression at London's record-breaking art auction. CNN's Eileen Hsieh explains.

Interpol issues global alert for stolen artupdated: Sun May 23 2010 05:17:00

Interpol has issued a global alert for a Picasso painting and four other works stolen from a Paris art museum -- a sign that authorities believe thieves may have taken the paintings outside the country.

Famous paintings stolen from Paris museumupdated: Sun May 23 2010 05:17:00

Thieves steel five famous paintings worth millions of dollars from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

Precious artworks stolen in Paris heistupdated: Sat May 22 2010 04:38:00

Five paintings, including a Matisse and a Picasso, were stolen overnight from a Paris museum, the Paris mayor's office said Thursday.

Picasso piece sells for record $106.5 millionupdated: Wed May 05 2010 10:43:00

A Picasso painting fetched nearly $106.5 million at auction Tuesday, a record for any single work of art, Christie's New York said.

Art dealer admits selling fake Picasso, authorities sayupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 02:43:00

A Los Angeles, California, art dealer, federal authorities say, thought she'd done the math: Pay an art restorer $1,000 to create a knock-off of Pablo Picasso's 1902 pastel, "The Woman in the Blue Hat."

$104 million for a sculpture?updated: Sun Feb 07 2010 10:19:00

A sculpture is now the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction for a record price of $104 million.

Giacometti sculpture sells for record $104Mupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 10:19:00

A mystery bidder has paid $104.3 million for a piece of art in London, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

CNNMoney: Sculpture sells for record $104.3 millionupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 14:49:00

A bronze sculpture of a man walking sold for $104.3 million at auction in London, setting a new world record for the highest price paid for a work of art, Sotheby's said Thursday.

2 Picasso works, 1 Matisse sell at auctionupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 22:41:00

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.

Picasso painting damaged at New York museumupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 02:31:00

The Pablo Picasso painting "The Actor" will undergo repair work, after a woman visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art fell onto the painting and tore the canvas, according to the museum.

Masterpieces get rippedupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 02:31:00

A ripped Picasso painting is latest in a line of damaged masterpieces -- real and fictional. CNN's Becky Anderson reports

Sample Switzerland's cities before heading for the hillsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 15:29:00

Swiss cities remind me of the kid at high school who's great at sports, has perfect hair, the best girlfriend, and the teachers all love him. He's just too perfect. Sometimes you just want to see him trip or get a pimple.

Take the long way backupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 08:06:00

Many savvy travelers tunnel their way through Europe's big cities by subway, popping up from below like gophers on a golf course. True, subways are a cheap and efficient way to get around. But by staying street level on public buses and trams, you get amazing views and the chance to really cozy up to a city. And it still gets you where you want to go, for cheap.

Picasso sketchbook vanishes from locked case in Parisupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 17:15:00

A Pablo Picasso sketchbook with 33 pencil drawings disappeared from a locked glass case in a museum in Paris overnight, the French Ministry of Culture announced Tuesday.

Commentary: Permission to relax -- denied!updated: Sun May 24 2009 11:06:00

Memorial Day weekend has arrived: the symbolic, if not the official, beginning of summer.

CNNMoney: Fine art no hedge against inflationupdated: Tue May 12 2009 11:15:00

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.

Downward dog for dogs!updated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:27:00

CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on a new trend that combines yoga and man's best friend.

Doga a new take on downward facing dogupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:27:00

I don't do dogs and I don't do yoga.

What your husband isn't telling youupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 10:37:00

Men talk to me all the time about sex, which is only natural, since I'm a sex therapist and I make my living talking to people about their sex lives. But it's funny how many guys like to talk to me when I'm not working, when I'm pushing my sons in their double stroller or watching them at the playground.

SI.com: Sarah Kwak: Third jerseys back in blackupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 18:06:00

Years ago, in a simpler time, teams had two looks: one at home and a second for the road. But over the last decade, clubs have been adding flair to the wardrobe with some regularity.

Time.com: Fine Art: The Next Recession Victim?updated: Thu Nov 06 2008 10:55:00

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

Time.com: Picasso Prints Stolen in Brazilupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 20:00:00

Three armed robbers stole two Pablo Picasso prints from an art museum in downtown Sao Paulo on Thursday, the city's second high-profile art theft in less than a year

7 indicted in international scheme to sell counterfeit artupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 23:13:00

An alleged scheme involving the production and sale of counterfeit prints by artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall resulted in the indictments of four Americans, two Italians and a Spaniard, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Two stolen paintings recoveredupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:47:00

Police in Switzerland recovered two Impressionist masterpieces stolen earlier this month. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Swiss police recover stolen masterpiecesupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:47:00

Police have recovered two of the four Impressionist paintings stolen earlier this month in a daring museum heist, police in Zurich, Switzerland said Tuesday.

Van Gogh, Monet art goes in $163M heistupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 20:26:00

Swiss police were scrambling Monday in search of three masked men who stole four Impressionist paintings worth about $163 million (180 million Swiss francs) Sunday in a heist police characterized as "spectacular."

Taking the kids: Barcelona a hit with teensupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 10:20:00

We don't know where to look first. The massive pillars, looking like tree trunks, stone chameleons, tortoises and turtles, help support the columns. The sheer size of the place is amazing. Some of the towers soar more than 500 feet. Even jaded teens, like my 13-year-old niece, Erica Fieldman, can't help but be impressed.

Time.com: Antiquities: The Hottest Investmentupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 11:30:00

The stunning sale of a tiny antiquity has increased interest in the market for ancient coins, sculpture and pottery

Tech, profits drive 'car sharing'updated: Fri Jun 08 2007 10:06:00

The car sharing concept, once a feature of liberal housing developments and small cooperatives, has become a mainstream proposition. In urban areas, where parking is at a premium, many motorists are abandoning car ownership for the freedom of pay-as-you-use motoring.

Shortcuts: Becoming an art collectorupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 04:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: On the Kmart auction block: a Picassoupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 07:37:00

Pablo Picasso and other renowned artists will take centerstage this week as Kmart begins auctioning off a wealth of fine and rare art from its Michigan headquarters.

Kmart special: Picasso tapestry, Ming watercolorupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 20:58:00

Kmart shoppers accustomed to hunting for bargains on dishracks and bath mats can also take home works of art by Pablo Picasso and other renowned artists starting this week.

Deciding what to do in Paris getting tougherupdated: Tue May 09 2006 11:10:00

Paris was spurned in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, but you wouldn't know it amid the bustle of construction along the Seine. This spring, the city is positively abloom with museum openings and renovated architectural treasures.

EW review: 'Haunting'? Try yawningupdated: Fri May 05 2006 10:17:00

What's the key to the early-19th-century mystery of the Bell family of Red River, Tennessee, so traumatized by a ghost (or something) that one family member died? "An American Haunting" suggests an answer, not to be spilled here except to say that men are E-V-I-L and women are victims. (Ooh, that old truism.)

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.

Sexing up the art sceneupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 11:50:00

In popular imaginations, artists are a passionate bunch, driven by basic needs such as throaty French cigarettes, inexpensive hooch and, as they fly in the face of society's constraints, plenty of ... well, you know what.

CNNMoney: Add Picassos to your portfolio?updated: Thu Feb 09 2006 08:06:00

A good piece of art can mean much more than just a pretty picture on a wall.

FSB: Painting by Numbersupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

Conservative taste rules at Marshall Field's Home Store in the affluent Minneapolis suburb of Edina. Patterns are discreet. Colors are subdued. Painting subjects range from ships to flowers. Everyt...

CNNMoney: Picasso on Costcoupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 11:56:00

Along with household appliances and hardware, Costco is making a name for itself in the world of fine art.

CNNMoney: 'Do I hear 6 figures? Sold!'updated: Thu Jun 02 2005 16:08:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - If you are media-savvy about marketing, like entertaining crowds and can speak at breakneck speed without sacrificing clarity, you have some of what it takes to be an auctioneer.

EW review: Odd saga of other 'Exorcist'updated: Wed May 18 2005 15:43:00

If you're a certain kind of moviegoer -- my kind -- then the announcement that Paul Schrader's prequel to "The Exorcist," was being shelved after it had been fully shot and edited only stoked your desire to see it.

The art in travelupdated: Mon Jan 10 2005 07:14:00

Watch "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks and what is memorable about this movie? More to the point, what is not memorable? For some it is the airport interior.

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.

Commentary: Inside MoMA, art within artupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 11:19:00

Of course the art is the draw. But visitors to the redesigned Museum of Modern Art in New York this week can be forgiven for looking between the frames, reading between the lines, to glimpse the subtle effects that architect Yoshio Taniguchi's work may have on their experience.

CNNMoney: The heist goes highbrowupdated: Fri Nov 19 2004 14:06:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -The Depression-era bank robber Willie Sutton famously targeted banks because "that's where the money is."

Picasso breaks record at auctionupdated: Wed May 05 2004 20:07:00

A painting by Pablo Picasso of an adolescent boy holding a pipe has fetched all-time record price at auction in New York.

Record tipped for Picasso workupdated: Tue May 04 2004 21:38:00

A painting by Pablo Picasso of an adolescent boy holding a pipe could bring a record price for the artist's work at auction Wednesday evening in New York.

Business 2.0: You Don't Have to Be Poor. You Just Have to Look Poor. Colleges reward the spendthrift with more aid. But a saver can game the supdated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

It was bad enough when the Nasdaq tanked and obliterated your kid's college fund. So why did colleges have to compound the injury by jacking up tuition?

Fortune: Iridium: From Punch Line to Profit?updated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

My friend Mike is a government lawyer, so he often has reason to be in a lousy mood. But I know how to cheer him up. All I do is utter the word "Iridium," and in a perfect Pavlovian reaction he eru...

FSB: Februaryupdated: Fri Feb 01 2002 00:01:00

Feb. 1-9 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Named for a 19th- century Chippewa, this grueling, 420-mile race around the north shore of Lake Superior ranks second in stature only to Alaska's Iditarod...

FSB: A Desert Classicupdated: Thu Feb 01 2001 00:01:00

Once famous for its incandescent Strip and the ladies who worked it, Las Vegas has tried to remake its image by trading vices for family values. Good news, though, for fans of 24/7 gambling and gou...

Fortune: Room Review: Bellagio, Las Vegasupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

The Vegas Strip has come to resemble a dockyard of gaudy cruise ships: You leave one oversized hotel/ship only to find yourself at another with a different theme. The 3,005-room Bellagio is no diff...

Fortune: The Stuff Of Life Some lives, good or bad, can be distilled to a single object. The artifacts here represent a updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

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Fortune: Okay, Gandhi Thought Different. But Did He Wear Khakis?updated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

There are no second acts in American lives, only second lives in American ads: Ever more often the dead walk among us, Wearing Khakis, Just Doing It, generally Thinking Different. In the spirit of ...

Fortune: Get Smart About Buying Art Contemporary art is a high-risk, high-return investment, so be sure to learn before you leap.updated: Mon Mar 30 1998 00:01:00

When Sally Ganz and her husband, Victor, plunked down $7,000 for a canvas called Dream back in 1941, they knew it was a good buy. The artist was an acknowledged master, and the painting, a portrait...

Fortune: MONA LISA FOR MOUSE POTATOESupdated: Mon Jun 13 1994 00:01:00

Armed with his billion-dollar checkbook and a keen vision of the oncoming digital age, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates began courting the world's major museums in 1989. But when he asked for the digi...

Money Magazine: TOMORROW'S HEIRLOOMS Follow our guidelines, and the furnishings you choose today could turn into your family's prized possessionupdated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

Last year, the typical American family spent about $282 on furniture, though even at that level, sales totaled $26.8 billion. This year, the big drop in interest rates -- almost a point since Elect...

Fortune: SELLING LIKE HOT FAKESupdated: Mon Sep 21 1992 00:01:00

The price of real Van Goghs plunged with the Tokyo stock market, but the market for genuine imitations of Old Masters is thriving. They're going like hot fakes at Bonhams, the London auction house....

Fortune: SOTHEBY'S NEW GLOBAL REACHupdated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

Does what used to be East Germany teem with valuable art? That's the hope of Sotheby's, the auction house that set up shop in Berlin in October. H. Josef Konig, head of the new office, says he has ...

Fortune: Welfare and Other Frauds, Back to the Third Grade, Cutting Up in Australia, and Other Matters. Still Life With Free Lunchupdated: Mon Jan 04 1988 00:01:00

Amazing organ, the brain of a Congressman. All those billions of neurons responding frantically to sensory impulses emanating on the PR plane, all those nerve fibers in the outer cortex working tir...

Fortune: What will $1 million buy?updated: Mon May 25 1987 00:01:00

Not a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In late April a seat changed hands for $1 million, the highest price ever until the next day, when another seat sold for $1.1 million. It may not mean muc...

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