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.
A Salvador Dali painting stolen from a Manhattan art gallery last week has been returned to the United States, New York police said.
The young man wanted in the vandalism of a Picasso masterpiece at a Houston museum has been identified and charged, authorities said Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Malcolm Gladwell talks about his new book, Cesar Milan and how he was treated when he looked "blacker."
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.
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.
Surveillance video shows a man walking into a San Francisco art gallery and walking out with a Picasso.
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.
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.
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.
The artist known as the Picasso if India, Maqbool Fida Husain, died Thursday in a London hospital on Thursday. He was 95.
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 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.
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 previously unknown works by Pablo Picasso have been found in France. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.
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."
The votes have been tallied and Pablo Picasso is your number one iconic Western painter of the 20th century.
The votes are in and Michael Jackson is your number one global music icon.
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.
Asian bidders are making an impression at London's record-breaking art auction. CNN's Eileen Hsieh explains.
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.
Thieves steel five famous paintings worth millions of dollars from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
Five paintings, including a Matisse and a Picasso, were stolen overnight from a Paris museum, the Paris mayor's office said Thursday.
A Picasso painting fetched nearly $106.5 million at auction Tuesday, a record for any single work of art, Christie's New York said.
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."
A sculpture is now the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction for a record price of $104 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A ripped Picasso painting is latest in a line of damaged masterpieces -- real and fictional. CNN's Becky Anderson reports
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.
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.
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.
Memorial Day weekend has arrived: the symbolic, if not the official, beginning of summer.
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.
CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on a new trend that combines yoga and man's best friend.
I don't do dogs and I don't do yoga.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Police in Switzerland recovered two Impressionist masterpieces stolen earlier this month. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
Police have recovered two of the four Impressionist paintings stolen earlier this month in a daring museum heist, police in Zurich, Switzerland said Tuesday.
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."
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.
The stunning sale of a tiny antiquity has increased interest in the market for ancient coins, sculpture and pottery
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.)
Forget the stock market, oil fields and roulette wheel, if you want to make some serious cash, pick up a brush and get painting.
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.
A good piece of art can mean much more than just a pretty picture on a wall.
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...
Along with household appliances and hardware, Costco is making a name for itself in the world of fine art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -The Depression-era bank robber Willie Sutton famously targeted banks because "that's where the money is."
A painting by Pablo Picasso of an adolescent boy holding a pipe has fetched all-time record price at auction in New York.
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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
Chaplin, Lindbergh, and Sigmund Freud
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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 ...
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...
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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