Wednesday, June 18, 2014
On Tuesday evening, a 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp crossed Sotheby's auction block and sold for a record-breaking $9.5 million, setting a new record for the most expensive stamp sold at auction and the most valuable object by weight and size.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
By Brian Wise
The vestiges of 70 years of operatic history will go on the block on December 12 as New York City Opera plans to auction off its remaining sets, props, costumes, instruments and office equipment.
Monday, November 11, 2013
By Brian Wise
A two-page manuscript from an early Mozart serenade is to be sold at an auction in New York. But will "Star Wars" fans snag the real treasure of the day?
Saturday, October 19, 2013
By Raphael Satter : Associated Press
A violin believed to have been played on the Titanic before the doomed vessel sank was auctioned for more than $1.6 million Saturday, a fantastic figure which one collector said may never be beaten.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The sale, which takes place at Christie's on Tuesday, will include signed prints donated by Sebastião Salgado and Susan Meiselas, among others. See a slideshow here.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
One of the art world's most recognizable images - Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City.
Monday, April 02, 2012
There are a number of happenings in the Tri-State area that mark the Titanic centennial. Among our favorites: meals recreating White Star Line menus, plays based on ship survivor testimonials and artifact exhibitions. Here's a shortlist of goings-on.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By Marc Garber : Host, WNYC News
Sotheby's auction house announced Tuesday that one of four versions of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" will go on the block on May 2. It estimates the work will sell for $80 million or more.
Friday, December 02, 2011
A black velvet cape Liz Taylor wore to Princess Grace of Monaco's "Scorpio Ball" and the diamond and gold wedding bands she wore in both of her marriages to Richard Burton are a few of the items that Christie's will auction off this week in one of the year's most anticipated sales. View a slideshow here.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday night, the Coalition for the Homeless holds its 17th annual ArtWalk NY benefit. For many, the highlight of the evening will be the sale of a hand-painted canvas by controversial street artist Shepard Fairey. Check out a picture of "Harmony" and other Fairey works here.
Friday, November 04, 2011
By Caitlyn Kim
View the top sellers from the fall Impressionist and Modern art auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's — without having to spend millions — here.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The only authenticated photograph of the infamous Billy the Kid was auctioned off this weekend in Denver. The auction house expected the photo to sell for somewhere in the ballpark of $300,000 tp $400,000. Instead, Florida billionaire William Koch won the photo with a bid of $2.3 million.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Lehman Collection at the Morgan Library, a deposit of nearly 200 original music manuscripts that contains some of the greatest classical works of the 20th Century, is up for sale.
Monday, May 02, 2011
For buyers of 19th, 20th and 21st century art, spring means one thing: auctions. The New York branches of Sotheby's, Christie's, Bonham's, Phillips de Pury and Doyle all host major sales in May. Check out WNYC's art auction preview here.