Money Talking

Government Shuts Down, Markets Says "Meh"

Friday, October 04, 2013

The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?



Brooke Astor Home Auction Fetches $18.8M in NYC

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday.



Brooke Astor Estate To Be Auctioned

Monday, September 24, 2012

A 14-karat gold folding travel clock. A Tiepolo ink drawing of a lady, a deer and a posse of clowns. A Louis XV Chinese lacquer center table. These are some of the objects that graced the homes  of the late New York socialite Brooke Astor. Her estate will be auctioned Monday and Tuesday at Sotheby's.



'The Scream' Fetches Record $119.9M at NYC Auction

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.



Feds Seek to Confiscate Ancient Statue in NYC

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Federal prosecutors are seeking to confiscate an ancient statue from Cambodia that had been bound for auction at Sotheby's in New York.



Sotheby's to Sell Munch's 'The Scream' in the Spring

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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.



Fall Impressionist and Modern Art Auctions Sales Set Records, But Some Pieces Fail to Sell

Friday, November 04, 2011

View the top sellers from the fall Impressionist and Modern art auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's — without having to spend millions — here.



Lehman Brothers' Art Collection Goes on the Block

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To help pay the billions of dollars in claims against the company, Lehman Brothers is selling off assets including real estate holdings, mortgages and even its art collection, which goes under the hammer at Sotheby's this Saturday.


Studio 360

The Future of Arts Journalism

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kurt asks András Szántó, senior lecturer at Sotheby's Institute of Art, where he sees arts coverage headed.

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