Then selling “genuine fakes” of paintings made him legit. Let’s remember Konrad Kujau.
Here we are in the thick of the holidays, and brands selling everything from chicken stock to snow tires are painting some pretty cozy pictures of family life. And yet it's not that magical for all of us. In fact, 45 percent of Americans would prefer to skip Christmas, according to a study from a...
A set of ink-brush paintings by Chinese artist Qi Baishi has sold for $144 million, breaking all records for Chinese paintings, a Beijing auction house said Monday. The group of 12 panels painted in 1925 were sold at auction on Sunday night for 931.5 million yuan, Beijing Poly International Auction said in a statement. Show More Summary
It only took a few seconds for this Battery Jam trailer to tell me what it's all about and wholly sell me on the idea. This "territorial mayhem" multiplayer game has players smashing boxes around to paint the ground with their chosen...Show More Summary
If you’re Star Wars nuts like us, chances are you’ve perused through your fair share of Ralph McQuarrie paintings. For those who don’t know, McQuarrie is the artist Star Wars creator George Lucas hired to help sell his vision to the studio early on. We can thank McQuarrie for the way characters like Darth Vader, […]
"The board of the Berkshire Museum made a decision to just shift focus [to history, natural science, and tech], not to tear up the institution and start all over again.... The sad truth is that the people running the Berkshire Museum just don't care that much about American art any more, at least not […]
There's officially a winner in the presidential art auction showdown between John F. Kennedy and Donald Trump -- it's JFK... by a landslide. Kennedy's original oil painting from 1955 sold at Heritage Auctions' Americana & Political…
"'We are going to switch from being building-based to being project-based,' [Painted Bride] executive director Laurel Raczka said Monday.... The organization is not having any particularly stressful financial problems at this time, Raczka said. Rather, the decision to free itself from the building is driven by a desire to serve the city's younger artists […]
Would you eat this? A bakery in Finland has rolled out bread made from crushed crickets, said to be the first of its kind. SEE ALSO: Plant pots made to repel mosquitos have one cool detail painted on them The bread is made using flour...Show More Summary
Christie?s announces the second edition of The Loaded Brush, a landmark private selling exhibition of over 30 works, featuring paintings inspired by the possibilities of the loaded brush. The exhibition will be on view at the Hong Kong Convention Centre from 24 to 27 November, including works by Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Rothko, Rembrandt and Warhol. Show More Summary
John H, a prop sculptor, sells handmade, $83 Alice in Wonderland doorknobs, which can either replace your existing knobs or fit around them. Available with painted details or brass finish. (via Geeks Are Sexy)
A ‘lost’ Leonardo Da Vinci painting sold for a record $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York City, smashing the record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold. The 26-inch-tall painting, called ‘Salvator Mundi,‘ orShow More Summary
Illustrator Albert Kallis, co-founder of International House of Pancakes, painted the movie poster art of Invasion of the Saucer Men in 1957. It sold for over $100,000 over the weekend at a Heritage Auctions event. The original 1957Show More Summary
The Berkshire Museum, yes. They were going to sell 40 paintings at Sotheby’s, including two very special Norman Rockwells, but at the last minute a court decision halted the sale, claiming (with only thin justification) that the sale...Show More Summary
INTERNATIONAL - “Jesus Christ.” That was the reaction of mega art dealer Larry Gagosian after a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci became the most expensive work ever sold, soaring to $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on Wednesday. Show More Summary
A rare Leonardo Da Vinci painting has shattered the record for art sold at auction or privately after selling for $450 million on Wednesday. The new world record holder is Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (Latin for “Savior of the World”) and is one of fewer than 20 paintings by the artist that is known to exist. The painting depicts Jesus Christ […]
It'll surely be a while before you see this much money being thrown around again. Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old painting "Salvator Mundi" has broken the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, selling for an eye-watering...Show More Summary
A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million at auction on Wednesday, obliterating previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings...
How do you know we are living through the biggest bubble in history? Simple: when a painting, doesn't matter who the artist is, doesn't matter who rare and prized, sells for half a billion dollars. A rediscovered painting by Leonardo...Show More Summary