A bench trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan concerns an ancient idol held by Christie’s.
The unauthorized sneakers, which contain a drop of blood and cost $1,018, sold out in less than a minute last month.
The suggested starting bid for the painting was set at around $1,800, but if it is really the work of the Baroque master, it could be worth millions.
It’s still not cheap, and it’ll take some skill, but finding the totaled car of your dreams and rebuilding it can give you bragging rights, and a sweet new ride.
Rahul Kadakia of Christie’s has sold the most expensive wristwatch, the priciest blue diamond and even, early on, a salad.
The 34-inch, 36-ounce Bill Dickey model Louisville Slugger had been owned by the family of Earle Combs, a onetime teammate of Gehrig’s and coach with the New York Yankees, auctioneers said.
The game was bought as a Christmas gift in 1986 but was left in a desk drawer for 35 years. It sold for $660,000 at an auction on Friday.
As the prices of blockchain-secured works skyrocket and speculators swoop, experts are warning of an unsustainable bubble.
No one had spotted a new painting by the Dutch master for four decades — until the scion of a storied Amsterdam family found two.
Bidders say they had many different motivations, including fun, self-promotion and signaling support for the NFT market.
A digital collectible based on a column in The New York Times sold at auction on Wednesday, with proceeds going to the Neediest Cases Fund.
Why can’t a journalist join the NFT party, too?
“Warrior,” a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, leads a week of 20th and 21st century livestreamed auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
The value of collectibles — like coffee tables, whiskey, Air Jordans and Pokémon cards — has soared.
Repeat after me: Everything that can be digitized will be digitized.
Welcome to the new frontier, the junction of internet culture and financial libertarianism. What’s art got to do with it?
“Nonfungible tokens” and blockchain technology are taking the mainstream art world by storm, fetching huge prices. We explain, or try to.
“Everydays — The First 5000 Days,” by the artist known as Beeple, set a record for a digital artwork in a sale at Christie’s.
Stuart Weitzman, who made his fortune in shoes, is parting with three of his collecting triumphs, including a block of four “Inverted Jennies.”
The famous French museum has embraced all retail opportunities in an effort to offset the economic effects of the pandemic.
The Boy Scouts of America, which is facing more than 82,000 sex-abuse claims, said in a court filing that it would establish a settlement fund of at least $300 million.
The painting, “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” was a gift to Jolie by Brad Pitt and is believed to be Churchill’s only World War II-era landscape.
The records of a Jewish community in Romania that was almost annihilated during the Holocaust are viewed as essential to reconstructing its history.
As prices soar in the high-end collectibles market, cards of stars like LeBron James and Mike Trout are in the same discussion as those of Honus Wagner and Mickey Mantle.
The virus hastened the rise of online sales, as connoisseurs of vintage vehicles found more time to spend with their socially distanced hobby.
The 28 most valuable works he and Jeanne-Claude collected and created were offered in a live auction on Wednesday; a timed online sale of another 347 lots will end on Thursday.
An implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the last vestige of the former president’s once-dominant brand in Atlantic City, N.J., is scheduled for Wednesday morning.
The auction feeds a thriving market for private collectors. Among the items: photographs, a lottery ticket signed by Washington, a Kennedy sweater, and a check from Donald J. Trump.
Five works by the dazzling and seldom-seen painter Florine Stettheimer emerged on the market in 2020. But some stood on shaky ground.
Like many museums, the Met is looking to take advantage of a relaxation of the rules governing art sales to care for collections.
“Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel” dates to around 1480, and its sale is the art market’s biggest test of the new year.
Dealers were looking to the event as a bellwether for a return to normality in the art world.
Out with the (very) old at Sotheby’s.
Regulators have long worried that the secrecy of the antiquities trade, where buyers and sellers are seldom identified, made it an easy way to launder money.
The power and prestige of cars like a 1990 Lamborghini might compel some owners to take a Sunday drive. But with odometers this low, the investment would take a hit.
It’s the art world’s new guessing game: Will Sheldon Solow’s paintings and sculptures, conservatively valued at $500 million, be heading to a private museum or to auction?
When a shopping mall closes, where does all of its stuff go?
New Kim, a Belgian racing bird, set an auction record after a bidding war between two Chinese buyers.
A 65-foot-tall stage curtain that the artist created for the Metropolitan Opera in the 1960s will go up for auction Tuesday at Bonhams.
If you can spare $250,000, two stars of the 56-year-old Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” could be yours.
The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum both planned on selling works last Wednesday at auction, but Baltimore paused the sale after much criticism.
As museum staffs demand social justice in the office, an institution sells off prime works to answer the call. Is this the right way to do it?
Doug DeMuro has a strong following for his giddy videos about exotic and quirky cars. Cars & Bids, his new site, got off to a roaring start.
Museums selling their art has long been frowned upon, but recent financial pressures have sent works to the auction block at Christie’s. The proceeds would pay for the care of the collection.
Prices for works by some relatively new artists have skyrocketed, seemingly overnight.
It might be worth thousands at auction.
The Chinese phone number, ending in five 8s, drew 5,000 bids because it’s considered auspicious. Such phone numbers are coveted status symbols in China.
Congressional investigators said companies tied to two Russians under sanctions were able to buy art using shell companies and an intermediary.
“How much does something like this go for?” asked George Holliday. “I have no idea.” Bidding begins at $225,000.
The kit, complete with three crucifixes and a pistol, goes up for auction next week. Experts say it might not save you from the undead, but that’s beside the point.