As word circulated of a link between Julia Stoschek’s fortune and forced labor in World War II, some began questioning the ethics of working with the billionaire art patron.
OpenSea, one of the highest-profile crypto start-ups, is facing a backlash over stolen and plagiarized nonfungible tokens.
More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.
The art holdings from a bitter divorce became what Sotheby’s called the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.
A growing cohort of young enthusiasts is helping to shape the future of an antique trade.
A culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars has flourished in Miami for decades. This weekend it will all be on display.
Meet the man working to put the next big “It” plant on every windowsill in North America.
A team of Italian scientists describe what they believe is a gaping scar from one of these ancient battles on the neck frill of the Triceratops.
Lydia Winters, the game’s chief storyteller, now spends her leisure time photographing her 18-piece collection.
A miniature book made by the 13-year-old Charlotte Brontë, to go on sale next month for $1.25 million, contains what may be her last unknown poems.
A collection starts as a protest against the passage of time and ends as a celebration of it.
The book, “Marvel Comics No. 1,” published in 1939, is so valuable because the publisher used it to record the payments he owed to illustrators, an expert said.
The political button business has been booming. A Cox/Roosevelt campaign button from 1920 was auctioned for a six-figure sum this week.
The mint Charizard trading card will be auctioned off with other fraudulently obtained luxury items seized by the U.S. Marshals. Its former owner was sentenced to three years in prison.
A 90-year-old former schoolteacher’s collection includes Muhammad Ali’s boxing shoes and Tuskegee Airmen headgear — but it also features Ku Klux Klan toys.
The digital artist known for NFTs is showing paintings and prints IRL at a Manhattan gallery. Will the art establishment finally take notice?
Hardly at all.
When demand outstrips supply, there is huge money to be made by “flipping”— the practice of buying low from the artist’s gallery and reselling high at auction.
The CryptoPunk auction was supposed to set a new benchmark for NFT prices, but instead the consignor bowed out and posted a meme on Twitter.
Set off by a scene in a movie, a critic reflects on cultural baggage: “The things you loved when you were young will never be able to make you young again.”
Now crypto collectors are investing in something more tangible, and traditional, like paintings and sculpture. And art dealers are rushing to woo them.
Is coin collecting cool again? Four millennial and Gen Z numismatists on why they collect: “They’re little art objects you can hold in your hand.”
The medium is our art critic’s favorite — and this is a rich moment to indulge in works on paper, from the Drawing Center to the weeklong Master Drawings New York.
Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?
Christie’s will auction the personal Americana collection of William Reese, which carries an estimate of $12 million to $18 million.
“Why would you want to own something that was stolen?” said James H. Clark, who investigators said had been persuaded to buy dozens of looted items by a rogue dealer.
A collector’s passion for Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is on display in “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects.” But can he solve the case of the pirate signature?
Counterfeiting — filling luxury bottles with cheap liquor — has hit American whiskey hard as sky-high prices raise the payoff for scammers.
It’s awards season, and the big designer brands have some scrappy, pre-owned competition.
The Backstreet Cultural Museum served as an enduring tribute to the city’s Black culture, as the Tremé neighborhood gentrified around it. Then Hurricane Ida destroyed its home.
The Honresfield Library, which includes rarely seen manuscripts by the Brontës, Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Jane Austen, will be acquired for the British public.
A man bought a yellowing picture of the Virgin Mary and Child at an estate sale in Massachusetts. Experts believe it is by the renowned German artist Albrecht Dürer.
The Hagerty brand insures collectible autos — two million of them — and its articles and videos draw crowds. After going public, it has bigger plans.
Officials plan to use evidence from the former looter known as Lion as they seek the return of stolen objects from museums and private collections.
More than 75 years after the Battle of Biak ended, collectors are still finding remnants of the fight, and U.S. authorities are hoping to bring closure to families of soldiers still missing.
Jonathan Pessin has stuffed his apartment with the fruits of his obsessive search for the “best, weirdest version” of seemingly everything.
NFT.NYC, a gathering for nonfungible token enthusiasts, offered a taste of a crypto-filled future.
Their apartment is “a piece of art we created together,” Tom Shivers said. Now the vast collection assembled with his late husband, Neil Zukerman, will help start a museum.
Left for dead in the 1980s, vinyl records are now the music industry’s most popular and highest-grossing physical format. Getting them manufactured, however, is increasingly a challenge.
Illusionists, cardsharps, charlatans and human cannonballs enliven a trove of rare books, posters and ephemera now going to auction at Sotheby’s.
A collector’s keen eye — and willingness to knock on a stranger’s door — led to the rediscovery of a sculpture by a renowned stone carver, William Edmondson.
The fairs, exhibitions and auctions of “Frieze Week” are in-person events once more. But the art world has changed, and so has Britain.
The pursuit of a car wistfully recalled from the writer’s youth begins with an exhaustive online search and ends with an auction victory and a special delivery.
The Kunsthaus Zurich built an extension to display masterpieces from a private Swiss collection. But critics say the works are tainted by the source of their owner’s wealth.
Isolated in their plastic spheres, pint-size reproductions of everyday items feel like a metaphor for Covid-era life.
Volkswagen’s original Beetle, cute and petite, still thrills aficionados.
The Russian Revolution split the Morozov collection, but a colossal diplomatic effort has brought it back together in Paris. This exhibition is legitimately historic.
Hobby Lobby, the craft chain that helped build a collection for the Museum of the Bible, has sued a former Oxford lecturer, asserting he sold it stolen artifacts.
Sid Vicious would never believe how much his old clothes are worth, and the lengths to which counterfeiters will go to fake them.