A bench trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan concerns an ancient idol held by Christie’s.
The Library of Congress recently added more than 200 sketches of the Rodney King police brutality trial to its collection. “We are drawing history in the making,” one sketch artist said.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is working on what it has named the Hoard of Jazira, more than 2,800 pieces of the region’s history.
As the prices of blockchain-secured works skyrocket and speculators swoop, experts are warning of an unsustainable bubble.
Donna Stein, in her score-settling memoir, reveals how she helped Farah Diba Pahlavi create a museum whose collection is valued at $3 billion today.
Bidders say they had many different motivations, including fun, self-promotion and signaling support for the NFT market.
In 1984, he quietly amassed 25,000 photos for the J. Paul Getty Museum, jump-starting collectors’ interest in the medium.
Why can’t a journalist join the NFT party, too?
The value of collectibles — like coffee tables, whiskey, Air Jordans and Pokémon cards — has soared.
These huggable, collectible plush toys have cultivated a fandom in a year of grief, isolation and uncertainty.
Each market frenzy seems crazier than the last. But all have the same roots.
“It feel like I got a steal,” the buyer, who calls himself Metakovan, said in an interview about the “nonfungible token,” or NFT, he bought at an online auction.
“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 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.
Vicarious food shopping, from collectible Mini Brands to “Supermarket Sweep,” simulates a lost pleasure.
A fast-growing market for digital art, ephemera and media is marrying the world’s taste for collectibles with cutting-edge technology.
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 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.
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He brought a hard-driving style to the showing and selling of art in New York and beyond. He died of Covid-19.
Douglas Latchford, a scholar of Khmer antiquities who was accused of trafficking in looted artifacts, bequeathed his world-class collection to his daughter. She has returned it to Cambodia.
A bustling market for souvenirs of Lehman Brothers, Enron, and other casualties of the system.
A new venture suggests it will help art institutions find works of art that collectors have decided they want to give away as gifts.
Two new art spaces funded by a Spanish regional government showcase the collection of Roberto Polo. But they don’t mention the shadier episodes of his past.
As she packs her things to make a move, a critic lingers over her memories, many slickly packaged, some not.
Over nearly a decade, Jonathan Petropoulos met dozens of times with a man who helped the Nazis loot Jewish art collections, a complicated relationship he explores in “Göring’s Man in Paris.”
Prices for vintage PCs in need of repairs and hard-to-find parts have shot up on resale sites.
Jean Smith’s paintings are haunting and beautiful — and cheap.
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?
There’s nothing wrong with collecting belly buttons, teeth and locks of hair. It’s just part of the process.
A Kissinger protégé (and a pre-eminent textile art collector), his fingerprints can be found on many of the leading postwar institutions linking the two allies.
The finds this year, including a cache of gold coins from the reign of Henry VIII, come as Britain considers expanding the law to protect a broader range of artifacts from its centuries-old history.
When the “Singin’ in the Rain” actress was alive, the film academy turned up its nose at her fabled costume collection. Now it has gone to her son with hat in hand.
Dusty hunters seek valuable old bottles of whiskey and other spirits. This one found the collection of a lifetime.
The first major international art event since the lockdown started took place at smaller venues around the city, rather than under a single roof.
Herbert Lust, a friend to artists for more than a half-century, makes a major gift from his expansive holdings to the Hirshhorn Museum.
A leading collector of Cambodian relics, he was credited with helping preserve Khmer culture. He was also charged with trafficking in looted treasures.
The Museum of Modern Art reopens with an exemplary show devoted to an essential figure who multitasked his way through the aesthetic and political ferment of Belle Époque Paris.
There’s an art to arranging collections like a pro. Here are a few pointers.
It might be worth thousands at auction.
The pandemic has inspired a flurry of new and novel items — and given ordinary ones new meanings.
In the midst of reduced coin circulation, the U.S. Mint is winding down its production of novelty quarters. Should they be saved, or spent?
With vacation homes becoming full-time residences because of the coronavirus pandemic, New York galleries are opening outposts to be near collectors.
Yale has acquired a renowned private collection relating to the abolitionist and orator, including rarely seen family scrapbooks that offer a window onto his complicated private life.
The board chair of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh said the thefts “will forever raise doubts about the security of all future charitable donations, particularly to the Carnegie Library.”
Now known as Masterpiece Online, the 2020 edition of Masterpiece London is giving artists, collectors and dealers new ways to connect.