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In a press release for Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale, set for May 12 in New York, the auction house states that
Pablo Picasso, Portrait de femme (Marie-Thérèse), Oil on canvas, 18 ⅛ by 15 in., Painted on December 4, 1937, Est. $4/6 million
Two years ago a version of Edvard Munch's The Scream fetched $120 million at auction. Last year a Francis Bacon portrait reached $143 million. To the outside world, the pricing of art is a mystery.
Gaze upon Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Undiscovered Genius Of The Mississippi Delta," and your eyes are forced to dart from one
Our flag, like our city, is a palimpsest of histories and a visible record of the past.
Scroll through a preview of "Soviet Art Soviet Sport" below and let us know your thoughts on the exhibition -- set to run
The "Pink Star", a huge flawless pink diamond, sold for 76.3 million Swiss francs ($83.02 million) including commission fees in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said.
At rival Christie's on Tuesday night, an orange diamond of 14.82 carats sold for 32.64 million Swiss francs. ($1 = 0.9191
The Brinkburn, Maiden Bower, Isles of Scilly, 1898, carrying 9000 bales of cotton from Galveston to Le Havre. Courtesy of
Sotheby's will auction "The Premier Blue," as it's been dubbed, on Oct. 7 in Hong Kong as part of a 40th anniversary event