Found 87 articles matching Fine Art category.
  • Jun 20 2014
  • 20 Jun 2014

Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing?

The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to be exact. The calculations going […]

  • May 22 2014
  • 22 May 2014

T’ou Sè Wè Orphanage was the Birthplace of Chinese Modern Creative Arts

That a Jesuit orphanage and school in Shanghai founded in the 19th century should be the cradle of modern creative art in China is extraordinary […]

  • May 20 2014
  • 20 May 2014

LeRoy Neiman’s Marilyn Monroe Portrait on DiMaggio-Signed Baseball Nets $96,000

I met Joe DiMaggio once, when I was 17. A friend of mine was DiMaggio’s third cousin, twice-removed or something like that, and he invited […]

  • May 16 2014
  • 16 May 2014

Casino Magnate Steve Wynn Buys 7-Foot Stainless Steel Popeye Statue for $28 Million

Well, blow me down. Steve Wynn, the American business and casino magnate, bought a 7-foot-tall stainless steel statue of the iconic cartoon character Popeye—a creation […]

  • Mar 20 2014
  • 20 Mar 2014

Estate Sale Misidentification Almost leads to Melting of $33M Fabergé Egg

What a difference a few minutes of research can make. If you haven’t heard by now, collectors around the globe are talking about the discovery […]

  • Mar 18 2014
  • 18 Mar 2014

Cottone Auctions Sale to Feature Works by Greatest Names in the Art World

GENESEO N.Y – Works by some of the greatest names of 19th- and 20th-century art will be part of Cottone Auctions’ annual Winter Fine Art […]

  • Mar 17 2014
  • 17 Mar 2014

Collector’s Minute: Isidore Jules Bonheur Sculptures

Sculptor Isidore Jules Bonheur was born on May 15, 1827, in Bordeaux, France, to a well-known family of artists. Isidore’s first salon entry was a […]

  • Mar 6 2014
  • 6 Mar 2014

Works by De Kooning, Chinese & Asian Antiques to Headline Elite Decorative Arts Sale

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Original works by major listed artists such as Willem de Kooning, Chaim Soutine and Angel Botello, plus Chinese objects and other […]

  • Mar 5 2014
  • 5 Mar 2014

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Art of Master Carver John Haley Bellamy

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with author Jim Craig for a fascinating discussion of the finest American eagle carver of […]

  • Feb 24 2014
  • 24 Feb 2014

Stolen-Art Recovery Services: When Do Finder’s Fees Become Blackmail?

The Art Loss Register, a for-profit company that calls itself the “world’s largest private database of lost and stolen art,” has evolved over the years […]