Tags » Sotheby's

Job, Alphonse Mucha

Text by Taylor Cone, Gallery Attendant

Alphonse Mucha, one of the greatest artists of the Nouveau period, created a piece in 1898 titled Job, as an advertisement for a brand of cigarette paper. 261 more words


Banksy's 'Rude Lord' identified?

A while ago I wrote about Banksy’s ‘Rude Lord’, an Eighteenth Century portrait by Thomas Beach that Banksy defaced by overpainting a flip-off middle finger. 398 more words

Another Record-Breaking Week for U.S. Stock Markets

The U.S. stock market closed out its fifth-straight week of gains with new highs Friday, buoyed by positive economic news from China and Europe.

The People’s Bank of China announced a surprising… 343 more words

Fallout from Sotheby’s Fight With Activist Investor Continues as Company Announces Resignation of CEO

Back on May 5, 2014, I posted an article that discussed the efforts by Sotheby’s, one of the world’s leading auction houses, to thwart an attempt by activist investor Daniel Loeb to take control of the company. 478 more words

Kevin Cramer

The Most Expensive Blue Diamond You'll Ever See, But Never Touch Sold For $32.6M

In the past, Consumerist has reported on some high-priced, heavily sought-after auction items –– there was the most valuable stamp that sold for $9.5 million… 276 more words

Georgia O'Keeffe Sets New Auction Record for Women Artists

The woman best known for her flower paintings set a new auction record for the most expensive work of art by a woman. “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 112 more words

Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

NEW YORK – A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It’s an auction record for any blue diamond. 89 more words