NEW YORK – Owning an original Warhol or Monet might seem an unattainable dream to aspiring art collectors without millions to burn. We’ve all seen the heart-stopping prices paid at New York and London auction galleries and thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice…’ But a blue-chip art investment platform called Masterworks is changing the dynamic and making it possible, now, for anyone – even someone with as little as $20 to spare – to become an investor.
GENEVA (AP) – Christie’s sold the “Pink Legacy” diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it’s a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond.
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting gardens and buying potatoes. Still others warned that loose lips can literally sink ships and get American soldiers killed.
ATHENS (AP) – Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy.
LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions held its fall Street & Contemporary Art Auction last night, November 14, 2018, live at the Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills. AN energized audience of collectors and bidders took part live on the floor, online via LiveAuctioneers and on the phone. One of the most high-profile entries – Slave Labour (Bunting Boy) – created by one of the most talked-about street artists in the world, Banksy, sold for an astounding $730,000. The buyer was American contemporary artist Ron English.
MIAMI – The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University has announced Michael Spring as the 2018 winner of a major award for contributions to Miami’s arts and culture.
NEW YORK – A painting by Surrealist icon René Magritte sold for $26.8 million at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Monday.
NEW YORK – Stan Lee, the larger-than-life architect of Marvel Comics, has died. He was 95.
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) – A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.