| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have purchased a Malibu estate from actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million.
The remodeled home, built in 1992 and set on an acre, has ocean views, vaulted ceilings and a library. A Victorian exterior...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Pop star Madonna is selling a painting from her private collection to benefit education initiatives for girls. "Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge" (Three Women at the Red Table) by Fernand Léger is worth an estimated $5 million to $7 million and will be...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:50 AM
A valuable 15th century Flemish manuscript acquired by the J.Paul Getty Museum late last year has been placed under an export embargo by British authorities, who hope to keep the object in the United Kingdom.
Britain's cultural minister Ed Vaizey has...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
New Yorkers got a preview Wednesday of an auction rarity: A Nobel Prize for literature. The 1950 medal belonged to William Faulkner, one of America's best-known and respected novelists. It comes with a hand-edited draft of Faulkner's acceptance speech;...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Billie Joe Armstrong, co-founder of Grammy-winning Green Day, has sold his Newport Beach cottage for $1.625 million.
The 924-square-foot house, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, came on the market in the fall at $1.895 million. First constructed...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:53 PM
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The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Nothing makes a statement quite like a house, unless it's your personal publicist.
Spokesman to the stars Howard Bragman has sold his gated house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.3 million.
The contemporary compound features vaulted ceilings, an open...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:06 AM
A collection of artwork by aboriginal Australian children that was given to Colgate University in 1966 is being voluntarily returned to Australia. The upstate New York school said Tuesday that it would transfer 119 pieces from the collection to Curtin...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:49 AM
A Fernand Léger painting owned by pop star Madonna sold for $7.2 million at a New York auction Tuesday. Madonna had put the painting up for sale to benefit her charitable group, the Ray of Light Foundation.
The sale, which was part of a larger Sotheby's...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Vince Vaughn has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors — La Cañada Flintridge.
And while the small, affluent community may not have the celebrity cachet of Hollywood Hills, he...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:33 AM
A painting by Barnett Newman set an artist record at auction on Tuesday, selling for $43.8 million in New York. Sotheby's had expected "Onement VI," an abstract work in dark blue, to go for between $30 million and $40 million.
The sale was part of a...