| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Daniel Loeb, the lightening-rod hedge-fund manager, continued his assault on Sotheby's this week with a letter to the art auction house's shareholders asking them to vote for a new slate of board members that would include Loeb himself.
In the letter,...
| Apr 7, 2014
The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:11 AM
It measures only 8 centimeters, or about 3 inches, in diameter and couldn't even hold a cup of morning coffee. And yet it is worth $36 million.
Or at least someone was willing to pay that much. A 15th century porcelain cup from China sold at a Sotheby'...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Pink is taking another shot at selling a home she owns in Sherman Oaks, this time priced at $3.499 million.
The three-time Grammy winner, who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Oscars this year, listed the gated property at $4 million three...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A collection of jewelry once owned by the late Eydie Gorme that is headed to the auction block in New York City next month will be previewed locally -- for one day only -- this Sunday.
The March 30 preview at Sotheby’s Los Angeles marks the public...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:14 AM
The viola is often considered to be the neglected stepchild of the orchestra, stuck in between the more visible violins and cellos. Violists are sometimes referred to pejoratively as failed violinists.
But in June, a 300-year-old viola will take the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:20 AM
After a two-year stay, Marilyn Monroe is saying farewell to Palm Springs.
"Forever Marilyn," the three-story-tall sculpture by artist Seward Johnson, will be dismantled this week so that the leggy tourist attraction can be shipped to its next location,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
After an international bidding war, a Westside mansion often described as a French palace has changed hands for $102 million, making it the most expensive residential sale ever recorded in Southern California.
As is often the case with high-end...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sam Schwartz, co-founder of the powerhouse film and TV composer agency Gorfaine/Schwartz, has been collecting art for 15 years. But judging by the veritable museum he and his wife Shanit call home, you'd think it was more like a lifetime.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Jane and Marc Nathanson, the Los Angeles philanthropic couple who are active on the board of the L.A. County Museum of Art, will be selling three works of modern art from their private collection at a Sotheby's auction scheduled for May 14 in New York....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:03 PM
The most common response to Asad Faulwell's latest series comes with a question.
It goes something like this: You're neither Algerian nor a woman, so why did you make these?
The 35 pieces in "Les Femmes D'Alger" form a modern-day commentary on heavily...