| May 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it.
But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over.
"I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said.
| May 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena announced that it will return an ancient statue acquired nearly 40 years ago to Cambodia, after talks with government officials seeking the repatriation of antiquities it believes were looted from ancient sites....
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Comic actor Robin Williams, who stars on the sitcom "The Crazy Ones," is taking some trims in his real estate portfolio. First he sold a house in the Hollywood Hills for $869,000, and now he has listed a Napa Valley-area estate at $29.9 million.
| May 8, 2014
| 10:04 AM
A Pablo Picasso painting titled "Le Sauvetage," or "The Rescue," sold for $31.5 million at a New York auction on Wednesday, exceeding sales estimates. The 1932 painting -- a brightly colorful, abstract depiction of individuals on the seaside -- was part...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: President Obama and the First Lady can't hardly cross the damn street without an avalanche of rumors they're on the mad hunt for a post-White House residence. In 2012 there was a ton of tittering -- mostly in conservative media...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:30 PM
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The French government put up the U.N. ambassador's residence at New York's ungodly ritzy and pedigreed 740 Park Avenue up for sale on the open market in early April with an immense, if not exactly unheard of, $48 million asking price....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Bob Dylan's handwritten manuscript for "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for just over $2 million on Tuesday at Sotheby's rock and roll auction, which also included memorabilia from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.
The price for the annotated...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:37 AM
How does it feel? Like a new record for the sale of rock lyrics at auction, as a handwritten manuscript for Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” sold Tuesday for just over $2 million at Sotheby’s auction house in New York.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
BUYER: Jeff Dunham
LOCATION: Hidden Hills, CA
SIZE: 7,204 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: We heard it from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak before we heard it from The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Chris Brown, the singer whose Hollywood Hills house once drew the ire of neighbors for its graffiti-like artwork, has sold his hillside residence for $1.69 million.
Although the exterior was repainted before the home went on the market, several...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A waterlilies painting by Claude Monet sold for $54 million at a Sotheby's auction in London this week, the second-highest amount at auction for a work by the French Impressionist.
The painting, titled "Nymphéas," dates from 1906 and was purchased...