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  • Leonardo DiCaprio springs for desert lair

     Leonardo DiCaprio springs for desert lair
    If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed...
  • Daniel Loeb keeps up pressure on Sotheby's

    Daniel Loeb keeps up pressure on Sotheby's
    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,...
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

    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...
  • Tiny Chinese chicken cup sells for $36 million at auction

    Tiny Chinese chicken cup sells for $36 million at auction
    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'...
  • Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again

    Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again
      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...
  • Eydie Gorme's auction-bound jewelry to make public debut Sunday

    Eydie Gorme's auction-bound jewelry to make public debut Sunday
    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...
  • Stradivarius viola could fetch $45 million at Sotheby's sale

    Stradivarius viola could fetch $45 million at Sotheby's sale
    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...
  • 'Forever Marilyn' Monroe statue in Palm Springs to be dismantled

    'Forever Marilyn' Monroe statue in Palm Springs to be dismantled
    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,...
  • Westside mansion sells for $102 million, highest Southland price

    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...
  • 'Mad Men' actor Vincent Kartheiser puts a little something up for sale

     'Mad Men' actor Vincent Kartheiser puts a little something up for sale
    Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" has listed his tiny Hollywood bungalow at $808,000. At the center of a walled and gated lot of 2,325 square feet is a vintage bungalow that was built in 1912 and has been reworked into an open-concept pied-a-terre. The...
  • Museums behaving badly: Are sanctions too little, too late?

    Museums behaving badly: Are sanctions too little, too late?
    There have been all kinds of museum shenanigans going on this week on the Right Coast. On Tuesday, the Delaware Art Museum auctioned off a painting from its collection at Christie's so that it could pay off debt and replenish its endowment — a big...