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  • Monet painting of waterlilies sells for $54 million at auction

    Monet painting of waterlilies sells for $54 million at auction
    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...
  • Reader may have landed a treasure simply by buying what she liked

    Q: Several years ago, I bought a hand-woven rug at a thrift store. It is light wool, fashioned of three panels that are sewn together. It measures almost 9 ft. x 6 ft. How do I get info on this beautiful rug? A: Our reader adds that the rug involves 99...
  • 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'...
  • Justin Bieber, Khloe Kardashian in Calabasas' celebrity revolving door

    Justin Bieber, Khloe Kardashian in Calabasas' celebrity revolving door
    Justin Bieber, the beleaguered pop star, sold his house in a gated community in Calabasas for $7.2 million to reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian. The location puts Kardashian in proximity to sister Kourtney Kardashian should either need to borrow a...
  • Vanished Ohio Valley potteries produced many popular lines of china and glass

    Q: My dad gave me these seven plates and I just keep them boxed. Can you tell me anything about them? A: Seen in images sent, our reader has plates from a dinnerware set by Taylor Smith and Taylor, an American china manufacturer. We have no info on...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti sells Silver Lake home to Anthony Gonzalez of M83

    Mayor Eric Garcetti sells Silver Lake home to Anthony Gonzalez of M83
    Anthony Gonzalez of the electronic music band M83 has bought the Silver Lake home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland. The sales price has yet to be made public. The boxy contemporary, built in 2010, was the Garcetti family...
  • David Murdock sells Bel-Air estate for $24 million

    David Murdock sells Bel-Air estate for $24 million
    David H. Murdock, the Dole Food Co. chairman and chief executive, has sold a mansion in Bel-Air on the market for $24 million. Designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann and built in 1927, the American Colonial Revival home features a grand entry gallery with 14-...
  • Dr. Dre moves his money around L.A.'s Westside

    Dr. Dre moves his money around L.A.'s Westside
    Dr. Dre has popped his Hollywood Hills West home on the market at $35 million. He's selling because he recently dropped $40 million on the four-acre Brentwood estate of supermodel and actress Gisele Bundchen and her husband, New England Patriots...
  • 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...