Art & Collectibles
A Rare Collection of 18th- and 19th-Century American Literature Could Fetch up to $5 Million at Auction
The sale includes the largest selection of Nathaniel Hawthorne books and paper to go up for grabs.
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German Museums Have 40,000 Artifacts Looted From Cameroon, a New Report Says
Two professors at the Technische Universität in Berlin presented the study last week that was carried out over two years.
Sotheby’s Just Bought the Whitney Museum’s Iconic Breuer Building in N.Y.C.
The auction house will take over the Breuer in September 2024, before ultimately relocating in 2025.
A Palm Beach Art Dealer Who Sold Fake Basquiats and Warhols Is Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison
Dealer Daniel Elie Bouaziz has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, followed by three years’ probation.
The Sackler Family Will Pay $6 Billion for Immunity From Opioid Liability, a N.Y. Court Rules
The family behind Purdue Pharma will also give up control of their company for legal protections.
How Dinosaur Skeletons Became Big Spenders’ Most Coveted Collectible
“The international art market has only recently woken up to this category,” one expert explains.
Greece Is Getting Back Hundreds of Antiquities After a 17-Year Legal Battle
Some of the objects being repatriated date back to the Neolithic period.
Climate Activists in Rome Dyed the Trevi Fountain’s Water Black in Response to Recent Floods
The famed landmark will be drained, cleaned, and re-filled. There are no indications it has sustained any damage.
10 Records Anchor Sotheby’s $183 Million Contemporary Art Sale in NYC
The big-ticket item of the night was a massive bronze cast of Louise Bourgeois’s Spider, which hammered at $30 million.