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Already One of the Most Forged Artists, the Modigliani Problem Is About to Get Worse

He's one of the most forged artists in history already, and with a Modigliani expected to break records next week, experts foresee new fakes flooding the market.
Contested Auction of Basquiat Painting Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Contested Auction of Basquiat Painting Can Proceed, Judge Rules

“Flesh and Spirit” by Jean-Michel Basquiat, in London last month. A judge ruled on Tuesday that Sotheby’s can auction the painting on May 16 as planned.
Collector Sues to Block Auction of Basquiat, Exposing Ugly Family Dispute

Collector Sues to Block Auction of Basquiat, Exposing Ugly Family Dispute

“Flesh and Spirit” by Jean-Michel Basquiat, in London last month. Sotheby’s plans to auction the painting on May 16.
Collector Sues Sotheby’s to Block Basquiat Auction, Exposing Ugly Family Dispute

Collector Sues Sotheby’s to Block Basquiat Auction, Exposing Ugly Family Dispute

“Flesh and Spirit” by Jean-Michel Basquiat, in London last month. Sotheby’s plans to auction the painting on May 16.
Where Art Forgeries Meet Their Match

Where Art Forgeries Meet Their Match

Jamie Martin, the head of Sotheby’s scientific research department, in his lab with some of the equipment he uses to study paintings.

Everything You Need to Know About the Modigliani Expected to Sell for $150 Million

In what may prove to be a billion-dollar auction season, one painting is hogging all the attention.
Russell Crowe Holds a ‘Divorce’ Auction (‘Gladiator’ Stuff Included)

Russell Crowe Holds a ‘Divorce’ Auction (‘Gladiator’ Stuff Included)

Props from the film “Gladiator” owned by Russell Crowe were sold by Sotheby’s as part of the “Art of Divorce” auction in Sydney, Australia.
Russell Crowe Holds a ‘Divorce’ Auction (‘Gladiator’ Stuff Included)

Russell Crowe Holds a ‘Divorce’ Auction (‘Gladiator’ Stuff Included)

Props from the film “Gladiator” owned by Russell Crowe were sold by Sotheby’s as part of the “Art of Divorce” auction in Sydney, Australia.

IfOnly, a marketplace for experiences, has new funding — and a new CEO

IfOnly, a San Francisco-based online marketplace that offers more than 3,000 unique experiences to its adventuresome users, has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by MasterCard, which was
Sotheby’s is making homebuying immersive with AR app Curate

Sotheby’s is making homebuying immersive with AR app Curate

Sotheby's International Realty and its new virtual staging augmented reality app, powered by Rooomy, is called Curate. The app promises to revolutionize both the buying and selling experience for real
Sotheby’s debuts augmented reality home staging app using Google ARCore

Sotheby’s debuts augmented reality home staging app using Google ARCore

Less than a year ago, real estate professionals speculated that virtual and augmented reality would soon improve the process of buying and selling homes — now luxury realtor Sotheby’s International
Pablo Picasso & George Condo “Face-Off” Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong

Pablo Picasso & George Condo “Face-Off” Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong

From March 16 to March 31, Sotheby’s Sl2 presents “Face-Off: Picasso / Condo,” an exhibition of portraits by iconic artists Pablo Picasso and George Condo. The installation, showcased at Sotheby’s
Russell Crowe Is on the Market, and So Are All His Prized Possessions

Russell Crowe Is on the Market, and So Are All His Prized Possessions

He's auctioning off part of Denzel Washington's chair, prop horses from 'Gladiator,' and a protective thong to celebrate his divorce.

‘My Cat Made Me Do It,’ and Other Ways People Try to Back Out of Auction Bids

Nonpayment is something all auction houses have to reckon with. Bidders have used everything from 'my kid did it' to 'my cat jumped on the mouse' to try to get out of paying up on a sale.

Looking For an Escape? These Lavish Ski Properties Should Do

Dream big—and pray for powder—here are the priciest ski properties on the market today.
Auction Houses Thrived in 2017, in an 18th-Century Way

Auction Houses Thrived in 2017, in an 18th-Century Way

Bidders reacting after Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450.3 million at Christie’s in New York on Nov. 15, 2017.
Sotheby's wants AI to find your next art purchase

Sotheby's wants AI to find your next art purchase

Most folks don't know much about art, but do know what they like. Auction firm Sotheby's has embraced that idea with its acquisition of Thread Genius, a company that uses AI to find art based on
Crunch Report | CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme

Crunch Report | CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme

Robinhood is going to let you buy and sell crypto soon, CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme and Sotheby’s acquires Thread Genius. All this on Crunch Report.
Sotheby’s acquires Thread Genius to build its image recognition and recommendation tech

Sotheby’s acquires Thread Genius to build its image recognition and recommendation tech

Every company today is a tech company, a maxim that was proven out today when one of the world’s oldest and biggest art auction houses acquired an AI startup. Sotheby’s has bought Thread Genius, which
As Brexit Looms, London’s Art Dealers Cater to Divided Tastes

As Brexit Looms, London’s Art Dealers Cater to Divided Tastes

An installation of “Bad Land” by the Venezuelan-American artist Alex Da Corte at Josh Lilley Gallery, London.