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What Ed Sheeran Can Tell Us About the Market for Classic Cars

What Ed Sheeran Can Tell Us About the Market for Classic Cars

The British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran said he felt so uncomfortable in his Aston Martin DB9 that he stopped driving it.
Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President (Socks and All)

Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President (Socks and All)

This daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams, taken in March 1843, carries an auction estimate of $150,000 to $250,000.
Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

Experts in 2016 examining a painting at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City said to be “Banana Garden” by Nguyen Sang. It was among 17 works the museum ultimately declared to be fraudulent.
Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

Experts in 2016 examining a painting at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City said to be “Banana Garden” by Nguyen Sang. It was among 17 works the museum ultimately declared to be fraudulent.
Young Digital Artists, Anxious About ... Technology

Young Digital Artists, Anxious About ... Technology

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo with Ashley Zelinskie’s “Human Code” at Sotheby’s.

Friday Links: On Chelsea Manning’s First Portrait As A Free Woman

Okay, so here I am everyone!! =Phttps://t.co/NuyZlcWfd9#HelloWorld pic.twitter.com/gKsMFTYukO — Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) May 18, 2017 Samantha Allen considers the first image of a free Chelsea
Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells at Auction for Record $110,500,000

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells at Auction for Record $110,500,000

A skull painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, named Untitled, sold at auction Thursday for $110.5 million—the highest price ever paid for the work of an American artist, and also the sixth-highest auction

Monday Links: Don’t Blame Roberta Smith for Donald Trump

[caption id="attachment_82971" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Jeff Koons' sculpture "Play-Doh 1994-2014" has paved the way for Donald Trump, according to Alex Melamid. Is it because there's a melty
Wednesday Links: The Fifth Element Turns 20, Still Queer?

Wednesday Links: The Fifth Element Turns 20, Still Queer?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or a windowless detention cell somewhere) you’re aware that Donald Trump has dismissed FBI director James Comey, who has been investigating the president’s ties

Tuesday Links: Dana Schutz Painting Removed, Brooklyn Gets an Art Fair, Melania Gets a Portrait

Those calling for the censorship of Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket” will be happy to know that the painting has been removed from view. They’ll likely be disappointed to know it’s for a logistical reason

Monday Links: Outgoing Met Director’s “Inappropriate Relationship” With Staff Member Causes Museum Drama

The (obviously) strange story of how these terrifying wax Star Trek figures came to the collection of The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum. [The Fresno Bee] A kinda-ugly Normal Rockwell painting has

Thursday Links: Apply Now for $519 Rent in the LES

[caption id="attachment_81831" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Daniel Joseph Martinez on view at’s Armory Show booth. Image: KATHERINE MCMAHON for ARTnews.[/caption] This is so cool. Adam

Massive Links: Mystery Art Fair Sentence

[caption id="attachment_81773" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Alice Neel at David Zwirner[/caption] Does anyone understand what this means: "Art fairs do not struggle or close because of