In brief

Bunny Mellon Collection More Than Doubles Expectations at $218 Million

Bunny Mellon's world record setting blue diamond. Photo: Sotheby's.

Alex Poots to Lead New York's Planned $360-million Culture Shed

Phillips's "Under The Influence" Sale Offers New and Established Names

Sneak Peek at Beyoncé and Jay Z's Art Collection

American Landscape Photographer Lewis Baltz Is Dead at 69

Lewis Baltz, Construction Detail, East Wall, Xerox, 1821 Dyer Road, Santa Ana (1974), from “The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California.” Photo: Lewis Baltz, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.

Frida Kahlo's Garden Comes to NYC This Spring

The Armory Show Announces 2015 Exhibitors and Special Focus Exhibition

Donald Robertson Will Crash Parties at ABMB in Lipstick-Laden Art Car

Met Museum's Summer Visitors Spent $753 Million in New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New YorkPhoto via: Wikipedia

New York Women's History Center to Open in 2016

Fancy Sleeping With Tom of Finland?

produced a range of Tom of Finland home productsPhoto via: Tumblr

Cowardly Lion Costume Sells for $3.1 Million at Bonhams

More Suspected Arson at Detroit's Heidelberg Project

The Taxi House after the fire. Photo: the Heidelberg Project, Detroit.

The Met Hit the Jackpot of African-American Art

Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Yields Amazing New Murals of 4th Century BC Life

A mosaic at Amphipolis depicting Persephone. Photo: courtesy the Greek culture ministry.

Tilda Swinton Turns Fashion Into Art In New Performance Piece

Middle East Collector Buys Hitler Painting for $162,000

James Franco Selfie Calendar Is Narcissistic Nonsense

Wizard of Oz Costumes for Sale at Bonhams Today

Anri Sala Wins Prestigious Dutch Contemporary Art Award

Tunisia's Culture Ministry Blocks Auction of Looted Antiquities

Tunisia's world-famous site of Carthage was looted several times ove the years. Photo by Patrick Giraud via: Wikimedia Commons

New Art Center Saves Scotland's Greatest Modernist Building

Restored chapel visualisation Photo courtesy: James Johnson

Nadia Myre Claims $50,000 Sobey Art Prize

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation For Sale, Price $8.4 Million

Indianapolis Airport Authority Censors Justin Bieber Artwork

Tré Reising, Live, Love, Laugh, Laugh Until You Cry. Photo: Tré Reising.