Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait (1980). Photo: via Wikimedia Commons.

Robert Mapplethorpe's Controversial 'Man in Polyester Suit' Photo Sells for $478,000

Sarah Cascone
The photo once was at the center of a Congressional firestorm.

New Athena Art Finance Backed by Carlyle Group Will Loan Money Against Blue Chip Art

Eileen Kinsella
Athena offers another way of tapping into the booming global art market.

Hauser & Wirth Has Filed Plans for Gigantic New Chelsea Gallery

Brian Boucher
This brings the gallery one step closer to a new home.

Strong Sales at Sotheby's Hong Kong Underscore Art Market Resilience

Eileen Kinsella
Record prices defied market expectations.

Art Élysées Brings the Finest of Art and Design to Paris

Henri Neuendorf
Discover everything from furniture to modern and contemporary art.

Has the Market for 'Zombie Formalists' Evaporated?

Eileen Kinsella
Why no artist wants to be a market darling.
Tintin and his dog, Snowy.

Rare Tintin Drawing from 'The Blue Lotus' Sells for Over $1 Million

Sarah Cascone
Hergé continues to command high prices at auction.

Kenny Schachter Lays Bare the New Auction Season—Who's Up, Who's Down

Kenny Schachter
Art has become everything to everyone.
Geraldiny Guerrero Muñoz, Ustedes humanos, (2014)

10 Highlights From Colombia's ArtBo That Help Make This Art Fair Shine

Ben Davis
On offer are forgotten Colombian Land art and an homage to Blade Runner.

Sotheby's to Offer Rare Warhol Mao for $40 Million

Eileen Kinsella
The current high price at auction for a Warhol Mao is $17.4 million.

Christie's $9.6 Million 'First Open' Sale Mixes Blue Chip Stars with Up-and-Comers

Eileen Kinsella
The auction house is testing the contemporary market's volatile edges.
Banksy, I Remember When All This Was Trees (2010), before it was removed from Detroit's derelict Packard plant. Photo: Oxblood Ruffian.

Controversial Banksy Salvaged From Detroit Ruins Is a Bust at Auction

Sarah Cascone
The work raised just $137,500 for an art nonprofit.
The Beatles.

The Beatles' Signed Original Contract Fetches $569,000 at Auction

Sarah Cascone
Is this the most important contract in rock music history?

Moody's Raises a Red Flag On Sotheby's Debt Levels

Eileen Kinsella
Do big-ticket bets carry too much risk?

Italy's Comeback: Is the Market Rediscovering Arte Povera?

Henri Neuendorf
Lucio Fontana and Alberto Burri are leading the surge.

10 Must-See Gallery Shows in London During Frieze Week

Amah-Rose Abrams
It's the best time of the year for gallery shows in London.

Christie's Partners With De Pury to Offer Lambert Collection Online

Eileen Kinsella
The sale features over 300 objects spanning three centuries.
Phillips New York.

Phillips Puts Itself First on the Fall Contemporary Art Auction Calendar

Eileen Kinsella
Is the house trying to avoid getting lost in the shuffle?

Gagosian Says Freeport King Yves Bouvier's Activities Pose 'Terrible Conflict of Interest'

Eileen Kinsella
The ordinarily taciturn megadealer weighs in on the saga.
Galerie Krinzinger Photo: ©viennacontemporary : Aleksander Murashkin

Experts Believe Painting Valued at $800 at Auction Is a Real Rembrandt

Eileen Kinsella
Was there hidden treasure at a New Jersey auction house?
Andy Warhol, $ (Quadrant), 1982. Photo: Heritage Auctions.

Heritage Breaks Into New York's Modern and Contemporary Art Market With Planned Auction

Sarah Cascone
Will the market find room for a fourth auction house?