Mark Rothko Orange Red Yellow

World’s most expensive contemporary artwork

A painting by US artist Mark Rothko has set a record for a contemporary work of art, selling for $86.9m at auction in New York.

Munch Scream

Munch’s Scream sells for record $120 million

One of the most iconic images in art history – Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” – has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

Italian museum burns art

Italian Museum Burns Artwork in Protest

A museum in Italy is burning artworks from around the world to protest harsh austerity cuts by the Italian government.

Floating Movie Theater Thailand

A Floating Movie Theater in Thailand

Archipelago Cinema, an auditorium raft designed to float on the sea, premiered at the inaugural edition of the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Festival in Thailand.

Andy Warhol Double Elvis painting

Warhol’s ‘Double Elvis’ aims for $50 million sale

A painting by Pop Art king Andy Warhol depicting rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley as a cowboy gunslinger is expected to fetch $30-$50 million when it goes on sale in May. “Double Elvis,” executed in black and silvery white in 1963, “is a seminal piece from the iconic series devoted to the singer,” Sotheby’s [...]

zhang daqian chinese painting

China’s Zhang Daqian tops 2011 art sales

The late Chinese artist Zhang Daqian was the best-selling artist at auction in 2011 while Spanish great Pablo Picasso dropped out of the top three. Chinese artists dominate the top end of the art market. Zhang’s compatriot Qi Bashi was the second top seller and six Chinese artists in all were in the top ten, [...]

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