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Paintings and Rare Diamond Sell at Auction for Millions

Paintings and Rare Diamond Sell at Auction for Millions

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — You may still be counting pennies while the economy slowly recovers, but some folks are confident enough to spend millions on fine art and diamonds.  A painting by abstract artist Mark Rothko was sold…

Costco Adds Fine Art to Its Inventory

Costco Adds Fine Art to Its Inventory

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Costco is famous for stretching the dollar.  From groceries to electronics, beauty supplies to sporting goods, the warehouse club retailer offers it all, and now it’s adding something else to its inven…

Elderly Woman Ruins 19th-Century Fresco in Restoration Attempt

Elderly Woman Ruins 19th-Century Fresco in Restoration Attempt

Centro de Estudios Borjanos(BORJA, Spain) — It’s one thing to stage a do-it-yourself renovation on a table, mirror or painting found deep in the weeds of a yard sale.It’s quite another to attempt a repair job on a one-of-a-kind 19th-century fresco by …

Painting Bought for $9.99 at Goodwill Valued at $15K

Painting Bought for $9.99 at Goodwill Valued at $15K

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(OAK RIDGE, N.C.) — When Beth Feeback bought two large paintings at $9.99 each from a Goodwill store in North Carolina, the artist intended to paint over them. It’s a good thing she didn’t.One of the paintings turned …

Andy Warhol’s "Double Elvis" Sells for $37 Million

Andy Warhol’s "Double Elvis" Sells for $37 Million

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Andy Warhol’s “Double Elvis” sold for just over $37 million at auction at a Sotheby’s contemporary art sale in New York Wednesday night.The silver silkscreen image of Presley depicted as a co…

Iconic ‘Scream’ Painting Sells for Almost $120M

Iconic ‘Scream’ Painting Sells for Almost $120M

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of four versions of Edvard Munch’s 1895 masterpiece, “The Scream,” sold at auction for a record $119,922,500 at Sotheby’s in New York Wednesday.The sale shattered the old record price for…

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