Art auction at Christie's sets record for expensive art

May 13, 2015
But is the price tag more about setting a record than the art itself?

Auction houses filled with high-end art – and drama

Jan 20, 2015
The art world, "where insider trading ... is completely legal and actually frequently practiced."
Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' is auctioned at Sotheby's in 2012 in New York City.
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The first microchip goes on auction, no one buys it

Jun 20, 2014
The first integrated circuit was estimated to sell for $1 million.

Would you bid on a $1,200 bottle of beer?

Feb 24, 2014
Raising paddles for classic ales, stouts, and IPAs at Skinner auction house.

Sotheby's auctions blue diamond for a lot of green

Oct 7, 2013
Sotheby’s Hong Kong is auctioning the world’s largest round blue diamond, the Premier Blue, for $19 million dollars. There’s not much you can do with diamonds but they are always in demand.

Going once, going twice: The business of auctions

Jul 16, 2013
Business is good at Christie's and a recovery in the art market has a lot to do with that.

Christie's auctions off Apple 1 computer for $390,000

Jul 9, 2013
Christie's auctioned off one of the world's first Apple computers for $390,000 today. Why was the price so high?

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World's largest flawless diamond up for auction

May 15, 2013
Today, Christie's will auction off a rare 101 carat diamond that is expected to fetch $20 million to $30 million.

Ted Williams auction pulls in fans, investors

Apr 26, 2012
Ted Williams memorabilia goes on sale at Fenway Park, a chance to consider why we buy collectibles in the first place.

Maybe there'll be a Black Friday deal for Darth Vader?

Nov 25, 2010
And this final note: When you see a wire story with the headline "Darth Vader Update" -- well you gotta check THAT one, right? Turns out evil...