A controversial (and unpopular) origin, threat of destruction under the Nazis, storage in a barn in Norway, and two art heists.
On November 19, the acclaimed Stephen Petronio dance company is holding a benefit art auction to support new works and performances.
French journalist Jean Abbiateci has sorted through the 270 most expensive artworks sold at auction since 2008, and the resulting interactive infographic on visualizing.org reveals a lot about the art market, not all of it pretty.
On May 2, Edvard Munch’s The Scream will lead Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. The work is poised to join the ranks of the most expensive paintings of all time, among works by Cézanne, Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol with an estimated price of $80,000,000.