Life Art and Culture


  • Roger Federer, professional tennis player

    The back injury puts an end to one of tennis's most remarkable streaks by Roger Federer, reports the New York Times.

  • A statue of Nintendo's video-game character Mario

    Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth.

  • Singer Jamala representing Ukraine celebrates winning the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

    Susana Jamaladinova, a 32-year-old trained opera singer who uses the stage name Jamala, received the highest score of 534 points for her song "1944".

  • A woman bids at auction.

    Big spenders paying record-breaking prices are offsetting lighter volume for upscale-art auction houses.

  • Treasure trove

    Deep in the basement of a Tehran museum is Iran’s hidden treasure. Pieces from artists including Picasso, Magritte, and even Andy Warhol are stored in a secret room. Reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera traveled to Iran and was allowed an exclusive look at the collection.

  • The man who saved art week

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese businessman and art collector, who bought $98 million worth of art in just two days.

  • Art market exciting for global players: Sotheby's

    CNBC's Robert Frank discusses sales in the art market with Amy Cappellazzo, Sotheby's and forecasts sales to come.

  • Red Knots

    For one migratory bird, the red knot, climate change is causing it to shrink in size and put its survival at risk, new research suggests.

  • An Art specialist at Christie's speaks about Frida Kahlo's 'Dos desnudos en el bosque (La Tierra Misma)' on April 29, 2016, in New York.

    A Frida Kahlo painting has sold for just over $8 million at auction, a world auction record for the late Mexican artist.

  • Art market's mixed messages

    Jussi Pylkkanen, Christie's global president and lead auctioneer, discusses challenges in the art market.

  • There's a flight to quality in art market: Specialist

    Katharine Arnold, specialist head of evening auction, post-war & contemporary art at Christie's, talks about uncertainty in the art market.

  • Supporters wave flags ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final.

    Having secured a deal with Viacom’s Logo, U.S. Eurovision enthusiasts can tune in to Logo this May 14, to watch the song contest in all its brightly-colored glory.

  • Appl'e not a competitor, they're inspiration:

    Musician Will.I.Am tells CNBC about his new wearable smartwatch, Dial, and also says he'll move to London if Donald Trump is elected as president.

  • Rare art, big bucks

    Brooke Lampley, Christie's Head of Impressionist & Modern Art, Americas, discusses this New York auction season and the larger art market.

  • Art market cracking?

    CNBC's Robert Frank looks at Sotheby's first quarter earnings and how the art auction season is kicking off.

  • Art auctions try to top last year

    Sotheby's and Christie will hold art auctions this week with totals expected to top $1 billion, half of last year. CNBC's Robert Frank reports one mystery bidder may have his eye on Sotheby's itself.

  • Bring an art gallery into your living room

    With a simple swipe motion in front of Meural, a high-tech art display, a person can swipe through Monet and Picasso pieces in their living room. Here's a glance at how it works.

  • Hitler statue sells for $17.2M

    The controversial sculpture called 'Him' was sold for $17.2 million on Sunday at a Christie's auction in New York.

  • The artwork 'Him'depicting Hitler on his knees in prayer by artist Maurizio Cattelan displayed during a press preview on April 29, 2016, in New York

    The statue of a kneeling Hitler sets a record for works by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.

  • Is art still a good investment?

    CNBC's Robert Frank takes a look at Christie's' "Bound to Fail" sales to get a read on the spring auction season.

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