Art and Culture


  • Loeb's call on Sotheby's   Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Loeb's call on Sotheby's

    Insight to why activist investor Dan Loeb called Sotheby's a "master painting in need of restoration," with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Sotheby’s auction house CEO to step down Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    Sotheby’s CEO William Ruprecht and Betsey Ruprecht attend a gala for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, in this Oct. 23, 2013 photo.

    William Ruprecht, the chief executive of the auction house Sotheby's, will step down, NYT reports.

  • $44.4M painting sets record for female artist Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    Sotheby's just sold Georgia O'Keeffe's "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1" painting for $44.4 million or more than three times the previous auction record for a female artist.

  • Christie's $100 million auction   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    Christie's $100 billion auction

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports Christie's will auction Andy Warhol's famous paintings "Triple Elvis" and "Four Marlons" Wednesday night.

  • Philadelphia's mural art program ignites change   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    Philadelphia's mural art program ignites change

    Jane Golden, The Mural Arts Program, discusses how the "City of Brotherly Love" plans to make art accessible to its citizens.

  • Christie's auction: Blockbuster art sales   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Christie's auction: Blockbuster art sales

    Brett Gorvy of Christie's looks ahead to possible total sales volume for its next auction which could shape up being the biggest one yet.

  • Steve Cohen just bought this $101 million sculpture Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    A visitor looks at Chariot by Alberto Giacometti at Sotheby's auction house in London.

    Steve Cohen, whose firm SAC Capital settled criminal insider charges, bought a sculpture at auction last week for $101 million, according to people familiar with the transaction.

  • Sotheby's battle with Loeb   Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:21 PM ET
    Sotheby's battle with Loeb

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports Sotheby's is taking a $20.1 million charge to pay the fees associated with fighting the activist campaign waged by Dan Loeb.

  • Pink Floyd album becomes most pre-ordered on Amazon Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    Pink Floyd's latest album has become the most pre-ordered of all time on Amazon U.K., knocking One Direction off of the top spot.

  • Coming next to the stage... 'The Hunger Games' Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    "Catching Fire"

    "The Hunger Games" will launch on stage in summer 2016 in a production led by Imagine Nation's Robin de Levita, Lionsgate said.

  • Chinese tycoon paid what for a van Gogh?! Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    A Chinese tycoon dished out $61.8 million for a van Gogh masterpiece this week, the highest auction price for a painting by the artist in 16 years.

  • China mogul spends $62 million on painting   Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 5:54 PM ET
    Chinese mogul buys van Gogh artwork at record price

    Wang Zhongjun, founder of Huayi Brothers Media, paid $61.8 million for a painting by Vincent van Gogh, the highest price ever paid for Western art by a Chinese collector.

  • Lulu & Leo Fund hosts 'Art of Healing' benefit   Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    Lulu & Leo Fund hosts 'Art of Healing' benefit

    Tonight at the Museum of the City of New York, the Lulu & Leo Fund is hosting its second annual Fall benefit "The Art of Healing." CNBC's Jim Cramer will be the auctioneer.

  • Off-Broadway's mobile act: How app upends theater Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    New York City's theater industry is embracing mobile technology as a way to offer audiences richer interactive experiences on and off Broadway.

  • Read JK Rowling's latest Harry Potter tale Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
    J.K. Rowling

    The story comes from Pottermore.com, the online home for the world of Harry Potter, which shared her latest story exclusively with TODAY.com.

  • 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' townhouse up for sale Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:43 PM ET
    Audrey Hepburn is shown in her role as Holly Golightly the film, “Breakfast at Tiffany's.”

    The Upper East Side townhouse used in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" has gone on sale for $8 million, the Daily Mail reported.

  • Ben & Jerry's to keep 'Hazed and Confused' product Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET
    Ben and Jerry's Hazed and Confused ice cream.

    The company will not change the name of its "Hazed and Confused" flavor, despite complaints from anti-hazing activists. The Daily Mail reports.

  • Why the art market remains 'pretty strong'   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Why the art market remains 'pretty strong'

    Philip Hoffman, CEO of The Fine Art Fund Group, says the art market is "pretty strong" as the Frieze Art Fair continues and says that about $3 billion of art should be sold in New York in November.

  • Appetite for contemporary art undiminished: CEO   Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    Appetite for contemporary art undiminished: CEO

    Edward Dolman, chairmand and CEO of Phillips Auction House, says the art auction business is a very exciting place to be right now - particularly in London - as appetite in modern art continues to grow.

  • How important is art to corporates?   Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    How important is art to corporates?

    Nicola Shaw, CEO of HS1, the owner of London's St. Pancras station, discusses why the company installs a new piece of art every year and the benefits of that.

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