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Met Museum 'Strongly Condemns' Mosul Antiquities Destruction

IS Extremists Destroy Art in Name of 'Idolatry'

The Islamic State posted this photo on social media showing extremists destroying an ancient statue with sledge hammers. (Photo: ISIS)

The Islamic State posted this photo on social media showing extremists destroying an ancient statue with sledge hammers. (Photo: ISIS)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City joined arts organizations around the world today (Feb. 26) to universally condemn the destruction of priceless antiquities by Islamic extremists in the Iraq city of Mosul.

 

Andy Warhol Waterfront Estate on the Market for Whopping $85M (pics)

Andy Warhol Waterfront Estate on the Market for Whopping $85M (pics)

Andy Warhol's sprawling Hamptons estate has hit the market at a price that rivals some of his most famous pop art. Curre...Read More
Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol Expected to Drive Sotheby's London Sale (video)

Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol Expected to Drive Sotheby's London Sale (video)

Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol are expected to be the stars of the latest auction of contemporary art in London, accordin...Read More
Van Gogh Painting Kicks Off Spring Auctions in NYC with $66.3M Sale Price

Van Gogh Painting Kicks Off Spring Auctions in NYC with $66.3M Sale Price

Sotheby's kicked off the Spring art auctions with the sale of a Van Gogh painting for $66.3 million, the highest price p...Read More
'Woodstock Daddy' Elliot Tiber is Back With New Book 'After Woodstock'

'Woodstock Daddy' Elliot Tiber is Back With New Book 'After Woodstock'

Elliot Tiber is the exception to the old adage that there are no second acts in life. In fact, like a Shakespearian play...Read More
Tad Smith Goes From Hoops to Loupes as New Sotheby's Auction House CEO

Tad Smith Goes From Hoops to Loupes as New Sotheby's Auction House CEO

Tad Smith, who spent the past year as a sports and entertainment executive at Madison Square Garden, made a dramatic shi...Read More
Met Museum 'Strongly Condemns' Mosul Antiquities Destruction

Met Museum 'Strongly Condemns' Mosul Antiquities Destruction

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City joined arts organizations around the world today (Feb. 26) to universall...Read More
Michelangelo Sculpted Bronze Statues, New Evidence Suggests

Michelangelo Sculpted Bronze Statues, New Evidence Suggests

Michelangelo is primarily known as a sculptor by his works in marble. But two statues that have existed under the noses ...Read More
Joan Fontaine 'Suspicion' Oscar Auction Stymied by Academy

Joan Fontaine 'Suspicion' Oscar Auction Stymied by Academy

Joan Fontaine's historic best actress Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Suspicion," won't got to the auc...Read More
Kelly Crigger Tries to Solve Riddle of Middle-Age Men in New Book

Kelly Crigger Tries to Solve Riddle of Middle-Age Men in New Book

Kelly Crigger is standing up for middle-aged men who are having midlife crises in his new book, "Curmudgeonism: A Surly...Read More
Andy Warhol Iconic Liz Taylor Painting at Center of Legal Battle

Andy Warhol Iconic Liz Taylor Painting at Center of Legal Battle

Andy Warhol's iconic painting of Elizabeth Taylor is at the center of an intense legal battle between the artist's found...Read More
Jeff Koons Whitney Exhibit Graffiti Vandal Caught on Video (watch!)

Jeff Koons Whitney Exhibit Graffiti Vandal Caught on Video (watch!)

The Jeff Koons exhibit at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan was hit by a graffiti vandal last night, who was caught on vid...Read More
Heirs to Looted Nazi Art Sue Swiss Bank Over 'Sham' Family Trust

Heirs to Looted Nazi Art Sue Swiss Bank Over 'Sham' Family Trust

Ludwig and Margret Kainer were avid art collectors in Germany until the rise of the Nazi regime in the 1930s. They were ...Read More

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