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A Meditation on Golf (In Light of the Tiger Woods' Scandal)

tiger-woods-golfThe golf bug never embedded itself beneath my skin, but things were different with my father. The sport monopolized his free time: he played golf, read about golf, watched televised golf, and even used a golf club when gesticulating or making a point.

Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers' lavish jewelry, fine French furniture, exclusive Bob Mackie gowns, paintings and other object reflecting he...Read More
Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Authors Arthur Greeno and Bryan Smith have penned a new book, "Breaking Conformity," that tells a revealing story that w...Read More
Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Movel, a darling of early 20th century Parisian Cafe Society, was a noted painter, engraver, sculptor,...Read More
Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker was pretty handy with a DL-44 Blaster in movies like "The Empire Strikes Back," and now you can own one o...Read More
Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop art has long been thought a uniquely American movement led by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. But Pop...Read More
Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa, the enigmatic portrait of a 16th century woman with a wry smile, may not be the person she was thought to be....Read More
Egon Schiele Paintings at Center of Lawsuit Over Plundered Nazi Art

Egon Schiele Paintings at Center of Lawsuit Over Plundered Nazi Art

Egon Schiele paintings are at the center of a legal dispute in Manhattan filed by the heirs of holocaust victim Fritz Gr...Read More
Joaquín Torres-García, Avant-Garde Modernist, Gets MoMa Retrospective

Joaquín Torres-García, Avant-Garde Modernist, Gets MoMa Retrospective

Joaquín Torres-García, a towering figure in modern art, whose influence extended from South America to Europe, will get ...Read More
George Reeves' Superman Costume Sells for $216k at Movie Prop Auction

George Reeves' Superman Costume Sells for $216k at Movie Prop Auction

George Reeves' Superman costume from his iconic 1950s era television show sold for more than $200,000 at a Hollywood mem...Read More
Art Museums Create Plan to Safe Harbor Art Objects Threatened by War

Art Museums Create Plan to Safe Harbor Art Objects Threatened by War

Art museums under the auspices of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) have created a plan to safeguard rare a...Read More
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Chagall Headline Rare Phillips Collection Show (photos!)

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Chagall Headline Rare Phillips Collection Show (photos!)

Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Marc Chagall will be combined in a new exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washi...Read More
Andrew Wyeth Painting 'Ice Storm'  Caught in Legal Tsunami Over Fraud

Andrew Wyeth Painting 'Ice Storm' Caught in Legal Tsunami Over Fraud

Andrew Wyeth's bucolic painting "Ice Storm" is at the center of a legal dispute evolving out of a 20-year-old New York C...Read More
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

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