Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

What Makes Art Valuable?

Why do people buy art? An even bigger question is, why do people pay tens of millions of dollars to own art? Is it for status, prestige, and approval

Banksy – The Renowned British Graffiti Artist

Banksy is one of the most sought-after artists of the present and a cultural icon. At the same time, the artist is personally unknown.

The 4C’s: How To Buy A Diamond

Picking a beautiful diamond is more than meets the eye (literally). Besides looking for unique styles of jewelry, the rarity of a diamond is best understood through its science.

Top 5 Auction Houses in the World

Art collectors and luxury seekers know all about auction houses. Even in the age of Amazon and online shopping, auction houses with international

Jeff Koons: A Much Loved American Contemporary Artist

Jeff Koons is an American contemporary artist who is both deeply loved and despised, depending on who you ask. He was born in York,

Life and Works of Leonardo da Vinci

Whenever art is brought up, there are few names that spring to mind even for those with little interest in the subject. Perhaps one might think of Picasso, of Van Gogh.

Why is the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book So Important?

On July 18th, Christie’s Auction House celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1st moon landing with a space-themed auction called One Giant Leap.

10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold at Auction

When you think of auctions, you’d assume that fast-talking and gavel-knocking is the name of the game. But at elite art auctions like Sotheby’s and Christie’s, a lot of these hot ticket items are sold over the phone. In short, incredibly valuable artwork

James Simon: The Owner Of The Nefertiti Bust

With the bust of Nefertiti, James Simon not only donated one of the most considerable treasures to the Berlin museum. He also ensured that his patronage gave them international standing.

Here Are The Most Valuable Comic Books By Era

The most valuable comics books share one thing in common: they’re the first of something. They can be the first introduction to a character you love like Batman or the first issue of a new series.