Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

6 Little Known Facts About Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian artist known for his symbolism and his patronage of Art Nouveau in Vienna. He would use actual gold leaf in his paintings, which centered largely around women and their sexuality. 

4 Things You May Not Know About Vincent van Gogh

Whether you say “van go” or “van goff,” the name Vincent van Gogh is a household one. His paintings like Starry Night and Sunflowers are some of the most popular and beloved pieces of art the world has ever known. 

6 Things About Peter Paul Rubens You Probably Didn’t Know

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist most well-known for his religious and mythological work in the Flemish Baroque tradition.

10 things you should definitely know about KAWS 

When you hear the name Kaws, what are you thinking of? Right, it’s these sculptures, an interpretation of Mickey Mouse with x-ed eyes.

Eugene Delacroix: 10 Little Known Facts (& 5 You Should Know)

Born in 1798 near Paris, Eugene Delacroix was a leading artist of the 19th century. He left school at a young age to train as an artist under Pierre-Narcisse Guerin before enrolling

Sotheby’s and Christie’s: A Comparison of the Biggest Auction Houses

Sotheby’s and Christie’s are both giant, international auction houses that found their beginnings in the 1700s. Both have connections to royalty and billionaires.

Takashi Murakami: Japan’s Iconic Pop Artist

Takashi Murakami is sometimes called the Warhol of Japan. He’s most notable for his blending of pop culture with traditional fine art

Thinking About Collecting art? Here’s 7 Tips.

Buying art can feel intimidating when the first thing you see is high-tag items at Sotheby’s. But collecting doesn’t have to start with any big jumps or risks.

Claude Monet: Painter Of Light

Known by some as the father of Impressionism, Claude Monet was a prolific French painter of the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. His works still command impressive prices at Christie’s and Sotheby’s,

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol is one of the most popular artists of all time. Commenting on American materialism, mass consumption, and the idea of fame and celebrity in the 1950s were all pieces of the Warhol pie. 

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