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Billionaires Stunned as Da Vinci’s Christ Sells for $450 Million

“Jesus Christ.”That was the reaction of mega art dealer Larry Gagosian after a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci became the most expensive work ever sold, soaring to $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on Wednesday.Alex Rotter, the auction house’s co-chairman of postwar and contemporary art in the Americas,

Van Gogh’s Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction

A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $81.3 million in an auction at Christie’s Monday.The 1889 painting, “Laboureur dans un champ,” was sold by the estate of billionaire couple Nancy Lee Bass and Perry R. Bass. It had been estimated to bring in $50 million at Christie’s evening sale of

Dead grasshopper discovered in Vincent van Gogh painting

A conservator came across a grasshopper submerged in paint while looking at Van Goghs Olive Trees with a microscopeArt conservators dream of finding hidden secrets in the masterpieces they look after. Rarely do they expect to find a dead grasshopper. She told a local broadcaster that she found it in

Not all artists are happy about Snapchat’s Jeff Koons collaboration

Image: art.snapchat.comSnapchat recently launched a collaboration with Jeff Koons to showcase his iconic sculptures across the world using the platform's augmented reality feature. But not all artists are thrilled with the idea. On Wednesday New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz and his studio Cross Lab protested Snapchat's latest attempt to

Francis Bacon Painting Offered for $78 Million Fails to Sell

A trophy painting by Francis Bacon failed to draw any bids at Christie’s in London after being offered at auction for 60 million pounds($78 million).The unexpected outcome for the star lot of Christie’s evening sale of postwar and contemporary art on Friday drew a collective gasp in the sale room.

Burnin Man 2017 in all its colorful, futuristic glory

Image: Boglarka Bodnar/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockBurning Man is always visual feast, and 2017 is no different.  The annual desert-based pool of humanity is devoted to destroying barriers and letting go of the inhibitions surrounding work and competition, but every year there is nevertheless an upping of the ante when it comes to

Stained-glass art has reached a new level of majesty

Truly masterfulImage: Craig MortensenStained-glass artwork has been inspiring awe for centuries, with some of the world's most famous works found in churches and other places of worship around the globe. SEE ALSO: Give your kids a much-needed break from screen time with this portable toy box Like the mesmerizing