"Starving artists" may be an affectionate term for the city's legions of struggling creatives, but it belies a more disturbing trend. Art market prices have shot up faster than the GDP, and the globalization of the marketplace prompted NPR's Adam Davidson to conclude last year that the "art market, ... More >>
We guess we'll have to strike the art professionals who handle some of the world's most expensive items when they head to auction from our list of the "100 Most Powerless New Yorkers."
Crain's reported yesterday that auction house Sotheby's and the Teamsters worked out a deal which allows the art h ... More >>
As you may have heard, Sotheby''s had a good day yesterday, auctioning off Edward Munch's "The Scream" for a record $119.9 million dollars.
Not having such a good day? The still locked-out art handlers at Sotheby's, who appeared as number 84 on the Voice's list of the "100 Most Powerless New Yorke ... More >>
Sotheby's tried to sell a 1,000-year-old Cambodian statue that was pilfered from an important religious site, even though the famed auction house knew it had been stolen, federal prosecutors say.
In a story filled with intrigue, spies, temple thieves, and the scent of money, federal prosecutors in ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg's normally reserved companion, Diana Taylor, lashed out at locked out Sotheby's art handlers, who interrupted a planning commission meeting to question her about the stalled negotiations, according to a video of the incident posted on youtube. Union officials called on Gov. Cu ... More >>
C.S. MuncyOne of the more recent instances of alleged police brutality against Occupy Wall Street protesters involves Felix Rivera-Pitre, who was allegedly punched by a police officer identified as Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona last week after the movement won the right to stay in Zuccotti ... More >>
If you thought you'd heard the last of Four Loko, were you ever wrong. After removing caffeine from the recipe last year, Four Loko's makers have agreed to change the label to read, "This can has as much alcohol as 4 regular (12 oz. 5 percent alc/vol) beers." That should do the trick.
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Hot on the heels of the Hoboken Picasso thief, ArtInfo reports that the Chelsea Hotel has been undergoing a Thomas Crown affair of its own. The hotel, designated a landmark in 1966, put up for sale in 2010, has walls "caked with art" by former and current hotel residents, like Henri Cartier-B ... More >>
via East Hampton StarRemember your childhood teddy bear? The one you had a truly special friendship with, your very own Mr. Bigglesworth? That guy you dragged to every park, play date, and preschool until he got too dirty and worn out? Your mom then had commit her first truly evil deed as a m ... More >>
Andrew Lloyd Webber sold $5.6 million worth of French wine at Sotheby's Hong Kong, including a 1982 case of Château Pétrus for $77,564.
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Emilio Estevez finds comfort and inspiration in his backyard vineyard, Casa Dumetz, where he often writes dialogue.
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The age-old Thanksgiving Day question is back: red or white. The answer? It doesn't matter -- just make sure you have lots of it and plastic cups for doling it out.
Drinks International, a trade magazine, has named two Australian bars the best in the region. So, what's so great ab ... More >>
First lady Michelle Obama hosted spouses of world leaders at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where a lunch of ingredients from the farm and from the White House garden was served.
The King of Falafel won best vendor and People's Choice at the 2010 Vendy Awards. Fares (Freddy) Zeideia can usua ... More >>
Mario Batali is writing a vegetarian cookbook. He already hosts "Meatless Mondays" at all 14 of his restaurants, and limits himself to five meals with meat per week.
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Upmarket slushies are all the rage. Not only is a new food truck specializing in all natural shaved ices, but ... More >>
Taxi culture is a big part of New York lore -- Jimmy Cagney, Robert DeNiro, and Ernest Borgnine are among the many memorable movie hacks -- but real cabbies don't get much attention unless they're delivering a baby in the backseat or something like that. Amy Braunschweiger's Taxi Confident ... More >>