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Will NFT trend in art prove to be next frontier in trading, or merely a new form of 'tulip mania'?
Arts & Culture

Will NFT trend in art prove to be next frontier in trading, or merely a new form of 'tulip mania'?

Since the 17th century, tulip mania has become a byword for the irrationality of financial bubbles.

How two crypto investors spent $70 million on a Beeple piece, securing their place in art history
Tech

How two crypto investors spent $70 million on a Beeple piece, securing their place in art history

Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran describe the nerve-racking final moments of the online auction for a collage of 5,000 images by the artist known as Beeple.

Artist Beeple on selling NFT collage for a record $70M: 'People are trying to look for some scam; I don't see it'
News & Analysis

Artist Beeple on selling NFT collage for a record $70M: 'People are trying to look for some scam; I don't see it'

Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, spoke with AP about his auction result, NFTs and how the crypto art boom is affecting him and other artists who haven’t previously had a way to guarantee exclusive ownership of digital works, which by their nature can normally be freely copied.

Decoding the allure of crypto art: Manufactured scarcity, the social construct of value drive demand for NFTs
Arts & Culture

Decoding the allure of crypto art: Manufactured scarcity, the social construct of value drive demand for NFTs

Some crypto artists, who have felt excluded by the mainstream art world, say they have found more support in the crypto community and can now earn a living making art.

Digital art by Beeple sells for $69.4 million at Christie's amid NFT boom
Tech

Digital art by Beeple sells for $69.4 million at Christie's amid NFT boom

Christie’s did not identify the buyer of the artwork, which consists of 5,000 individual digital pictures stitched together that Beeple created — one each day — since May 2007.

Winston Churchill's painting owned by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record; sells for more than $11.5 million
Entertainment

Winston Churchill's painting owned by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record; sells for more than $11.5 million

The only painting that Britain’s wartime prime minister completed during the 1939-45 conflict, it was completed after the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, where Churchill and US President Franklin D Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany.

In a first, Christie’s to sell Beeple's digital artwork and accept payment in cryptocurrency
World

In a first, Christie’s to sell Beeple's digital artwork and accept payment in cryptocurrency

Beeple is selling these works as NFTs — nonfungible tokens — digital collectibles that use blockchain technology as authentication.

In Pakistan, artists reinvent contemporary art canon as galleries negotiate virtual experiences amid a pandemic
Lifestyle

In Pakistan, artists reinvent contemporary art canon as galleries negotiate virtual experiences amid a pandemic

As Pakistan looks to reimpose a locality-based lockdown, what has the COVID-19 pandemic meant for the country’s art scene, which had put years of political mayhem and curbs on artistic freedom behind itself?

Albert Einstein's handwritten, candid letter rejecting God sold for a whopping $3 million at Christie's in New York
World

Albert Einstein's handwritten, candid letter rejecting God sold for a whopping $3 million at Christie's in New York

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Albert Einstein, then 74, wrote the one-and-a-half page note to German philosopher Eric Gutkind in response to one of his works

David Hockney painting fetches $90.3 million at auction in New York, breaks record for work by a living artist
World

David Hockney painting fetches $90.3 million at auction in New York, breaks record for work by a living artist

A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction.

Christie's holds the first-ever auction of art created by artificial intelligence
News & Analysis

Christie's holds the first-ever auction of art created by artificial intelligence

The AI-generated “Portrait of Edmond Belamy” depicts a slightly blurry chubby man in a dark frock-coat.

Indian modernist Tyeb Mehta's iconic painting 'Kali' sells at record Rs 26.4 crore at online auction
Life

Indian modernist Tyeb Mehta's iconic painting 'Kali' sells at record Rs 26.4 crore at online auction

Tyeb Mehta's 'Kali', which was sold for Rs 26.4 crore, represents the eternal cosmic dilemma of the human condition: the battle of good and evil, creation and destruction

Rockefeller's Picasso, Monet paintings to go up for huge auction at Christie's for charity
Entertainment

Rockefeller's Picasso, Monet paintings to go up for huge auction at Christie's for charity

Ten works on display at Christie’s in Paris, including the Picasso and a Monet, represent a small fraction of the 1,600 lots once owned by billionaire banker David Rockefeller and his wife Peggy that will go under the hammer in May for charity.

Little known Saudi prince revealed as mystery buyer of $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi'
World

Little known Saudi prince revealed as mystery buyer of $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi'

The mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi," which fetched a record $450.3 million at an auction in November, is a Saudi prince.

Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' sells for an eye-watering $450 million, smashes old record of any artwork ever sold
World

Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' sells for an eye-watering $450 million, smashes old record of any artwork ever sold

A painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction, smashing previous records for artworks sold.

Rare 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci painting Salvator Mundi to be auctioned in New York
Entertainment

Rare 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci painting Salvator Mundi to be auctioned in New York

Touted as "the Holy Grail of old master paintings," a backer of the auction for the da Vinci painting has guaranteed a bid of at least $100 million.

SH Raza, Akbar Padamsee: Indian masters' works go under the hammer at Christie's annual  art sale
Life

SH Raza, Akbar Padamsee: Indian masters' works go under the hammer at Christie's annual art sale

Art lovers and collectors in the city have a big reason to rejoice. One of the world’s most-sought-after auction houses, Christie’s, is back with its annual India Sale on 18 December at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

Mumbai: VS Gaitonde painting, valued at Rs 50 crore, disappears from Nirlon House
Mumbai

Mumbai: VS Gaitonde painting, valued at Rs 50 crore, disappears from Nirlon House

The Mumbai police is investigating the disappearance of a VS Gaitonde painting from Nirlon House in Worli on Monday.

In a new record for Indian artwork, Gaitonde painting sells for Rs 29 cr at Christie's auction
World

In a new record for Indian artwork, Gaitonde painting sells for Rs 29 cr at Christie's auction

An oil painting by abstract artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde sold for Rs 29.3 crore ($4.4 million) at a Christie's auction in Mumbai on Tuesday, setting a new world record for Indian artwork.

Most expensive painting ever! Picasso's 'Women of Algiers' sells for record breaking $179 million
World

Most expensive painting ever! Picasso's 'Women of Algiers' sells for record breaking $179 million

A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at $141.3 million.