Leonardo da Vincis ‘Salvator Mundi’  on display at Christie’s New York  during a press preview for the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

It was hailed as the greatest artistic find of the past 50 years, a masterpiece disguised behind amateur layers of paint and found festering in obscur(...)

 Top of the market: Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photograph  Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Even those who feel their love of art is pure are likely to feel a shiver of envy at news of insane prices fetched at auction: $110.5 million (€95 mil(...)

‘Cabra’ by Jean-Michel Basquiat and currently owned by Yoko Ono, will be auctioned in New York on November 16th. The estimate is $9 million-$12 million. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby’s

What’s happening? Sotheby’s will auction a painting from the private collection of Yoko Ono entitled Cabra by Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York on Nov(...)

 Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’, which has sold for €99m. Photograph: Sotheby’s via AP

An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold for a record $110.5 million (about €99 million) at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s said the sale of Unt(...)

Horse and Greyhounds by the English artist John Emms went for €17,500 (€12,000-€18,000) at Durrow auction

Auction Results: Monday, March 6th: Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Irish Art Online Auction. 88 per cent of lots sold. Lot 64, T(...)

Detail from “Untitled 1982” by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Adam Clayton bought the drawing from a Manhattan art gallery in 1990, and it will go on auction at Christie’s in London in March.

Adam Clayton, the guitarist with rock band U2 and a well-known art collector, is selling a drawing by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in a Christ(...)

A candle in front of a painting of  David Bowie in Brixton, London, after his death was announced. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

In the wake of David Bowie’s death, the impulse to treat Blackstar like a puzzle to be solved was understandable yet seemed to defeat the point of his(...)

Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker fields bids at the  sale of David Bowie’s art collection. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty Images

The auction of David Bowie’s private art collection at Sotheby’s in London last week turned out to be an unqualified success and was a “white glove” s(...)

John Lennon’s Austin Princess Limousine Hearse is expected to realise more than $400,000 at Sotheby’s

David Bowie’s art collection is going on tour. Three hundred and eighty of the late star’s paintings, including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank A(...)

Auction Results: Sunday (May 8th, 2016) Christie’s, New York. Auction of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art. A waxwork sculpture of Hitler entit(...)

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