LONDON - Jewellery and precious items owned by the late British King Edward VIII and his American wife Wallis Simpson sold for more than 620,000 pounds ($1.01 million) at auction on Thursday, significantly more than expected. | Video
MIAMI - A 5-day Miami Beach art show broke sales and attendance records this week, helping to boost the city's image as a cultural hub, as international galleries displayed an estimated $3 billion of paintings, photographs and sculptures at the 12th annual event, organizers said on Monday.
- Detroit's Heidelberg Project has been struck by eight suspicious fires since May, the latest on Sunday, which have destroyed a large part of the art installation that has drawn international attention since the 1980s, authorities said.
GENEVA - A Geneva auction firm specializing in the surging market for pre-1917 Russian cultural objects, paintings and documents said on Tuesday its latest sale had fetched a house record of 3.8 million Swiss francs ($4.25 million).
PARIS - An American foundation bought nearly two dozen Native American artefacts and will return them to the Hopi tribe in Arizona, which had mounted legal challenges to their planned sale by a French auction house.
DETROIT - A Detroit-area entrepreneur has offered to donate $5 million to help protect the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts from being sold or otherwise monetized as part of Detroit's bankruptcy, the Detroit Free Press reported on Friday.
- A Banksy mural that was removed from a Hollywood gas station wall fetched $209,000 at the first U.S. auction of the reclusive British street artist's work, an auction official said on Friday.
NEW DELHI - Christie's will hold its debut art auction in India later this month, hot on the heels of its first major sale in China, as it seeks to tap into Asian buyers' growing importance in the global art marketplace.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. National Archives Museum opened a civil rights gallery on Wednesday, with a 13th century copy of the Magna Carta accord, considered one of the founding documents of modern government, as its centerpiece.
DETROIT - The auction house Christie's put a price tag on one of Detroit's highest-profile assets - the city's share of the Detroit Institute of Arts collection - but the masterworks might not be worth enough to help the city out of its financial crisis.