Sale of the century: Rockefeller estate auction could fetch $1B
The estate of David and Peggy Rockefeller goes up for auction at Christie's in New York next week. The sale includes masterpieces by Picasso, Monet and Matisse and is expected to be the highest-grossi...
Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller dies
David Rockefeller, the famed banker and last surviving grandchild of America's first billionaire, died Monday at age 101.
You Can't Handle the Truth!
A Few Good Men In this courtroom drama, two Marines are accused of murdering a fellow Marine of their unit, PFC William Santiago Michael DeLorenzo, at the...
Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces
Duveen once observed: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." A new exhibit explores the relationship between Duveen and American mega-millionaire Norton Simon.
Auction of New York socialite Bunny Mellon's estate nets $218M
A wealth of artwork, furnishings and jewelry owned by the late Listerine heiress Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon netted a total of $218.1 million following a five-day auction in New York this week. All up there...
A cultivated taste: the Bunny Mellon auction
Together, the Mellons occupied a rarefied social elite that seldom invited strangers into its midst and held the view that one’s most prized possession should be one’s privacy. They entertained often ...
First Look: The George Lucas Museum Is A Pyramid From The Future
George Lucas is building—and paying for—a $300 million museum on Chicago’s lakefront. He hired some of the best architects in the world to design it. And it will be placed in one of the most prominent...
Jack Nicholson
Art Carney presents the Best Actor Oscar® to Jack Nicholson for his performance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 48th Annual Academy Awards in 1976.
David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller (born June 12, 1915) is an American banker and philanthropist who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He is the oldest living member of the Rockefe...
Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces
Duveen once observed: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." A new exhibit explores the relationship between Duveen and American mega-millionaire Norton Simon.
Auction of New York socialite Bunny Mellon's estate nets $218M
A wealth of artwork, furnishings and jewelry owned by the late Listerine heiress Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon netted a total of $218.1 million following a five-day auction in New York this week. All up there...
Katherine Sophie Dreier
Katherine Sophie Dreier (September 10, 1877 – March 29, 1952) was an American artist, lecturer, patron of the arts and social reformer. Dreier developed in interest in art at a young age and was...
Amon G. Carter
Amon G. Carter, Sr. (December 11, 1879 – June 23, 1955) was the creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and a nationally known civic booster for Fort Worth, Texas. A legacy in his...
Luman Reed
Luman Reed (1787–1836) was a successful American merchant and an important patron of the arts. His support for the painters George Whiting Flagg and Thomas Cole were particularly significant contribut...
Maria Altmann
Maria Altmann (February 18, 1916 – February 7, 2011) was a Jewish refugee from Nazi Austria, noted for her ultimately successful legal campaign to reclaim from the Government of Austria five fam...
First Look: The George Lucas Museum Is A Pyramid From The Future
George Lucas is building—and paying for—a $300 million museum on Chicago’s lakefront. He hired some of the best architects in the world to design it. And it will be placed in one of the most prominent...
Thom Weisel
Thomas "Thom" Weisel (born February 1941) is an American banker, businessman, and investor. He was one of the pioneers in the development of the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. Weisel is the fo...
Boom Blox Bash Party
Boom Blox Bash Party is a physics-based puzzle video game developed by EA Los Angeles and Amblin Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts for the Wii video game console. It is a sequel to Boom B...
Edson Bradley
Edson Bradley, Jr. (May 9, 1852 – June 20, 1935) was president of Kentucky whiskey distiller W.A. Gaines and Company of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Bradley was born on May 9, 1852 in New Canaan, Connecti...
Arthur Jerome Eddy
Arthur Jerome Eddy (November 5, 1859 in Flint, Michigan- July 21, 1920 in New York City, New York) was an American lawyer, author, art collector, and art critic.Arthur Jerome Eddy (also referred to as...
Albert M. Bender
Albert M. Bender (1866–1941) was a leading patron of the arts in San Francisco in the 1920s and 1930s, who played a key role in the early career of Ansel Adams and was one of Diego Rivera's firs...
Charles Deering
Charles Deering (1852–1927) was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He was an executive of the agricultural machinery company founded by his father that became International H...
Elie Hirschfeld
Elie Hirschfeld (born December 25, 1949) is an American real estate developer, theatrical producer, philanthropist and art collector based in New York City. He is the son of the late real estate mogul...
Walter Annenberg
Walter Hubert Annenberg (March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat. He built up his family’s magazine business with great success, extending it int...
Ulfert Wilke
Ulfert Wilke (1907–1987) was an internationally recognized painter, calligrapher and art collector connected to the abstract expressionism movement. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, and immigrated to ...
Harry Bakwin
Harry Bakwin (November 19, 1894 – December 25, 1973) was a New York pediatrician, and also a Professor of Pediatrics at New York University.In 1925 Bakwin married Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin, who was an he...
Dallas Pratt
Dallas Pratt (August 21, 1914 – May 20, 1994) was an American psychiatrist, animal rights campaigner and founder of the American Museum in Britain. He had homes in America, France and England. He died...
Edward Perry Warren
Edward Perry Warren (January 8, 1860 – December 28, 1928), known as Ned Warren, was an American art collector and the author of works proposing an idealized view of homosexual relationships. He is no...
Francis Jay Underhill
Francis Jay Underhill was an author, amateur musician, and American bond broker with two firms, Fisk & Robinson and later with J. & W. Seligman & Co., that played a leading role in the fin...